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If you have a Leap card you can now ditch your DublinBikes card

The initiative won’t allow people to pay for their DublinBikes trips from their Leap Card account, but will allow them to use the same card for the bikeshare as for the bus, Luas or Dart.

NTA chief executive Anne Graham with Jude Davis (7) from Finglas and Lacey Ann Walsh (7) from Blanchardstown and former Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe.
NTA chief executive Anne Graham with Jude Davis (7) from Finglas and Lacey Ann Walsh (7) from Blanchardstown and former Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe.
Image: Rollingnews.ie

YOU CAN NOW use your Leap Card to use bikeshare service DublinBikes once you associate the transport card with your account on dublinbikes.ie

The initiative won’t allow people to pay for their Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes trips from their Leap Card account, but will allow them to use the same card for the bikeshare as they use for the bus, Luas or Dart.

Your DublinBikes account remains the source for payment for annual memberships and three-day ticketing – and for each bike trip taken which incurs a cost.

To associate your Leap Card with your DublinBikes account:

  • Existing bikeshare members can log into their account at dublinbikes.ie to associate a LEAP Card with their existing account.
  • New members can log on to dublinbikes.ie where they will be requested to choose either Leap Card or a Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes membership card.
  • A leap card can then be validated at any of the 101 bike stations across the city.

Donohoe Graham 3 Michael Nolan of Transport Infrastructure Ireland, former Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and current NTA chief executive Anne Graham. Source: Rollingnews.ie

Convenient

Dublin City Council, the National Transport Authority, and DublinBikes sponsors Coca-Cola and JCDecaux announced the scheme today.

“This will make it very easy and convenient for new and existing bike share members, to easily link with other modes of public transport,” said Brendan Carr, Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, added: “Being able to use LEAP Card across multiple transport modes has proved to be a big draw for commuters with over one million cards sold since its launch five years ago.

Adding the customer ID for dublinbikes to the Leap card should make people’s journeys around town a little easier… people will have one less card to carry around.

The DublinBikes scheme has more than 64,000 subscribers and has seen 16.3 million journeys since its beginnings in 2009.

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