Tri-Rail announces fare increase

Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 12:15:25-04

Riding the rails is going to cost commuters more in the new year.

Tri-Rail has announced a fare increase effective Jan. 1, 2020 and said it will vary based on the length of the trip.

The commuter rail line said, as a whole, the increase works out to less than a 10 percent change in fares.

"Our service remains a great value for those who commute regularly and for anyone who travels to and from the area’s three major airports," SFRTA/Tri-Rail Executive Director Steven L. Abrams said in a statement. "We will continue to deliver an on-time and reliable service every day of the year. We value our riders and we’re working hard for them."

Tri-Rail said it's the first time the commuter line has increased fares in more than a decade.

Passengers can call 1-800-TRI-RAIL with questions about the increase.