Calls are being made for public transport to cost less at the weekend 2 years ago

Calls are being made for public transport to cost less at the weekend

It would be handy.

If you're a regular public transport user, then you know of the rise in fares over the past number of years. I remember being in school and paying 20c to get home on the bus.

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Of course, that was a school child's fare... however it's now €3 or €2.25 with a Leap Card to go just about anywhere in and out of the city centre.

A Dublin senator has now made the call for fares to be cheaper at the weekend. And while yes, it would be class for a discounted ride into town, it's also to encourage the public to leave their cars at home in order to reduce pollution.

According to FM104, Fine Gael's Catherine Noone says that she would like to see lower fares on the DART, the Luas and Dublin Bus as soon as possible.

"I mean I'm saying we introduce at the weekend a free public transport. Certainly a great starting point would be to reduce it.

"To use the bus to go from areas that are pretty near the city centre to the city centre is €3.

"I know if you have a leap card there are savings but a similar journey in London would be £1.50."