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# Public Transport

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# 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.
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# 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.
# Public Transport
€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.
# Public Transport
Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022
The final cost of the project is set to be between €969 million and €1.1 Billion
# Irish Rail
Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.
# 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
# Ombudsman
Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
The Ombudsman has published his report on unequal access to transport schemes for disabled people, an issue first highlighted 20 years ago.
# Leap Card
Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.
# busconnects
Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals
The NTA has today unveiled a draft new bus network for Cork.
# connecting ireland
Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
The plan was published today for public consultation.
# your stories
'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.
# YOuth travel card
Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.
# Have your say
Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
The question was raised following news of a disturbing incident that happened on a nighttime DART service this week.
# Your story
Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.
# Metrolink
Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
The change comes into effect today.
# 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.
# All aboard
From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.
# No Target
‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
Despite some improvements in recent years, ongoing obstacles to accessibility are leading to isolation and anxiety for disabled people.
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?
Damaged or nonexistent paths are often cited as a barrier to walking and cycling.
# TGIP Transport
'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.
# The Beaten Track
Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
The government is at a crossroads on the future of the disused track which could link counties in the west of Ireland.
The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.
What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# costly cut
'No plans to reinstate' transport schemes for disabled people that activists say are 'vital'
The Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance schemes remain closed after a review was recommended over eight years ago.
# Green Light
What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
We spoke to city and county councils around Ireland to find the latest details on transport infrastructure.
From greenways to bus shelters, here are some of the key transport projects underway in each county.
'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
# REFUSED ENTRY
Stranded, refused and left waiting: Disabled people 'on tenterhooks' trying to access taxis
Most accessibility-related complaints involved taxi drivers refusing to take guide dogs or wheelchair users.
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
'This isn't about how can we get lots of EU money, it's how can we work with Europe to deliver A and B?'
The era of the EU spending billions on Irish roads is over – instead, the focus is on a standardised Europe-wide transport network.
# Left Behind Up Above
'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
Donegal will continue to rely on cars unless public transport links are improved, locals and campaigners believe.
Donegal residents largely rely on cars to move around the county, Lauren Boland reports.
Locals and campaigners say public transport links need to be improved for better quality of life and sustainability.
Many want to see a return of rail to Donegal, where a once-extensive railway network was closed sixty years ago.
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
# Voices Unheard
'White elephant': The €2.7m transport training centre causing conflict in disability community
Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major project that most affects them.
Disabled people feel that once again they were not consulted about a major decision that most affects them, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
The NTA and Department of Transport (DOT) were aware of lack of consultation before funding decision.
Concerns were raised numerous times at the DOT Accessibility Consultative Committee.
# the good information project
Open Newsroom: How can Ireland improve public transport?
Is public transport safe for women? Can you commute from Dublin to Donegal? What happened to Ireland’s railways? We’ll answer these questions and more.
# 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?
# Your Say
Poll: Do you feel safe on public transport?
Security officers on the Luas are temporarily increasing after a report found many women feel unsafe on public transport.
THE MORNING LEAD
Number of security officers on Luas temporarily increases by 30% after report on women’s safety
A report by
Lauren Boland
Activists say better infrastructure, like lighting at bus stops, and including women in planning are crucial to making public transport safer.
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.
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
# Road to Nowhere
Local needs? Or national priorities? The problem with building new roads in Ireland
“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.”
# up to speed
From active travel to the Western Railway Corridor: An A-Z(ish) of public transport in Ireland
Here’s your glossary of public transport terms to keep you up to speed.
# fixer upper
Five big ideas to improve public transport in Ireland
We asked five experts for their solutions to fix public transport problems, including sustainability and accessibility.
# that's the ticket
Can I tap? Contactless and smartphone payments planned for public transport in next three years
A new fare system is planned for public transport, including a scrapping of Dublin Bus’ ‘stages’.
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.
Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
# over to you
Open Thread: How would you change public transport in your county?
We want to hear how you’d change or redesign public transport in your local area.
# the good information project
Are we there yet? The problems and possibilities of Ireland's public transport
The next cycle of The Good Information Project from The Journal will look at public transport in Ireland.
# Cork
Transport expert: Time for Ireland to update its antiquated bus networks
The Cork Bus Network Redesign Choices Report has invited the public to be a part of the process.