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Reduced fares, like: Leap Card comes to bus services in Cork

Commuters will be able to available of discounted fares of up to 16 per cent.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

COMMUTERS USING BUS services in Cork are now able to benefit from reduced fares as the Leap Card scheme is rolled out in the city.

The service is currently available on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART, and Commuter Rail services in the capital.

Minister of State Alan Kelly announced this morning that commuters will be able to use the card on Bus Éireann services in certain areas of Cork city.

This consists of an urban Red Zone, including Routes 201 to 209, and suburban Green Zone covering Carrigtwohill to the east, Ballincollig to the west, Crosshaven to the south, and Cloghroe to the north.

A number of shops are now selling the cards, and buses have been fitted with card readers.

Martin Walsh of Bus Éireann said the card will allow customers to avail of a 16 per cent reduction in fares, and also “24 hour and 7 day products”.

“We’re also looking forward to the introduction of both Child and Student Leap Cards on our Cork services later this year,” he added.

It will also be available on Irish Rail services in the city later this year.

Over 400,000 cards have been issued in Dublin, and handling over a million euro worth of journeys a week.

Read: Take off-peak buses in Dublin? You could be in line for a fare decrease… >

More: Leap Card users will pay no more than €10 a day >

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