HARD-PRESSED commuters are facing yet another massive hike in the cash they have to pay for their travel.
And the significant increases, which will be implemented on a staggered basis between November and December, include hikes for pre-paid tickets and Leap cards.
The average cash fares for commuters on Dublin Bus and the Dart will increase by more than 8pc from December 1, the NTA revealed.
Annual and monthly ticket prices for these services will increase by 10pc from November 1.
While the price of Leap card fares is set to rise, the increase will be less severe.
Leap fares on Irish Rail and Dublin Bus are set to increase by 2.7pc from December.
The biggest cash increase announced yesterday will come on the Irish Rail short hop zones and the Dublin Bus fare for over 13 stages.
Both will increase from €2.80 to €3.05, but the hikes are even more pronounced when compared with fares charged just two years ago.
Then the same Dublin Bus fare was €2.30 while the rail fare was €2.40 in 2011.