[[Thousands of City Residents Using Discounted Fare on LIRR and Metro-North]]
More than 100,000 CityTickets have been sold since the MTA's discount fare program for weekend travel was launched on January 10. The CityTicket fare of $2.50 is available for Saturday and Sunday travel within the City on LIRR and Metro-North.
"We are very pleased that CityTicket has been such an enormous success at this early stage," said MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow. "Taking the LIRR or Metro-North Railroad are great ways to get around the City."
CityTicket gives New Yorkers more choice between subway, bus or commuter rail lines for weekend travel by providing the option of riding the commuter railroad for a discounted $2.50 one way instead of the full off peak fare.
CityTicket is available at Metro-North stations including Woodlawn, Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, Marble Hill, University Heights, Morris Heights, Williams Bridge, Botanical Gardens, Fordham, Tremont, Melrose, 125th Street, and Grand Central Terminal.
On the LIRR CityTicket is available at Penn Station, Woodside, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Flushing-Main Street, Murray Hill, Broadway, Auburndale, Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck, Jamaica, Hollis, Queens Village, Flatbush, Nostrand Avenue, East New York, St. Albans Locust Manor, Rosedale and Laurelton. For more information on the CityTicket, customers can log on to www.mta.info.