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December 06 2017

Free travel for under-fives in the RoI

Free travel for all under-fives on subsidised public transport services in the Republic of Ireland was launched on 1 December.

As part of the fares determination published recently, the National Transport Authority (NTA) announced that all under-fives get to travel free on all subsidised public transport including Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann, Luas, Dart and Dublin Bus.

The NTA is taking steps to making sustainable transport a more affordable option for more families.

Anne Graham, NTA Chief Executive Officer says: “The development will be good news for families, particularly around this time of year as people get geared up for going into town to do Christmas shopping and to see Santa Claus.

“NTA has been taking steps to reduce the cost to families of using public transport since 2014. These include extending child fare eligibility to a person’s 19th birthday, and introducing ‘Kids Go Free’ Leap promotions during the Summer. This is something that we will continue to work on in the years ahead.”

Among other fare changes that take effect today is the expansion of city bus zones in regional cities which means that passengers on about 3m journeys on Bus Éireann will be paying lower fares in 2018 than in 2017. 

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