AMT hiking prices for train travel
Published Monday, November 12, 2012 11:49AM EST
Last Updated Monday, November 12, 2012 4:49PM EST
MONTREAL--The agency that runs commuter trains in and around Montreal will be hiking fares on January 1, 2013.
Late Friday afternoon the AMT announced it had approved a $313.5 million budget for 2013, an amount that is 8.2 per cent higher than this year.
To cover the increased cost of running more trains, fares will go up an average of 3 per cent.
The Metropolitan Transport Agency is also taking steps to standardize its pricing scheme for tickets: at the moment the AMT has nearly 700 different prices depending on which line passengers take, how far they travel and whether they buy individual tickets or long-term passes.
New monthly prices for 2013
Zone 1: TRAM: $87 Train-only: $74
Zone 2: TRAM: $102 Train-only: $86.50
Zone 3: TRAM: $121 Train-only: $103
Zone 4: TRAM: $131 Train-only: $117
Zone 5: TRAM: $151 Train-only: $128
Zone 6: TRAM: $182 Train-only: $155
Zone 7: TRAM: $209 Train-only: $178
Zone 8: TRAM: $239