Check You Are Getting the Best Deal Advises Consumer Council

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Following today’s fares announcement from Translink that fares are due to increase on the 26 March 2018, The Consumer Council is advising passengers to ensure they are on the best value ticket.

Speaking about the announcement, Scott Kennerley, Head of Transport at The Consumer Council said “No one wants to see fares increase.  We know a lot of people still buy single or return fares in cash, but if you are a regular traveller there are better ticket options available.

“For example, a passenger travelling on Metro in the Belfast City Zone will pay £2 in cash per journey. The same journey using a multi journey card will be £1.45 after the fare review, a saving of 55p per journey or £5.50 over 10 journeys. A passenger travelling on the Goldline 212 service between Derry/Londonderry and Belfast will pay £19 for a return ticket if paying by cash. The same journey will only cost £13.801 using a Smartlink card, a saving of £5.20 on one return journey.   

Continuing Scott said, “Translink has a wide range of tickets available so it’s important to know what the best value tickets are based on the journey you are taking. Our advice is to contact Translink and make sure you are getting the best deal.”

Anyone who wants more information on the best tickets available should visit the ‘What Ticket’ section on the Translink website www.translink.co.uk  or contact the Translink Contact Centre on 028 9066 6630.

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