Originally Posted by comcor
That explains why there is a difference, but to me it suggests a problem with the way it is approached.
Oranmore-Galway is a commuter journey albeit one that is often completed on InterCity trains.
Galway has chronic traffic problems, so a fares matrix that discourages use of the train is very unhelpful (and will apparently lead to Ä600m being spent on a bypass).
Anything from Athenry westwards should be classified as a commuter journey, in the same way that services from Sallins eastwards are in Dublin.
Not that I'm sure that it makes sense to have a point with a massive fare hike (as between Sallins and Newbridge) either though.
Well thatís an issue for the NTA to decide upon.