Ticket Prices Will Increase By 5 Percent As Part Of 3-Year Fare Hike

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork) – The new year will bring new fare increases for Metro-North Railroad New Haven line commuters.

Starting on Jan. 1, passengers will face a 5 percent ticket price hike.

As WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported, this marks the final phase of a three-year hike.

“I’m telling commuters if they’re upset and they’re angry about all of this don’t waste your time talking to Metro-North or calling the Department of Transportation. Call your state rep, call your state senator,” said commuter advocate Jim Cameron.

He said elected officials are the ones who determine how much money Connecticut will subsidize the railroad. Cameron said there are ways to soften the impact of the fare hike.

“Ten-trip tickets are a great bargain, they offer a significant discount and it’ll be even a bigger discount if you lock them in now before the 5 percent fare increase,” Cameron told Schneidau.

Also on Jan. 1, fares for monthly and weekly tickets from Rye and Port Chester into Manhattan will go up by about 2.5 percent.

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