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Leap card on Irish Rail Commuter line

  • 26-09-2020 2:44am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ poloeve


    On the Leap card site it says the leap card can be used on Irish Rail Commuter routes, can anyone confirm if this includes trains as far as Gorey (which is classed as a commuter route). I can't find anything online other than it talking about fare capping on short-hop zones. I know the capping won't take place as its outside the short-hop zone but can the card be used at all on this route?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    No


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,381 ✭✭✭ AngryLips


    poloeve wrote: »
    On the Leap card site it says the leap card can be used on Irish Rail Commuter routes, can anyone confirm if this includes trains as far as Gorey (which is classed as a commuter route). I can't find anything online other than it talking about fare capping on short-hop zones. I know the capping won't take place as its outside the short-hop zone but can the card be used at all on this route?


    Leap card can only be used within the short hop zone AFAIK


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,399 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    You didn't look that hard on the Leopard website as the answer to your question is there, along with a picture of the extent of the travel zone. :)

    https://about.leapcard.ie/dart

    That said, they could at least have used a better map :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ poloeve


    You didn't look that hard on the Leopard website as the answer to your question is there, along with a picture of the extent of the travel

    That said, they could at least have used a better map

    Thanks for the response but the link you sent says commuter lines which the Gorey one is according to Irish Rail. The short-hop zone is mentioned when they are talking about capping, hence why I asked the question. Not hard to send a polite response.....


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,399 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    poloeve wrote: »
    Thanks for the response but the link you sent says commuter lines which the Gorey one is according to Irish Rail. The short-hop zone is mentioned when they are talking about capping, hence why I asked the question. Not hard to send a polite response.....

    From the aforementioned Leap website...

    “TFI Leap Card can be used on DART and commuter services in Dublin and Cork. “

    Gorey isn’t in Dublin or Cork nor is it on the DART. Make what you will of that.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ poloeve


    From the aforementioned Leap website...

    “TFI Leap Card can be used on DART and commuter services in Dublin and Cork. “

    Gorey isn’t in Dublin or Cork nor is it on the DART. Make what you will of that

    Well Kilcoole is also not in Dublin, so.......


  • Moderators, Regional South Moderators Posts: 5,292 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Quackster


    poloeve wrote: »
    From the aforementioned Leap website...

    “TFI Leap Card can be used on DART and commuter services in Dublin and Cork. “

    Gorey isn’t in Dublin or Cork nor is it on the DART. Make what you will of that

    Well Kilcoole is also not in Dublin, so.......
    Given that Leap Card can now be used on all BÉ services nationwide, you'd think the same would apply for IE services.

    Edit: Although thinking about it a bit more, the tag-on/tag-off commuter-rail Leap system wouldn't be suitable for Intercity and having two different Leap systems depending on the train journey would still lead to confusion so not quite sure how to square that circle...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ poloeve


    Quackster wrote: »
    Given that Leap Card can now be used on all BÉ services nationwide, you'd think the same would apply for IE services.

    Edit: Although thinking about it a bit more, the tag-on/tag-off commuter-rail Leap system wouldn't be suitable for Intercity and having two different Leap systems depending on the train journey would still lead to confusion so not quite sure how to square that circle...

    The Gorey line isn't an intercity line, accord to the Irish Rail site its on the Dublin South Commuter line so shouldn't be too hard to extend, fingers crossed they'll do it in the future.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,399 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    poloeve wrote: »
    Well Kilcoole is also not in Dublin, so.......

    True but Gorey still isn't in the Leap zone.


  • Registered Users Posts: 78,310 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    poloeve wrote: »
    That said, they could at least have used a better map

    Thanks for the response but the link you sent says commuter lines which the Gorey one is according to Irish Rail. The short-hop zone is mentioned when they are talking about capping, hence why I asked the question. Not hard to send a polite response.....

    https://about.leapcard.ie/dart
    Please note: TFI Leap Card cannot be used on intercity train services. It can only be used to travel on train services within the regions illustrated above.

    https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/contact-us/faqs?q=leap+card
    Where does the Leap Card work?
    The Leap Card can be used for rail travel between stations within the 'Short Hop Zone'. This Zone includes all stations in the Dublin area from Kilcoole to Balbriggan and Commuter Stations from Dublin City Centre to Kilcock and from Dublin Heuston to Sallins and Naas.


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