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Unread 01-12-2015, 14:40   #261
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Anyone know of the plans to extend Leap Card to Drogheda. Leap people told me 2 years ago that "2 years approx."
Not even a whisper since. Would this coincide with extending the SHZ to Drogheda? Anyone got any view/insight?
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Unread 01-12-2015, 14:53   #262
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No plans to extend Leap to Drogheda exist

Season tickets are supported already to Dundalk
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Unread 25-02-2016, 23:13   #263
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Just found this on the Leap Card website.

A family of up to 2 adults and 4 children can use buses, luas an Darts for a tenner, including Airlink and Nitelink for 10.

What's going on here?

https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-family-card.

Available from 1 March and must be used by the end of the year, with a maximum of 2 cards per order.
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Unread 26-02-2016, 10:42   #264
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Just found this on the Leap Card website.

A family of up to 2 adults and 4 children can use buses, luas an Darts for a tenner, including Airlink and Nitelink for 10.

What's going on here?

https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-family-card.

Available from 1 March and must be used by the end of the year, with a maximum of 2 cards per order.
thats right up my street.
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Unread 26-02-2016, 11:34   #265
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It should be made permanent, not necessarily for 10, but at least provide such a useful option.
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Unread 26-02-2016, 15:18   #266
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its going till the end of the year, if there is a big take up i'd imagine it'll be extended.
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Unread 10-03-2016, 09:21   #267
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Is this definitely fully launched for cash fares in Cork?

I need to go to Midleton tomorrow and am presuming my LEAP Card (Cork bus ticket plus a cash balance from when I've used it in Dublin) will work.
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Unread 10-03-2016, 11:58   #268
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Is this definitely fully launched for cash fares in Cork?

I need to go to Midleton tomorrow and am presuming my LEAP Card (Cork bus ticket plus a cash balance from when I've used it in Dublin) will work.
Yes it is.

https://about.leapcard.ie/cork
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Unread 10-03-2016, 12:51   #269
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Hope this is appropriate place to post this.

New family Leap cards for 10 for 24 hours:

https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-family-card

Covers Dart, Short Hop Commuter, Luas, Dublin Bus (including Airlink and Nitelink) and Bus Eireann "Red Zone".

I hadn't heard of Red Zone, so I went looking and found this:

http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1380638...d-Brochure.pdf

Great to see BE adopting a zonal system, but there's still a vast discrepancy in fares charged. For example Drogheda and Navan are both in the blue zone, and similar distances from Dublin, but cash fares are 8.00 to Drogheda but 14.30 to Navan. Leap card fares are 7.80 and 11.44 respectively.

Sorry this is moving away from rail, but if they adopt a zone system, shouldn't they apply it to all relevant fares?

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Unread 10-03-2016, 13:27   #270
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Hope this is appropriate place to post this.

New family Leap cards for 10 for 24 hours:

https://about.leapcard.ie/leap-family-card

Covers Dart, Short Hop Commuter, Luas, Dublin Bus (including Airlink and Nitelink) and Bus Eireann "Red Zone".

I hadn't heard of Red Zone, so I went looking and found this:

http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1380638...d-Brochure.pdf

Great to see BE adopting a zonal system, but there's still a vast discrepancy in fares charged. For example Drogheda and Navan are both in the blue zone, and similar distances from Dublin, but cash fares are 8.00 to Drogheda but 14.30 to Navan. Leap card fares are 7.80 and 11.44 respectively.

Sorry this is moving away from rail, but if they adopt a zone system, shouldn't they apply it to all relevant fares?

James
The zones only apply to the 24 hour, weekly, monthly and annual tickets on Bus Eireann.

The cash fares and pay-as-you-go LEAP fares are based on the staged fare system and I can't see that changing any time soon.
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Unread 14-03-2016, 10:59   #271
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i got one which may be handy for easter, its a pity it isnt top-up-able because then it would encourage me to organise family days out a lot more as opposed to once in a blue moon (without the car)
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i got one which may be handy for easter, its a pity it isnt top-up-able because then it would encourage me to organise family days out a lot more as opposed to once in a blue moon (without the car)
Totally agree - these cards, or at least this ticket option needs to become a standard option. I appreciate it would be at a higher price but nevertheless it should be an option.
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Unread 14-03-2016, 14:59   #273
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Totally agree - these cards, or at least this ticket option needs to become a standard option. I appreciate it would be at a higher price but nevertheless it should be an option.
They need to be available from ticket vending machines too - and available at Dublin airport.
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Unread 14-03-2016, 16:39   #274
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They need to be available from ticket vending machines too - and available at Dublin airport.
Well as a standard LEAP product yes, I'd agree.

This, however, is a promotion and to be fair, given the discounts on offer, I can understand the method used to offer these cards.
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It would be a great move to offer it as a 10 euro add-on to any intercity train or Bus Eireann family ticket. Possibly offer it as a perk for taxsaver commuters as well.
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It would be a great move to offer it as a 10 euro add-on to any intercity train or Bus Eireann family ticket. Possibly offer it as a perk for taxsaver commuters as well.
I'm not sure that 10 would be a realistic price going forward, but it should certainly be a standard ticket for purchase.
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Unread 15-03-2016, 08:49   #277
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I wouldn't suggest that it is a realistic stand-alone price, but it is common practice in most businesses to offer a discounted add-on to a more expensive product. A discounted leap ticket for Dublin would make a family outing to Dublin by train a lot more attractive and would attract business to Intercity services that has effectively zero marginal cost of sale.
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Unread 28-04-2016, 06:17   #278
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Hey folks,

I have an annual Leap Taxsaver covering commuter rail into Heuston, with an add-on of Luas/Dublin Bus to Connolly. How do you go about using on Dublin Bus though? I tried to tag on the bus but it failed. Anytime I've been scanned by a Luas rep enroute to Connolly from Heuston it has worked in handheld scanner.

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Unread 29-04-2016, 20:00   #279
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Firstly your ticket is certainly valid on the 145

You could try placing the leap card on the drivers machine and ask for the driver to validate the ticket giving your destination stop also

As your ticket is not valid on the full route the right side validator is likely to complain

If that doesn't work we will make inquiries
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Unread 15-06-2016, 13:46   #280
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From earlier: Effectively the rules are if in school term Mon-Fri (up until sometime after 16:30) and before 13:30 Saturday the card charges schoolchild fares



I just asked why my childs fare wasn't reduced for last weekend and I was told that IR have done away with the Saturday time....when did this happen does anyone know??
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