Payzone leaps ahead with Wexford Bus

13 May 2013

Already well established as a convenient ticketing system with over 250,000 users to date operating on Luas, DART, Dublin Bus and Commuter Rail Services, the extension of the service to Wexford Bus on their Wexford to Dublin City & Airport route, represents the first private commercial bus operator to officially adopt the Leap Card ticketing system.

With Wexford Bus now on board, passengers of the bus company can use the travel credit on their Leap Card to pay for discounted single trips, or they can choose to load weekly tickets to their card.  Wexford Bus offers a service between Wexford and Dublin city and airport.  

As a key technology and retail delivery partner in the operation and administration of the Leap Card initiative, Payzone is primarily responsible for the provision and management of the smart card point-of sale network, so customers can buy smart cards, top them up, and buy a range of products in retail outlets.

Passengers of Wexford Bus can purchase and top up their Leap Card at more than 450 authorised Leap Card agents (Payzone branded outlets) across Dublin , online at www.leapcard.ie and now at a number of Payzone outlets in Wexford, including Gwalia Stores in Gorey, The Bus Stop Shop in Enniscorthy and The Selskar Bookshop in Wexford town.    


Brendan Crowley, managing director, Wexford Bus commented: “We are very pleased to introduce the Leap Card ticketing system to our customers.  We are continually looking at ways to improve the service for our passengers and the convenience that the Leap Card technology brings will be of huge benefit.  We expect that many of our regular commuters will switch to a Leap Card and we look forward to further developing the offering over the coming months.”

Speaking on behalf of Payzone, Jim Deignan, managing director, Payzone Ireland said: “This latest partnership for the Leap Card project with Wexford Bus in another significant milestone in the rollout of the service.  We are delighted that Payzone is playing such a central part in the operation of the initiative and it is great to see the extension of the service now reaching out to a number of our Payzone branded outlets in Wexford.  We look forward to continued expansion of the service and leveraging the reach of our retail payments network of 2,000 Payzone branded retail outlets located throughout the country.”

For more details on using Leap Card, please visit www.leapcard.ie
         

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About Payzone:
Payzone is Ireland’s largest branded consumer payments acceptance network. The company also operates across Europe providing a wide range of payments services in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Germany and Romania. Payzone implements and operates payment networks including mobile top-ups, tolling payments, credit and debit card processing, bill payment, pre-paid debit cards and electronic gift solutions.  Payzone processes over 380 million transactions annually.

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