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28th Oct 2014

Money, Money, Money – Commuter Fares Set To Rise Again

More bad news for commuters with fares set to rise across the board.

Rebecca McKnight

Getting to and from work just got a little more painful, with the news that fares on Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, LUAS and Iarnród Éireann are all set to increase.

Fares will rise by up to 13 per cent for passengers after the The National Transport Authority today issued its 2015 fares determinations.

Dublin Bus will be first off the mark, increasing ticket prices as soon as December 1st, leaving fares up to 40 per cent higher than 2012 cash fares. The fares system will be changed also, with the eight current adult cash fares and eight Leap fares set to be reduced to five adult cash fares and four different Leap fares.

DART fares are set to rise by 9 per cent and Irish Rail short-hop trips be subjected to an 8 per cent increase in fares.


NTA CEO Gerry Murphy pointed out that Leap daily and weekly caps are staying unchanged for 2015 and said using the Leap card will soon be better value in many cases for the customer than buying a pre-paid weekly ticket. He said: “With over 750,000 Leap Cards now in circulation and almost €2 million per week used in travel credit, the Leap card has clearly been welcomed by the travelling public – both for the convenience and for the value it offers.”

“In fact, even with the fares increases announced today – a Leap card fare in 2015 will nearly always be the same as or lower than a cash fare was in 2012,” he added