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M3 Toll Price Increase

  • 30-12-2019 6:35pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 34 Markey1


    The M3 toll is due to increase in price by 10 cent on 1st January 2020.

    Price will be €1.50 for cars and €0.80 for motorcycles.

    The increase comes into effect at both of the tolls on the M3.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,281 ✭✭✭ chewed


    Markey1 wrote: »
    The M3 toll is due to increase in price by 10 cent on 1st January 2020.

    Price will be €1.50 for cars and €0.80 for motorcycles.

    The increase comes into effect at both of the tolls on the M3.

    Pure greed now on this motorway, especially having 2 tolls. I avoid these tolls as much as I can.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,229 ✭✭✭ LeinsterDub


    chewed wrote: »
    Pure greed now on this motorway, especially having 2 tolls. I avoid these tolls as much as I can.

    Imagine having to partly subsidise your journey! Outrageous that's for the povs in public transport!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,043 ✭✭✭ Krombopulos Michael


    Where I live it's a 15 mins drive to get to any public transport and as my commute is 45 mins total, I just drive. However I pass one of these tolls on the M3 every day and really have no choice but to take the price increase hit as I don't have time to battle through Navan traffic at rush hour.

    Minsters and TD's can harp on about moving people to public transport but for a lot of us, we have to use cars/motorbikes/vans and have no option but to drive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 666 ✭✭✭ tallaghtfornia


    There was a method to the Governments not to extend the Navan Rail line past Pace!
    A knife put to taxpayers throats to give your hard earned money to toll operators with no reasonable alternative.


  • Registered Users Posts: 536 ✭✭✭ Evil Sausage


    chewed wrote: »
    Pure greed now on this motorway, especially having 2 tolls. I avoid these tolls as much as I can.
    Imagine having to partly subsidise your journey! Outrageous that's for the povs in public transport!

    I've no problem with paying tolls, the benefit of shortening travel is easily justified from my perspective. With the M3, my issue is with 2 tolls costing €1.50 each for 40km of motorway.

    You can get from Dublin to Galway, Limerick or Cork with 1 toll for €1.90, but it costs €3 to get from Dublin to Kells? Need to get beyond that, then you're back to national roads after that - not sure where the value is there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 94 ✭✭ Andru93


    You can get from Dublin to Galway, Limerick or Cork with 1 toll for €1.90, but it costs €3 to get from Dublin to Kells? Need to get beyond that, then you're back to national roads after that - not sure where the value is there.


    Limerick yes, but not Cork 3.8€ (Portlaoise / Fermoy 1.9€ each) or Galway 4.8€ (Enfield 2.9€ / Athenry 1.9€)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    I've no problem with paying tolls, the benefit of shortening travel is easily justified from my perspective. With the M3, my issue is with 2 tolls costing €1.50 each for 40km of motorway.

    You can get from Dublin to Galway, Limerick or Cork with 1 toll for €1.90, but it costs €3 to get from Dublin to Kells? Need to get beyond that, then you're back to national roads after that - not sure where the value is there.

    It's not about value is about discouraging you from driving unless you have to.

    This is why the port tunnel is €10 during peak times.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 374 ✭✭ careless sherpa


    beauf wrote: »
    It's not about value is about discouraging you from driving unless you have to.

    This is why the port tunnel is €10 during peak times.

    Why would it be about discouraging you from driving when the government have to make up any shortfall from the tolls to private operators?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Who knows none of it makes sense.

    Maybe they have to pay for a printer somewhere... That they won't use.


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