ConnDOT: One Percent Rail Fare Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2016
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CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
NEWS RELEASE
 
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
 
FOR RELEASE: December 9, 2015
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
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One Percent Rail Fare Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2016

      The Connecticut Department of Transportation is reminding passengers that train fares on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East will increase one percent on January 1, 2016. Monthly tickets on sale for January will reflect the new fares.

      As part of legislation enacted to have passengers help contribute toward the cost of the new M-8 rail cars entering into active service, rail fares are being increased by approximately 1 percent across all rail fare types, including weekly and monthly UniTickets (combined bus/rail tickets). Additional one percent increases will also take place on January 1, 2017 and 2018 under the legislation. The increase applies to all tickets for travel to and from Connecticut; New Haven Line tickets for travel within New York State will not be affected.

      All of the 405 M-8 rail cars ordered have been delivered to Connecticut. Although the M-8 rail cars are currently in service only on the New Haven Line, the M-8 cars will eventually also be used on Shore Line East.

For rail fare information on Shore Line East, please visit: http://www.shorelineeast.com/fares_passes/fares.php

For New Haven Line and branch lines, please visit:

http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/fares.htm