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Old 05-31-2010, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Seven Seven Three
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Hi everyone. I've been doing a lot of research and some visiting as I'm looking to move to the city in approximately 2 years. Can somebody explain what a two fare zone is, and where they are if there aren't too many (northern Bronx, etc)? I thought it was when you had to pay double train fare because more than one train ran on the track (2&5, 4&5, etc), but this doesn't make sense because many trains use the same track, especially in Manhattan. Thanks for the help, sorry if it's a stupid question...
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Old 05-31-2010, 04:55 AM
 
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Not within walking distance to a train. You have to take a bus to a train (which makes your commute dreadful). South Ozone Park, Queens, Throgs Neck, BX come to mind for me.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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A two-fare zone means that you'd have to pay twice for going from the subway to a bus or vice-versa. After MetroCard was introduced at the end of 1994, the two-fare zone became largely a thing of the past, since you can use it to make one transfer. However, if you use more than one bus to get to or from the subway, you'll still have to pay twice.

Within the subway, there's no such thing as a two-fare zone. All transfers between lines are free. Unlike some cities where you get charged according to the distance traveled, New York has a flat-fare system; you pay once to enter the system, and that's it.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Seven Seven Three
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Gotcha. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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Can someone explain why you can transfer free with a Metrocard at 63rd/Lexington (between F and the Lexington Ave east side lines 4/5/6) but you can't at Broadway-Lafayette between the F and the uptown 6? Both require leaving the station and reentering elsewhere.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Can someone explain why you can transfer free with a Metrocard at 63rd/Lexington (between F and the Lexington Ave east side lines 4/5/6) but you can't at Broadway-Lafayette between the F and the uptown 6? Both require leaving the station and reentering elsewhere.
Because the 63rd Street station was a new addition to the system. That transfer may not be allowed when the 2nd Avenue line is built (assuming we live long enough to see that happen!) The free MetroCard transfer was put in as a convenience.

You will be able to make that free transfer at Broadway/Lafayette in the near future; a new corridor is presently under construction so that it will be possible to transfer between 6 Avenue and Lexington trains in both directions. (The platforms on the #6 line aren't directly across from one another, which is how the one-way transfer came to be after the 6 Avenue line was constructed in the 1930s. It's an anomaly that the new corridor will correct).
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