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# public-transport - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 10:00 PM 26,806 Views 34 Comments

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
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,778 Views 9 Comments

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
# Facilities
# Facilities

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs

Nov 27th 2019, 9:35 PM 14,975 Views 14 Comments

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
# Leap Forward

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

Nov 21st 2019, 9:30 AM 29,516 Views 80 Comments

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
# Account Based Ticketing
# Account Based Ticketing

Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027

Nov 20th 2019, 6:00 AM 27,232 Views 44 Comments

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
# Tender
# Tender

Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees

Nov 2nd 2019, 6:30 AM 13,503 Views 19 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 30th 2019, 8:21 AM 25,350 Views 55 Comments

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
# Irish Rail

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Oct 28th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,053 Views 35 Comments

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
# Closures
# Closures

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend

Oct 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,774 Views 10 Comments

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
# Dublin

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre

Oct 22nd 2019, 2:05 PM 26,086 Views 50 Comments

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
# Sanctioned
# Sanctioned

Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets

Oct 18th 2019, 6:05 AM 24,342 Views 66 Comments

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
# Track Record
# Track Record

'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets

Oct 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 50,286 Views 119 Comments

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
# Rush Hour
# Rush Hour

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

Oct 14th 2019, 6:15 PM 22,793 Views 41 Comments

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
# Giant Leap
# Giant Leap

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake

Oct 13th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,591 Views 29 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?

Aug 29th 2019, 9:30 AM 37,156 Views 228 Comments

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
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

Aug 28th 2019, 8:30 PM 24,629 Views 43 Comments

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?
# Ireland 2029
# Ireland 2029

'Not just for commuters, for everybody': Should Ireland start over with its public transport system?

Aug 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 20,406 Views 78 Comments

From buses to bike lanes, is it time for an overhaul? We explore another big idea on Ireland 2029.

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

Aug 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,199 Views 49 Comments

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# public-transport - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message

Aug 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 14,009 Views 21 Comments

People can text the word TRAIN followed by their location and details of the incident in question to 51444.

# public-transport - Sunday 23 June, 2019

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan
# Snail's Pace
# Snail's Pace

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

Jun 23rd 2019, 8:08 AM 23,030 Views 9 Comments

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

# public-transport - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Jun 18th 2019, 7:00 AM 28,373 Views 94 Comments

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

# public-transport - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent

Jun 11th 2019, 8:45 AM 19,783 Views 15 Comments

Sandymount Station is the most expensive to live near, with rents averaging at €2,905 per month.

# public-transport - Saturday 25 May, 2019

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette

May 25th 2019, 7:30 AM 9,696 Views 11 Comments

The issues with public transport mean that I don’t get out of the house very much. It also limits my options in terms of employment, writes Niamh Ní Ruari.

# public-transport - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy

May 14th 2019, 12:43 PM 18,200 Views 46 Comments

The NTA’s plans are estimated to cost €3.5 billion.

# public-transport - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists
# Transport
# Transport

More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists

Apr 10th 2019, 5:35 PM 12,329 Views 53 Comments

The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin.

# public-transport - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan

Mar 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 11,029 Views 20 Comments

The NTA boss is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today to talk about Metrolink and BusConnects plans.

# public-transport - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free?

Feb 13th 2019, 10:08 AM 40,716 Views 101 Comments

The move has been suggested as a way to prevent traffic congestion in major cities.

# public-transport - Friday 4 January, 2019

269 million passenger journeys made on State-funded public transport last year
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

269 million passenger journeys made on State-funded public transport last year

Jan 4th 2019, 2:20 PM 11,869 Views 34 Comments

That’s an increase of almost 19 million (17%) compared to 2017, according to provisional NTA figures.

# public-transport - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years

Jan 2nd 2019, 4:00 PM 13,377 Views 5 Comments

The service provider said vandalism is the cause in a number of cases.

# public-transport - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport

Dec 22nd 2018, 7:00 AM 10,848 Views 11 Comments

No services on Christmas Day of course, but here’s what else you need to know.

# public-transport - Thursday 6 December, 2018

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses
# Free Travel
# Free Travel

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

Dec 6th 2018, 9:34 PM 32,012 Views 57 Comments

In 2016, more than 100 million passengers used public transport in the country of 600,000 people.

# public-transport - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt
# RSVP
# RSVP

Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt

Dec 4th 2018, 7:06 PM 26,913 Views 41 Comments

James Lawless said commuters can’t get parking at the train stations and can’t get on carriages in the morning.

# public-transport - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today

Dec 1st 2018, 6:00 AM 41,149 Views 36 Comments

NTA fare revisions mean that Luas fares are being brought in line with Dublin Bus fares.

# public-transport - Friday 21 September, 2018

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today
# Life On The Road
# Life On The Road

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

Sep 21st 2018, 7:47 AM 33,108 Views 71 Comments

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

# public-transport - Monday 6 August, 2018

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships
# Winners
# Winners

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Aug 6th 2018, 1:29 PM 25,560 Views 47 Comments

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

# public-transport - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?

Aug 5th 2018, 10:45 AM 30,467 Views 170 Comments

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he will look at introducing fines on the matter.

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?
# Just A Minute
# Just A Minute

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

Aug 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 8,957 Views 6 Comments

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

# public-transport - Monday 25 June, 2018

M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s

Jun 25th 2018, 4:34 PM 21,064 Views 41 Comments

Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.

# public-transport - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes
# Make Space
# Make Space

New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes

Updated Jun 12th 2018, 12:30 PM 55,776 Views 144 Comments

Sixteen new ‘core bus corridors’ are being planned in Dublin.

# public-transport - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work
# Rush Hour
# Rush Hour

More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work

May 22nd 2018, 5:16 PM 12,825 Views 59 Comments

The number of people travelling by car has fallen below 30% for the first time.