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LIRR and Metro-North Fare Hikes Go into Effect

by Associated Press

Queens Surface 295, Flickr

Fare hike hit LIRR and Metro-North riders, with more hikes this weekend.

Fare hikes went into effect on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Rail Road on Friday.

Subway and bus riders also will have to pay more beginning Sunday.  LIRR and Metro-North fares are going up between eight and nine percent, depending on distance and ticket type.

On Sunday, subways and buses will cost at least a quarter more - $2.50 with a MetroCard and $2.75 for a single ride. Express buses are going up to $6.  A 30-day unlimited card is going up $8 to $112.

 Fares on MTA bridges and tunnels also are going up.



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