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LIRR Fares to Rise Friday

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

Syosset Long Island Rail Road riders 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.

Commuters in Syosset, which lies in Zone 7, will now pay $276 for a monthly ticket. Peak one-way fares will jump to $12.50 and off-peak one-way tickets will cost $9. Head to the MTA website for a full list of fare changes.

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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