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Translink announces further fare increases: We need fully funded, free public transport! 

Translink have worsened the blow from February’s announcement of a 7% increase in bus & rail fares with yesterday’s announcement of the ending of “early-bird” commuter fares. This fare hike, which could see transport costs for some commuters increase by up to 75%, is truly staggering in the midst of both cost of living and climate crises.
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Translink deficit: Fight for free, reliable public transport!

The announcement that Translink is on the brink of collapse has brought uncertainty to its more than 4,000-strong workforce. With a deficit of £29 million, the further cutting of already poor transport services has the potential to leave many parts of Northern Ireland, particularly rural and working-class inner city areas, without public transport, potentially having a devastating impact on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people.