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Reduced Fares and Caps in September on Leap

  • 19-09-2019 5:54pm
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    Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,286 Mod ✭✭✭✭ devnull


    From 16th to 29th September there will be a special offer running on all Leap Cards resulting in reductions to daily cap amounts and reductions on single fares.

    Reduced Caps in Dublin
    TFI are lowering the TFI Leap Card weekly caps, so if you travel on Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail (Short-Hop zone), you won’t pay more than €25 for students and adults and €7 for children; the next time you travel on those services during that week you travel for free!

    Galway, Cork, Limerick, Waterford, Athlone, Balbriggan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Navan, Sligo Bus Eireann Discounts
    TFI Leap City and Town single fares are reduced by an additional 30% ecluding Expressway, Intercity and Rural services.

    Full list of promotional fares at:
    https://about.leapcard.ie/september-fares-promotion


Comments

  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,797 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Grumble grumble paid in advance grumble grumble....

    Annual tickets are already anywhere from basically useless - once holidays and so on are taken in to account - to actually a waste of money unless you're getting Taxsaver. And there's plenty of people paying only USC/PRSI or those + 20% PAYE so not getting the full savings.

    I get the promotional advantage of it, but it is just a tad annoying. Like ISP new customer offers and so on.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,538 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Not seeing any real advantage to this for the average guy - 25 euro cap so if using Dublin bus you might get a free ride at the weekend


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Get Real


    fritzelly wrote: »
    Not seeing any real advantage to this for the average guy - 25 euro cap so if using Dublin bus you might get a free ride at the weekend

    25 quid to travel on all Dublin public transport for the whole week is good value. Obviously depends on usage. But if I got a bus to town (3quid) and luas to work (2.80) and same trip back, with cash that's 11.60. by 5 days is 58quid. Then a return dart to howth on Saturday, you're up to about 65quid, versus 25.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,538 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    With the leap card it costs me a fiver a day - 2.50ish on the bus or dart depending on my mood on the day


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,216 ✭✭✭ sharper


    Anyone using an Xpresso on leap would be paying €3 each way so I guess their trip home on a Friday would be free.

    Almost everyone using those regularly would likely have some type of ticket though.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,132 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    fritzelly wrote: »
    Not seeing any real advantage to this for the average guy - 25 euro cap so if using Dublin bus you might get a free ride at the weekend

    No fare caps outside the pale though: we are getting a real cash discount.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,538 ✭✭✭✭ fritzelly


    Ended up availing of this as worked overtime, cost 90c instead of a fiver for the dart on Saturday there and back so I take back my complaint


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