LIRR fare hikes take effect

Starting on Sunday, fares increased by as much as $15 for monthly tickets, and weekly tickets will jump no more than $6.75.

Starting on Sunday, fares increased by as much as $15 for monthly tickets, and weekly tickets will jump no more than $6.75. (3/20/17)

PORT WASHINGTON - The Long Island Rail Road is back on track after a broken rail near Great Neck caused early morning issues for north shore riders, just as new MTA fare hikes go into effect. 

Starting on Sunday, fares increased 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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