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# public-transport - Saturday 6 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 6th 2020, 9:37 AM 24,227 Views 18 Comments

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
# Out Of Order
# Out Of Order

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

May 17th 2020, 7:30 PM 16,743 Views 36 Comments

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
# Working Life
# Working Life

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

May 14th 2020, 10:34 PM 17,029 Views 48 Comments

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
# Not Compulsory
# Not Compulsory

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

May 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 27,465 Views 87 Comments

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
# NBRU
# NBRU

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

May 5th 2020, 3:02 PM 15,093 Views 37 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 1:45 PM 72,392 Views 47 Comments

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
# What Do You Think

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

Mar 7th 2020, 10:49 AM 29,302 Views 58 Comments

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
# Anti-social Behaviour
# Anti-social Behaviour

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

Mar 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 57,679 Views 45 Comments

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
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

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

Feb 28th 2020, 10:11 PM 63,199 Views 61 Comments

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
# Dublin District Court
# Dublin District Court

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

Feb 26th 2020, 5:34 PM 30,507 Views 36 Comments

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

Feb 6th 2020, 7:01 PM 8,961 Views 5 Comments

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
# Planet Before Profit
# Planet Before Profit

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

Jan 29th 2020, 2:19 PM 20,420 Views 119 Comments

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
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

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

Jan 8th 2020, 9:31 PM 13,429 Views 31 Comments

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'
# 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 26,889 Views 33 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 19,868 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 15,043 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 29,585 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 27,699 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 13,546 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 25,415 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 20,075 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 11,787 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 26,432 Views 51 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 24,575 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 51,041 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 22,816 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 15,651 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 37,303 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 24,715 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 20,568 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 20,290 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 14,177 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 23,049 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 28,412 Views 93 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 20,128 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 9,726 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 18,288 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 12,339 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 11,046 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 40,725 Views 101 Comments

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