This November, Transport for Ireland along with Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, TFI Local Link and Luas are continuing our journey to become JAM Card friendly. The Jam Card will assist customers using the public transport system and make their experience as stress-free as possible.

 

What is JAM Card and who is it for?

JAM Card allows people with a communication barrier tell others they need ‘Just A Minute’ discreetly and easily.

The JAM Card© was created by NOW Group, a social enterprise that supports people with learning difficulties and autism into jobs with a future and their service users told them that they would like a way to relay to people that they need a little extra time or patience.

Find out more about NOW Group at www.nowgroup.org and JAM Card© at www.jamcard.org.

There are 3 message options to choose from:

1) Please be patient, I have autism

2) Please be patient, I have a learning disability/difficulty

3) Please be patient, I have a condition

For those with a learning difficulty, autism or any condition where there can be a communication barrier, the JAM Card allows users to relay to others that they may need a little extra time in a simple, effective non-verbal manner. The JAM Card is useful when on public transport, in a retail or any other customer facing environment.

 

Where can I get one?

There are several different methods to get a JAM Card.

JAM Cards are available for collection from the following transport hubs:

Irish Rail Stations:

  1. Connolly Station, Dublin
  2. Pearse Station, Dublin
  3. Heuston Station, Dublin
  4. Kent Station, Cork
  5. Ceannt Station, Galway
  6. Colbert Station, Limerick
  7. Plunkett Station, Waterford
  8. MacDiarmada Station, Sligo

Dublin Bus:

Dublin Bus Head Office, O’Connoll St

TFI Local Link:

All TFI Local Link Offices around the country. For details of your nearest office visit the TFI Local Link Contact page.

 

You can also request one directly from NOW Group by visiting the JAM Card website and filling out the request form.

 

Or if you would prefer not to use the physical card, there is a JAM Card app available for Android and iOS. The app allows you to choose your message option, leave reviews and find other JAM friendly businesses.

Download Apple Journey Planner travel app for Ireland  Download Journey Planner travel Android app for Ireland