Irish Rail conditions 9 and 10

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  1. mikeg

    mikeg Member

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    Is it just me being thick? How do these conditions work with oneanother?

    Condition 9 states clearly break of journey is permitted, yet condition 10 threatens you with prosecution if you use your ticket to finish short. What is the difference? Do you have to intend to complete your journey and if so, how on earth would this be enforced?

    I hate to mention the Irish CoC, as it's a horrible anti-passenger document reminiscent of early BR/The Big Four in its anti-passenger nature and I always fear it may give ATOC ideas.
     
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  3. JB_B

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    Assume you mean conditions 8 and 10 of this

    www.irishrail.ie/media/conditionsoftravel1.pdf

    Certainly looks a bit odd to UK eyes (where you'd expect to see the restriction for Advance only).

    Condition 10 starts with "Subject to condition 8..."

    If you break your A-B-C journey at B while validly on-route then (by virtue of condition 8) B is a "station ... for which the ticket is valid " - you're not stopping long of short of B - so you're OK (?)

    ( .. in which case the 'or short' part of para 10 is really only there to cover stopping short on invalid routes ? :? )
     
  4. berneyarms

    berneyarms Established Member

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    The reason for condition 10 is that Irish Rail have different pricing scales based on the type of route, frequency and speeds.

    Express:
    Dublin-Cork
    Dublin-Limerick
    Dublin-Tralee
    Dublin-Dundalk

    Economy 1:
    Dublin-Galway
    Dublin-Westport/Ballina
    Dublin-Sligo
    Western Rail Corridor

    Economy 2:
    Dublin-Waterford
    Dublin-Rosslare
    Limerick Junction-Waterford
    Nenagh Branch

    Tickets on the Waterford line for example are therefore priced at a different fare scale than those on the Cork line.

    It's to avoid (for example) people buying cheaper tickets from Athy to Dublin for use only between Kildare and Dublin.

    I would imagine that either station staff or RPU staff would quickly spot regular offenders.
     
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