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LIRR Fares to Rise Friday

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

Long Island Rail Road riders 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 Zone 9-- Huntington, Greenlawn or Northport--stations, the peak one-way ticket is $14.75. A monthly commuter ticket will go to $325.

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.

Scott February 27, 2013 at 10:41 PM
And what do we get for this higher price? Better service? Cleaner trains? How about a change in weather without having signal trouble as the result? The LIRR is pathetic, constantly having issues, cancelling trains and hauling out the old, filthy cars with hard seats and duct taped upholstery for commuters. Yeah, Cuomo, keep bashing LIPA but ignore the LIRR.
Jodi February 27, 2013 at 11:28 PM
Paying more for crappy service!
Jimmy lee February 27, 2013 at 11:46 PM
That's crazy and last 2 times it went up even higher. Who's salary goes up 9%??? How are we supposed to keep up with raising costs?
Always watching February 28, 2013 at 01:24 AM
here is an idea. hijack the train and give everyone a free ride.

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