Some Bronx commuters shelling out more money during subway repairs

Repairs on the Number 2 and 5 trains are not making for an easy commute.

Bronx residents who ride the Number 2 and 5 lines say the subway repairs have made life tough. But now that school is open, they say the commute is even more difficult. While the repairs are being made commuters must take buses to catch trains to another station. Since commuters have to pay for buses and sometimes cab rides, it is costing them more to get around.

For students, trying to get to school on time has been a problem. One parent says the only way to avoid having her child get up so early would be to pay for a cab ride.

Residents with MetroCards are the only ones who are spared from paying the extra bus fare. The transit department says repairs are expected to be completed by the end of November.

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