Tuesday 24 January 2017

How the train is a pain in the wallet

Published 22/01/2010 | 05:00

I recently took the train from Ballina to Dublin, with a single ticket costing €48. This price included the pleasure of the train terminating in Portarlington where I was forced to take a bus for the rest of the trip, adding an hour to the journey time. I also discovered recently that a return train ticket from Dublin to Cork now costs €71. (For the same price, you could get return flights to almost any major European capital).

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With such value for money on offer, why do the Government and the folks at Iarnrod Eireann scratch their heads when people flock to their cars?

Barry Walsh
Clontarf, Dublin 3

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