Carrying 118 million customers a year
There are over 900 buses and these cover 57
million kilometers each year.
They carry an average of 400,000 customers
each day from Monday to Friday
currently employ over 3,000 employees.
Over 90 per cent of its buses is low-floor
wheelchair accessible and it is expected that the
full fleet will be 100% accessible by 2013.
A Leap Card is a reusable plastic smart card that can be used
instead of paper tickets to pay-as-you-go for transport in Dublin.
Time based tickets (e.g. a weekly or monthly ticket) will be made
available. Leap Card fares are up to 11% cheaper than Dublin
Bus single tickets, up to 17% cheaper than Luas singles, and
up to 18% cheaper than DART and Commuter Rail singles.
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The deployment path of Fare Collection systems at
Dublin Bus is summarized as follows:
1989 Electronic Ticket Machines
1990-1 Magnetic Card Readers and launch of magneticstripe tickets
1995 Auto-fare machines
2001 Trunked Radio System
2005 Replacement Electronic Ticket Machines
2008 Smart Card System and Readers
2009 Radio system upgrade
2010 AVL and Control Centre
2011 Integrated ticketing (in progress)
Dublin Bus - Up to 15% cheaper than single cash fares
From Driver Validator
Shoppers City Centre Fare
Stages 1 – 3
Stages 4 – 7
Stages 8 – 13
From Validator on Right Hand Side
Over 13 Stages
The advantages of Leap Card are:
You pay less with a Leap card than when you pay for single fares
with cash, so you’ll save yourself money.
You can jump on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and commuter rail
services around Dublin when it suits you, without having to plan
your journey or buy a specific ticket in advance.
No more rooting around your pockets for the right change. Just pay
the appropriate fare with the Travel Credit on your Leap Card!
No more queuing at ticket machines for single tickets on Luas,
DART and commuter rail. With the Leap Card you just Top-Up with
Travel Credit and go whenever you like.
You can register your Leap Card online, so if it’s lost or stolen, no
one else can use it. Once you register, you can also see your card
history and buy Travel Credit online.