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# public-transport - Thursday 30 June, 2022

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system

Thu 12:54 PM 10,066 Views 20 Comments

BusConnects Cork is hoping to increase fourfold the number of people who use public transport.

# public-transport - Wednesday 22 June, 2022

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
# Late Night Luas
# Late Night Luas

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 1:41 PM 13,876 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

# public-transport - Sunday 19 June, 2022

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
# Taxi Shortage
# Taxi Shortage

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,140 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

# public-transport - Thursday 16 June, 2022

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
# Taxi
# Taxi

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste

Jun 16th 2022, 1:35 PM 20,148 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

# public-transport - Monday 13 June, 2022

Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels

Jun 13th 2022, 3:45 PM 7,103 Views 0 Comments

It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.

# public-transport - Sunday 12 June, 2022

Poll: Should all public transport in Ireland be free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all public transport in Ireland be free?

Jun 12th 2022, 11:52 AM 52,395 Views 106 Comments

Should the Luas really be made free?

# public-transport - Monday 30 May, 2022

The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient

May 30th 2022, 9:42 AM 3,015 Views 1 Comment

Frequent, local and affordable: how to make public transport work.

# public-transport - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,498 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking as he visited Irish troops in Lebanon, indicated transport costs would form a key part of the priorities for the next Budget.

# public-transport - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Downward trend of anti-social behaviour on public transport, says report
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Downward trend of anti-social behaviour on public transport, says report

May 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 17,779 Views 15 Comments

Most of the anti-social problems on public transport were caused typically involved fare evaders, according to an internal presentation.

# public-transport - Monday 9 May, 2022

Private bus companies ask to be included in 20% fare reduction 'as a matter of urgency'
# Unfare
# Unfare

Private bus companies ask to be included in 20% fare reduction 'as a matter of urgency'

May 9th 2022, 2:10 PM 16,319 Views 10 Comments

A group representing commercial bus companies has said that they could go out of business as a result of being disadvantaged by cheaper fares on state-owned public transport.

# public-transport - Sunday 8 May, 2022

Students and young people will enjoy half-price public transport fares from tomorrow
# Fare Play
# Fare Play

Students and young people will enjoy half-price public transport fares from tomorrow

May 8th 2022, 4:12 PM 42,966 Views 60 Comments

The reduced fares apply to journeys on Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Éireann, Bus Éireann, Luas, Go-Ahead and Local Link.

# public-transport - Friday 6 May, 2022

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday
# On Board
# On Board

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday

May 6th 2022, 11:49 AM 26,975 Views 30 Comments

The 90-minute fare will be reduced to €2 for adults and 65 cent for children.

# public-transport - Monday 11 April, 2022

Bus fares everywhere outside Dublin are 20% cheaper from today
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Bus fares everywhere outside Dublin are 20% cheaper from today

Apr 11th 2022, 1:07 PM 14,332 Views 30 Comments

On-board machines must be manually updated which means the capital misses out on the discounts for now.

# public-transport - Friday 8 April, 2022

Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated
# Not Yet
# Not Yet

Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated

Apr 8th 2022, 6:16 PM 27,244 Views 41 Comments

Every ticket machine in every bus has to be manually tweaked to deal with the technical upgrade.

# public-transport - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures

Mar 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,729 Views 16 Comments

A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.

# public-transport - Thursday 24 February, 2022

DART extension to Drogheda plans to double capacity of rail line
# Coastal North
# Coastal North

DART extension to Drogheda plans to double capacity of rail line

Feb 24th 2022, 2:32 PM 15,261 Views 14 Comments

The ‘Coastal North’ line will extend the DART from Malahide to Drogheda with an increased electrified network.

# public-transport - Thursday 17 February, 2022

Bus Éireann cancels services in four counties due to Storm Eunice as travel advice issued
# Storm Eunice
# Storm Eunice

Bus Éireann cancels services in four counties due to Storm Eunice as travel advice issued

Feb 17th 2022, 6:55 PM 28,924 Views 4 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has warned against travel in counties impacted by Red and Orange warnings.

# public-transport - Friday 11 February, 2022

NBRU welcomes cut to public transport fares but warns staff will not 'plug any funding gaps'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

NBRU welcomes cut to public transport fares but warns staff will not 'plug any funding gaps'

Feb 11th 2022, 8:59 AM 11,209 Views 9 Comments

The 20% discount will apply from April for the rest of 2022.

# public-transport - Monday 24 January, 2022

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday

Jan 24th 2022, 4:49 PM 12,419 Views 7 Comments

The services were cancelled indefinitely in mid-December as Covid-19 restrictions were reimposed.

# public-transport - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

Dublin Bus cancels Nitelink buses indefinitely from Thursday
# Call It A Night
# Call It A Night

Dublin Bus cancels Nitelink buses indefinitely from Thursday

Dec 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 72,745 Views 24 Comments

A timetable for the Nitelink services’ operating hours over Christmas had been published last week.

# public-transport - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes

Dec 15th 2021, 1:26 PM 24,417 Views 45 Comments

The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.

# public-transport - Tuesday 7 December, 2021

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022

Dec 7th 2021, 3:44 PM 23,329 Views 31 Comments

The final cost of the project is set to be between €969 million and €1.1 Billion

# public-transport - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

Nov 30th 2021, 7:03 PM 19,984 Views 15 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

# public-transport - Sunday 28 November, 2021

Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today
# Leap
# Leap

Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today

Nov 28th 2021, 12:30 PM 40,161 Views 39 Comments

Any number of journeys taken within 90 minutes will cost a flat rate of €2.30.

# public-transport - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,255 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

# public-transport - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
# Ombudsman
# Ombudsman

Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'

Nov 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,037 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman has published his report on unequal access to transport schemes for disabled people, an issue first highlighted 20 years ago.

# public-transport - Monday 15 November, 2021

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
# Leap Card
# Leap Card

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes

Nov 15th 2021, 5:26 PM 32,776 Views 71 Comments

From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.

# public-transport - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals

Nov 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 11,535 Views 20 Comments

The NTA has today unveiled a draft new bus network for Cork.

# public-transport - Friday 29 October, 2021

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
# Connecting Ireland
# Connecting Ireland

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,549 Views 34 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

# public-transport - Thursday 14 October, 2021

'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
# Your Stories
# Your Stories

'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport

Oct 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,412 Views 23 Comments

“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.

# public-transport - Tuesday 12 October, 2021

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
# YOuth Travel Card
# YOuth Travel Card

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 38,381 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

# public-transport - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,852 Views 52 Comments

The question was raised following news of a disturbing incident that happened on a nighttime DART service this week.

# public-transport - Friday 8 October, 2021

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
# Your Story
# Your Story

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story

Oct 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 13,352 Views 11 Comments

A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.

# public-transport - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
# Metrolink
# Metrolink

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,352 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

# public-transport - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 40,191 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
# On The Road Again
# On The Road Again

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 13,201 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

# public-transport - Tuesday 17 August, 2021

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,553 Views 26 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
# No Target
# No Target

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,614 Views 6 Comments
  • Despite improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • The NTA and Department of Transport could not give a date for a fully accessible public transport system.
  • Inaccessible infrastructure is preventing disabled people from travelling on accessible trains and buses.

# public-transport - Sunday 15 August, 2021

Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?

Aug 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 50,525 Views 62 Comments

Damaged or nonexistent paths are often cited as a barrier to walking and cycling.

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
# TGIP Transport
# TGIP Transport

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,381 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

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