Cost of Translink bus and rail tickets to be frozen

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Bus and rail fares in Northern Ireland to to be frozen in a move which Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon says has been taken due to the cost of living crisis facing individuals and families.

The Minister said she recognises the impact inflation is having on the cost of living as consumer prices rose on average by 5.5% in the 12 months to January 2022 with warnings that further increases are likely. Speaking today, Minister “As Minister for Infrastructure, I have taken the decision to freeze fares on our public transport network at this time to ensure that our citizens who rely on public transport will not face additional pressures on their cost of travel especially when citizens and families are facing the challenges of the cost living crisis, with food, fuel and energy prices climbing,” she said.

“I hope this decision will go some way towards alleviating the problems many are facing at this challenging time. As leaders we absolutely must do all in our power to help our communities and particularly through the current living cost crisis.

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“Public transport will not add pressures to those spiralling costs for people on my watch.

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Nicola Mallon

“That said, I also hope that this measure may also encourage more people to use public transport as we make Northern Ireland a sustainable place to live, work and socialise.”

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