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Unread 29-12-2008, 12:04   #1
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The new Intercity fares are on irishrail.ie now (even if you're booking a journey for today, tomorrow, or Wednesday). Looks like the online prices (like €20/€33 single Heuston-Cork) are the same.

Sample fares:

Heuston-Cork
Off-peak day return €51 (from Cork only)
Child return €26
Weekender €60.50
Faircard €51
Student €46
Can't discern the normal adult fare because it's pricing as two €33 singles, but if it follows the same increase pattern as the other fares, it will be €70.50 for a five day return and €78 for a monthly return

Heuston-Limerick
Off-peak day return €47
Child return €26
Weekender €51
Faircard €41.50
Student €36.50
Estimated five day return €57.50, estimated monthly return €63.50

Connolly-Sligo
Child return €26
Weekender/Faircard €34.50
Student €32
Estimated off-peak day return €31.50, estimated normal return €44.

Heuston-Thurles
5 day return €46
Off-peak day return €37.50
Child return €18.50
Weekender €41
Faircard €32
Student €27
Estimated monthly return €51.50

Heuston-Waterford
Off-peak day return €27
Normal return €34.50
Child return €16
Weekender/Faircard €28
Student €25.50

Enterprise prices don't seem to have changed.

I haven't included single fares but for the most part (at booking offices anyway) they're the same or a few euro less than returns.

The Luas/90/91/92 bus addon is gone up 10c single/20c return; it's cheaper to use a smartcard if you're just going to the city centre.

Usual disclaimers apply to this (i.e. I can't guarantee I typed everything in correctly) but should be correct.
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Unread 29-12-2008, 12:15   #2
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First class supplement stays the same for most trains at €20 each way. The peak-time Heuston-Cork appears to have gone down €1 to €34.
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Unread 29-12-2008, 12:25   #3
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Curiously the Luas single zone fare has not increased so there is no reason to increase the add on fare.

The software will always give the cheapest return, either the sum of singles or the normal return.

Maximum fares
Single
Adult 68.50
Child 26.00

Return 5 Day
Adult 72.00
Child 26.00

Return Monthly
Adult 81.50
Child 26.00

Online fares have stayed the same

Wonder what the CIE Corporate Affairs section of the Department of Transport will say about increasing the fares 3 days early

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Unread 29-12-2008, 12:34   #4
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And because the world doesn't revolve around Dublin...

Cork-Limerick
5 day return €35
Monthly return €37
Child return €18.50
Weekender €31
Faircard €24.20
Student €17.40 (yes, that's cheaper than the child price)

Galway-Attymon
Day return €11
Monthly return €14
Child day return €5.50
Child monthly return €7
Faircard/Weekender €9.60
Student €9.20

Rosslare Strand-Kilkenny
Day return €33.40
Normal return €37.40
Child return €18.50
Faircard/Weekender €21.30
Student €20.20

Glounthaune-Collooney (estimated)
5 day return €74.80
Normal return €84.30
Child return €27.40

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Unread 29-12-2008, 12:54   #5
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Curiously the Luas single zone fare has not increased so there is no reason to increase the add on fare.
It's been the same as the number 90 fare for a while now, and that's supposed to be going up to €1.40. The Luas single zone return fare is going up 10c to €2.90 while the single is €1.50 (€1.60 peak), so there's still a small saving of money and a large saving of time, unless you carry a smartcard.

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Wonder what the CIE Corporate Affairs section of the Department of Transport will say about increasing the fares 3 days early
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Peak web single fares have gone up to €36 on the Dublin-Cork route.
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