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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Public Transport

All time
# Public Transport
M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s
Transport Infrastructure Ireland boss said there has been a ‘huge increase’ in M50 traffic in the last four years.
# make space
New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes
Sixteen new ‘core bus corridors’ are being planned in Dublin.
# Rush Hour
More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work
The number of people travelling by car has fallen below 30% for the first time.
# property ladder
People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas
The most expensive house prices are in Sandymount, Lansdowne Road and Sydney Parade.
# Public Transport
Which Mode Of Public Transport Are You?
Let’s find out.
# Smog on the Seine
Paris could offer free public transport to everyone to get people out of cars
Paris has previously offered free public transport during particularly bad spells of pollution.
# East Coast
Bus and train services affected as snow hits the country
A status orange snow-ice warning is in place for several counties.
# Public Transport
Buses, trains and Luas back up and running
Customers have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys.
# Public Transport
Public transport is returning to normal but the advice is to check in with provider before setting off
The road conditions are still being considered treacherous.
# Transport
Most public transport gradually returning to normal - though Luas Green Line remains out of action
Transport options are gradually, slowly, returning to normal.
# Public Transport
11 things you will always notice if you use public transport in Ireland
Shout-out to the person who chooses the outside seat.
# Commuters
Dart passengers are less satisfied than most commuters - but Luas users are delighted
Bus Eireann is in a close second for least satisfaction.
# Public Transport
'It's a TRACKING app, where did those four minutes go?': Complaints made about Dublin Bus
Some people took issue with proposed changes to public transport in the capital, while others complained about alleged dangerous driving.
15 things that are bound to happen on the train 'down home' for Christmas
Train stations at Christmas time: The Lord is testing us.
# luas cross city
Video: The Luas Cross City is fully operational for the first time
Come on board with us.
# gridshock
Get the bus along Dublin's quays? Trips now take half the time they used to
The traffic changes had angered some motorists.
# Public Transport
Over 2.5 million Leap cards sold in under six years
The Leap card was first rolled out in 2011.
# Public Transport
Irish Rail says four routes could be axed, as drivers look for pay increase
Iarnród Éireann says it has to address an annual shortfall of €100 million.
# a strong platform
Number of journeys taken on all public transport increases by 31 million in four years
Dublin Bus saw an increase of 13 million in journeys.
# don't tolerate it
'We're all made of the same stuff': A new campaign is asking us to report racism on public transport
“Racism is in no way tolerated on Ireland’s transport services,” campaigners said.
# from this weekend
Extra bus lanes for Dublin city as cars will be reduced to one lane on quays
Cars will also be banned from turning right onto O’Connell Bridge from Bachelors Walk.
# Spokes-people
'Luas bye-laws should be changed to let people bring their bikes on'
Senator Neale Richmond says that the plan is “very doable” and is done across Europe.
# lunch crunch
Have you ever given up a seat on public transport to someone who needed it?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# back on track
Irish Rail is fixing up 28 train carriages to get them back in service
The carriages have been out of action for six years.
# tag on
Children with Leap cards to get free access to public transport for two weeks
The promotion will cover a range of Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas services.
# PERSONAL SPACE
Madrid is putting up signs to stop 'el manspreading' on its buses
The company said that this would be similar to what already exists in other transport systems worldwide.
# bus tales
The 16 worst types of people on the bus
Guaranteed to rile you up on any given day.
# New Look
New bus corridors, new cycle lanes, new tickets: Dublin's bus network to be completely redesigned
Shane Ross said a complete redesign of the capital’s bus network is on the way.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Should cars be banned from the quays in Dublin?
‘Are we being too generous to the car driver?,’ councillors ask.
# Dublin Quays
Greens say traffic plans are 'too generous to cars' and anti-public transport
There is concern car traffic in Dublin city could slow down the new Luas line.
# on the buses
Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.
Voices
Column: 'I'm challenging the decision makers here to spend 24 hours in my wheelchair'
It’s time Ireland’s 40,000 wheelchair users had equality too, writes Sean O’Kelly.
# an chéad staid eile
From tomorrow, you won't be able to turn onto Eden Quay from O'Connell Bridge
The permanent change will kick in from tomorrow.
# keeping sketch
Gardaí to monitor public transport in bid to seize alcohol from underage Patrick's Day drinkers
Over 1,100 gardaí will police the capital on the day.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Which public transport services get the most state funding?
AAA-PBP TD Brid Smith says the state gives more per journey to rail and tram services than it does to buses. We put her claim to the test.
# take a running leap
The 17 little frustrations of using a Leap Card
*jolts awake in the middle of the night* “I FORGOT TO TOP UP MY LEAP!”
Voices
Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?'
I, and many others with a disability, would be more than willing to pay a small service fee each year to address accessibility issues, writes Stephen Cluskey.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you use Bus Éireann?
The company is facing insolvency.
# All aboard
Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport
The NTA said the 2016 passenger figures show a “clear demand for a safe, efficient and reliable public transport service”.
# Complaints
Inaccurate 'real time' information and food defrosting: Why people get angry at Bus Éireann
One passenger described the ‘real time’ system as “more like random number generators as they are never accurate”.