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NYC subway riders wake up Thursday to higher fares

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Your Metro-Card is worth less Thursday. Straphangers already weary from digging out now have to dig deeper to ride buses and trains, Kathryn Brown reports.

The long-planned MTA fare hikes went into effect at midnight, and for riders who have been dealing with days of stuck trains, no-show buses and long, frustrating delays, the timing couldn’t be worse.

“I don’t think its fair as an MTA rider. They charge us a lot of money and we don’t get any information when it comes down to it,” said commuter Sean Monaghan.

Fares for buses, subways, the Long Island Rail Road, and the Metro-North, as well as most most bridges and tunnels, have gone up.

The price of a single ride on the subway rose from $2.25 to $2.50. A 7-day unlimited went up to $29 from $27. A 30-day unlimited increased from $89 to $104.

The price hike is a one-two punch for riders like Robert O’Dea. He was among hundreds of passengers stranded for seven hours Monday night on the A train as the City reeled from blizzard conditions.

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