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Unread 30-03-2010, 11:34   #1
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Default Family ticket Sixmilebridge - Dublin

I looked on Irishrail.ie and a family ticket Limerick Dublin is 82.50 return. Does this ticket work from Sixmilebridge and can I buy it in the local station ticket machine?

Now that the station is open I am trying to make use of it. We want to go to Galway for a couple of nights but the train will cost 56 it seems, thats just to expensive.

I want to go to Thomond park on Friday night but I read that a ticket will cost me 9.50 one way as I will need to get a lift home.

Prices need to be realistic and match the current economic climate or we can forget about this railway.
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Unread 30-03-2010, 11:37   #2
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The ticket machine cannot issue the following tickets

1. Family
2. Faircard/16-25/Taxsaver Privilege
3. Social welfare
4. Staff privilege

The Irish Rail fare system is badly broken so you will see some crazy fares
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Unread 30-03-2010, 11:52   #3
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The ticket machine cannot issue the following tickets

1. Family
2. Faircard/16-25/Taxsaver Privilege
3. Social welfare
4. Staff privilege

The Irish Rail fare system is badly broken so you will see some crazy fares
So where do I go for a family ticket - drive to Limerick? Might as well keep going to Dublin, another section of M'way is opening this week.

Can we get the train to Limerick and buy the ticket there?
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Unread 30-03-2010, 12:07   #4
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We will clarify the situation tomorrow with IE

There is a chance that the TVM will sell a family ticket, we have asked for it but we have yet to see the software in place as its release has been delayed

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Unread 30-03-2010, 12:27   #5
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When I rang Ennis train station last week, they gave me the following train fares from Sixmilebridge railway station:

Sixmilebridge-Ennis
Single -7.00 Euros
Day Return- 9.50 Euros

Sixmilebridge-Limerick
Single-7.00 Euros
Day Return- 9.50 Euros

Sixmilebridge-Dublin Heuston
5 day Adult Return-47.00 Euros

The single ticket is 7 euros not 9.50. Ring Ennis Train station on 065 6840444 and get the prices for SMB-Dublin family tickets.

56 euros for SMB-Galway?! Is that for 2 adults return? I thought I read on here that Limerick-Galway adult day return is 20 Euros on the train. Sixmilebridge could hardly be more expensive that that train fare.
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Unread 30-03-2010, 12:36   #6
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Ennis - Sixmilebridge - Limerick is counted as a different route as Sixmilebridge - Galway

So there are some very strange fares floating around, if you travel Sixmilebridge to say Ballinasole you will pay a lot more than Sixmilebridge Galway despite the distances being similar. And yes it appears that Ennis - Galway is more than Limerick Galway as a result of these strange routes

Note Irish Rail have no published a list online
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I rang Ennis station there and they gave me the following Sixmilebridge-Galway fares:
Adult Single-19 euros
Adult Day Return-19 Euros

Adult 5 day return-33.50 Euros

Family day return ticket for up to four kids-46 Euros
There is no 5 day Family return ticket
Monthly Family return ticket for up to four kids-77 Euros

You can't buy a Family tickets at the ticket machine in Sixmilebridge they said. If you ring them in Ennis railway station on 065 6840444, they can provide you with the tickets in advance or they can have it ready for you when the train stops in Ennis if you are going to Galway provided you call them in advance.
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The ticket machine cannot issue the following tickets

1. Family
2. Faircard/16-25/Taxsaver Privilege
3. Social welfare
4. Staff privilege

The Irish Rail fare system is badly broken so you will see some crazy fares
is sixmilebridge the only problem with this?
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No machine can issue those tickets

There might be news on family tickets soon but don't count on it
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I've seen social welfare tickets before.

Also isn't it a part of the regulations that you must present eh social welfare travel pass at the ticket office and get a social welfare classed ticket to travel
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I've seen social welfare tickets before.

Also isn't it a part of the regulations that you must present eh social welfare travel pass at the ticket office and get a social welfare classed ticket to travel
We're talking TVM's here not booking office

Sixmilebridge is unstaffed
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