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LIRR Fares Increase Friday

Port Washington commuters to shell out more to ride the trains; subway fares rising as well.

Long Island Rail Road riders in Port Washington will be paying more to ride the train beginning Friday.

According to the LIRR, most commuter rail tickets will increase between 8.19 percent and 9.31 percent, depending on ticket type and distance traveled. A complete list of new ticket prices are listed on the LIRR’s website.

For local riders using the Port Washington station, LIRR’s Zone 4, the peak one-way fare to Penn Station will be $11 with the off-peak one-way fare $8.

Monthly tickets for travel to Penn Station will now be $242 and weekly tickets for travel to and from Penn Station will be $77.50.

Fares on New York City subways and buses will also increase on March 3, with a single subway ride rising to $2.50.

In addition, beginning on March 3, a $1 fee will be charged for each new MetroCard purchased at a commuter rail station, MetroCard vending machine or subway booth. To avoid this fee, riders are advised by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to retain used MetroCards and continue to refill them.

GOLD FINGER March 01, 2013 at 02:05 PM
Yet another outrage. A hike Rate? Are you kidding me? For what? To lined the fat cats pockets once again at the bloated lazy MTA

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