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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 14 December 2021

Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Questions (184)

John Lahart


184. Deputy John Lahart asked the Minister for Transport the use which is made of surplus fares paid on Dublin Bus and public transport in general; and the amount of surplus fares that was paid by consumers to transport providers by individual operator from 2016 to 2020, in tabular form. [61267/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for policy and overall funding in relation to public transport. However, the day-to-day management and operational aspects of public transport (including the use of surplus fares) are the responsibility of the individual operator.

As surplus fares refers to excess cash payments that arise where change is not given, it is a question for Dublin Bus who are the only operator with exact fares. Accordingly, I have forwarded the Deputy's question to Dublin Bus for direct reply. Please advise my private office if you do not receive a response within ten working days.