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Fake Dublin Bus ticket scam uncovered

Cormac Murphy of the Herald writes: Fraudsters have been using forged bus and Luas tickets to evade public transport fares, it emerged today. Dublin Bus launched a full-scale probe when the scam was uncovered, leading to the arrest of a number of suspects. A man has already been fined €300 in court for using a […]

Integrated ticketing scandal continues

Some more detail on what we reported last week follows below. The nonsense of the Irish Government’s ill-conceived and over complicated integrated ticketing fiasco continues, with the solution to the delays now being to hire more consultants. Of course, why didn’t we think if it before! Ian Kehoe of the Sunday Business Post writes: The […]

Integrated ticket system for Dublin at least two years off

Even though an integrated system could be introduced tomorrow with the minimum of fuss and using current technologies, the powers that be are continuing to drag their heels. Even worse, it looks like we’ll be wasting money on more consultants.

New year fares

Passengers break their “no swearing” resolution as they get to grips with new transport taxes bus and train fares So it’s the new year, and that means yet another round of fare increases. As usual the transport companies are less than transparent about the increases. Dublin Bus have increased most fares by 5-10¢, although the […]

Dublin Bus fares rise by 5 cent – again

Bus, tram and rail fares are to rise by an average of 3.8% from Jan 1st 2006. While CIE and Luas both applied for fare increases up to 7.5%, Minister for Transport Martin Cullen said that he had decided the 3.8% increase was more appropriate. May we suggest, minister, that what would be even more […]

Dublin Bus fares rise by 5 cent

Following the governments decision to increase fares on bus and rail services but not to increase the state’s subvention of public transport which, at 25%, is the lowest in the western world, Dublin Bus have followed Bus Eireann’s recent fare increases, by putting up all fares on it’s services by 5¢. The government have announced […]

All The Fun Of The Fare

Dublin Commuters Get Taken For A Ride On The Bus Fare Rollercoaster We wait awhile for the much-heralded fare increases and then, very much like the buses themselves, three come at once. Without a doubt, everybody is confused. Yes folks, it’s another strange twist in the power struggle between the Minister for Transport and CIE, […]