Kelly Welcomes Reductions in Irish Rail Student Fares

Issued : Monday 5 March, 2012

Local Minister Alan Kelly has welcomed the recent announcement
by Iarnród Eireann that the cost of student intercity train fares are to be
reduced – in some cases by 47 per cent –until 8 April.

“This excellent promotion will allow students to use their
College ID cards to avail of the discount prices – usually students are
required to present Student Travelcard to avail of discounted single and return
Intercity fares”.

“The Travelcard will remain valid for discounts, and is
still required for all student season tickets and student DART/Commuter fares. Students
have always been great users of rail travel, and I want to encourage more
students to switch to train travel”

“I have been working closely with Ianród Eireann to assess
all the possibilities that could be applied to make train travel more
attractive to commuters and I am delighted to see this promotion being

Iarnród Eireann have new trains operating across the
network, WiFi is being expanded across the  fleet, and work has progressed on improving
the comfort and quality of journey. These improvements, combined with the
announced discounts mean that it is now more flexible and feasible for students
to take the train” concluded the Minister.

From now until 8 April, students can avail of the following
discounted fares:


Usual fare: €48.00

Promotional fare: €30.00

-€18.00 (37.5 per cent)


Usual fare: €38.00

Promotional fare: €20.00

-€18.00 (47per cent)


Usual fare: €26.50

Promotional fare: €20.00

-€6.50 (24.5 per cent)


Usual fare: €49.50

Promotional fare: €30.00

-€19.50 (39 per cent)


Usual fare: €32.30

Promotional fare: €20.00

-€12.30 (38 per cent)


Usual fare: €36.40

Promotional fare: €30.00

-€6.40 (17.5 per cent)


Usual fare: €33.50

Promotional fare: €20.00

-€13.50 (40 per cent)


Usual fare: €25.00

Promotional fare: €20.00

-€5.00 (20 per cent)



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