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Posted: 26/03/2018

Smart Card Charging – Locks and Bridges

Notice Number 15 of 2018

Smart Card Charging – Locks and Bridges

A Smart Card system will be tested at Albert Lock on the River Shannon from the 16-30th April 2018.
Following the technical test period and depending on the learnings taken from it, Waterways Ireland will then begin the roll out of smart card usage at all locks and lifting bridges on the Shannon.
A technical test and rollout is also taking place on the Lower Bann.

A Smart Card system will be tested at Albert Lock on the River Shannon from the 16-30th April 2018.

Following the technical test period and depending on the learnings taken from it, Waterways Ireland will then begin the roll out of smart card usage at all locks and lifting bridges on the Shannon.

A technical test and rollout is also taking place on the Lower Bann.

 

Phased Introduction of Smart Card Charging

PhaseChangeDates
1Technical testing of the smart card system at Albert Lock  on the Shannon and Cutts Lock on the Lower Bann16 - 30 Apr 2018
2The roll-out of the smart card system will begin for all locks on the Shannon and Lower Bann. Cash will still be accepted for passage1 May - 30 Jun 2018
3All locks on the Shannon and Lower Bann will accept smart card. Boaters presenting with cash will be able to buy a smart card from the lock keeper.1 July – 30 Sep 2018
4All locks on the Shannon and Lower Bann will accept smart card. Pre-purchase of Smart Cards will be required. The lock-keeper will not sell cards from this date. 1 Oct 2018 Onwards

 

The cost of the lock passage on the Shannon will remain the same and will take two units from the smart card. The cost of the lock passage on the Lower Bann will be 1 unit. The lock passage on the Shannon-Erne Waterway will remain at 1 unit. The 10 unit card cost €6.35/£5.55 and the 20 unit card €12.70/£11.15. 

Cards can be purchased from local retailers and www.shopwaterwaysireland.org.

Further information on the smart card system can be found at www.waterwaysireland.org or by emailing info@waterwaysireland.org or by calling +353 (57) 9373406

Shane Anderson

Lt Cdr(Rtd)

Assistant Inspector of Navigation

26th March 2018 

 

Tel:  353 (0)57 9373406


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