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LIRR Fares Set To Rise Friday

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

Long Island Rail Road riders in Glen Cove 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 Glen Cove, Sea Cliff or Glen Head stations, all of which are in the LIRR’s Zone 7, the peak one-way fare will now be $12.50 with the off-peak one-way fare $9.00.

Monthly tickets for travel from each station 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.

Pazzo February 28, 2013 at 01:59 PM
The express bus to the city that starts @ St. Pat's in Glen Cove and Christopher Morley Park is a fine alternative to the LIRR. "GoBuses" is a great value & respects the needs and opinions of the riders.
Roy Biggins February 28, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Heard good things from the people that ride it. That's great if you commute at one of two specific times every single day, but useless unless that happens to be your schedule.

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