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It's going to get more expensive to use the bus, Luas and train next year

The rises will hit Luas, regional buses and all train routes.

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REGIONAL BUSES, TRAINS and the Luas are all going to see price hikes next year.

The news comes as the National Transport Authority (NTA) announced its fare determinations for 2015 this morning.

Under the new fares, regional cities will see bus fare increases of between 10 and 20 cent for journeys.

The NTA says that the increases are needed to bridge the gap between reduced subvention and falling passenger numbers.

For train users, there will be an average of 2.1% fare increases, below the 4.5% sought by Íarnród Éireann.

However, on some fares the NTA gave the company more than the increase they were seeking.

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The NTA has been keen to stress, however, that despite the rise in cash fares, Leap Card users will be better off than they were in 2012.

Intercity fares will also rise, with open return tickets on express trains due to climb to €59.95.

The Luas will also be more expensive, with prices on adult cash tickets rising by 20 cent across the board.

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Again, the NTA points out that the Leap Card fares this year will be less than the cash fares of 2012.

First published at 11.30am

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