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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Transport

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# ireland 2029
'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?
# Out of service
'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’
# Luas Green Line
Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays
An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.
# Pollution
Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets
A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.
'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services
One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.
# Metrolink
From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like
The NTA has published artist’s impressions of 10 proposed stations on the line.
# Bus Eireann
Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations
The national bus service has been in operation for over 30 years.
# Transport
More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists
The annual Canal Cordon Report for 2018 tracks the mode of transport share of people coming into Dublin.
# Beep beep
More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018
A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.
# Metrolink
FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?
The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.
# Curtailed
NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop
The proposed route to Sandyford would have meant prolonged disruption to the Luas line.
# Dublin
GAA club will not lose pitch after revised Metrolink plans but soccer club will be affected
Na Fianna’s home pitch at Mobhi Road will be left alone but Home Farm FC will see some disruption.
Three Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go-Ahead from Sunday
Go-Ahead Ireland won a contract in 2017 to operate 10% of routes previously operated by Dublin Bus.
# Development
FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney's Oireachtas hearing
The association’s chief executive is likely to come under scrutiny, after it emerged he gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017.
# Red Line
Nine people taken to hospital after collision between Luas and bus
A number of diversions are in place and emergency services are at the scene.
# Green card
Shane Ross apologises for saying Sinn Féin TD was ‘like a donkey’
Imelda Munster accused the minister of resorting to name-calling, while Ross says the statement was an analogy.
# Hero
Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers
The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.
# drink driving
'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work
The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.
# Non-runner
It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland
While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.
# tailbacks
'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades
Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.
# On Yer Bike
'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs
The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.
# Transport
Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on
The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.
# Night link
National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport
Calls have been made for the introduction of the service after a 24-hour service commenced in Cork last week.
# tag off
Nine Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go Ahead from Sunday onwards
The change aims to bring about improvements in frequency and service levels.
# Cork
Bus Éireann vehicle pulled from service after passengers discover 'disgusting' fungus on seats
The discovery was made on the 233 service from Cork to Macroom on Monday morning.
# No deal
Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit
The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.
# Heads Up
Pearse and Tara Street stations close this weekend for roof repairs
There will be bus transfers available between Connolly and Bray for Connolly/Rosslare Europort services.
# Public Transport
Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport
No services on Christmas Day of course, but here’s what else you need to know.
# Transport
Union fears privatisation as Bus Éireann routes 101, 101x and 133 to be put out to tender
The NTA first announced its intentions to put routes up for competitive tender in October.
# Blanchardstown
Woman stabbed at 'isolated, unlit' Dublin bus stop
The woman’s handbag was stolen during the incident.
# Winter Ready
A pinch more salt: €700k is being spent to increase our winter salt supplies
That’s an extra 58,000 tonnes of salt.
# Delays
Another delay for Metrolink as public consultation results pushed back
“We now expect to update stakeholders and hold the second non-statutory consultation early in the New Year.”
# Diversions
Several roads closed as 20,000 people take part in Dublin Marathon
Some public transport services will also be affected.
# price difference
Bus Éireann charges almost double what NI company does for the exact same Dublin-Belfast service
Translink and Bus Éireann both share operations of the Dublin to Belfast X1 and X2A bus service.
# aftermath
Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted
Here’s the latest on the transport situation in the wake of stormy weather overnight.
# tourism and transport
Ireland's biggest hotel group says its Dublin staff don't feel safe cycling to work
Dalata wrote to ask Transport Minister Shane Ross to press on with a plan for more bike paths.
# Storm Damage
The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow
“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.
# commuter charter
The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.
# Save our Bus
Plans for dramatic cut to bus services in Dublin village has locals on the streets
Bus frequency in Chapelizod could go from every five minutes to every thirty.
# Phoenix Park
Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know
About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.