Integrated ticketing to Leap at Irish Rail stations

Tara Street Station, DublinDart and Commuter rail users will be able to use Leap cards with Irish Rail ticket machines later this month.

The lack of compatibly between Leap cards and train station ticket machines has been one of the main complaints about the electronic ticket which can be used across most public transport in Dublin.

At the moment, while you can use Leap to take a train in the Dublin area, you cannot use ticket machines at Irish Rail stations to top up or check the balance of your card.

In response to a question as to why the card does not work at their stations, Irish Rail said on Twitter last week: “[The function] will be available in April. Upgrading our machines at present to facilitate top-up.”

On the Irish Rail network, the Leap card can be only used within the area shown on the map below:

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