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Title Intrastate refund 5 cent refund coupon, H.& M. R.R. for travel in New Jersey; issued Lackawanna & Hoboken station, ca. 1944-1951.
Object Name Ticket, Transportation
Catalog Number 2011.005.0048
Collection Hoboken Railroad Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Intrastate refund 5 cent refund coupon of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, Lackawanna & Hoboken, December 2, no year (between 1944 and 1951.) Printed paper, 2" high x 4-3/4" wide; three punches. Serial No. La 414259.

Not a ticket in the true sense, but an item related to the payment of the full fare. A traveler paid the 10 cent fare (token) and upon request received this coupon for a refund if travel was only in New Jersey. The fare of ten cents and refund of five was in effect from June 26, 1944 to December 7, 1951 per research source, see notes.

This coupon was issued in Hoboken at the Lackawanna & Hoboken station.
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Notes http://www.hudsoncity.net/tubesenglish/index.html
Updated February 1, 2008 © B Klapouchy 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

Date 1944-1951
Year Range from 1944
Year Range to 1951
Search Terms Hudson & Manhattan Railroad
Lackawanna Terminal
Caption front and back
Imagefile 083\20110050048.TIF
Classification Railroads
Transportation
Business & Commerce