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From TheJournal.ie Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says Capacity

Some passengers being 'left behind' as capacity on public transport reduced to 25%, NTA head says

NTA CEO Anne Graham said today that there are “more people travelling than need to travel” which is putting pressure on capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends Irish Rail

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends

The €120 million project will result in the resignalling of the Dart network from Howth/Malahide to Sandymount.

From TheJournal.ie Transport Minister says NTA will make sure 'no town is left behind' after Bus Éireann axes certain routes 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.

From TheJournal.ie Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind Transport

Cycling and HGV traffic are both up on last year as public transport still lags behind

Cycling in Dublin is up by 9.4% on last year.

From TheJournal.ie Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year Public Transport

Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year

At the peak of Covid-19 restrictions traffic was down by about 78%, it’s now down by 16.3% in Dublin and 12.6% elsewhere.

From TheJournal.ie TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans Back To School

TDs seek clarity on social distancing rules for school buses as minister says there's been 'significant progress' on reopening plans

Social distancing is a rule while waiting for school buses but not on them.

From TheJournal.ie Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions Commuters

Annual TaxSaver tickets extended by six months due to Covid-19 travel restrictions

The extension will apply to customers who hold an annual TaxSaver ticket for public transport services.

From TheJournal.ie 'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation Green Line

'Sustainable' Luas Finglas extension plans open for virtual public consultation

The 4km extension would create four new stops on the green line alongside a cycle and pedestrian path.

From TheJournal.ie Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus Back To School

Pre-assigned seats and face masks: The new rules for Irish schoolchildren getting the bus

The rules will be in place on School Transport Scheme services operated by Bus Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown Train Drain

Rail passenger numbers were hit harder than other public transport during lockdown

Passenger journeys on rail services dropped to a low of 24,000 a week at the start of April.

From TheJournal.ie Face shields are now an acceptable face covering on all public transport Face Shields

Face shields are now an acceptable face covering on all public transport

Deaf and hard of hearing charity Chime welcomed the move.

From TheJournal.ie Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing' Face Coverings

Mandatory masks on public transport 'challenging for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing'

Advocacy group Chime suggested that transparent face-shields should be allowed to be used instead.

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.

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