A history of fare increases for the New York City subway

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Posted: Mar 20, 2015 5:37 PM

A history of fare increases for the New York City subway:

— Oct. 27, 1904, subway opens, fare of 5 cents.

— July 1, 1948, increases to 10 cents.

— July 25, 1953, 15 cents.

— July 5, 1966, 20 cents.

— Jan. 1, 1970, 30 cents.

— Jan. 1, 1972, 35 cents.

— Sept. 1, 1975, 50 cents.

— June 29, 1980, 60 cents.

— July 4, 1981, 75 cents.

— Jan. 1 1984, 90 cents.

— Jan. 1, 1986, $1.

— Jan. 1, 1990, $1.15.

— Jan. 1, 1992, $1.25.

— Nov. 12, 1995, $1.50.

— July 4, 1998, unlimited-ride MetroCards introduced. A 30-day card costs $63.

— May 4, 2003, single-ride $2. 30-day card $70.

— Feb. 27, 2005, 30-day card $76.

— March 2, 2008, 30-day card $81.

— June 28, 2009, single-ride $2.25, 30-day card $81.

— Dec. 30, 2010, 30-day card $104.

— March 2013, single-ride $2.50, 30-day card $112, added $1 charge to buy a new MetroCard.

— March 2015, single-ride $2.75, 30-day card $116.50.