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Bus Eireann Staff Benefits

  • 04-07-2021 3:20pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 3 Dubbaroo22
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    Hi all,

    Would anybody be able to give an overview of the Bus Eireann staff benefits? I’m particularly interested in the travel and healthcare benefits.
    I am aware that I would be eligible for a PTI card if successful in joining the company, but unsure what benefits that would avail me of.

    Thank you :)
    Dubbaroo22


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,966 ✭✭✭ Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime
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    Dubbaroo22 wrote: »
    Hi all,

    Would anybody be able to give an overview of the Bus Eireann staff benefits? I’m particularly interested in the travel and healthcare benefits.
    I am aware that I would be eligible for a PTI card if successful in joining the company, but unsure what benefits that would avail me of.

    Thank you :)
    Dubbaroo22

    PTI card is only an identification card, it does not entitle you to free travel.

    After one year your doctor kicks in. That's it. It's just over 2 euro a week from your wages and you can go visit a doctor that they assign you.

    The free travel thing, if you live withing Dublin and work in a depot withing Dublin you'll get a Dublin bus pass only. If you live outside Dublin they'll issue you a bus Eireann pass from your place of home to place of work only.

    You won't get a rail pass. Only after you become permanent they will issue you approx 12 rail tickets for you to write on , one way only tickets.

    As I said , a PTI card is only an ID card to go with the other cards. A PTI card alone officially won't do anything for you.

    Other benefits depending on your location of work will be a staff canteen with mediocre food for about 7 euro a plate. Prison food is better.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,922 ✭✭✭ Vic_08
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    As I said , a PTI card is only an ID card to go with the other cards. A PTI card alone officially won't do anything for you.

    Priv rate on UK railways and foot passenger on Stena and Irish Ferries with Bus Eireann PTI card, essentially 75% off walk-up fares.
    Other benefits depending on your location of work will be a staff canteen with mediocre food for about 7 euro a plate. Prison food is better.

    Dublin Bus city centre canteen was always mediocre at best, not worth the stench of walking down that back alley.

    Broadstone was crap when I started but got much better after a change to the same contractor as Earl Place, unlike there we had a chef who could actually cook. May have gotten worse since then though. Main problem with Broadstone was the short hours; single round of breakfast and lunch only, more suited to the office staff than drivers.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,966 ✭✭✭ Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime
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    Its been a while since I was there but are there any possibilities of the PTI privileges in the UK changing or gone since Brexit ? But yeah the discount on the rail there was fantastic.

    The ferry crossing I used it a few years ago, its only a 1 return trip a year now and it's only with Irish ferries.

    The food as you rightly say is more for the office staff, breakfast and lunch but come half 3 that's the end of it. Nothing to be had bar whatever is in the vending machine up there.

    Earl place canteen is a disgrace, I've many views on it I would rather not share openly but we are very much on the same level


  • Registered Users Posts: 3 Dubbaroo22
    Registered User


    Thanks for the responses - really good benefits considering! Looking at Limerick/Cork as potential depots to drive out of, so any travel benefit is better than none!


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