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Unread 23-04-2012, 10:37   #1
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Default Irish Rail web sale

Wonder will this be extended if it's successful...

http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.j...118&n=144&ci=4

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From Monday 23rd April 2012, for 6 weeks Iarnród Éireann is offering single/ one-way fares only online from €9.99-19.99* all seats all trains available on irishrail.ie once purchased 3 or more days in advance. Terms and Conditions apply.
The following table illustrates the fares available only online during the sale;
*One-Way Seat Sale to/ from Dublin

Belfast, Nenagh, Rosslare or Waterford
Book 3+ Days in Advance €9.99
Book 1 or 2 Days in Advance €14.99
Book on Day of Travel €19.99

Ennis, Galway, Limerick, Mayo or Sligo
Book 3+ Days in Advance €14.99
Book 1 or 2 Days in Advance €19.99
Book on Day of Travel €29.99

Cork or Tralee
Book 3+ Days in Advance €19.99
Book 1 or 2 Days in Advance €29.99
Book on Day of Travel €39.99

**Children under 16 years - half the appropriate adult fare
Return fares will either be the sum of the two single/ one-way fares or the InterCity regular fare, whichever is cheaper.

Terms and Conditions
Promotion will be available until 3rd June 2012
All promotional fares exclude transaction and credit card fees
Bookings only availble up to 28 days in advance
Any extension of the promotion will be communicated
Promotional fares are standard class only
Promotional fares do not apply to First Class
Only available on www.irishrail.ie or Lo Call 1850 366 222
Promotion not available from the booking office
Available both directions to/from Dublin (terminus of train)
Luas Add (€1.60 each way) is only available by selecting “Dublin City Centre” as an origin/ destination when travelling to/ from Cork/ Ennis/ Galway/ Limerick/ Mayo/ Nenagh/ Tralee/ Waterford
No service time restrictions apply
No exclusion dates apply
No quota limit per service
Subject to availability online
€10 Surcharge applies to customers travelling on services other than the times printed on the ticket except where; a customer has paid the InterCity regular fare or the maximum web single fare (listed above) has been paid for the journey
Bookings close out 90 minutes before departure (subject to change without notice)
All other normal online Terms & Conditions apply
Where the regular single fare from intermediate stations on these routes to/ from Dublin is normally greater than the online promotional fares listed, the promotional fare will be applied.
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Unread 23-04-2012, 13:18   #2
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That depends

Note however the price if booked on the day to Cork/Tralee is now 39.99 where it was 37.00. In some cases these fares are actually an increase as on Westport and Waterford you could get 10 euro on many trains without need to book in advance

Its part of an education process to get people to book ahead
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Unread 23-04-2012, 14:03   #3
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what a suprise to/from dublin

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Unread 23-04-2012, 14:07   #4
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Fares apply on all radial routes, so Kildare - Mallow for instance is offered a lower fare
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Unread 23-04-2012, 15:27   #5
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Fares apply on all radial routes, so Kildare - Mallow for instance is offered a lower fare
yet they should be encouraging passengers on Cork/Limerick & Cork/Galway by discounting
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Unread 23-04-2012, 16:37   #6
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Heuston-Cork open return is €77.00, but if you book in the sale it would appear to be €79.98 (€39.99x2). I realise it's an odd combination.
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Unread 23-04-2012, 17:22   #7
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Heuston-Cork open return is €77.00, but if you book in the sale it would appear to be €79.98 (€39.99x2). I realise it's an odd combination.
I think that when you go to book it will cap it at €71
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Unread 23-04-2012, 17:58   #8
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It will charge whatever is less, sum of singles or the return its always done that
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Unread 23-04-2012, 20:20   #9
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Is there any indication if the current 20e student return will continue past june?
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Unread 23-04-2012, 20:59   #10
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Given it has already been extended once it is clearly doing well.

Irish Rail has changed its play book on ticketing this year so expect more sense and value to filter through
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Unread 24-04-2012, 00:19   #11
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yet they should be encouraging passengers on Cork/Limerick & Cork/Galway by discounting
God above. "If you can't do everything, you can't do anything". What would "encourage passengers on Cork/Galway is having more than one trip under 4hrs, and that one requiring 2 changes.
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Unread 24-04-2012, 16:59   #12
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It's a funny sort of sale that has prices increasing. Cork-Dublin price range has gone from €10-€37 up to €19.99-€39.99 each way. One complaint to the ASAI coming up shortly.
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Unread 24-04-2012, 21:03   #13
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Thurles, Portlaoise, Limerick Junction (though many people around that part can't get broadband anyway) etc are left out of any advertising again. Seems stupid not mentioning every station the promotions are available at.
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Unread 24-04-2012, 21:23   #14
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Ball park I'm guessing something like 70 odd stations are included in the offer
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Unread 24-04-2012, 22:08   #15
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At least each service to Waterford anyway has at least 4 carrages for sale online and not 1 for most as before.

17.35 on Saturdays appears to be a 6 car again as 4 carrages are for sale online and if so it will sort out the 07.10 on Mondays.

I think long term the 9.99 fares are a good way to get passengers to use the service again and see its good except for some travel time but with 9.99 you can't go wrong. Time will tell if it pays off which I think it will.

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At least each service to Waterford anyway has at least 4 carrages for sale online and not 1 for most as before.

17.35 on Saturdays appears to be a 6 car again as 4 carrages are for sale online and if so it will sort out the 07.10 on Mondays.
two more 22K x 3s came on line this week, excuses for underprovisioning trains getting thin.
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