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Title Ticket, 2 cents, Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, n.d., ca. 1911-1927.
Object Name Ticket, Transportation
Catalog Number 2011.005.0014
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Ticket, two cents, Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, no date, circa 1911-1927. Printed cardstock, two sides, 15/16" high x 2" wide. Inkstamped on front at each end, see note below.

Text on back:
Need only for Exit and Entrance
Sixth Ave Line as Part Payment
for Passage in Connection with
Five Cent Ticket.

The front has red ink imprinting at each end:
left: TRE_S'D
right: a star shape with six digit serial number below it.

A fare increase from five cents to seven cents took effect on December 24, 1911 (per March 31,1912 H&M Annual Report.- there were actually two reports that year.) See notes for general fare history.
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Notes This information was found in 2011 at: http://www.hudsoncity.net/tubesenglish/index.html
© B Klapouchy 1987-2008

Hudson Tubes / PATH Train fares
In some periods there were different fares for the Uptown and Downtown lines. Well into the PA takeover, there was always a separate fare for the join H&M / PRR Newark service running westwards from Journal Square (which apparently ended in 1967).

This incomplete table shows some of the fare changes for the basic Tubes [i.e., not the joint service] and indicates what the real cost of the fare was in 2002 dollars. Some of these calculations are based on data from Tim Zukas and also from material supplied by Terry Kennedy to the 2003 Hudson Tubes exhibit at the Hoboken Historical Museum.

Year Nominal Fare* Fare adjusted for inflation 2007
1908 5¢ $1.02
1911 7¢ $1.43
1927 downtown 6¢ 71¢
1927 uptown 10¢ $1.19
1938 July 25 downtown 8¢ $1.15
1938 July 25 uptown 10¢ [8¢ upon entering, 2¢ upon leaving] $1.18
1944 June 26 10¢ / 9¢ [11 tokens for $1] $1.18 / $1.06
intrastate refund coupon = 5¢**
1951 Dec 7 ICC grants a 5¢ interstate fare
increase to 15¢. $1.20
1957 September 20¢ $1.48
1958 15¢ 1.08
1962 30¢ [intrastate 15¢] $2.06
1970 intrastate increase to 30¢ $1.60
1973 50¢ $2.33
2002 $1.50 $1.73
2008 $2.00 $2.00

** The refund coupon was redeemed upon exit from a New Jersey station, if the passenger had boarded in New Jersey, or at a New York station, if the passenger had boarded in New York. The system lasted at least until the PA take over.
* Not the H&M/PRR joint service from Journal Square to Newark Updated February 1, 2008 © B Klapouchy 2008

© B Klapouchy 1987-2008
Date 1911-1927
Year Range from 1911.0
Year Range to 1927.0
Search Terms Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
PATH
Caption Hudson & Manhattan Railroad ticket, front and back
Imagefile 080\20110050014.TIF
Classification Railroads
Business & Commerce
Transportation