Transport for Ireland (TFI) is delighted to announce that Young Adult and Student Leap Card holders will enjoy 50% off travel on participating commercial bus operator services from this week.
Students and young adults (aged 19-23), have been availing of half price travel across the Transport for Ireland Network since May and now they can also avail of ‘half the fares and double the fun’ on participating commercial bus operators nationwide.
The Young Adult Leap Card is available to all 19 to 23 year olds right up to their 24th birthday.
The Student Leap Card remains available to students in full-time education who are 24 years old and above.
The 50% fare reductions for young people were introduced in May for subsidised public transport journeys, including Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Iarnród Éireann.
From this week they will also apply to participating commercial bus operators, including:
- Bus Éireann Expressway
- City Direct
- City Link
- Dublin Coach
- Dublin Express
- J.J Kavanagh & Sons Ltd
- Kelly Travel
- More participating operators will be added in the coming weeks.
For a full list of participating operators and information on how to avail of the discount go to TransportforIreland.ie
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said: “This is a good news story for young commuters and a really timely one too with the start of college, apprenticeships and training courses just around the corner. Initiatives such as the Young Adult Card, the Student Leap Card and the 20% average fare reduction which was introduced as a cost-of-living measure earlier this year, are firstly putting money back into people’s pockets, and secondly, are helping us reduce our emissions from transport because more people are choosing public and shared transport.
We have seen a marked increase in public transport usage in recent months following the introduction of these fare initiatives, with the travelling public recognising the real value for money that these services provide. I’m delighted that the Young Adult Card fare is now being extended to the many commercial bus operators across the country who have chosen to participate in the Scheme.”
CEO of the National Transport Authority Anne Graham said: ‘Value for money is not the only factor that gets people on to public transport, but it is an important one, and we do know that cutting fares to such an extent and expanding services where people can avail of these discounts, will make public transport more attractive to more young adults. We look forward to seeing more young adults using public transport to get to work or college or just when getting out and about with their friends and family’.