The Metro-North issued a press release earlier to announce a public hearing to discuss a fare proposal. The proposal calls for the new station, that will serve Yankee Stadium, to be included in the same fare zone as all other Bronx stations. Here is the entire release:
MTA Metro-North Railroad is proposing that its new station serving Yankee Stadium and the adjacent community be in the same fare zone as all other Metro-North stations in the Bronx. A public hearing on the proposal will be held on Monday, November 17, at 6 p.m. in the Office of the Bronx District Attorney at 198 East 161 Street in the Bronx.
Metro-North will begin service to this new station in the second quarter of 2009 and a public hearing is required to establish fares to and from the new station, which is located on the Hudson Line south of the Morris Heights Station.
Fares from Grand Central and Harlem-125th Street and from suburban Hudson Line stations would be the same as existing fares to and from all other Hudson Line Bronx stations.
Metro-North also will introduce new “via” fares for travel to the new station for Harlem and New Haven Line stations. These via fares will consist of the already established one-way fare to Manhattan plus a small additional amount for the portion of the trip between Manhattan and the new station. Metro-North is proposing an additional $1.00 for all peak one-way fares and 75 cents for all one-way off-peak fares.
The new station will be open year round serving both the neighborhood and baseball fans attending the ball games. Metro-North also proposes to honor CityTickets for weekend travel between the new station and both Grand Central and Harlem-125th Street. CityTicket is a special, $3.25, weekend-only fare for travel on Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road within New York City limits.
The hearing can be reached by the 4, B and D subways to 161st Street –Yankee Stadium stop, or via the Bx1 or Bx6 buses. Registration to speak will be open until 8 p.m. Nov. 17.
To register in advance or comment in writing, please contact Doug Sussman, MTA Director of Community Affairs, 347 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, or call 212-878-7483. In addition, customers may also comment on the proposed new fare on the MTA website www.mta.info. The proposal will be voted on by the full board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in December.