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Unread 30-09-2008, 18:04   #1
Jack O'Neill
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Would Irish Rail ever consider introducing (or re-introducing) a 10 Journey type ticket for those of us frequent yet unpredictable users.

It would save a lot of hassle with "no ticket office open" or "auto machine not working or locked up" type scenarios at the destination station.
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Unread 30-09-2008, 18:36   #2
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10 journey tickets where withdrawn over 10 years ago due to rampant fare evasion, far too many people skipped past the ticket checkers at Pearse, Tara and Connolly saving themselves a journey each time.

They used to be valid for 3 months, then they cut them to 14 days. As far as I can remember they where never issued for journeys outside the Dublin suburban area.

The 10 journey concept works great if you have a fully gated system, see Paris Metro. But there is no such thing as a ten journey ticket, its more like a pack of 10 single tickets.

Smart card ticketing will arrive in the next 2 years or so, so everyone should automatically be charged the cheapest fares for the journeys undertaken.

If the booking office is closed you are fully legally permitted to travel without a ticket. We have yet to hear from anyone who has been issued with a fine in this case. The rules are very very clear, booking office closed travel without a ticket, obtain from conductor or at destination.

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Thanks Mark.
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