Fianna Fáil TD for Wicklow Stephen Donnelly has called on the National Transport Authority to review disproportionate increases in DART fares between Bray and Greystones.

Deputy Donnelly, who has been campaigning on a number of issues for Wicklow commuters, says that the current fare structure penalises rail users who access the DART at Greystones.

Speaking in Wicklow today, Deputy Donnelly commented, “Wicklow commuters who use DART services in Greystones are getting hit with a disproportionate fare increase. I am calling on the NTA to review fares for Greystones DART users with a view to bringing these fares in line with other DART users.

“The difference in distance between Bray and Greystones stations is just 22% of the distance to Tara Street station. The difference in fare is about 57% for an adult fare, three times the increase in distance. Across all fares, the increase is about 36%. This is not acceptable.

“I accept that an increased fare may be necessary, but the current system is neither proportionate nor fair. The NTA must act to deal with this discrepancy.”