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National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system
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National Transport Authority launches plans to greatly improve Cork's public transport system

Thu 12:54 PM 10,112 Views 20 Comments

BusConnects Cork is hoping to increase fourfold the number of people who use public transport.

Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister
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Luas could run past 1am as NTA examines extending operational hours, says minister

Jun 22nd 2022, 1:41 PM 13,900 Views 25 Comments

Increased public transport capacity could help address the taxi shortage in Dublin, the transport minister indicated.

Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show
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Only 32 additional taxis added to Dublin fleet since start of 2022, new figures show

Jun 19th 2022, 9:46 AM 17,152 Views 26 Comments

Fine Gael TD Neale Richmond says that the shortage of taxis is now a “serious issue”.

Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste
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Uber and Lyft could help with Ireland's taxi shortage, says Tánaiste

Jun 16th 2022, 1:35 PM 20,156 Views 0 Comments

Varadkar said other countries have other options than a taxi.

Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels
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Public transport use approaches pre-pandemic levels

Jun 13th 2022, 3:45 PM 7,105 Views 0 Comments

It comes following a 20% cut in the cost of public transport fares.

Poll: Should all public transport in Ireland be free?
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Poll: Should all public transport in Ireland be free?

Jun 12th 2022, 11:52 AM 52,419 Views 106 Comments

Should the Luas really be made free?

The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient
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The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient

May 30th 2022, 9:42 AM 3,017 Views 1 Comment

Frequent, local and affordable: how to make public transport work.

Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach
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Cut in public transport fares likely to continue into next year, says Taoiseach

May 29th 2022, 8:30 PM 13,500 Views 27 Comments

Micheal Martin, speaking as he visited Irish troops in Lebanon, indicated transport costs would form a key part of the priorities for the next Budget.

Downward trend of anti-social behaviour on public transport, says report
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Downward trend of anti-social behaviour on public transport, says report

May 15th 2022, 4:34 PM 17,781 Views 15 Comments

Most of the anti-social problems on public transport were caused typically involved fare evaders, according to an internal presentation.

Private bus companies ask to be included in 20% fare reduction 'as a matter of urgency'
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Private bus companies ask to be included in 20% fare reduction 'as a matter of urgency'

May 9th 2022, 2:10 PM 16,319 Views 10 Comments

A group representing commercial bus companies has said that they could go out of business as a result of being disadvantaged by cheaper fares on state-owned public transport.

Students and young people will enjoy half-price public transport fares from tomorrow
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Students and young people will enjoy half-price public transport fares from tomorrow

May 8th 2022, 4:12 PM 42,983 Views 60 Comments

The reduced fares apply to journeys on Dublin Bus, Iarnrod Éireann, Bus Éireann, Luas, Go-Ahead and Local Link.

Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday
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Public transport fares around Dublin to drop 20% from Monday

May 6th 2022, 11:49 AM 26,985 Views 30 Comments

The 90-minute fare will be reduced to €2 for adults and 65 cent for children.

Bus fares everywhere outside Dublin are 20% cheaper from today
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Bus fares everywhere outside Dublin are 20% cheaper from today

Apr 11th 2022, 1:07 PM 14,335 Views 30 Comments

On-board machines must be manually updated which means the capital misses out on the discounts for now.

Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated
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Dublin Bus fares can't be cut before May as on-board machines need to be manually recalibrated

Apr 8th 2022, 6:16 PM 27,247 Views 41 Comments

Every ticket machine in every bus has to be manually tweaked to deal with the technical upgrade.

Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures
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Cost of taxsaver tickets to be reduced by 20% in April as part of cost of living measures

Mar 9th 2022, 6:15 AM 10,730 Views 15 Comments

A full 20% reduction in public transport costs is set to be implemented in May.

DART extension to Drogheda plans to double capacity of rail line
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DART extension to Drogheda plans to double capacity of rail line

Feb 24th 2022, 2:32 PM 15,273 Views 14 Comments

The ‘Coastal North’ line will extend the DART from Malahide to Drogheda with an increased electrified network.

Bus Éireann cancels services in four counties due to Storm Eunice as travel advice issued
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Bus Éireann cancels services in four counties due to Storm Eunice as travel advice issued

Feb 17th 2022, 6:55 PM 28,925 Views 4 Comments

The Road Safety Authority has warned against travel in counties impacted by Red and Orange warnings.

NBRU welcomes cut to public transport fares but warns staff will not 'plug any funding gaps'
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NBRU welcomes cut to public transport fares but warns staff will not 'plug any funding gaps'

Feb 11th 2022, 8:59 AM 11,211 Views 9 Comments

The 20% discount will apply from April for the rest of 2022.

The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday
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The Dublin Bus Nitelink service will recommence this Friday

Jan 24th 2022, 4:49 PM 12,421 Views 7 Comments

The services were cancelled indefinitely in mid-December as Covid-19 restrictions were reimposed.

Dublin Bus cancels Nitelink buses indefinitely from Thursday
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Dublin Bus cancels Nitelink buses indefinitely from Thursday

Dec 21st 2021, 9:30 PM 72,745 Views 24 Comments

A timetable for the Nitelink services’ operating hours over Christmas had been published last week.

€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
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€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes

Dec 15th 2021, 1:26 PM 24,422 Views 44 Comments

The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.

Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022
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Dart+ West project is approved by Government and will enter planning system in 2022

Dec 7th 2021, 3:44 PM 23,358 Views 32 Comments

The final cost of the project is set to be between €969 million and €1.1 Billion

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
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Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

Nov 30th 2021, 7:03 PM 19,985 Views 15 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today
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Leap Card users can avail of a new '90-minute fare' from today

Nov 28th 2021, 12:30 PM 40,167 Views 39 Comments

Any number of journeys taken within 90 minutes will cost a flat rate of €2.30.

SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'
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SIPTU is calling for reduced passenger numbers on public transport 'for safety'

Nov 24th 2021, 7:16 PM 14,255 Views 25 Comments

The trade union said its representatives had written today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan

Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'
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Ombudsman: Personal transport supports for disabled people 'inadequate and unfair'

Nov 23rd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,037 Views 8 Comments

The Ombudsman has published his report on unequal access to transport schemes for disabled people, an issue first highlighted 20 years ago.

Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes
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Some increases to Dublin transport fares but €2.30 cap for travel within 90 minutes

Nov 15th 2021, 5:26 PM 32,783 Views 71 Comments

From 28 November, the price of some Leap Card and cash payments will change.

Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals
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Cork City to get more bus services with shorter wait times under new BusConnects proposals

Nov 2nd 2021, 11:30 AM 11,535 Views 20 Comments

The NTA has today unveiled a draft new bus network for Cork.

Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan
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Over 100 rural villages to have frequent public transport service for first time under new plan

Oct 29th 2021, 5:15 PM 38,551 Views 35 Comments

The plan was published today for public consultation.

'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport
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'A man followed me home on the Nitelink': Readers' stories of safety on public transport

Oct 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 37,413 Views 24 Comments

“The man stood beside me laughing while I spoke to the driver. The driver just looked embarrassed,” one woman wrote of an incident.

Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget
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Discounted public transport fares for 19 to 23 year olds announced as part of Budget

Updated Oct 12th 2021, 2:09 PM 38,398 Views 46 Comments

A 50% discount on fares will be rolled out by the middle of 2022.

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
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Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 10th 2021, 1:52 PM 39,858 Views 52 Comments

The question was raised following news of a disturbing incident that happened on a nighttime DART service this week.

Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story
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Have you been assaulted or harassed on public transport? We want to hear your story

Oct 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 13,352 Views 11 Comments

A “misogynistic” incident on the DART this week comes after a report found women have serious safety concerns about using public transport.

Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered
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Taoiseach says 2034 is a 'realistic assessment' of when MetroLink will be delivered

Sep 28th 2021, 4:08 PM 11,376 Views 33 Comments

The Taoiseach says it is ‘wrong’ to say the project has not been delayed.

Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?
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Poll: Are you comfortable getting public transport now it's back to 100% capacity?

Sep 1st 2021, 9:53 AM 40,191 Views 46 Comments

The change comes into effect today.

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
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Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 13,201 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?
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From A to B and back again: Where do we go from here with Ireland's public transport?

Aug 17th 2021, 10:00 PM 18,553 Views 26 Comments

We’ve spent the last month diving into public transport at The Good Information Project.

‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible
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‘A significant challenge’: Unclear when public transport will be fully accessible

Aug 17th 2021, 12:05 AM 13,614 Views 6 Comments
  • 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.
Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?
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Poll: Can you walk safely from your home to your nearest town?

Aug 15th 2021, 10:00 AM 50,525 Views 62 Comments

Damaged or nonexistent paths are often cited as a barrier to walking and cycling.

'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways
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'We basically can’t walk safely into town': The state of Ireland's footpaths and walkways

Aug 15th 2021, 7:30 AM 26,382 Views 37 Comments

Investment in cycling and walking is increasing – but campaigners say change isn’t happening quick enough.

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