Cheaper Public Transport In Du...


Cheaper Public Transport In Dublin Confirmed From Monday

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

11:16 6 May 2022

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It's been confirmed public transport fares in the Greater Dublin Area will fall by 20 per cent from Monday.

The reduced charge, that has already been implemented in other parts of the country, will remain in place until the end of the year.

It will mean the TFI 90-Minute Fare, introduced last year, will fall to €2 for adults and €0.65 cent for children.

The changes that will begin on May 9th will apply to Dublin Bus, Luas, Go-Ahead Ireland and Iarnród Éireann’s Commuter and DART services.

Customers will get the reduction whether they pay for their journey by Leap card, cash or online.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan says they want to make travelling by public transport more attractive and easier for people;

"But this cost reduction is also important at this particular time. People are coming under more and more pressure as the price of essentials continues to increase. As one element of a suite of measures being introduced by the government, this fare reduction will go some way to easing some of the financial strain that households are experiencing."

In the first three weeks of the 20 per cent discount being available on Bus Éireann services, passenger journeys have climbed by nearly 10 per cent in the regional cities, with Galway and Limerick now ahead of pre-Covid levels.

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