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Mahwah Train Fares Rising in March

NJ Transit is raising the fares at some of its Pascack Valley, Main and Bergen County line stations.

NJ Transit is raising the fares at 16 of its train stations March 1, according to an advisory posted on their website.

The increase will affect all rides from the Mahwah train station, as well as other stations on the Main/Bergen Line, as well as the Pascack Valley Line.

A single ride to Hoboken from Mahwah will cost $10.25 and a single ride to Penn Station will cost $13. A full fare chart is available on the NJ Transit website here.

The increase is coming because of a rate increase on Metro-North trains. The two lines have an agreement to keep fares consistent, though this has caused some stations on the Pascack Valley and Main/Bergen lines to have lower fares than on other NJ Transit lines, according to the advisory. Metro-North reimburses NJ Transit for the difference.

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Jonathan N. Marcus February 06, 2013 at 11:14 PM
NJ Transit suffered over $100M in losses from Hurricane Sandy due to its own incompetence. Is it any surprise who they are looking to in order to help pay for their mismanagement? I love their justification to NJ riders for the increase. "Don't blame NJ Transit...Blame Metro-North." Just like we shouldn't blame NJ Transit for their hurricane response. My cost to travel from Mahwah to Hoboken on a monthly basis is going to go up over $275 per year. That is basically the cost of an entire monthly pass. It's taken them months just to figure out a way to provide us a warm place to sit, a cup of coffee and a bathroom in the Hoboken station. Trains are overcrowded. Schedules are constantly delayed. Yet, I see no accountability for anything coming from NJ Transit.
Bob February 07, 2013 at 05:18 PM
I am so with you! NJTransit seems to add the cost of their incompetence to your fare every year! Its like a stupid tax we pay for their horrific management. Didn't they just hire some $100,000+ "Deputy Director" or some such bureaucratic nonsense? They can't figure out how to tack a car or two on to trains that are standing room end-to-end, so they hire someone else for 6 figures and see if they might know. Fares have gone up 30-40% while service has been cut by 1/3-1/2 on many lines. Boarding NJT at NY Penn is a mismanaged NIGHTMARE every day during rush hour. Oh, and just to add a little insult their customer service "comment" number (973 275-555 for future reference, program it in speed dial folks) is no longer even STAFFED outside of 8:30 to 5, so when I call to report that I am standing on a 7:50 train for the 11th straight day nobody answers.

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