LIRR fare hike takes effect

Long Island Railroad fares increases officially went into effect Sunday.

Long Island Railroad fares increases officially went into effect Sunday. (3/19/17)

WOODBURY - Long Island Rail Road fare increases officially went into effect Sunday.

Fares will increase by as much as $15 for monthly tickets, and weekly tickets will jump no more than $6.75.

One-way tickets will increase by about 50 cents.

The hikes will also affect MetroCards. Seven-day unlimited cards will jump to $32, while the 30-day card will now cost $121.

Tolls will increase as well, with E-ZPass tolls going up by as much as 25 cents.

Cash tolls will rise between 6.3 and 9.1 percent, depending on the crossing.

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