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Unread 23-11-2009, 13:20   #1
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Default 19:15 Tralee-Dublin Web-Fare

The 19:15 Tralee to Dublin adult web-fare appears to have gone up to 20 (from 10) after November 29th. However, the same train from Cork (20:30) is still listed as 10. This is surely a glitch and I've contact IE on the matter but unsurprisingly they haven't had the good manners to get back to me.
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Unread 23-11-2009, 13:52   #2
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Bit of digging gets the page listing the services

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=402

It's noted that the services listed there are only valid for special fares until 28th November. It looks like they have removed the 1915 train from the special offer? I don't think the fact that the Cork train is still 10 euro has any bearing on this. (don't see why either)
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Unread 24-11-2009, 17:28   #3
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The Cork and Tralee trains are the same train from Mallow so it would be illogical that the fare from Tralee should suddenly go up to 20 while still being 10 from Cork. Up to now, every such train has been priced the same from/to Tralee and Cork (be it 10,20 or 36).

Furthermore, the 19.15 is the only 10 service between Tralee and Heuston so I'd doubt that they'd scrap it whilst retaining the 10 promotion elsewhere. The 11.00 Heuston to Tralee (and Cork) remains 10.
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Unread 25-11-2009, 09:56   #4
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Sounds like price discrimination to me.
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Unread 25-11-2009, 17:23   #5
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Got the following response from IE earlier:

I have checked the website the pricing is correct Cork to Heuston 10.00, Tralee to Heuston 20.00.

So this means that there'll no longer be any 10 fares from Tralee to Dublin but there remains no less than three trains a day from Cork priced at 10 (including the train the 19:15 feeds into - and that train is 10 from Limerick also).

And there remains 10 fares from Sligo, Westport, Galway, Limerick and Waterford to Dublin too. So have IE decided to specifically s**t on their Kerry customers?!?!?!
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Unread 25-11-2009, 20:11   #6
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Not necessarily. Those fares aren't there as of right, they are there to fill seats. If the seats are full or near full, there is no need to offer low fares.

What are occupancy levels like on those trains?
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