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Taxsaver ticket query

  • 08-07-2019 9:29am
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    Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    I have a ticket which allows train travel as far as Balbriggan. I need to go to Drogheda at the weekend. Can I just book a ticket from Balbriggan to Drogheda which will cover me for the portion of my trip not covered by taxsaver or do I have to buy the full Dublin to Drogheda ticket?

    Also if I book Balbriggan to Drogheda ticket, can I still collect the ticket in Connolly?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    Chivito550 wrote: »
    I have a ticket which allows train travel as far as Balbriggan. I need to go to Drogheda at the weekend. Can I just book a ticket from Balbriggan to Drogheda which will cover me for the portion of my trip not covered by taxsaver or do I have to buy the full Dublin to Drogheda ticket?

    Also if I book Balbriggan to Drogheda ticket, can I still collect the ticket in Connolly?

    I think yes to both. You can collect your ticket from any machine though do you need to tag on/off at Balbriggan for your taxsaver ticket to be validated?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    No need to tag on or off with an annual ticket

    Unlikely the fare is available online, so will need a staffed booking office to issue

    Not valid on Enterprise, only the commuter services are you MUST stop at Ballbriggan


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    No need to tag on or off with an annual ticket

    Unlikely the fare is available online, so will need a staffed booking office to issue

    Not valid on Enterprise, only the commuter services are you MUST stop at Ballbriggan

    So I have to get off the train at Balbriggan and then jump on the next one going to Drogheda? That would mean waiting an hour needlessly for the next train.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    In theory yes, but in practice all the train needs to do is stop at Balbriggan


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    Unlikely the fare is available online, so will need a staffed booking office to issue

    Not valid on Enterprise, only the commuter services are you MUST stop at Ballbriggan

    Fare is available online at https://journeyplanner.irishrail.ie.

    If you buy a Balbriggan-Drogheda 'flexible' ticket (€5.49) you can travel "anytime that day" . Would this, along with the annual ticket to Balbriggan be valid for travel on the Enterprise?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    No, as when boarding the enterprise you do not have a valid ticket for at least as far as the next stop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    No, as when boarding the enterprise you do not have a valid ticket for at least as far as the next stop.

    But if OP is in possession of an annual ticket covering Dublin-Balbriggan and a single ticket covering Balbriggan-Drogheda, the combination surely constitutes a valid ticket as far as the next stop. Is there a specific bye-law preventing this?


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    cdaly_ wrote: »
    But if OP is in possession of an annual ticket covering Dublin-Balbriggan and a single ticket covering Balbriggan-Drogheda, the combination surely constitutes a valid ticket as far as the next stop. Is there a specific bye-law preventing this?

    So I've bought a flexible day return for €10.98 from Balbriggan to Drogheda, and I have an annual ticket covering me to Balbriggan.

    The slow train gets me there in a little under an hour, while the Enterprise is about 35 minutes. How confident are you that I'll be ok to take the Enterprise? Last thing I want is a fine.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Don't take the Enterprise. Train host won't even let you if they check anyway


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,440 ✭✭✭ cdaly_


    Chivito550 wrote: »
    So I've bought a flexible day return for €10.98 from Balbriggan to Drogheda, and I have an annual ticket covering me to Balbriggan.

    The slow train gets me there in a little under an hour, while the Enterprise is about 35 minutes. How confident are you that I'll be ok to take the Enterprise? Last thing I want is a fine.

    Sit back and enjoy the ride...


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