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#Public Transport

# public-transport - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

# public-transport - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

# public-transport - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

# public-transport - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute

The research also shows that 80% of workers would prefer to work from home once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

# public-transport - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Wearing of face masks on public transport and in supermarkets likely to be recommended, says minister

The Taoiseach previously said the wearing of face masks will not be compulsory.

# public-transport - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Bus and rail union calls for compulsory face masks on public transport as restrictions ease

The NBRU has also called for temperature checks for all public transport workers.

# public-transport - Friday 27 March, 2020

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

# public-transport - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit?

Irish Rail recorded 789 reports of anti-social behaviour incidents in 2018; there were 690 in 2017.

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks

Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.

# public-transport - Friday 28 February, 2020

Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport

The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.

# public-transport - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

# public-transport - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

# public-transport - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

# public-transport - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year

Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.

# public-transport - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour'

In one case, an eight-year-old girl had beer contents splashed on her.

# public-transport - Friday 6 December, 2019

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.

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