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What happens if an adult purchases a child ticket?

Any person aged 16 years or older who purchases a child ticket will be issued with a Fixed Payment Notice. Child tickets are only valid for persons aged 3-15 years. Persons aged 16-18 years can avail of reduced rate child fares in the Dublin Short Hop Zone and on the Cork commuter services between Cork and Cobh and Cork and Midleton if they obtain a personalised Leap card for 16 - 18 year-olds with the card holders name and photograph. See