Wicklow commuters to benefit from 20% fare reduction on public transport

Wicklow commuters will benefit as fares on public transport will be reduced by 20 per cent, it has been announced.

The move is part of a number of other measures announced by the Government, aimed at tackling the rising cost of living.

It’s understood the updated fares will be in place by May of this year, following consultation between the National Transport Authority and transport operators.

Co Wicklow is served by a number of public transport services, including Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and Wexford Bus.

A Local Links service is also in operation, connecting rural areas of the county such as Blessington, Shillelagh, Aughrim, and Redcross.

The 20 per cent average reduction in fares comes on top of the previously announced Young Adult Card which will provide young people, aged between 19 and 23, with an average 50 per cent discount.

The Minister for Transport said the initiatives “will help tackle the increasing cost of living and are in line with Ireland’s climate objectives”.

“The lifting of most COVID restrictions has led to an increase in transport demand and these supports help meet this demand in a sustainable manner,” said Eamon Ryan.

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