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Here Is A Chart Showing Metro's New Fares

Metro Red Line train (Photo by Gary Kavanagh via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A handy chart courtesy of Metro shows the new fares that go into effect starting September 15. It's especially handy for some riders who may be able to take advantage of a new transfer policy and actually save money. For one standard ride, the fare is increasing from $1.50 to $1.75, though seniors, disabled passengers and students will still receive discounted rates. New fares will include a two-hour transfer to other lines, going one way. So if you live on the Red Line, but work in Chinatown, you will no longer be charged for transferring to the Gold Line at Union Station. Your total day's commute will now be $3.50 instead of $6, Depending on your commute, a daily, weekly or monthly pass could now be more expensive than paying per ride.

Note: The transfer does not apply to multiple stops on the same line. So you can't hop off at a station to pick up something and then hop back on for free.

Metro is also encouraging riders to check here to see if they are eligible for a "Rider Relief" discount for low-income passengers.

The fare hikes will serve to support the Metro as it continues to expand.

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The new fares go into effect September 15 (Photo via Metro's The Source)