New LIRR Fares for Hampton Bays, Westhampton, Speonk Commuters Begin Friday

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

Long Island Rail Road riders in Westhampton, Speonk and Hampton Bays 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 Hampton Bays and Westhampton 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. For those riding from the Speonk station, which is zone 12, the peek-one-way fare to Penn Station will be $20.75 with the off-peak, one-way fare $15.00.

Fares on New York City subways and buses will also 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.

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