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Free travel after GAA cup final

  • 17-07-2022 4:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 13,786 ✭✭✭✭

    Irish Rail staff instructing people to go through at Drumcondra station after the match today without paying.

    Must be great to be in such a solid financial state.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,814 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52

    same after the Aviva concerts on the dart, crowd safety rather than multiple crushes and claims

    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,825 ✭✭✭rolling boh

    Same for football semi I was wondering what was going on with just being waved through .

  • Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 11,210 Mod ✭✭✭✭icdg

    They tried to stop me tagging on with my leap card when entering after the semi final, strangely enough.

    Presumably the expectation is that most passengers are getting off at Maynooth line stations and can exit without passing through barriers. What happens if you travel in the opposite direction and try to leave the system at Connolly/Tara St/Pearse which have barriers operational at all times. Will “I got on at Drumcondra and they told me not to pay” be accepted to avoid a Penalty Fare?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭howiya

    I tried to tag on at Lansdowne Road after one of the Ireland games last month. Was waved to keep carrying on without tagging. Was worried how I'd get out at Tara St but the barriers were open.

    I usually tag on. You'd be in the queue until they open the railings/gates and you'd have plenty of time to tag on but in this instance the queue was moving and staff were trying to keep it moving.

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,807 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Smaller stadium, smaller city but Brighton has such a setup despite having private transport operators to work it out with.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,786 ✭✭✭✭Zebra3

    That’s common place in Germany.

    You’d think Irish Rail would be pushing for it here to protect/increase their revenue.

    And it’s amazing how our politicians keep telling us how much they love “Europe”, but have no interest in adopting their better policies.

  • Registered Users Posts: 620 ✭✭✭PeaSea

    Same thing happens after a game at the San Siro, trams are bunged and no-one pays.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,617 ✭✭✭✭Del2005

    What about the people who don't need public transport to home or have to use a bus? Tickets are expensive enough.

    If someone is using the P&R they'd have to have bought a return ticket, same as all the other people who came by train. So it's not really affecting revenue that much. Technology can easily count crowds so why not bill the venues afterwards , they are making the profits so they can afford to pay for the PT.

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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 47,388 CMod ✭✭✭✭magicbastarder

    What about the people who don't need public transport to home or have to use a bus?

    so be it? though buses are PT too?