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Dart and Commuter fares set to rise from tomorrow

Ticket prices are going up by an average of 6 per cent on Dart fares and 6.7 per cent for Commuter services.

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A RANGE OF rail fares are set to increase from tomorrow after a number of increases were approved by the National Transport Authority last month.

Iarnród Éireann has confirmed that Dart fares are rising by an average 6 per cent and Commuter service tickets will go up by 6.7 per cent.

The following increases are being introduced:

  • Dart commuter fares are to increase for adult and child single, day return, three day and seven day tickets, schoolchild single and return tickets, and all weekly and monthly fares.
  • Some Smartcard fares for adult, child, schoolchild and scholar fares will also be increased.
  • Commuter fares on the Cork-Cobh service will also be increased for adult and child single, day return, weekly and monthly tickets, as will student weekly and monthly fares.
  • For commuter season ticket holders, fares will be increased in all zones for adult, student and child weekly and monthly fares.

Sample fares

The fare changes will see, for example, an adult single ticket for the Dart from Blackrock to Pearse Street increase from €2.05 to €2.20 (up 7.3 per cent) and an adult single from Howth to Connolly go up from €2.40 to €2.50 (up 4.1 per cent).

A seven-day ticket for the Clonsilla to Connolly service will be rising by 20 cents to €21.10 (up 1 per cent), while a three-day ticket for the Bray to Connolly route will be up 80 cents to €14.60 (up 5.8 per cent).

A Cork-Cobh adult single fare is increasing 25 cents to €4.50 (up 5.9 per cent).

Meanwhile, increases to annual and monthly season tickets issued under the Taxsaver scheme will not become effective until March.

The rail company says that proposed fare increases for its Intercity services are being considered by the National Transport Authority.

Read more: Integrated ticket for Dublin transport to be introduced ‘within weeks’ >

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