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Take off-peak buses in Dublin? You could be in line for a fare decrease...

The company is considering dropping fares outside of rush hour in order to boost passenger numbers.

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PRELIMINARY TALKS HAVE taken place between Dublin Bus and the National Transport Authority to see if fare reductions could be brought in for customers travelling during off peak hours.

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus confirmed that exploratory discussions on the issue had taken place over the last month, but that no timeline had been established as yet for the implementation of the new fares.

“There are a number of software and technical issues to look at here,” the spokesperson said.

The company will explore the possibility of changing cash and Leap card machines so they can calculate reduced fares during certain periods.

The initiative is aimed at growing passenger numbers outside of morning and evening rush hours and at promoting the bus service among people who may not generally make use of it.

The possibility of reducing fares at certain times of the year is also being looked at.

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The Dublin Bus spokesperson said there were no details as yet on any new pricing structure.

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