National Transport Authority (NTA) has launched a new plan allowing people to travel across different means of public transport under single fare in Dublin. The ’90 minute fare’ plan will come into effect from November 28th which allows passengers to transfer between Dublin Bus, Luas, and most Dart, commuter train and Go-Ahead Ireland services for just a single fare charge if the transfers are made within 90 minutes of the initial payment.
The fare for adults and students using TFI Leap Card will be €2.30. This offer is valid until the end of March 2022 as part of promotional period. Children under 18 (including 18) will have a flat discount of 80% of the fare. Later the period, the fare may change accordingly.
The move is seen as a strategy to attract more people to public transport system which will be beneficial in reducing emission from private vehicles. The plan will be most useful for passengers who travel with multiple purposes within a short amount of time.
The Minster for Transport and Environment Eamon Ryan welcomed the announcement.
“In moving more people from their car to Public Transport we can help achieve Ireland’s carbon reduction targets. This is another great step in making the city a more liveable and easily accessible environment.” he said.