New LIRR Fares for Southampton Commuters Begin Friday

Locals to shell out more to ride the trains; subway fares rising as well.

Long Island Rail Road riders in Southampton 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 Southampton and Bridgehampton stations, which are in the LIRR’s Zone 14, the peak one-way fare to Penn Station will now be $27 with the off-peak one-way fare $19.75.

Monthly tickets for travel from either station to Penn Station will now be $466 and weekly tickets for travel to and from Penn Station will be $149.

Fares on New York City subways and buses will 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.

Conservative Underground February 27, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Another example of government growth with out benefit. Are the trains any better? Do they run faster? What do these higher costs pay for? More than likely just higher salaries for government bureaucrats. Where are our state reps, where is Fred Thiele, where is Ken LaValle?
Robert Florio February 27, 2013 at 08:31 PM
Wow. The Jitney, round trip to the city would actually be cheaper? And you get water, a snack and some reading material with that to boot!
christie nicolle February 28, 2013 at 06:47 PM
that's right, the Jitney is better!


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