The Leap Card can be used for rail travel between stations within the 'Short Hop Zone'. This Zone includes all stations in the Dublin area from Kilcoole to Balbriggan and Commuter Stations from Dublin City Centre to Kilcock and from Dublin Heuston to Sallins and Naas.
Travel Credit works in a similar way to mobile phone credit. Every time you use the card to travel the cost of the journey is deducted. If there is insufficient no credit on the card it cannot be used for any further journeys until it is 'Topped Up' at a ticket machine or online at www.leapcard.ie.
1. Place the Leap Card in the slot provided. 2. Select the Top-Up Amount from options shown on the screen 3. Insert the amount selected - Notes/Coins/Credit or Debit Cards accepted 4. Remove the Leap Card from the pocket as indicated on screen 5. Your Leap Card is now Topped Up and ready for immediate use
Gates and Poles may on occasion fail to identify the Touch-On / Touch-Off. It is up to the customer to ensure the card has been read successfully. The two main reasons for card failure are:
1. Incorrect Positioning of Smart Card If the Leap Card is not placed against the reader/'target' on the pole or gate, it will not be read. Ensure that the card is held steadily against the Card reading 'target' for at least a second. Do not wave the card over the Smart Card reading target.Do not put the Smart Card into the horizontal paper ticket slot on a gate.
2. Smart Card Interference Remove the Leap Card from your wallet or bag before using it. Other Smart Cards you may have in your wallet or bag can cause interference with this card, which will make it inoperable.