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MTA-Long Island Railroad (LIRR) / senior/disabled fares on morning trains

1 Westbury, NY, United States Review updated:
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This is a complaint about the fare structure on the MTA Commuter Railroads (LIRR and Metro-North). They do not honor reduced fares for seniors and the disabled on NYC-bound morning peak trains that arrive in NY between 6am and 10am. This policy is unfair because it makes those who are on a fixed income pay the very high peak-one way fare, a fare that most people on the train dont have to pay, as they are monthly commuters who get a heavily discounted monthly ticket. For example, an occasional senior or disabled person traveling on the LIRR into the city on weekday mornings, will have to pay over $11, while the commuters who are generally better off financially wind up paying roughly $5 per ride with their monthlies. They are taking money from those who cant afford it, while those who are better off effectively ride at the senior/disabled fare every day. The MTA has not responded to my complaints.

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  • Di
      16th of Dec, 2014
    0 Votes

    The overall conditions and upkeep of the Valley Stream station appear to be getting worse and worse. There are numerous homeless individuals spralled out on the floor and seats. There are people smoking in the waiting area, there are numerous ceiling tiles missing, and the doors are repeatedly broken. For all the individuals that wait for the 5:20 AM train at the station it would be greatly appreciated if more attention was paid to the overall maintenance on the platform. There is no reason why so many people are put out and cold when we all pay to ride the railroads. Please provide security and transfer the poor homless people to a warm shelter.

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