The National Transport Authority has announced free travel from today, 11 August to 24 August inclusive, for all Child Leap Card holders aged between the ages of 4 and 18.
This free travel will be available on Dublin Bus, Luas, Swords Express, DART and short-hop Irish Rail in Dublin, and on Bus Éireann services in the Greater Dublin Area and in Cork.
The free travel promotion will encourage families and children to use public transport for their leisure activities in the final weeks of their school holidays. It also highlights the cheaper fares which are available to Child Leap Card holders, and serves as a reminder for families to get their Leap Cards before the new school year begins.
On 1 August, the Child Leap fares that were previously enjoyed by 4-15 year olds were expanded to include all 16, 17 and 18 year old Leap Card holders.The standard €3 deposit charge on 10,000 Child Leap Cards has also recently been waived in order to make it easier for everyone up to their 19th birthday to benefit from the cheaper fares available to children on Leap.
Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority said, “Getting a Child Leap Card is well worthwhile for 4-18 year olds who use public transport. We are encouraging parents to avail of this card by offering two weeks free travel. We are particularly keen that those in the senior cycle of secondary school apply for their personalised card so that they can enjoy the cheapest fares for getting to and from school, and for their extra-curricular activities.
He added, “Full details on where to get a Child Leap card, including identification requirements for older teens, are available online at www.childleapcard.ie.”