Taxsaver fares on public transport to be reduced by 20% from April

Full implementation of cuts across transport will take place in May

Taxsaver fares on all subsidised public transport services are to be reduced by an average of 20 per cent from the beginning of April.

The move is the first phase in the implementation of the programme to reduce public transport fares, announced by Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan in February.

The reduced Taxsaver fares apply to customers on all subsidised public-service obligation (PSO) public transport services, including those provided by Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Luas and Go-Ahead Ireland.

Customers purchasing annual or monthly Taxsaver tickets in 2022 that are valid from the beginning of April will see an immediate 20 per cent reduction in the cost of their ticket.

In mid-April, fares on all non-Dublin city PSO services and on certain Iarnród Éireann services will be reduced by an average of 20 per cent. This will include all Bus Éireann PSO services, Go-Ahead Ireland commuter services, Local Link and Irish Rail web fares.

In early May fares will be cut on all PSO services in the greater Dublin area, and on Iarnród Éireann services including on intercity services. This phase will include: Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas, DART, commuter rail and Iarnród Éireann.

The rollout of the May phase of the 20 per cent average discount, will coincide with implementation of the average 50 per cent fare reduction for customers under the age of 24 through the young adult card.

Mr Ryan said: “These reduced fares will put money back into people’s pockets and will benefit hundreds of thousands of people across the country who use PSO public transport every day. They also have the added benefit of accelerating our shift to more efficient and affordable public transport and moving us away from a reliance on private transport.”