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Unlimited MetroCards Won't Be Reimbursed: Report

New York Post reports the MTA will not credit monthly MetroCard holders with extra time after hurricane shutdown.

The MTA decided on Friday that it would not reimburse riders for their monthly unlimited MetroCards, despite more than three days without any subway service due to Hurricane Sandy, according to the New York Post.

“There will be no extensions on MetroCards,” spokesman Adam Lisberg told the paper.

Parts of the R, 1 and A trains are currently still down, while L service between Manhattan and Brooklyn was only recently restored after being down for 10 days. The N train to Coney Island was down for 11 days, as well.

The Post says that the MTA gave two free days after restoring very limited service on Nov. 1, but that wasn’t much help to riders in lower Manhattan, north Brooklyn and much of Queens, where subway lines were still down.

Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North riders got a break, though, as their monthly cards were extended through Nov. 5.

The MTA still plans to raise fares in March; there is a public hearing in December on the subject.

TAMMY November 13, 2012 at 08:10 PM
For me all I will now do to make up the 4 days that service was out wil be to jump the turnstyle and swipe empty metrocards on the buses.
Chris Phillips November 14, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I appreciate that the MTA got up and running quickly after the superstorm. Still I don't think charging people for a service that was not available is immoral and bad business. Why not let us a token amount for those lost days to hurricane relief?

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