Public transport fares in Dublin to drop by 20% from Monday

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Public Transport Fares In Dublin To Drop By 20% From Monday Public Transport Fares In Dublin To Drop By 20% From Monday
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Muireann Duffy

A 20 per cent fare reduction for public transport services in the Greater Dublin Area (GDA) will take effect from Monday, May 9th.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) confirmed the reduction will remain in place until the end of the year.

The changes will see fares on all GDA subsidised services, including Dublin Bus, Luas, Dart, Go-Ahead Ireland and Irish Rain Commuter services fall by an average of 20 per cent, while the TFI 90-minute fare will reduce to €2 for adults and €0.65 for children.

The NTA also confirmed Irish Rail's online fares for all intercity and commuter services across the country will reduce from Monday, while Bus Éireann and Local Link service fares already fell by 20 per cent last month.

The lower fares, introduced as part of the Government's measures to tackle the rising cost of living, will apply to cash, online and leap card payments.

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Since the introduction of the 20 per cent fare reduction 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," the NTA's chief executive Anne Graham said.

"With these fare reductions, we look forward to seeing more people using public transport to get to work or college or even to get out and about with their friends and family," she added.

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