The new Transport for Ireland (TFI) ’90 minute fare’ will be introduced in all Dublin transport services from today.
The change will allow passengers to go through a number of modes of transportation within 90 minutes of the first tap, while only having to pay one fare.
Dublin Bus, Luas and most DART, Commuter Rail and Go-Ahead Ireland services in Dublin are included in the new system.
Changes made by the National Transport Authority (NTA) are part of the BusConnects program.
For adults and students using a TFI Leap card, a promotional rate of € 2.30 will be in place until the end of March next year, while a flat rate of 80c will apply to children and young people. up to 18 years inclusive.
The NTA says the new initiative will make trade between transport services “transparent” and result in a “more affordable, efficient and integrated public transport system”.
A new adult short jump fare, € 1.60 for single journeys up to 3 km, has also been introduced, which, according to the NTA, “will allow 40% more passengers to travel a little further in the new. structure”.
“All journeys beyond this distance or involving transfers between services which take place within 90 minutes of departure will be billed at the TFI 90 minutes rate”, adds the authority.