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Irish Rail: Revised rail fares from 1st December 2012

Irish Rail: Revised rail fares from 1st December 2012

Following the determinations by the National Transport Authority on monthly and annual season ticket fares (September 2012) and single and return fares (November 2012), Iarnród Éireann will implement the fare increases from 1st December 2012, with the exception of monthly season tickets which will be implemented from 1st January 2013.

The NTA approved the increases for Iarnród Éireann on the basis that “having considered all of the respective costs and revenues and relevant changes therein, that the determined increases are warranted in order that a sufficient level of service can continue to be provided.

The fare changes represent an appropriate balance between a contribution on the part of the operator in continuing to increase efficiency and reduce costs, and the implementation of increased fares, both being important elements that contribute towards maintaining the integrity of the network of public transport services.”

On average, single, return and season tickets for adults, children and students will increase by an average of 3% for Intercity and long-distance commuter journeys (41km and above), and by an average of 10% for DART and shorter-distance commuter journeys (40km and below). Full details of the fare determinations for season tickets and for single and return tickets are available at:

Iarnród Éireann will continue to provide a range of heavily discounted online fares through significantly below these regulated fares, as well as student, family fare and other promotions throughout the year. Furthermore, commuters who purchase monthly or annual season tickets through their employer via the Taxsaver scheme receive tax relief of up to 52% on the cost of their season tickets.