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#Public Transport

# public-transport - Today’s News

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# public-transport - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs

There is a large difference in distances between rural and urban settings for all services.

# public-transport - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system? Leap Forward This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

Plans are being advanced to introduce a cashless payment system on public transport by 2027.

# public-transport - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027

The plans would see contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, and possibly QR codes being used to pay.

# public-transport - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees

The company will be responsible for carrying out random tests on company workers.

# public-transport - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour.

# public-transport - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.

# public-transport - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.

# public-transport - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre Dublin This post contains videos

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre

The redesign comes after an unprecedented response to a public consultation campaign that saw almost 50,000 people contribute.

# public-transport - Friday 18 October, 2019

Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets

The company is required to meet punctuality targets as part of its contract with the NTA.

# public-transport - Thursday 17 October, 2019

'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets

The British-owned firm began operating 24 routes in Ireland in September 2018.

# public-transport - Monday 14 October, 2019

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

# public-transport - Sunday 13 October, 2019

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake

Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Eireann and Go Ahead all saw child journey’s jump by over 100% during Kids Go Free August initiative.

# public-transport - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?

People often point to how the Danish city treats cycle lanes – but could we replicate it here?

# public-transport - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

'Not just for commuters, for everybody': Should Ireland start over with its public transport system?

From buses to bike lanes, is it time for an overhaul? We explore another big idea on Ireland 2029.

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# public-transport - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message

People can text the word TRAIN followed by their location and details of the incident in question to 51444.

# public-transport - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# public-transport - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

# public-transport - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent

Sandymount Station is the most expensive to live near, with rents averaging at €2,905 per month.

# public-transport - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette

The issues with public transport mean that I don’t get out of the house very much. It also limits my options in terms of employment, writes Niamh Ní Ruari.

# public-transport - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy

The NTA’s plans are estimated to cost €3.5 billion.

# public-transport - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists

The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin.

# public-transport - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan

The NTA boss is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today to talk about Metrolink and BusConnects plans.

# public-transport - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free?

The move has been suggested as a way to prevent traffic congestion in major cities.

# public-transport - Friday 4 January, 2019

269 million passenger journeys made on State-funded public transport last year

That’s an increase of almost 19 million (17%) compared to 2017, according to provisional NTA figures.

# public-transport - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years

The service provider said vandalism is the cause in a number of cases.

# public-transport - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport

No services on Christmas Day of course, but here’s what else you need to know.

# public-transport - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

In 2016, more than 100 million passengers used public transport in the country of 600,000 people.

# public-transport - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt

James Lawless said commuters can’t get parking at the train stations and can’t get on carriages in the morning.

# public-transport - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today

NTA fare revisions mean that Luas fares are being brought in line with Dublin Bus fares.

# public-transport - Friday 21 September, 2018

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

# public-transport - Monday 6 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

# public-transport - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he will look at introducing fines on the matter.

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

# public-transport - Monday 25 June, 2018

M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s

Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.

# public-transport - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes

Sixteen new ‘core bus corridors’ are being planned in Dublin.

# public-transport - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work

The number of people travelling by car has fallen below 30% for the first time.

People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas

The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.

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