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#Public Transport

# public-transport - Today’s News

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?

49 minutes ago 5,926 Views 8 Comments

Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# Safety
# Safety

Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety

10 hours ago 26,859 Views 21 Comments
  • The number of Luas security officers has increased by 30% after a report found that women have serious safety concerns on public transport, Lauren Boland reports.
  • Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
  • Negative experiences have a "lasting effect" on women's transport choices, according to Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

# public-transport - Sunday 25 July, 2021

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
# Road To Nowhere
# Road To Nowhere

Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland

Sun 10:00 PM 15,336 Views 24 Comments

“We continue to build more roads and widen more roads and the congestion doesn’t improve the traffic, it just fills the extra space that’s created.”

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
# REFUSED ENTRY
# REFUSED ENTRY

Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis

Sun 12:05 AM 14,302 Views 15 Comments
  • Advocates are concerned low availability of accessible taxis is leading to reduced independence, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
  • Two-thirds of the current wheelchair accessible vehicles in the taxi fleet are based in the Greater Dublin area.

# public-transport - Saturday 24 July, 2021

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Up To Speed
# Up To Speed

From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland

Sat 8:30 AM 11,797 Views 8 Comments

Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.

# public-transport - Wednesday 21 July, 2021

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
# Fixer Upper
# Fixer Upper

Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland

Jul 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 14,267 Views 22 Comments

We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
# That's The Ticket
# That's The Ticket

Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years

Jul 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 52,282 Views 55 Comments
  • New ways to buy tickets and pay fares on public transport could be rolled out by 2023 or 2024.
  • A revised fare system includes the scrapping of Dublin Bus' 'stages'.
  • Cash will continue to be accepted while alternative options are developed.

# public-transport - Monday 19 July, 2021

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?

Jul 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 14,078 Views 81 Comments

We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.

# public-transport - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport

Jul 18th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,923 Views 23 Comments

The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.

# public-transport - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks
# Cork
# Cork

Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks

Jul 1st 2021, 4:18 PM 10,055 Views 20 Comments

The Cork Bus Network Redesign Choices Report has invited the public to be a part of the process.

# public-transport - Sunday 27 June, 2021

First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today
# New Routes
# New Routes

First phase of new BusConnects network in Dublin comes into operation today

Jun 27th 2021, 12:05 PM 34,091 Views 16 Comments

The new routes commencing today take over from the 29a, 32, 31, 31a and 31b.

# public-transport - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee
# Free Ride
# Free Ride

Free public transport should be considered, says Oireachtas committee

Jun 3rd 2021, 3:07 PM 21,107 Views 42 Comments

The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Environment and Climate Action has published a report on halving emissions in the transport sector by 2030.

# public-transport - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Public consultation launched on extension of Dart line from Heuston to Hazelhatch

May 12th 2021, 1:40 PM 17,654 Views 32 Comments

Once this consultation is completed, all submissions will be considered by the project design team.

# public-transport - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,550 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

# public-transport - Friday 23 April, 2021

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather
# Transport
# Transport

NTA reminds public of transport capacity limits ahead of weekend of good weather

Apr 23rd 2021, 3:13 PM 12,522 Views 11 Comments

There has already been an increase in demand for some public transport services since restrictions were eased.

# public-transport - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City
# Busconnects
# Busconnects

Transport specialist teams appointed to design improve bus network for Cork City

Jan 19th 2021, 6:26 PM 9,089 Views 10 Comments

The appointments are part of the BusConnects Cork Programme.

# public-transport - Sunday 27 December, 2020

More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

More balanced regional development and public transport investments key for Ryan

Dec 27th 2020, 2:47 PM 13,098 Views 35 Comments

Developing rail in both Limerick and Cork is a number one priority for Minister Eamon Ryan

# public-transport - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 2:18 PM 46,192 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.

# public-transport - Monday 21 December, 2020

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period
# Cleaner Transport
# Cleaner Transport

NTA looking to buy up to 800 double-decker electric buses over five-year period

Dec 21st 2020, 3:35 PM 12,873 Views 19 Comments

The first of these buses won’t arrive until the second half of 2022.

# public-transport - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault
# Dublin
# Dublin

Luas services partially suspended on Red and Green lines due to electrical fault

Dec 17th 2020, 11:50 AM 9,976 Views 10 Comments

Limited services are available on both lines only.

# public-transport - Monday 30 November, 2020

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
# NTA
# NTA

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,457 Views 23 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

# public-transport - Sunday 15 November, 2020

National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic
# Respect
# Respect

National Transport Authority launches campaign to encourage respect of staff during pandemic

Nov 15th 2020, 12:24 PM 25,063 Views 30 Comments

The campaign begins today.

# public-transport - Sunday 1 November, 2020

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says
# Covid Restrictions
# Covid Restrictions

Return of schools likely to 'give rise to additional pressure' on public transport services, NTA chief says

Updated Nov 1st 2020, 4:10 PM 45,233 Views 73 Comments

In line with the government’s Level 5 restrictions, public transport capacity is currently restricted to 25%.

# public-transport - Friday 23 October, 2020

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says
# Capacity
# Capacity

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

Oct 23rd 2020, 11:18 AM 19,084 Views 27 Comments

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

# public-transport - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends

Oct 20th 2020, 3:25 PM 10,816 Views 9 Comments

The €120 million project will result in the resignalling of the Dart network from Howth/Malahide to Sandymount.

# public-transport - Tuesday 29 September, 2020

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
# Expressway
# Expressway

Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes

Sep 29th 2020, 10:45 AM 19,642 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.

# public-transport - Monday 14 September, 2020

Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind
# Transport
# Transport

Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind

Sep 14th 2020, 12:00 PM 16,911 Views 63 Comments

Cycling in Dublin is up by 9.4% on last year.

# public-transport - Monday 17 August, 2020

Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year

Aug 17th 2020, 4:11 PM 16,013 Views 35 Comments

At the peak of Covid-19 restrictions traffic was down by about 78%, it’s now down by 16.3% in Dublin and 12.6% elsewhere.

# public-transport - Friday 14 August, 2020

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans
# Back To School
# Back To School

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans

Updated Aug 14th 2020, 7:23 PM 25,143 Views 30 Comments

Social distancing is a rule while waiting for school buses but not on them.

# public-transport - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions
# Commuters
# Commuters

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

Aug 13th 2020, 8:49 AM 21,055 Views 8 Comments

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

# public-transport - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation
# Green Line
# Green Line

'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation

Jul 28th 2020, 11:34 AM 17,385 Views 45 Comments

The 4km extension would create four new stops on the green line alongside a cycle and pedestrian path.

# public-transport - Monday 27 July, 2020

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus
# Back To School
# Back To School

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

Jul 27th 2020, 7:05 PM 37,580 Views 44 Comments

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown
# Train Drain
# Train Drain

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown

Jul 27th 2020, 2:13 PM 8,730 Views 15 Comments

Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.

# public-transport - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Face shields are now an acceptable face covering on all public transport
# Face Shields
# Face Shields

Face shields are now an acceptable face covering on all public transport

Jul 21st 2020, 6:47 PM 49,684 Views 69 Comments

Deaf and hard of hearing charity Chime welcomed the move.

# public-transport - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'
# Face Coverings
# Face Coverings

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Jul 14th 2020, 6:10 AM 13,809 Views 12 Comments

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

# public-transport - Friday 10 July, 2020

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Jul 10th 2020, 5:28 PM 35,290 Views 133 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

# public-transport - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport
# Cover Up
# Cover Up

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport

Jun 25th 2020, 7:13 PM 39,032 Views 94 Comments

It follows weeks of criticism that not enough people were wearing face coverings while on public transport.

# public-transport - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

Jun 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,212 Views 56 Comments

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

# public-transport - Friday 12 June, 2020

Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration'

Jun 12th 2020, 6:14 PM 16,022 Views 143 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he would not like to see fines for those not wearing one.

# public-transport - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow

Jun 7th 2020, 8:30 PM 47,977 Views 29 Comments

Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.

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