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#Public Transport

From TheJournal.ie Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

From TheJournal.ie The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs Facilities

The CSO has measured how far Irish people live from schools, bus stops and GPs

There is a large difference in distances between rural and urban settings for all services.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system? Leap Forward This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like the Leap card replaced with a cashless payment system?

Plans are being advanced to introduce a cashless payment system on public transport by 2027.

From TheJournal.ie Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027 Account Based Ticketing

Plans progress to replace Leap cards with cashless payments by 2027

The plans would see contactless debit and credit cards, Apple Pay and Google Pay, and possibly QR codes being used to pay.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees Tender

Dublin Bus is looking for a company to carry out drug and alcohol testing of employees

The company will be responsible for carrying out random tests on company workers.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour.

From TheJournal.ie 'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport Irish Rail

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.

From TheJournal.ie Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend Closures

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre Dublin This post contains videos

Bus Connects redesign: New routes towards Howth and direct into city centre

The redesign comes after an unprecedented response to a public consultation campaign that saw almost 50,000 people contribute.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets Sanctioned

Dublin Bus fined €165,000 after more than 50% of services fail to meet punctuality targets

The company is required to meet punctuality targets as part of its contract with the NTA.

From TheJournal.ie 'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets Track Record

'It confirms our worst fears about privatisation': Half of Go-Ahead bus routes fail to meet punctuality targets

The British-owned firm began operating 24 routes in Ireland in September 2018.

From TheJournal.ie 26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line Rush Hour

26 longer Luas trams to be introduced on Green Line

The first of the trams, which will increase passenger capacity from 319 to 408, was officially unveiled today.

From TheJournal.ie NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake Giant Leap

NTA says it would like to expand free public transport for kids after 'phenomenal' summer uptake

Irish Rail, Luas, Bus Eireann and Go Ahead all saw child journey’s jump by over 100% during Kids Go Free August initiative.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be Copenhagen-style cycle lanes in every major Irish city?

People often point to how the Danish city treats cycle lanes – but could we replicate it here?

From TheJournal.ie 'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland 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?

From TheJournal.ie 'Not just for commuters, for everybody': Should Ireland start over with its public transport system? Ireland 2029

'Not just for commuters, for everybody': Should Ireland start over with its public transport system?

From buses to bike lanes, is it time for an overhaul? We explore another big idea on Ireland 2029.

From TheJournal.ie 'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line 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.’

From TheJournal.ie Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message Irish Rail

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message

People can text the word TRAIN followed by their location and details of the incident in question to 51444.

From TheJournal.ie A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan Snail's Pace

A slug has been blamed for delaying thousands of train passengers in Japan

26 trains in the country were cancelled as a result of the slug on 30 May.

From TheJournal.ie Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe' Climate Change

Free public transport ruled out despite Dublin being 'the slowest city centre in Europe'

Luxembourg rolled out free public transport last year.

From TheJournal.ie 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

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent

Sandymount Station is the most expensive to live near, with rents averaging at €2,905 per month.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette Opinion

Opinion: For wheelchair users taking public transport is like playing roulette

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.

From TheJournal.ie Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy Public Transport

Light rail network proposed for Cork under ambitious new transport strategy

The NTA’s plans are estimated to cost €3.5 billion.

From TheJournal.ie More people are travelling into Dublin city by public transport, but there are fewer cyclists 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.

From TheJournal.ie NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan Public Transport

NTA receives 30,000 submissions about BusConnects plan

The NTA boss is to appear before an Oireachtas committee today to talk about Metrolink and BusConnects plans.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you use public transport more often if it was free?

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

From TheJournal.ie 269 million passenger journeys made on State-funded public transport last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years Public Transport

Luas elevators have been out-of-order for over 1,000 hours in last two years

The service provider said vandalism is the cause in a number of cases.

From TheJournal.ie Need to get around this Christmas? Here's what you need to know about festive public transport 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.

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses Free Travel

Luxembourg to make travel free on its trains, trams and buses

In 2016, more than 100 million passengers used public transport in the country of 600,000 people.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt RSVP

Fianna Fáil TD invites Shane Ross to travel with him on public transport to Dublin from the commuter belt

James Lawless said commuters can’t get parking at the train stations and can’t get on carriages in the morning.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today Public Transport

Dublin Bus, Luas and Irish Rail fares will change from today

NTA fare revisions mean that Luas fares are being brought in line with Dublin Bus fares.

From TheJournal.ie A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today Life On The Road

A driverless public transport vehicle is to take to the streets of Dublin for the first time today

The EZ10 electric vehicle will run along a route of nearly one kilometre.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships Winners

€1.5 million announced for Irish teams preparing for Olympics and world championships

Minister Shane Ross made the announcement today.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people who refuse to fold up buggies for wheelchair users on buses be fined?

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he will look at introducing fines on the matter.

From TheJournal.ie A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here? Just A Minute

A card-based system has created more awareness for disabled people in the UK - could it work here?

The JAM card has proven such a success in Northern Ireland that activists are calling for its introduction here.

From TheJournal.ie M50 operating with traffic levels that weren't expected until the mid-2020s 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.

From TheJournal.ie New Dublin bus corridor plan: Up to 200 front gardens impacted on some proposed routes 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.

From TheJournal.ie More than half of all Dublin commuters now use public transport to get to work 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.

From TheJournal.ie People are paying an extra €114,000 to live near the Dart or Luas 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.

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