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Leap Card users can bring a +1 for free this February Bank Holiday

This February Bank Holiday weekend, bring someone with you for free as your +1 on participating TFI transport services, using your TFI Leap Card.

THIS FEBRUARY BANK Holiday weekend (Sat 4th, Sun 5th and Monday 6th), bring someone with you for free as your +1 on participating TFI transport services, using your TFI Leap Card.

Transport for Ireland

As the shoots of spring begin appearing this February (hopefully), why not mark the new bank holiday weekend the right way by setting off with a friend somewhere new, all thanks to Transport for Ireland (TFI).

TFI is offering Leap Card users the chance to bring someone free of charge for the duration of their journey, from Saturday 4th to Monday 6th of February inclusive, when paying for travel using their Leap Card. As part of the Leap +1 promotion, any passenger paying their fare using a Leap Card can select one person to travel with them for free on participating TFI bus, train, and tram services. 

With TFI, whether it’s heading out for a shopping spree, visiting a different area, or planning a night out, bring a friend along for free. 

How to avail of the offer 

The Leap +1 promotion will be applicable on Ireland’s newest bank holiday weekend – Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th of February 2023. The promotion commences at 00:01 on Saturday 4th and ends at 23:59 on Monday 6th February 2023.

To make use of the offer, all you have to do is present your Leap Card to pay for your journey, or validate a pre-loaded ticket as normal, and make sure your plus one is with you.  

To use the offer on board a bus, make sure to let the driver know that you have a +1. When travelling on commuter train, DART or Luas, use your TFI Leap Card at the validator to touch on and off as normal and simply travel together with your +1. Train stations will be either staffed or gates will be left open for the period of the promotion to ensure +1s can get through to the platform. 

Whether you take one of the 450,000 journeys using a Leap Card across Ireland every day, or you want to explore the improved network of TFI transport options, this February Bank Holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity to make use of the TFI network.

Where you can avail of the offer 

You can avail of the offer on the following participating TFI services: Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, TFI Local Link, Bus Éireann (Excluding Expressway), Luas, DART and Commuter Rail on the Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail network.  

If you have a valid Monthly/Annual Irish Rail ticket on a Leap Card you can use it to avail of this promotion on the services for which your ticket is valid, excluding travel cross border.

In addition, the following subsided routes are also included in the promotion: 

Kilkenny City, Routes KK1 / KK2 operated by City Direct;

Limerick City – Castletroy Route 310 operated by Dublin Coach;

Naas – Blanchardstown Route 139 operated by JJ Kavanagh.

TFI Leap +1 

With well over a billion Leap Card journeys recorded and the six millionth Leap Card sold in September 2022, TFI are using this bank holiday weekend to give back. National Transport Authority (NTA) CEO, Anne Graham, is excited about the new promotion and to provide the opportunity to reward customers.   

This February Bank Holiday weekend I invite people to experience how their TFI network of trains, trams and buses has improved and expanded, while offering a greener, more connected, public transport system.”

Last year, fares were reduced by an average of 20% across TFI bus, train and tram services, in part to encourage more people to rely on public transport.

“The NTA has set an ambitious target to increase public transport services across Ireland to help connect the nation, while also placing a strong emphasis on reducing public transport emissions,” added Graham.

“We hope this new promotion will encourage people to leave the car at home and introduce a friend to experience the Transport for Ireland network.”

So, with cleaner, greener and cheaper travel, the only question is….Who will be your +1? Visit Transportforireland.ie for details, terms, conditions and participating Operators.

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