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Unread 01-10-2007, 09:04   #1
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Default Ticket prices Mallow-Cork

It's 8.20 single and 15 return. By way of comparison, Skerries-Dublin, which is a similar distance, is 3.70/6.90. Cobh-Cork is around a third of the price, but two-thirds of the distance.

Are these prices actually supposed to encourage commuting on the line or are customers just an inconvenience when running a railway?
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Unread 01-10-2007, 17:40   #2
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Well, prices are controlled by the government, and there's a price cap on travel in the short hop zone (the area bounded by Balbriggan, Kilcoole, Hazelhatch and Celbridge, and Maynooth). So a single ticket from Kilcoole to Balbriggan, at an extreme, is 3.80.

Same situation applies in Cork/Cobh line.

Cork/Mallow, however, is an Intercity double-track journey, which is the most expensive fare category.
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Unread 01-10-2007, 19:31   #3
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Same situation applies in Cork/Cobh line.

Cork/Mallow, however, is an Intercity double-track journey, which is the most expensive fare category.
I still think Cork/Cobh line passengers get shafted relative to their Dublin counterparts:

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I think Cork people are getting ripped off a bit on fares -- I paid 5.10 for a day return to Cobh (journey time 25 mins), whereas you'd pay 3.50 for a day return from city centre to Lexlip Confey, about the same journey time
(posted a year ago on this thread -- some other people had some interesting comments too)
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Unread 02-10-2007, 18:43   #4
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Yes, true. The Cork/Cobh line uses the same fare points as Dublin suburban (e.g. Cork/Little Island is 1.40 single, 2.50 return same as class B fare here) but is more expensive over all.
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