Metro-North fares to increase again

Metro-North train. (File)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)– It’s about to cost more to take Metro-North. The Connecticut Department of Transportation has just announced fare increases on the Connecticut portion of the New Haven Line.

This is the fifth year in row that Metro-North fares have gone up. Passengers will pay an average of one percent more starting January first for travel between Connecticut and New York stations — and between stations within Connecticut.

Here’s an example of how much more riders will pay: The current one way far from New Haven Union Station to Grand Central Station in New York City is $21.75 during peak hours and $16.25 during off peak.

Starting January first, those fares will increase 25 cents to $22 during peak hours and $16.50 during off peak hours. Weekly tickets will cost an extra dollar and 25 cents and increase to $149.50. Monthly tickets will go up four dollars to $467.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is using the money to pay for new Metro-North train cars. Now some fares may not change. That’s because of rounding.

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