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Fares Go Up On The New Haven Line

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT - Mar 1, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

A new M-8 rail car is seen in Stamford, CT – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

STAMFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Tolls went up on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. Commuters in Connecticut are dealing with a more expensive ride as well.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

New Haven Line fares went up by more than five percent with the new year, a $237 a month pass to Grand Central Terminal from Greenwich is now $250.

It’s $278 a month at the window or a ticket machine in Stamford for commuter Stephanie Davis.

“One percent of it, I think, is going towards new M-8s they tell us,” WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane told her.

“Which I’ve ridden about three times since they said that they’ve been in service on the tracks,” she replied. “Yeah, they’re kind of like the ghost in the night. We don’t really see them all that often.”

The Connecticut DOT says the increase is “modest” and it’s the first in seven years, but commuters say throw in parking and a MetroCard and “it’s a pricy expedition to get into the city these days.”

For more details on the fare hike, visit the Connecticut DOT website.

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