Re­duced bus fares on routes in Sligo

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

Bus Eire­ann has re­duced fares on its in­ner city bus ser­vice in Sligo.

Since last Satur­day, as part of the an­nual fares re­vi­sion de­ter­mined by the Na­tional Trans­port Author­ity (NTA), new re­duced rate ‘outer zone’ town sin­gle fares will be in­tro­duced on the Bus Éire­ann Sligo City ser­vice S2. This will re­flect the grow­ing Sligo town­land area.

The new outer zone fares will be ap­plied on Route S2 to all point-to-point fare stages - out­side the core city cen­tre zone, where the stan­dard fares (€2 cash or €1.40 with a Leap Card) will ap­ply.

The in­tro­duc­tion of the new outer town zone means that adult cash sin­gle fares from Strand­hill and Rosses Point to Sligo will be re­duced down­wards. Adult cash sin­gle fare will be re­duced from €4.00 to €2.40, and the cross-town Strand­hill to Rosses Point Adult cash sin­gle fare will be re­duced from €6.00 to €2.40. This rep­re­sents a sav­ing of 40% on the for­mer, and 60% on the lat­ter.

Fur­ther savings may be made by pur­chas­ing sin­gle fares with Leap Card, where a fur­ther 30% dis­count on cash fares will ap­ply.

Child fares will also be re­duced from €2.30 to €1.40 and €3.50 (outer town) to €1.40 re­spec­tively. A Child Leap Card can re­duce it to €0.98.

Bus Éire­ann Op­er­a­tions Man­ager West, Brian Con­nolly, said these re­duced fares are a great in­cen­tive for peo­ple to take the bus:

“Cash fares have been slashed for outer town jour­neys, and there is even more value to be had by us­ing a Leap Card.

The Sligo town net­work was re­vised in re­cent years to pro­vide in­creased fre­quency, im­proved timeta­bles and di­rect ser­vices be­tween Strand­hill and Rosses Point.

“We be­lieve that has de­liv­ered for our Sligo cus­tomers and these fare re­duc­tions – de­ter­mined by the NTA – should fur­ther in­cen­tivise peo­ple to take the bus for trips to Sligo town, or its beau­ti­ful beach hin­ter­lands.”

Pay zone agents in Sligo in­clude the Cen­tra shop op­po­site the bus sta­tion, Con­ways in Tesco Ar­cade and the Stu­dent Union shop in Sligo IT.

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