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# Bus Eireann

This month
May 2023
# Public Transport
Four bus routes to be enhanced as part of 'East Coast Commuter Corridor'
The 101, 101x and 131 have all been improved and a new route has been created from Wicklow town to Bray.
This year
# Douglas Rochestown
Primary school pupils made to 'illegally cross three lanes of traffic' to get to Cork school
‘You cannot drive, cycle or walk this route either safely or illegally,’ said one parent.
# Public Transport
Bus passenger numbers on public transport network return to pre-pandemic levels
In November 2022, Bus Eireann carried 3.5 million passengers, surpassing comparable figures from 2019.
# Letterkenny
Passengers evacuated as Bus Éireann Expressway coach catches fire in Co Donegal
The incident occurred at the Dry Arch Roundabout in Letterkenny yesterday evening.
Last year
# Public Transport
The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient
Frequent, local and affordable: how to make public transport work.
# Eblana Theatre
Dublin's Eblana Theatre to be converted into training centre for Bus Éireann staff
The proposed change of use of the facility is part of Bus Éireann’s plans to move its headquarters from Broadstone to Busáras.
# Public Transport
Bus fares everywhere outside Dublin are 20% cheaper from today
On-board machines must be manually updated which means the capital misses out on the discounts for now.
# Public Transport
Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.
All time
# Eblana Theatre
The Arts Council has criticised new Busáras HQ plans which would see loss of Eblana Theatre
Michael Scott’s original vision for Busáras included plans for a nightclub on the top floor, a newsreel cinema, a crèche, and a barber’s.
# covid surge
Bus Éireann warns routes could be cancelled as Waterford staff absent over Covid
The weekend routes may be most impacted, Bus Éireann said.
# Vandalism
Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has called for a dedicated transport police to tackle rising incidents of anti-social behaviour.
# Dublin
Bus Éireann to investigate reports driver took wrong turns before allegedly clipping another bus
The company said it will interview the driver and examine CCTV footage as part of its investigation.
# monkstown crash
'We will be strong for him': Victims of Cork bus crash remembered at funerals
The two funerals took place today.
# 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?
# travel tips
Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.
# driver jobs
Bus Éireann announces 120 new jobs and increase in services across Ireland
It comes three months after Bus Éireann announced the closure of a number of its intercity routes for financial reasons.
# Students
1,600 drivers, more buses and 650 bus escorts: €137m spend gets green light so school transport can run at 50% capacity
Over 97,600 children are being transported daily to school.
# expressway
Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes
Eamon Ryan confirmed that €460 million is needed to keep public transport running until the end of the year.
# expressway
Bus Éireann to stop several intercity routes for financial reasons
Services between Dublin and Cork, Galway, Limerick and Belfast will be affected.
# School Transport
Over 3,000 students turned down for school bus tickets, according to new figures
TD Mattie McGrath said that the ‘archaic’ system was facing a worrying backlog.
# Covid-19
Secondary school buses to run at 50% capacity only, government confirms
The Department of Education said it had taken the decision following advice from NPHET.
# Covid-19
Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.
# Coronavirus
Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow
Phase Two begins tomorrow, but people are still advised to only use public transport when necessary.
# Transport
Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.
# protection
Concerns remain about safety of Bus Eireann drivers as they demand screens on all buses
The company said it is rolling out face visors to drivers this week as an interim measure.
# All aboard
'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.
Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April
NTA CEO Anne Graham said that overall fare revenue will increase by “less than 2%”.
Bus Éireann received more than 12,200 complaints from customers last year
This represents 0.04% of the number of people who travelled on the service that year.
# broadstone depot
Bus Éireann conducting feasibility study for potential future move from Broadstone Depot
The company said it was looking into potential future locations given expected passenger growth.
# Busaras
Bus Éireann steps up security at Busáras after recent attacks on drivers
The measures come after drivers threatened to stop operating services after 8pm on Monday 16 September.
# Dublin
Bus drivers threaten to stop serving Busáras after dark over anti-social behaviour
It comes after a driver was allegedly assaulted at the station in recent weeks.
# Cloone
Motorcyclist (20) dies following collision with school bus in Leitrim
The driver of the bus, aged in his 60s, received minor injuries.
# Bus Eireann
Donegal wheelchair user left without accessible bus to Dublin despite booking five days in advance
Bus Éireann has since apologised and compensated the family, which had to pay for a taxi to the capital.
# racism in ireland
'A girl of African origin had a banana rubbed into her face': NTA launches new anti-racism campaign
A new anti-racist campaign was launched at Heuston station where trains, the Luas, and Dublin Bus operate from.
# Courts
Passenger loses personal injury claim over Bus Éireann vehicle involved in 4mph scrape with car
Judge Gerald Keys said that the video of the incident which occurred in June 2016 “speaks for itself”.
# Beep beep
Passengers back on board with Bus Éireann as company reports a profit for 2018
n 2018, it carried 83.6 million passengers – a marginal increase on the previous year.
# 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.
# personal injury
Over 200 claims made against Bus Éireann School Transport Scheme
The School Transport Scheme transports children who reside in remote areas of the country to and from their nearest school.
# 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.
# Public Transport
269 million passenger journeys made on State-funded public transport last year
That’s an increase of almost 19 million (17%) compared to 2017, according to provisional NTA figures.