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29th Jun 2017

Kids Go Free On Dublin Public Transport For The Next Fortnight


Kids go free on all public transport services covered by the Leap Card from Monday, July 3 – Sunday, July 16.

The announcement was made today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Shane Ross and Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority.

Free travel will automatically apply to any holder of a Child Leap Card when the card is presented.

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. This includes:
    • Bus Éireann services in Dublin and surrounding counties (Excluding Expressway)
    • Bus Éireann Services in Cork city, Limerick city, Galway city, and Waterford city
  • Ashbourne Connect
  • 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.

    “A festival like the Irish Youth Dance Festival whose performers have kindly joined us today, is a great example of an event that, thanks to this promotion, is now even more accessible to young people and families who choose to use public transport.”

    “I’m sure many of its participants and its audience members will avail of this great deal, and if that means attracting more young people and more families into the city centre to enjoy the great range of cultural, artistic and heritage attractions that we have, then all the better.”

    Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: 

    “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 1c 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

     For more info about the offer, check out their website right here

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