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1/20/2010



Rail News: Passenger Rail

Staten Island Railway to collect fares at remodeled Tompkinsville station


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Yesterday, MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) announced MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR) will begin collecting fares at the newly reconstructed Tompkinsville Stationhouse instead of onboard trains.

A recently completed $6.9 million renovation project included constructing a station house entrance; installing turnstiles, cameras, and fare vending and communications equipment; and modifying MetroCard automated fare-collection software.

The station is expected to generate about $702,000 in annual ticket revenue, which would represent a 15 percent increase in total SIR fare revenue.

All morning and evening peak-period trains will now stop at the Stapleton and Tompkinsville stations, increasing service to the facilities, according to NYCT.


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