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Public transport fares on the rise in order to cover costs




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The National Transport Authority have stated that they are putting up fares on public transport to ensure that services can be maintained.

Gerry Murphy the chief executive of the National Transport Authority has said fares were going up because costs were increasing. The news means that cash fares on Dublin Bus will be increased on 1 December and will be up to 40% higher than 2012 cash fares. However the NTA has announced a simplification of fares and increased savings for using a Leap card.

Mr Murphy told the press that the NTA were trying to encourage people to use Leap. He said that Leap card users currently enjoy considerably lower fares than people paying with cash.
With Leap daily and weekly caps staying unchanged for 2015, he said Leap will soon be better value in many cases for the customer than buying a pre-paid weekly.

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