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Iarnród Éireann reduces student intercity fares until April

Iarnród Éireann is reducing the cost of intercity train travel for students by up to 47 per cent in some cases.

Kent Station, Cork
Kent Station, Cork
Image: infomatique via Creative Commons/Flickr

THE COST OF student intercity train fares are to be reduced – in some cases by 47 per cent – by Iarnód Éireann until 8 April.

The promotion will allow students to use their College ID cards to avail of the discount prices – usually students are required to present Student Travelcard to avail of discounted single and return Intercity fares.

Iarnód Éireann said the Travelcard card would remain valid for discounts, and is still required for all student season tickets and student DART/Commuter fares.

“Students have always been great users of rail travel, and we want to encourage more students to switch to train,” said a spokesperson for the company. “We have new trains operating across the network, WiFi being expanded across our fleet, and comfort and quality of journey which has improved greatly.”

A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie that the promotion was running for “a specific amount of time in order to assess how successful it is.”

From now until 8 April, students can avail of the following discounted fares:

Usual fare: €48.00
Promotional fare: €30.00
-€18.00 (37.5 per cent)

Usual fare: €38.00
Promotional fare: €20.00
-€18.00 (47per cent)

Usual fare: €26.50
Promotional fare: €20.00
-€6.50 (24.5 per cent)

Usual fare: €49.50
Promotional fare: €30.00
-€19.50 (39 per cent)

Usual fare: €32.30
Promotional fare: €20.00
-€12.30 (38 per cent)

Usual fare: €36.40
Promotional fare: €30.00
-€6.40 (17.5 per cent)

Usual fare: €33.50
Promotional fare: €20.00
-€13.50 (40 per cent)

Usual fare: €25.00
Promotional fare: €20.00
-€5.00 (20 per cent)

The new fares are now available from station booking offices and ticket vending machines, as well as online at ww.irishrail.ie.

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