Metra Fare Hike: What Will Tickets Cost You?

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

By Collin Czarnecki, Naperville Patch

Metra riders are no longer getting a discount for purchasing a 10-ride fare. The average ticket increased by 25 percent, though some tickets will go up 35 percent. 

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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, according to Metra

The change was made to help fund capital improvement projects, Pioneer Press reports. The policy went into effect Feb 1. 

Wheaton's stations lie within the Metra E zone. Commuters from Wheaton to downtown Chicago will now pay $52.50 for a 10-ride pass, or $5.25 for a one-way ticket.

Winfield's station is in the Metra F zone. Commuters from Winfield to downtown Chicago will now pay $57.50 for a 10-ride pass and $5.75 for a one-way ticket.

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? 

Jeff Pelletier February 05, 2013 at 02:54 PM
I ride the Metra every weekday, so I buy the monthly pass. But I think no longer discounting the 10 ride wasn't the right move. Increase the one-way ticket; let the burden fall on those that don't ride as much. My only guess is that this wouldn't affect those who occasionally ride instead of squeezing budgets of those who choose public transit for their commute. I'm also guessing that Metra did all the math and the option they went for was a better deal if not the only way they could stay above water. I'm sure the increase for the 10 riders is another hard pill to swallow after last year's wallet-busting increase. How much is a taxi...?


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