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  • Writer's pictureGerry Monaghan

The NTA Announces All Public Transport in Ireland Will Continue to Become JAM Card Friendly

The National Transport Authority have announced that public transport across Ireland will be continuing their journey to become JAM Card Friendly. These public transport systems include TFI operators such as Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, TFI Local Link and Luas.

Jam Card is an initiative set up by NOW Group’s participants, a social enterprise in Northern Ireland, to assist those with hidden disabilities and communication barriers. JAM Card allows people with a hidden disability or communication barrier to tell others that they need extra time and patience in a simple and subtle way. You can show your hidden disabilities card when you are out shopping, dining out for food, visiting a bank, using public transport and more!

Public transportation can be an overwhelming and stressful experience for those with autism, learning disabilities, and other hidden disabilities. JAM Card allows users to tell public transport drivers in a discreet way that they might need ‘Just A Minute’ of their patience. Drivers on all Transport for Ireland platforms have been trained to recognise the JAM Card, to ensure that customers will have a stress-free travel experience.

Nicola Tipping, JAM Card’s Business Development Manager, said ‘‘“We’re delighted to partner with the National Transport Authority to help bring the JAM Card to public transport users across Ireland. We hope to improve the access of services for people with learning difficulties and autism.’’

The National Transport Authority’s aim in introducing the JAM Card is to continue in its efforts to make public transportation safe and accessible for all passengers, based on their individual needs. All Transport for Ireland platforms have been adequately trained to recognise the JAM’s hidden disabilities card. They want to ensure that Ireland continues their journey to become JAM Card-friendly.

Where Can I Get A JAM Card?

JAM Cards are available in the standard card form or as a smartphone app for easy access. There are several different ways you can acquire a JAM Card. You can get a JAM Card by filling out a form on our website and we will post it to your address.

If you would prefer not to use the physical card, you can also use our JAM Card app which is available to download directly from Google Play and the Apple Store. The app allows you to choose your message option and find JAM friendly businesses close to your location or upcoming destination.

For more information on JAM Card for Business and how you can get involved in being inclusive for all, get in touch with us today by calling 028 9043 6400 or alternatively you can email us at



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