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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Leap Card

Last year
2022
# back to college
Students that use private bus companies to have fares cut by 50%
The Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card fare initiative is being extended to the commercial bus sector.
All time
# Leap Card
Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.
# YOuth travel card
Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.
# Great Leap forward
iPhone users can now top up their Leap cards from their phones
The Android app has been around since 2016.
# leap forward
Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?
Plans are being advanced to introduce a cashless payment system on public transport by 2027.
# Account Based Ticketing
Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027
The plans would see contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, and possibly QR codes being used to pay.
# giant leap
NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake
Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Eireann and Go Ahead all saw child journey’s jump by over 100% during Kids Go Free August initiative.
# Leap Card
Free travel for Dublin homeless families in August
Homeless children in emergency accommodation currently get free travel to school.
# Leap Card
Dublin Bus investigating footage of man hanging onto back of moving bus
The company said the man’s actions were “extremely dangerous” and should not be repeated.
# digital cards
Using phones instead of physical Leap Cards part of NTA's plans to shake up commuter travel
The provision of a new digital card is included in a fresh contract notice issued by the National Transport Authority.
# nice little earner
Dublin Bus raked in €5.7 million in unclaimed change in six years - these are the routes it makes its money on
Just five routes account for nearly 30% of overpayments on Dublin Bus services.
# Public Transport
Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years
The Leap card was first rolled out in 2011.
# tag on
Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks
The promotion will cover a range of Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services.
# take a running leap
The 17 little frustrations of using a Leap Card
*jolts awake in the middle of the night* “I FORGOT TO TOP UP MY LEAP!”
# ticket please
National Transport Authority has announced its plans for fare changes on Ireland's public transport
It covers Luas, Dublin Bus, Iarnród Eireann and Bus Éireann.
# good news
If you have a Leap card you can now ditch your DublinBikes card
The initiative won’t allow people to pay for their DublinBikes trips from their Leap Card account, but will allow them to use the same card for the bikeshare as for the bus, Luas or Dart.
# Appy days for Android
Apple restrictions mean there's still no Leap Card iPhone app
However it’s good news for Android owners, who just got an update of the app.
# Cha-ching!
Shops are charging commuters extra to top up their Leap cards
TheJournal.ie found a number of shops in the city centre engaging in the practice which the NTA is not happy about.
# sponsored by leap card
6 weird and wonderful things you didn't know about Leap Day
It’s more than just the worst birthday going, ya know.
# touch and go
You'll soon be able to top up your Leap Card on your phone from January
The NTA is currently trialing a method which allows users to top up their Leap Card by touching it against their smartphone.
# road wars
The 14 unwritten real rules of Dublin Bus
Please observe.
# hames
The new Leap Card ad made an absolute hames of the map of Ireland
Limerick is now in Galway, apparently.
# Hurrah
Here's what public transport your kids won't have to pay for next week
Holders of child Leap cards will be able to avail of free travel on services across the country.
# not loose change
The Leap card has made a LOT of money since it was launched
The one millionth card was sold today.
# So UNFARE
Dublin Bus fares are going up again
“€3.30, please.”
# Great Leap forward
Soon you'll be able to top up your Leap card by touching it against your smartphone
(Exact) change is on the way.
# teen age riot
One more bonus to being a teen? Cheaper Luas and bus travel
Leap cards are now a few euro cheaper for young ‘uns.
# especially for tourists
It just got easier and a bit cheaper for tourists to travel around Dublin
A new Leap Visitor Card was launched today.
# one giant leap
Half a million people now own a Leap Card
The Department of Transport launched a new enhancement of the service which will allow users to top-up their cards automatically from their bank account once their balance drops below a certain level.
# Bus Eireann
Reduced fares, like: Leap Card comes to bus services in Cork
Commuters will be able to available of discounted fares of up to 16 per cent.
# fare deal
Take off-peak buses in Dublin? You could be in line for a fare decrease...
The company is considering dropping fares outside of rush hour in order to boost passenger numbers.
# fare cap
Leap Card users will pay no more than €10 a day
The new maximum limit also caps fares at €40 per week across Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann and Luas but users of only one service could end up paying more.
# Leap Card
Leap card: Daily Luas spend capped, and auto-top-up on the way
The National Transport Authority introduced the cap, and plans to roll it out for Irish Rail and Dublin Bus in the near future.
# Great Leap forward
Good news, students: New travelcard will have Leap-style capabilities
Third level students will be able to use the new style travelcard to get Leap Card fare on transport.
# getting around
Good news, Dublin commuters: Leap cards can now be topped up at DART stations
The 53 stations in the Greater Dublin Area have now been upgraded to cater for Leap Cards, eight months after the system was first brought in.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Leap Card
35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months
Public transport minister Alan Kelly says there are 57,000 Leap cards in circulation, with only a small number of complaints lodged.
# Public Transport
Dublin Bus to raise cash fares by 15pc in January
Dublin Bus blames rising fuel costs and falling advertising income as it confirms its biggest increase to cash fares in years.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Monday
In tonight’s Fix: Good news for Kevin Cardiff, new twists in the hacking scandal; a challenge to Putin; and the buzz for ‘Tallafornia’ is only mighty.
# Transport
Leap Card goes live today for Dublin commuters
Dublin commuters will now be able to switch between Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail Services with a single card.