Half Fare for Senior Citizens
Senior Citizen tickets are issued to (who else?) Senior Citizens (over
65 years of age) upon their
payment of a full fare and presentation of valid identification card at
the token booth. They then received the following ticket for a
return trip for free. This in effect give a passenger a round
trip for the cost of only a one way fare.
Tickets were originally good for only rapid transit (subway / elevated) use. Usage was later expanded to include surface transit.
| Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1966|
|Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1969|
|Reduced Fare Identification Card - 1978 - 1989|
5 1/4" (w/o selvage) x 2"
5 1/8" (w/o selvage) x 2"
5 3/8" (w/ 5/16" selvage) x 2"
|7" (w/o selvage) x 2"|
Fare Senior Citizen Tickets not frequently encountered, but seen.
Strangely enough, older issues are more readily encountered than newer
As such, older tickets 1970's - 1980's at $2.00 - $3.00 each, with selvage $3.00 to 5.00.
Newer tickets 1990's, 2000's through introduction of MetroCard: $5.00 to $6.00 circulated - $6.50 to 7.50 with selvage.
Half Fare for Hanidcapped
This is the photo identification card necessary to present to a token booth clerk to be eligible to pay reduced fare.
This next issue is a half fare ticket for the handicapped.
Half Fare Handicapped Tickets not frequently encountered in circulated conditions, however unissued remainder books are available for sale.
uncommon in issued condition; $4.00 - $5.00;
unissued book common: $10.00
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