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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Dublin Bus

This week
28th May 2023 - 2nd June 2023
# Can I Tap?
How have other countries managed contactless bus payments while Ireland has not?
The National Transport Authority recently said it would take “years” for the service to be rolled out.
Last month
May 2023
# tap on
Contactless payments on buses to be trialled from the end of May
The project is said to be at an “advanced stage”.
This year
# Courts
Man falsely claimed he was injured in a collision between a bus and a car
The man claimed he had suffered soft tissue injuries including to his shoulders during the collision but had been standing on a nearby footpath when it happened.
# Public Transport
Bus passenger numbers on public transport network return to pre-pandemic levels
In November 2022, Bus Eireann carried 3.5 million passengers, surpassing comparable figures from 2019.
# Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus services to be suspended in west Tallaght from this evening
The NBRU general secretary said a ‘very small minority’ are damaging the ‘ability of Dublin Bus to provide a proper public transport service’.
Last year
# Contactless
Contactless and phone payment trial on buses expected in early 2023, says Eamon Ryan
Ryan admitted that the bus service IT system has been “creaking” and that it needs to be replaced and modernised.
# Transport Committee
Dublin Bus to apologise for service disruption in recent months
The Joint Oireachtas Transport Committee will hear from the new Chief Executive of Dublin Bus.
# Investigation
Investigation launched after Dublin Bus filmed driving down footpath to avoid traffic
The incident happened on Tuesday morning in the Dublin 6 area.
# ghost buses
Dublin Bus apologises for 'real-time' issues as staffing crisis could delay BusConnects roll-out
Dublin Bus has 150 vacancies to fill, while Go-Ahead has 45 roles.
# Children's Court
Teen pleads guilty to stealing double-decker bus for 30 minutes
The court heard that the teenager, who had left his care facility in Cork, managed to get the bus started.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
A man was headbutted while on a Dublin Bus at the weekend.
# Investigation
'I could feel blood splattering on me': Man (26) suffers homophobic assault on Dublin Bus
The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning.
# Public Transport
More 24-hour Dublin buses to be rolled out in autumn
Increase in late-night services across the public transport network is being kept under review, Dept of Transport tells The Journal.
# Courts
Man who said he was thrown off a bus over 50c loses damages claim
The Circuit Civil Court has heard that Pawel Szewczyk had been involved in disputes with a number of drivers.
# Pride
Bohemians unveil latest jersey inspired by Dublin Bus seat design
The club will wear it in this year’s FAI Cup with 10% of all sales donated to charity partners LGBT Ireland and ShoutOut.
# tap tap tap
Contactless and smartphone payments on Dublin Bus may be possible 'late next year'
Dublin Bus CEO Ray Coyne also said that any decision to go fully cashless would be taken by government.
# not yet
Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated
Every ticket machine in every bus has to be manually tweaked to deal with the technical upgrade.
# Public Transport
Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.
# Public Transport
The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday
The services were cancelled indefinitely in mid-December as Covid-19 restrictions were reimposed.
All time
# Call It A Night
Dublin Bus cancels Nitelink buses indefinitely from Thursday
A timetable for the Nitelink services’ operating hours over Christmas had been published last week.
# Leap
Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today
Any number of journeys taken within 90 minutes will cost a flat rate of €2.30.
# Public Transport
SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan
# on the road again
Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
Masks are still a requirement across public transport.
# Driven to action
‘No-one is listening’: Dublin Bus drivers ask minister to listen to concerns on work changes
Drivers say they may be forced to drive multiple different routes with a more unpredictable schedule.
# Public Transport
'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?
# Dublin Bus
Dublin Bus launches investigation over claims driver 'slut-shamed' woman trying to board bus
The incident happened on Saturday morning.
# it's go time
BusConnects: H Spine towards Howth and Malahide to begin from Sunday
The landmark BusConnects plan involves investments in fleet and infrastructure as well as a redesign of Dublin’s bus network.
# Court
Dublin Bus passenger attacked with punches to head and body during row over face masks
A man has been charged with assault after causing harm to the passenger.
# Dublin Bus
Reduced timetables to be implemented by bus operators in Dublin
Dublin Bus timetables will be reduced next Monday, while Go-Ahead timetables will be reduced on 25 January.
# travel tips
Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.
# 39a
New 24-hour bus service to launch in Dublin next weekend
The 39a will run every half hour between 11.30pm and 5am.
# a fine time
Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic
Capacity on public transport services was greatly reduced after the arrival of Covid-19.
# Dublin Bus
Bus drivers describe 'mayhem' as Level 5 reduces public transport capacity
The NRBU has called for staggered school and work times to manage public transport demand.
# northumberland road
Eight people injured, two seriously, in crash involving a Dublin Bus and a car in south Dublin
The incident happened late last night on Northumberland Road.
# Dublin Bus
Anti-social behaviour and bus curtailments: Efforts to tackle problem in Tallaght a 'great success', union says
The NBRU praised the strong collaboration at local level at helping to address the problem.
# Bus Stopped
Here's which Dublin Bus routes are curtailed the most due to anti-social behaviour
Anti-social behaviour caused bus services to be curtailed 108 times last year. The figure for this year is already at 92.
# around the clock
Covid-19 puts brakes on expansion of 24-hour bus services in Dublin city
The National Transport Authority has said additional PSO funding will be needed this year to continue delivering the existing level of services.
# Covid-19
Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.
# On Yer Bike
NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.
# Coronavirus
Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.