Kids go free on Leap Card services for two weeks

'Kids Go Free' on all public transport services covered by Leap Card for two weeks.

The initiative, which takes place from Monday, July 3 until Sunday, July 16, was announced by today Transport Minister Shane Ross and Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority - writes dublinlive.

Free travel will automatically apply to any holder of a Child Leap Card when the card is presented and the promotion covers the vast majority of public transport journeys in the state:

  • All Dublin Bus scheduled services (excluding Airlink)
  • All Luas services
  • All DART services
  • All Commuter Rail services in Dublin’s “Short Hop Zone”

Bus Éireann services where Leap Card Validators are available, including: Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (Excluding Expressway) and Bus Éireann Services in Cork city, Limerick city, Galway city, and Waterford city

Minister Ross said: “This is a fantastic initiative from the National Transport Authority which I hope will encourage lots of families to avail of public transport this summer. "

Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority added: “Of course, this promotion doesn’t just apply to Dublin. The historic cities of Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford are also included.

“At a time when a lot of people still find themselves under financial pressure, we want to do everything we can to make it easier for families to get out and enjoy all there is on offer throughout the network of public transport services covered by Leap.

“One way we can do this is by making sure that the cost of transport for families is not prohibitive and our Kids Go Free promotion does precisely that.

“It also gives that extra bit of freedom to the teenagers who can now meet up with their friends in town without breaking the bank and just as important, gets them into the habit of using public transport.”

This offer is valid for Child Leap Card 4-15 and Child Leap Card 16-18, (which is valid up to the holder’s 19th birthday), as long as the card has at least 1 cent credit.

If you don’t have a Child Leap Card, a limited stock of free 4-15 Child Leap Cards is now available at the following locations:

  • Dublin Bus Head Office, 59 O’Connell Street, Dublin 1
  • Connolly, Heuston and Pearse Train Stations
  • Bus Station, Parnell Place, Cork
  • Bus Station, Ceannt Station, Eyre Square, Galway
  • Bus Station, Parnell St, Limerick
  • Bus Station, The Quay, Waterford

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