The increase, which will take effect on March 1, will not impact everyone on the Pascack Valley, Bergen and Main Lines. Fares are only going up for those traveling to the northernmost station and for those on the Port Jervis Line.
Two trains lost power in a Hudson River tunnel, with two other trains held up behind them. Amtrak deployed diesel engines to remove the stalled trains from the tunnel.
The incident caused delays of up to 60 minutes on the Bergen Line. NJ Transit spokeswoman Courtney Carroll says the passengers were transferred to two trains to continue their trip.