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Staten Island Railway to collect fares at remodeled Tompkinsville station


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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