Penny Wise

Because its commuter lines into New York City are losing money, the Erie Railroad Co. put on a one-cent sale this week, to boost traffic in the non-rush hour periods. The Erie, which brings in 28,000 commuters a day from such towns as Hohokus and Ridgewood, N.J., started selling a round-trip fare to New York on two of its lines (from any station up to 88 miles out) for 1¢ more than a one-way ticket. The round trip must be completed on week days between 10 a.m. one day and 2 a.m. the next.

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