I can’t at the moment find the newspaper article I’m sure I read recently where it was said that Irish Rail would not be increasing fares into 2010. (If anyone saw it, and knows where it is, please link below).
However, based on an e-mail I received recently, it looks like Irish Rail will be increasing fares by over 10% in 2010 for some of their customers. Travelling in from Kildare, last year an annual ticket cost €1950, while for 2010 the same ticket will cost €2170 – an increase of 11%
There’s no details on the Irish Rail website about these increases.
Has anyone else noticed these price rise?
Update: Thanks to the ValueIreland reader who sent me in the story I was referring to – it’s here in the Sunday Business Post from November 8th, CIE pledges freeze of bus and train fares.
In what seems like a complete contradiction of what the VI reader above is experiencing, Barry Kenny, Iarnród Eireann spokesperson is quoted as saying the following:
The cost increases are not in the economy at the moment, and there is no need to increase fares for customers.