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Unread 29-09-2010, 18:40   #1
Colm Moore
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Default New Commuter Promotional Fare - Dundalk, Drogheda, Gormanston and Laytown

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=918
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New Commuter Promotional Fare by Marketing Department

Iarnród Éireann is pleased to announce new promotional fare of €15 from Dundalk, Drogheda, Gormanston, Kildare, Laytown and Newbridge into Dublin before 09.30am.

* €15 adult day return Monday to Friday on all services before 09.30am.
* €12 adult day return Monday to Friday on all services after 09.30am.
* €15 adult day return fare on all services all day Saturday and Sunday.
* Child fare is 50% of the adult fare. Terms and conditions apply (see below).

Frequent Services, Comfortable Trains, Work as you Travel, Stress Free, No Traffic Jams, No Road-Works, No Tolls, No Speed Cameras and Short journey times.

The €12 return fare represents major savings of up to 47%.

Forget about the stress of driving and let us do the driving.

It's easy by Train!


Terms & Conditions:
* Tickets are only available at the booking office.
* Tickets are only issued on the day of travel.
* Stated time restrictions apply.
* Exclusion dates may apply.
* Offer available for a limited time only.

Exclusion Dates:
Dates may be published in due course.
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Unread 30-09-2010, 09:05   #2
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Northern line ticket machines should issue the tickets as well now
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Unread 30-09-2010, 10:37   #3
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Why is it not the cheaper rate at weekends too?
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Unread 30-09-2010, 10:55   #4
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We have something like this on the Longford line too: most of the time when I go to Dublin City it's in the late morning or noon-time, and I get the roundtrip for €12. Train usually has a respectable load, but is never really full. Usually get the last train back as well, at 19:05 and that too is rather similar in terms of usage.

This is what we need more of - and I feel rather strongly about this - travel on off peak trains being offered cheaply in a simple, flexible, easy to understand and easy to obtain fashion. It's why I love the ticketing laws of New York's Metro North Railroad so much.

It could go further such as having against-peak discounts (leaving Dublin (or Cork as the case may be down South) in the early morning, going to Dublin in the evening, as well as special fares on some lightly used weekend trains), but this is a good start.
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Unread 30-09-2010, 12:54   #5
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Book online, you can travel for free effectively if you book ahead on certain routes.

There is a very careful study ongoing to find an off peak fare setup which maximises revenue. Otherwise the alternative is the loss of some off peak services.

I can't fault the simplicity of the deal, travel after 9:30pm M-F fare = 12 euro, travel any other time 15 euro
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Why is it not the cheaper rate at weekends too?
Higher demand for later trains.
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