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Irish rail tickets not working at the gates

  • 10-03-2023 4:14pm
    Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭

    Does anyone else have this issue?

    I am wondering is there some fault in their electronic gates system lately but almost every time I put my ticket into the gate it keeps moving backwards and forwards before eventually being spit out. It’s a huge inconvenience to have to keep approaching the rail staff to open the gate for me. This used to only be a rare occurrence but now it is happening every time I am using the train. I am not bending or folding the ticket either. The only thing I can think of is that I got a new phone not long ago and is it possible the signal from my phone is damaging the seal part on the ticket? It’s just very baffling.


  • Registered Users Posts: 810 ✭✭✭crinkley

    I also find that if the tickets get checked on the train and stamped with their little date thing it never works at the gate at Heuston for me