BUS fares were this week cut by an average of 20 per cent on all subsidised Bus Éireann and Local Link services in Limerick.
The plan to cut public transport fares was announced by Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in February as part of the Government’s package to reduce the cost of living.
Fares on Bus Éireann’s inter-urban and commuter services will also fall, although fares on the company’s commercial Expressway services are not included.
Thanks to these changes, a journey from Limerick to Glin that currently costs €9.80 using a Leap card will now cost just €7.84.
On Limerick city services, the Leap fare of €1.68 has now dropped by 20 per cent to €1.35.
Passengers on TFI Local Link rural services will also see their fares drop by 20 per cent.
National Transport Authority chief executive Anne Graham said: “Value for money is not the only factor that gets people on to public transport, but it is an important one, and we do know that reducing fares will make public transport more attractive to more people.
“We’re appreciative of the support that the Government has given us, that has enabled us to make public transport even more affordable.”
Bus Éireann customers using a Student Leap Card will see an additional reduction of 50 per cent on their fares from this week.
Iarnród Éireann’s online fares at www.irishrail.ie are also reducing by an average of 20 per cent.