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Metrolink Fares to Increase 5% on July 1; Students Exempt

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) — Southern California commuters who use the Metrolink rail service will soon have to dig a little deeper into their pockets.

The Metrolink Board of Directors announced Friday it would raise fares 5 percent to help close a $10.2 million budget shortfall.

The hike was scheduled to take effect on July 1, however, students would be exempt from the increase.

In addition, the board changed the two-day weekend pass to a one-day pass. The cost will remain at $10.

The standard fare for a one-way trip between Anaheim and Los Angeles’ Union Station is now $8.75 and a roundtrip is $17.50.

To read Metrolink’s statement on the fare increase, click here.