Peak fares resume for LIRR and Metro-North riders

NEW YORK (WABC) -- For the first time in nearly two years, the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North have reinstated peak fares.

Monthly ticket holders will get a 10% discount for this month, which can save as much as 61% on one-way peak travel.

Also, the MTA relaunched and expanded CityTicket, which currently offers a $5 flat fare for rail travel within New York City on weekends.

It is extended to all weekday off-peak trains.

Additionally, a new 20-trip ticket will offer 20% off comparable 20-peak one-way fares when purchased through MTA eTix or at a ticket window.

These tickets are valid for 60 days.

"This is all about winning riders back to the MTA system," MTA Chair and CEO Janno Lieber said. "I've made it a priority to get creative on fares. A big part of that is giving customers the best deal for their money. The new 20-trip ticket option was created specifically for the rider who might be coming into the office only a few times a week."

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