LIRR Fares Set to Rise Friday

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

Long Island Rail Road riders in Rockville Centre 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 Rockville Centre station, which is in the LIRR’s Zone 7, the peak one-way fare will now be $12.50 with the off-peak one-way fare $9.

Monthly tickets for travel from RVC to Penn Station will now be $276 and weekly tickets for travel to and from Penn Station will be $88.25.

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.

Frank February 27, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Dear Lord. First they scam the pension fund. Second they steal copper from the yards Third they raise rates FOR SHAME LIRR... FOR SHAME LIRR. Thank God my commute is to my deck and back and that's it.


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