Originally Posted by Doltanian
My understanding is that I must pay ?10, ?5 for the card and ?5 in pre loaded travel credit. Will my card then have ?10 or ?5 onboard? Is there an actual charge of ?5 for the plastic card I mean? It says on their website, ?5 deposit (refundable) with the refundable part confusing me.
The way it works is you will have ?5 credit on the card in the case outlined above.
However if you have positive balance on the card before making a journey, you can still make that journey if it would take you to no more than ?5 into a negative balance
So for example, if you had 24c on your card and the journey cost ?1.60 euro you could make that journey and you would be left with - ?1.36. However once you are in minus credit you cannot use the card anymore until you top up.
If you cancel/return the card they will refund the ?5 in addition to any credit on the card, if you are in minus figures when you cancel the negative balance will be subtracted from your refund.
I'm travelling Heuston to Abbey Street by Luas, I tag on at the start and off at the end? also is this how it works on the Dublin Bus also?
For LUAS and DART and Commuter Rail you tag on and tag off.
For Dublin Bus you tag on only and you may need to interact with the driver unless you are making quite a long journey since the validator on the right hand side of bus takes maximum fare, if you don't want to travel that far you will need to present the card on drivers ticket machine and tell him where you are going
See here for info on using LEAP on Dublin Bus