CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
2800 BERLIN TURNPIKE P.O. BOX 317546
NEWINGTON CONNECTICUT, 06131-7546
|FOR RELEASE: December 30, 2013||
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS
TELEPHONE: (860) 594-3062
FAX: (860) 594-3065
WEB SITE: www.ct.gov/dot
Reminder: Rail Fare Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2014
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) reminds passengers that the third of three fare increases will take effect on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Monthly tickets on sale for January will reflect the new fares. The new fares will be implemented on the New Haven Line and Shore Line East.
Rail fares were set to increase by about 4 percent at the beginning of 2012, 2013 and 2014. As part of legislation enacted to have passengers help contribute toward the new M-8 rail cars entering into active service, rail fares were also increased an additional 1 percent on top of the 4 percent base fare increase. This translates into a compounded average increase of 5.04 percent for January 1, 2014 across rail fare types, including weekly and monthly UniTickets (combined bus/rail tickets).
For rail fare information on Shore Line East, please visit: http://www.shorelineeast.com/fares_passes/fares.php
For New Haven Line and branch lines, please visit: