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Unread 17-02-2012, 01:55   #21
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The bus does Limerick-Waterford. The train does Limerick Junction-Limerick and Limerick Junction-Waterford. Not the same thing at all! IE doesn't want to mess up their failure to compete against the bus on the one route with a crappy enough road that even a 40mph 2700 is vaguely competitive.
yea the route is Limerick-limerick junction limerick junction-waterford

but even with the half hour wait at the junction it takes 2 and a half hours in totla which is literally 5 mins longer than the bus that goes direct but also stops at said junction

the time differnce is nothing even with a crappy road competing with a crappy track

when talking to students i rarely and i mean RARELY meet someone who uses the train because they assumed the train cost way more................... of course now they are right. but when i first started using the train it was €1.50 cheaper than the bus and i had the comfort of toilets and a socket for my laptop.

if only the train was increased equally the way the bus was then id have no problem. but a €2.50 increase for busses and a €12 increase for trains is scandalous and shows a lack of respect for customers while trying to blind the media with the "hey Dublin i got you another present" campaign
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Unread 17-02-2012, 20:06   #22
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We understand that discounted fares apply ONLY between stations within the line

So there is a signiifcant discount Tipperary Waterford

It may be worth while to investigate the fare from Limerick to Tipperary and from Tipperary Waterford. There may be a significant saving by doing this.
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Unread 17-02-2012, 22:44   #23
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It may be worth while to investigate the fare from Limerick to Tipperary and from Tipperary Waterford. There may be a significant saving by doing this.
That would violate the CIÉ byelaws
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Unread 18-02-2012, 01:49   #24
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True but its not a breach of the rail safety act which is what all current prosecutions are under. Its not a breach of the bye laws either.

It appears only in the T&C's which have very little or no legal power
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Unread 18-02-2012, 04:34   #25
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the only way of me finding out said costs are to get off at every station and investigate the costs..........................................

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Unread 18-02-2012, 11:04   #26
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No you don't, any ticket office can get you all the information and issue all the tickets.
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Unread 23-02-2012, 14:58   #27
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just a quick question

do you think the new student special is available for the waterford - limerick service or is it just journeys to/from dublin??
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Unread 23-02-2012, 15:23   #28
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Each ticket type should be available on all trips However, the discounts on some routes are so steep that the difference between an adult and student fare may be minimal to non existent.
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Unread 23-02-2012, 20:19   #29
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oh no i mean the new student special €20 return on all intercity fares with a valid college id or a student travel card
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Unread 23-02-2012, 20:35   #30
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I'll make inquiries
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Unread 23-02-2012, 22:00   #31
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oh no i mean the new student special €20 return on all intercity fares with a valid college id or a student travel card
I've not heard about that, have you any details?
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Unread 23-02-2012, 23:39   #32
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I've not heard about that, have you any details?
http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.jsp?i=4479

arnród Éireann are slashing Intercity return fares for students by up to 48%.

Check out these best ever Student Rail Returns

€30 student return from Dublin to Cork, Tralee or Wesport.
€20 student return from Dublin to Limerick, Waterford, Rosslare, Sligo, or Galway.
These promotional fares are available every service everyday.

Promotional fare available with your current college id

Students can use either their current college id or current Student Travelcard.

These promotional fares are available from your local booking office and ticket vending machines.

When purchasing on a TVM and using a college id enter the number 123456 when requested for your Student Travelcard number.

This promotion will run until Sunday 8th April 2012.
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Unread 24-02-2012, 11:29   #33
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Nice offer, cheers

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http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.jsp?i=4479

arnród Éireann are slashing Intercity return fares for students by up to 48%.

Check out these best ever Student Rail Returns

€30 student return from Dublin to Cork, Tralee or Wesport.
€20 student return from Dublin to Limerick, Waterford, Rosslare, Sligo, or Galway.
These promotional fares are available every service everyday.

Promotional fare available with your current college id

Students can use either their current college id or current Student Travelcard.

These promotional fares are available from your local booking office and ticket vending machines.

When purchasing on a TVM and using a college id enter the number 123456 when requested for your Student Travelcard number.

This promotion will run until Sunday 8th April 2012.
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Unread 28-02-2012, 10:16   #34
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can anyone confirm if the above offer is valid on this service??
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Unread 28-02-2012, 10:53   #35
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can anyone confirm if the above offer is valid on this service??
Are you doing the full distance Limerick-Waterford?
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Unread 28-02-2012, 15:58   #36
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yea its the full distance.

i just got the bus from waterford to limerick(missed the train and couldnt wait for the later one) when i got to limerick i checked the machine and the offer seems to apply

€14.50 one way for students(with college id or student travel card)
€20 return for students(again with college id or student travel card)

just said id let you all know in case someone else is wondering


thanks anyway
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Unread 28-02-2012, 18:05   #37
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The 20 euro student return applies on all routes except cross border

20 euro where the normal student fare was between 20 and 30 euro, 30 euro for all where the fare was more than 30
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Unread 28-02-2012, 18:10   #38
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The online booking system is currently quoting a fare of €17.40 on Cork-Limerick and Cork-Killarney.

Is it usually that cheap or is it associated with this promotion.

At that rate, it's not very different from the bus to Limerick and happily beats the bus to Killarney
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This is all well and good until someone uses their ticket with a college ID to go home on Easter Monday and gets a penalty fare.
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Unread 28-02-2012, 19:58   #40
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This is all well and good until someone uses their ticket with a college ID to go home on Easter Monday and gets a penalty fare.
well hopefully they will very much highlight the fact college id's cant be used after that date or else they will continue down the road of allowing valid college id's

i know that they make money from the travel id's but maybe just maybe common sense will prevail

apart from the huge irritation of the new limerick-waterford full fare im impressed with what they are trying to do
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