Bring your +1 for free this Bank Holiday weekend – with your TFI Leap Card

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You see a bus with a man in a suit and young people holding cards that say +1 and a Leap card poster of sorts - this is an offer for St. Brigid's Day Bank Holiday weekend

If you’re going to be up and about this Bank Holiday weekend, exploring the different events, talks, offers, and programmes being held in honour of St. Brigid’s Day – here’s a handy piece of information.

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has launched a unique promotion for Transport for Ireland (TFI) Leap Card users. This “Leap +1” offer will entitle a TFI Leap Card user to bring someone on-board eligible TFI train, tram and bus services for free across the February Bank Holiday weekend, Saturday 4th to Monday 6th of February inclusive.

As part of the Leap +1 promotion, any passenger paying their fare using a TFI Leap Card can bring one person to travel with them for the duration of their journey, free of charge, on participating services.

The green and yellow Transport for Ireland bus and people holding their Leap Cards - a photo shoot for the promotional offer of +1 for St. Brigid's Day Bank Holiday weekend for those using public transport

Customers will simply present their TFI Leap Card to pay for their journey or validate a pre-loaded ticket as normal, and bring someone along for free for the duration of their journey.

Commenting at its launch, Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD said: “The TFI Leap Card has gone from strength to strength and it continues to expand with the roll out of the young adult Leap Card.  Over 80,000 young adult cards were purchased from July last year to the end of the year.

Public Transport customers across Ireland are responding positively to our improved and expanded services on the network with passenger numbers, now back to pre-Covid levels.  Ireland is one of the few European countries where public transport has bounced back in such a strong way.  This Leap +1 means that even more people can experience what our public transport system has to offer.  It’s an initiative that’s good for friends and family and that’s good for our environment, as we enjoy this first February Bank Holiday.

Anne Graham, NTA CEO, said: “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.

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.

“The Leap +1 initiative provides the opportunity for people to come together this Bank Holiday weekend to meet up with friends and family while using public transport which is a more sustainable choice.

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