Fares go up Monday on Metra

January 31, 2010 4:18:27 PM PST
Beginning Monday, Metra is raising fares for one-way rides and weekend passes.One-way tickets will cost an average of 6 percent more, depending on distance, which means a per-ticket increase of between 10 and 45 cents.

The cost of weekend passes will rise from $5 to $7.

It is the first time Metra is increasing that fare since 1991.

Also, the surcharge for buying a ticket on the train increases from $2 to $3.

The cost of ten-ride and monthly passes remains the same.