Luas reaffirms customers "found travelling without a ticket" will be fined amid 'Free Luas' Twitter campaign 1 month ago

Luas reaffirms customers "found travelling without a ticket" will be fined amid 'Free Luas' Twitter campaign

"A valid ticket, validated Leap Card, or valid Public Services Card with Free Travel is required to travel on Luas."

The Luas has reaffirmed that "customers found travelling without a ticket" will be fined amid a recent 'Free Luas' Twitter campaign.

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The slogan 'Free Luas' has been trending on Twitter over recent days after a Tweet from Carl Kinsella led to an array of Twitter users joining in to joke that the transport service is "free" of charge.

"A long-term goal of mine has been to lead a disinformation campaign which claims that the Luas is free until enough people believe it that they have no choice but to give in and make the Luas is free," Kinsella wrote on Thursday.

He added: "So if anyone ever asks you, remember: the Luas is free."

It didn't take long for people throughout the country to join in and before long the #FreeLuas was trending on the platform.

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Even Dublin Airport took to Twitter to hop on the bandwagon with a photo of the Luas captioned: "Luas is the Irish word for free."

In response to questioning about the Tweets, a Transdev spokesperson told JOE on Monday: "A valid ticket, validated Leap Card, or valid Public Services Card with Free Travel is required to travel on Luas."

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They added that customers who fail to provide tickets will have to pay a fine of €100.

"Customers found travelling without a ticket will be issued a Standard Fare Notice for €100," the spokesperson continued.