This November, As part of our ongoing accessibility campaign and the tireless work of our committee,the NTA are now bringing the jam card to all the major operating companies in Ireland. Transport for Ireland alongside Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, Local Link and Luas are beginning the journey to becoming 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.
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:
- Connolly Station, Dublin
- Pearse Station, Dublin
- Heuston Station, Dublin
- Kent Station, Cork
- Ceannt Station, Galway
- Colbert Station, Limerick
- Plunkett Station, Waterford
- MacDiarmada Station, Sligo
- Dublin Bus Head Office
59 Upper O’Connell Street,