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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Commuters

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# Transport
Good news, commuters: €11 million to be spent on new train carriages
The European Commission has approved the grant for 33 new railcars on the Athlone-Portlaoise-Dublin commuter belt.
# Industrial Dispute
Bus Éireann, unions to appear before Labour Relations Commission tomorrow
Attempts will be made to avoid possible strike action in the coming days which would disrupt commuters across the country.
# New York
Dozens injured in New York ferry crash
Latest reports had 58 people injured, two of which were critical.
# train-ing day
Here's how many people travelled on Ireland's rail network in 2012
New figures released by Iarnród Éireann show the number of people taking the DART is up but Intercity and Commuter passengers figures are down.
# Luas
Luas passenger numbers up with nearly 30 million journeys last year
The increase on 2011 comes despite a week long disruption on the Red Line early in 2012.
# Commuters
Numbers taking buses and trains to work down since 2006
New Census figures show that the numbers in cars and on bikes is up, but mass transit options are less popular than before.
# Revolutionary
VIDEO: What mobile phones were like in 1989 – and 8 places to use them
According to this advert for a suitcase-sized mobile.
# getting around
Good news, Dublin commuters: Leap cards can now be topped up at DART stations
The 53 stations in the Greater Dublin Area have now been upgraded to cater for Leap Cards, eight months after the system was first brought in.
# Breaking
Pictures: Bus collision causes disruption on Luas Red Line
Services on the Luas Red Line have since returned to normal.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: New study highlights the upside to childhood obesity – and how commuters are killing the buzz for junkies taking drugs in public.
# Dublin
Dublin in top 10 most congested cities in Europe
Traffic congestion in the Irish capital was rated as worse than Leeds-Bradford, London, Stockholm and Hamburg.
# Irish Rail
450 Irish Rail job loss news 'not deferred because of referendum'
Iarnród Éireann is to look for around 11 per cent of its staff base to take a “voluntary severance package”.
Full Dart services to run over bank holiday weekend
Iarnród Éireann has announced the postponment of engineering works planned for this weekend due to the disruption it would cause over the May Bank Holiday.
# Interactive
Dude, where's my train?
Irish Rail launch interactive map that shows where all their intercity, commuter and DART trains are at any given time…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Saturday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Jobs
78 jobs to go with loss of €30m as Cork-Swansea ferry ends service
Fastnet Line will now be placed in receivership or liquidation, depending on the judge’s decision, the company has said.
# Fine Gael
Fine Gael senator hits out at "serious discrepancies" in bus fares
Catherine Noone says there is little or no rationale or consistency to Bus Éireann fares.
Delays expected after fatality on northern DART line
The northern commuter line is closed between Howth Junction and Skerries.
# Transport
Leap Card goes live today for Dublin commuters
Dublin commuters will now be able to switch between Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail Services with a single card.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In tonight’s Fix: A deal for Europe but not for the UK; bad news for commuters; good news for soccer fans; and an X Factor meltdown like you’ve never seen before.
Harmonstown-Howth DART services resume after injury suspension
# Dublin Floods
Flood-damaged DART line may reopen midweek
The DART line at the River Dodder in Dublin may reopen midweek – however serious disruption to some other services are still in effect.
# bike schemes
Public bikes scheme may be rolled out in four Irish cities
Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Galway will be holding meetings over the next fortnight to gauge support for a public bikes scheme for the cities.
# Commuters
Commute much? Working people spend eight hours a week travelling
Irish workers cover an average of 278km every seven days, new figures show.
# Jobswatch
New Dublin airport bus route to create 13 new jobs
The new route will serve a catchment area of 100,000 in south Dublin and will create over a dozen new jobs as a result.
# Royal Visit
Toll-free traffic this evening in light of Queen's event
# Argentina
Train delays in Argentina drive angry mobs to burn out carriages
A derailed carriage caused severe delays along a route in Buenos Aires. Passengers took matters into their own hands by setting three trains on fire.
# Big Freeze
Making an early break for home? Check these transport links first...
Some public transport still compromised by heavy snowfall and icy conditions.
# Big Freeze
Commuters: beware busy train and DART stations
Passenger falls getting off DART at Tara Street station as Iarnrod Eireann warns travellers to avoid Connolly.
# Big Freeze
Website whiteout for transport information
As Dublin Airport and buses suspend services, several public transport and travel information sites crash.
DART closure