Metra fare hikes in effect

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Monday, February 1, 2016
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- Metra riders are paying more for tickets Monday, as new fare increases take effect.

Metra customers who buy 10-ride tickets will pay $1.75 more on Monday - or 17 cents more per trip. One-way tickets will cost 25 cents more. Riders who buy monthly tickets will pay $2.50 more per month.

Other fare increases include an additional 75 cents on the reduced fare 10-ride ticket and $1.25 on the reduced fare monthly ticket.

The money will be used to help pay for a federally mandated safety system and the transit agency's modernization plan.

Information on the new fares can be found here.