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.
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?