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What is a Smart Card?

This card is used to store travel credit that is deducted as you travel by rail within the Short Hop Zone. This Smart Card works in a similar way to those used on the Luas in Dublin or on the Tube in London. Smart Cards use contactless technology.

Customers must place their card against the validators on Iarnród Éireann's gates or poles. These are located at entry and exit points of stations. Don't forget to Tag-On before joining your train as not doing so would constitute fare evasion. Don't forget to Tag-Off at the end of your journey so that the correct fare will be charged.

Failure to Tag-Off will result in the maximum fare being charged to your card.