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NI: freezes public transport fares in light of cost-of-living hike

28 February 2022/Categories: Bus & Coach, Transport Planning, Brexit, Coronavirus


Northern Ireland’s Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced that she recognises the impact that inflation is having on the cost of living for citizens as consumer prices rose on average by 5.5% in the 12 months to January 2022.

Public transport fares will be frozen in Northern Ireland, due to the increasing cost of living.  

Nichola Mallon says the move comes amid concerns about growing pressures on households.

Nichola Mallon, Infrastructure Minister, Northern Ireland, stated:

"Public transport will not add pressures to those spiraling costs for people on my watch"

"As leaders, we absolutely must do all in our power to help our communities and particularly through the current living cost crisis."

"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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