Tuesday 23 January 2018

Good news - Free travel for children for two weeks this summer

Buses lined up at Broadstone depot. Photo: Tony Gavin

Meadhbh McGrath

Children using a Leap card will be eligible for free public transport for two weeks at the end of July and beginning of August.

The free travel period, Monday, July 25, until Sunday, August 6, will apply to all Child Leap Card holders between the ages of four and 18.

The offer applies to Bus Éireann, Irish Rail’s Commuter Rail services, and all Dublin Bus, Luas and DART services.

Transport Minister Shane Ross made the announcement earlier today with Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority.

The promotion is intended to encourage families to use public transport for their summer outings over the school holidays.

The free scheme isn’t exclusive to Dublin either, as the card is also valid on Bus Éireann services in Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

There are a limited number of free child Leap cards available at bus and train stations around the country. For more information visit leapcard.ie.

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