Discussion of the past and present operations of the Long Island Rail Road.

Moderator: Liquidcamphor

  by nyandw
Hi Folks, Many here have helped with the LIRR Ticket page evolution: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Tickets/tickets.htm However, I/we have not a word about Ticket Fare history. Thus far I have:

Wikipedia claiming that in 1930 it was $10.57 for a monthly ticket (from Mineola to Penn). Perhaps, a good start point using an inflation calculator as follows: 1900 = $5.00 monthly and $16.20 in 2033

and: 65 cents one way to NY from Amityville during the WW II (reliable source)
via usinflationcalculator.com 65¢ in 1944 is worth 95¢ today

Can folks provide insight/input, photos, etc. from the earliest days to the current LIRR fare rates/structure? Thank you all.
  by Head-end View
Well I remember that in 1968 it was eighty-five cents one-way between Jamaica and Westbury. And in 1974 a monthly ticket between Westbury and Penn was fifty-three dollars.
  by nyandw
Head-end View: Thank you. I will be compiling the info to develop a fare chart based on the info I receive. Best, Steve :-)
  by nyandw
To further elaborate: I was recently contacted by an aide to NY State Senator Jack M. Martins about an early 20th Century ticket price from Mineola to NY Penn. I noted on my ticket page that I have no ticket/fare prices. So, the mission is to compile ticket prices from perhaps Jamaica, Hicksville, Mineola, Greenport, for example for the various types: one way, round trip, weekly, and monthly. I do have Zone Fare pricing from 1972, and 1980-1986
Example: In 1930 it was $10.57 for a monthly ticket (from Mineola to Penn). Wiki
Any and all suggestions are welcome as this is a new venture. Images are great as well as text, of course. Ticket page: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/Tickets/tickets.htm