Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway service runs throughout Lower Manhattan, connecting travelers to Upper Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Connecting service is available at Penn Station for New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad, at Grand Central Station for Metro-North, and at the World Trade Center station for PATH.
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The following subway lines serve Lower Manhattan:
1, 2, 3, 9 (7th Avenue express and local)
4, 5, 6 (Lexington Avenue express and local)
A, C, E (8th Avenue express and local) *Service and route changes in effect
N, R (Queens/Broadway/Brooklyn express and local)
J, M, Z (Nassau Street express and local)
Subway fare is $2 per person. Fares can be paid with a MetroCard, a single card that can hold multiple fares. There are three kinds of MetroCards:
Unlimited Ride MetroCard lets you ride all you want for one price. The more you ride, the less each ride costs. You can buy 7-day Unlimited (Cost: $24, reduced fare $12. Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 7 days from day of first use); 30-day Unlimited (Cost: $76, reduced fare $38. Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides until midnight, 30 days from day of first use. This card is insured against loss when purchased at a vending machine with a credit or debit/ATM card.); or 7-Day Express Bus Plus (Cost: $41, reduced fare not available. Good for unlimited express bus, local bus, and subway rides until midnight, seven days from first use.)
The Fun Pass gives you a day of unlimited subway and local bus rides for $7, reduced fare not available. (Good for unlimited subway and local bus rides from first use until 3 a.m. the following day. Sold at MetroCard Vending Machines and at neighborhood stores. Not available at station booths.)
Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard gets you 12 rides for the price of 10. The MTA automatically adds 20 percent when you put $10 or more on your card at one time. MetroCards can be purchased with cash, credit, or debit cards at vending machines in subway stations or through participating merchants.
Reduced fares are available for senior citizens and people with disabilities at the reduced fare MetroCard office in Brooklyn. Up to three children 44 inches tall and under ride for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.
PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) subway service to Lower Manhattan connects the World Trade Center station to Hoboken, Newark, and Journal Square.
Fare for the single ride PATH train is $1.75, and the WTC station now accepts pay-per-ride MTA MetroCards. PATH Vending Machines and QuickCard Vendors offer 11-trip QuickCards, as well as discounted 20- and 40-trip QuickCards. PATH Ticket Vending Machines also offer full-fare 2-trip QuickCards. PATH riders age 65 and over can apply for the Senior Fare Card, which entitles eligible customers to enter PATH at the $1.00 Senior cash fare.
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