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Friday, December 9, 2011

2012 bus fare increases

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Bus Eireann have been given approval to increase fares from January 2012.  The full announcement is available from the National Transport authority website.

The National Transport Authority is responsible for licensing bus routes, contracting for public transport services and funding bus and rail travel services for economic or social reasons. They consider submissions from companies that provide subsidised services, and approve fare levels for these services. 

Details of exact fare changes for Galway city bus services and regional bus services are not yet available. But overall:
  • City and stage-coach (ie regional) service fares will increase by 5.4%
  • Weekly 10-trip fares on provincial city, commuter and local services will increase by 5.1%
  • Annual tax saver tickets on provincial city, commuter and local bus services will increase by 3%
Inter-city train fare increases have not yet been decided.   Current city-bus fare information will be updated when the new rates for Galway are announced.