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Leitrim Councillor raises concerns over discrepancies between online and station ticket prices

May 9, 2023 13:51 By Shannonside News
Leitrim Councillor raises concerns over discrepancies between online and station ticket prices
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Councillor Armstrong Maguire brought the issue before the May meeting of Leitrim County Council.

A Leitrim County Councillor has highlighted what she calls a major discrepancy in train ticket prices online versus those at the station.

Councillor Finola Armstrong Maguire says that people unable to book tickets online are paying significantly more for their tickets at the train station.

Her call follows an incident where she was charged €11 more for a ticket at the station, than the price online, with the ticket going from over €13 to €24.

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Councillor Armstrong Maguire brought the issue before the May meeting of Leitrim County Council, with the majority of fellow representatives backing her call on Iarnród Eireann to address the problem.

The Carrick on Shannon area councillor says this price increase is turning people off rail travel:

' Had my card been working, it would have been 13.75 and I would have been a very happy customer. I would have told ten people of my great spin from Dublin on the train was very comfortable, very frequent and very clean. However, being hit with a 24.75 I wouldn't have liked it to happen to somebody else on my recommendation. I would feel that they were been vulnerable. I would call that the differences are pointed out very strongly or to be fairer in the fares that they are given.

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