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Dublin bus and travel pass question

  • 29-06-2022 3:42pm
    Registered Users Posts: 4

    Sorry but I've never used Dublin bus before so this may all seem straight forward to many of you and bit daft

    I've visual impairment so question is just for putting my head to rest

    I use the Luas, and it's heaven as I can carry my PPS card with my details and just produce it if I'm asked.

    Trains require bookings and automation at the gates whilst bus eireann have a box at drivers seat and you just tell them where you are going and press the card against it

    So how does it work with Dublin bus??

    PS not from Dublin either. No big deal once get used to it I will be ok


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭mikeybhoy

    Get on and scan the psc card off the leap card validator on the right hand side. Hope that helps I'm sure the driver will be able to assist if visually impaired.

  • Registered Users Posts: 663 ✭✭✭POBox19

    There's a card reader just inside the door on the right. Just touch the card to it until it beeps. If it doesn't work just show the card to the driver. Should be no problem.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 aboat

    Cool thanks.

    And then do I have to give a destination for where I'm going or is it just automatically picked up as free travel (i honestly won't have a clue where I'm going)

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭mikeybhoy

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 aboat


    Lastly what's the announcement system on board for telling you where you're at like "next stop" on trains???

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,082 ✭✭✭mikeybhoy

    Yes Dublin Bus has next stop annoucements but they don't always correlate to the place you actually want to go. The driver should be able to give you a shout on the intercom if you ask nicely.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4 aboat

    Thanks guys