To ask the Minister for Transport if he will report on the provision of LUAS to Tallaght; the start up date, the planned fares and the proposals for free fares days to introduce the service; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Charlie O'Connor.
For WRITTEN answer on Wednesday, 26th May, 2004.
Ref No: 15919/04
Answered by Minister for Transport
The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has confirmed to me that Luas passenger services will commence on the Tallaght line at the end of August 2004.
Following consultations with my Department, the Railway Procurement Agency have set fares for Luas. The fares will be based on a zone system with a maximum adult fare of 2 euro for a single journey from Connolly to Tallaght. Fares will be discounted for shorter journeys and return tickets will be offered for all journeys at a discount on full fare. A range of discounted weekly, monthly and annual tickets will also be available. These fares are intended to reward frequent use.
The RPA have also informed me that they are considering a range of promotional initiatives including some limited free introductory travel.