Readying to Depart

The doors are closing on this inbound train, under the conductor's control from within the rear cab.  It's a different arrangement from that used on the rest of the city system.  So is fare collection, which only takes place at  and near St. George, whether inbound or outbound.  It's a strange feeling walking onto a platform elsewhere, and then entering a train without having to deposit money or swipe a card or worry about proof of payment.

The regular fare on the SIR is $2.00, and as a component of MTA all the MetroCard rules apply.  A one-day pass for $7.50 lets the owner enjoy this line and the subways and bus routes of the other four boroughs as well. 

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