Translink customers “should consider alternative ticket options” following fare increase

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Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Following the recent announcement by Translink that fares are due to increase across many of its bus and rail services on 1 April 2019, The Consumer Council is advising all passengers to consider what is the best value ticket option for their journey.

Speaking about the announcement, Richard Williams, Head of Transport at The Consumer Council said, “From 1 April, Translink fares (Ulsterbus, NI Railways and Metro Buses) are due to increase by an average of 2.6%.



“This increase broadly compares with recent average bus fare increases of 4.6% in England, 5.3% in Scotland and 2.5% in Wales, and average rail ticket increases in England and Wales of 3.1%, and Scotland of 2.8%.

“We would ask all Translink passengers to actively check fare boards at stations and on bus/trains, to see the specific impact this fare increase will have on their individual ticket, as certain journeys may increase by more or less than the average 2.6%.



“In addition, we would encourage passengers to check with Translink to see if they are receiving the best value ticket for their travel, as significant savings can be made by using multi-journey tickets, or weekly/monthly passes.

Richard added, “Anyone who wants more information on the best tickets available should visit the Translink website or contact the Translink Contact Centre on 028 9066 6630.”



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