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National Transport Authority’s Leap Card Wins First Prize at Transport Ticketing Awards

Posted on 30/01/14 at 10:09

“Best Smart Ticketing Consumer Engagement and Adoption Scheme”

The National Transport Authority has been announced as the first prize winner of the prestigious Best Smart Card Ticketing Consumer Engagement Award at the Transport Ticketing 2014 Conference and Expo in London. The award recognizes the progress the Leap Card has made in its Greater Dublin Area market in the two years since its introduction.

“The Authority is very proud to have won this prestigious Award.  The Leap Card has been embraced by the travelling public in Ireland.  Over 400,000 cards are now in circulation in the region and over 2.2 million journeys per month are now paid for by Leap.  We are rolling the scheme out to Cork and Galway cities this year”, said Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority.

Minister Alan Kelly TD congratulated the Authority and paid particular tribute to the members of the Leap Card team whose commitment and dedication had brought such a strong product to the market.

The consumer benefits of Leap Card include:

•Cheaper tickets – up to 19% saving on a single cash fare on Dublin Bus, up to 23% saving on DART and commuter rail and up to 20% saving on Luas, the Dublin light rail system

•Fast and hassle-free – no need to carry exact change, no need to transact with the bus driver or ticket office or machine

•Newly-introduced fare capping – daily and weekly maxima now apply to travel – on any or all Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail services in the Dublin region

•Security – monies pre-paid on lost cards can be re-instated when the card has been pre-registered on the Leap Card website

•Record-keeping – full details of all journeys taken are available for easy download on the website

•Convenient upload – credit can be uploaded on Leap Card through a wide network of retail outlets, or at rail and Luas station ticket vending machines or online with later collection

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