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Your bus, rail and Luas fares are going up today

The fare changes have been introduced to encourage more people to use Leap cards, according to the National Transport Authority.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT FARES are going up today, with price increases for some Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Luas services.

The fare for adults travelling between four to seven stages on Dublin Bus has been increased to €2.70, an increase of 15 cent.

For eight to 13 stages, however, the fare has dropped by 10 cent to €2.70.

Passengers using cash will have to pay an extra five cent when travelling between one to three zones.

An additional five cent has also been added to cash fares for schoolchildren.

Luas fares for one-day, seven-day and 30-day tickets have increased by 4%.

Luas users using some yearly tickets will also be subject to higher costs, with a new all-zone ticket replacing three-month and annual three-zone tickets.

Short-hop cash fares on trains are up by between 1.9% to 3.7%, while zonal tickets have been hiked by 3.4% and 4%.

There will also be increases of up to 5% on some Bus Éireann services.

The fare changes have been introduced to encourage more people to use Leap cards, according to the National Transport Authority (NTA).

“We want to further incentivise people to choose [the card] to pay for their travel by maintaining a substantial price differential between Leap fares and cash fares,” Anne Graham of the NTA said.

Read: What happens behind the scenes at Dublin Bus

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