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Barrington Metra Fares Increase: What Will Tickets Cost You?

The price of the 10-ride ticket is no longer discounted.


Metra riders are no longer getting a discount for purchasing a 10-ride fare.

The Metra Board of Directors voted last month to change the cost of the once discounted 10-ride pass to be equivalent to the price of 10 one-way fares, instead of nine. The change was made to help fund capital improvement projects, the Pioneer Press reports. The policy went into effect Feb 1. 

Barrington commuters will now pay $62.50 for a 10-ride pass, or $6.25 for a one-way ticket. Monthly passes are $178 and weekend tickets are $7.

Ten-ride tickets purchased between Nov. 17 and Jan. 31 are valid through Feb. 28. 

What do you think about the Metra fare increase? Will you take Metra less? 

Grapefruit Simmons February 04, 2013 at 07:22 PM
What do we think? What can we think? We can't do anything but bend over and accept! The trains continue to run later and later, can barely make it to Chicago on mornings that are bitterly cold (really, Metra? Really?), and if you truly have a question or need help, good luck finding a conductor available to give you more than a shrug and a "move on." We continue to allow the railways to run as if it is 1900, and unions want nothing to change. All we can do is grimace and continue to pay more for an antiquated, shoddy transport that doesn't even have the same basic safety features as an elevator.


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