New Leap Top-Up System Will Make Service 'Faster And Easier'

A new top-up facility on Leap cards will make services for commuters "faster and easier", Sean Kenny, Dublin Bay North Labour TD and member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, has said.

Mr Kelly said that the auto-load facility "will increase the balance of credit on a Leap Card by topping it up from the bank account of the Leap Card holder."

He said that this would add to the convenience of Leap Card users, as they will no longer need to go to a ticket machine in an Irish Rail station or a shop.

"Initially, the Leap Card was made available across Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and suburban rail services in the Greater Dublin and has added features over time. It has also started to go on to more widespread use across the country, and this will be continuing. The Leap Card has been in use since December of 2011 and more than 600,000 cards are now in use, so we can see from these figures that the services offered by the Leap Card are in great demand," Mr Kelly said.

Adding: "I warmly welcome this latest feature to the Leap Card service and look forward to additional features, and the ability to use the Leap Card across the entire country."


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