The nation’s price regulatory agency rejected price increases from 14 to 39 percent proposed by the agency that operates the urban trains. Instead, the agency approved an average of 10.27 percent.
The Instituto Costarricense de Ferrocarriles wanted the higher fares. The Autoridad Reguladora de los Servicios Públicos said a technical analysis did not justify increases of this degree.
To ride the entire valley line from Curridabat to
Pavas will cost 50 colons more, some 490 colons or about 99 U.S. cents.
The Heredia line fare is being increased from 380 colons to 420 colons, and the Heredia-Universidad Latina route will cost 460 instead of 420. These are one-way fares.
The regulatory agency noted that seniors ride for free, but the regulatory agency wants a report on the number of seniors who take advantage of this service. The new rates go into effect when they are published in the La Gaceta government newspaper.