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From TheJournal.ie Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week Public Transport

Face masks on public transport to become compulsory from next week

Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced the new measure this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport Cover Up

Government confirms face coverings will be mandatory for passengers on public transport

It follows weeks of criticism that not enough people were wearing face coverings while on public transport.

From TheJournal.ie NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens On Yer Bike

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

From TheJournal.ie Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration' Covid-19

Making face coverings a condition of using public transport 'is under consideration'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that he would not like to see fines for those not wearing one.

From TheJournal.ie Phase Two: Everything you need to know about using public transport from tomorrow 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.

From TheJournal.ie Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week Phase Two

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

From TheJournal.ie Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations Lift Out

Campaign group concerned over increasing number of broken lifts at train stations

Over eight stations, on average, had lifts out of action over the past two weeks, according to Access for All campaign group.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute Working Life

Trinity research shows 75% of workers fear contracting Covid-19 on their public transport commute

The research also shows that 80% of workers would prefer to work from home once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

From TheJournal.ie Wearing of face masks on public transport and in supermarkets likely to be recommended, says minister Not Compulsory

Wearing of face masks on public transport and in supermarkets likely to be recommended, says minister

The Taoiseach previously said the wearing of face masks will not be compulsory.

From TheJournal.ie Bus and rail union calls for compulsory face masks on public transport as restrictions ease NBRU

Bus and rail union calls for compulsory face masks on public transport as restrictions ease

The NBRU has also called for temperature checks for all public transport workers.

From TheJournal.ie Public transport services to be reduced from next week Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a dedicated public transport Garda unit?

Irish Rail recorded 789 reports of anti-social behaviour incidents in 2018; there were 690 in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie 'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks Anti-social Behaviour

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks

Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.

From TheJournal.ie Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport Public Transport

Luxembourg becomes first country in the world to provide free public transport

The measure is part of a plan intended to reduce congestion.

From TheJournal.ie Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000 Dublin District Court

Taxi company caught tampering with fare meter on one of its vehicles fined €2,000

It followed an investigation by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Opinion: Stranded on platforms, crawling through faulty lifts: travelling with a disability on public transport

Sean O’Kelly tells of the “hit and miss” service that humiliates and distresses people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit Planet Before Profit

Free public transport and a 50% cut in national dairy herd pledged by Solidarity-People Before Profit

The party launched its climate action manifesto in Dublin today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour' Public Transport

Office of Transport Minister Shane Ross warned Luas operator of 'increase in anti-social behaviour'

In one case, an eight-year-old girl had beer contents splashed on her.

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.

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