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Unread 05-02-2014, 16:54   #13
Thomas Ralph
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Originally Posted by RPI View Post
In my experience, that isn't generally the case because through tickets are calculated as Enterprise plus an arbitrary supplement, rather than on distance.

Take a journey from Drogheda to Coleraine. A Drogheda to Belfast Day return is around 29. An NIR return from Belfast to Coleraine is 17.50. A through ticket is, from memory, about 34.

The only day when I can think of when two tickets would be cheaper than one might be on Sundays, when NIR sell 7 day ramblers for all journeys over that value, but I think even then you'd have to be travelling to Derry to get the full benefit.

It's worth adding that another issue with using two tickets is that NIR do not issue open returns.
You need to look at splitting at Newry.
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