September 17, 2021
Business News

Kilkenny City Bus fares set to rise

The price of the fare on the Kilkenny City Bus Service is set to increase next week.

The initial three-month period of low fares for people using Leap Cards – €1 single for a journey, runs out on St Patrick’s Day, March 17

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is set to increase the fare from its promotional price of €1 per single journey paid by Leap Card to €1.40 on a single journey using a Leap Card. It will remain at €2 for a cash fare.

The bus service has been a huge success since coming on stream in late December last year. Almost 10,000 passengers used the new city bus service in its first month.

Another successful bus programme, the Local Link evening and night-time service between Kilkenny and Kilmoganny, is set to be made a permanent service after its initial six-month pilot run.

A spokesperson for the NTA said: “After the third pilot finished in December 2019, it was established upon review by the NTA that all existing performing Rural Regular evening services and all performing Demand Responsive evening services are now to be mainstreamed and have been budgeted for by the Authority in 2020.”

The Kilkenny – Kilmoganny route is one of 55 rural services in total to benefit from this funding.

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