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#Public Transport

The 17 little frustrations of using a Leap Card

*jolts awake in the middle of the night* “I FORGOT TO TOP UP MY LEAP!”

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?' Public Transport

Opinion: 'A €6 charge isn't enough. What about a €24 annual fee for those with free travel passes?'

I, and many others with a disability, would be more than willing to pay a small service fee each year to address accessibility issues, writes Stephen Cluskey.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you use Bus Éireann? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use Bus Éireann?

The company is facing insolvency.

From TheJournal.ie Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport All Aboard

Despite a year of strike threats, we took millions more journeys on public transport

The NTA said the 2016 passenger figures show a “clear demand for a safe, efficient and reliable public transport service”.

From TheJournal.ie Inaccurate 'real time' information and food defrosting: Why people get angry at Bus Éireann Complaints

Inaccurate 'real time' information and food defrosting: Why people get angry at Bus Éireann

One passenger described the ‘real time’ system as “more like random number generators as they are never accurate”.

From TheJournal.ie 'You'll look like a God': How people thought the Luas dispute could be solved Complaints

'You'll look like a God': How people thought the Luas dispute could be solved

Here’s what members of the public thought about the strike – one of the biggest talking points of 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Travelling over Christmas? Here's what public transport will be running Getting Home For Christmas

Travelling over Christmas? Here's what public transport will be running

Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Luas and Iarnród Éireann have all released Christmas schedules for their services

From TheJournal.ie Unions 'dismayed and angry' about Bus Éireann's approach to pay talks Bus Stop

Unions 'dismayed and angry' about Bus Éireann's approach to pay talks

Earlier, Transport Minister Shane Ross said the company’s financial situation is “fairly bleak”.

From TheJournal.ie National Transport Authority has announced its plans for fare changes on Ireland's public transport Ticket Please

National Transport Authority has announced its plans for fare changes on Ireland's public transport

It covers Luas, Dublin Bus, Iarnród Eireann and Bus Éireann.

From TheJournal.ie The bottom of Dawson Street is now closed to traffic for Luas works Luas Cross City

The bottom of Dawson Street is now closed to traffic for Luas works

It will be closed for four weeks while works for the Luas Cross City are carried out.

From TheJournal.ie 8 of the coolest family days out around the country Sponsored By NTA

8 of the coolest family days out around the country

Grab the kids, you’re going on an adventure.

From TheJournal.ie The Greens aren't happy that people on €75k are getting cheaper bus fares than students Cutting The Cost This post contains videos

The Greens aren't happy that people on €75k are getting cheaper bus fares than students

That party wants the Tax Saver scheme rolled out to students.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time for all-night public transport in Dublin? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time for all-night public transport in Dublin?

The night Tube trains will run on Victoria and Central lines on Friday and Saturdays between 12.30am and 5.30am.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross says the Dart Underground still might happen Out Of The Freezer This post contains videos

Shane Ross says the Dart Underground still might happen

Back in September, Paschal Donohoe said the original €3 billion project was being scrapped.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin City Council backs call for new Luas trams to be automated Strike

Dublin City Council backs call for new Luas trams to be automated

The councillor behind the motion said it doesn’t mean drivers will be fired.

From TheJournal.ie More and more people are using the train and Luas Tag On

More and more people are using the train and Luas

Iarnród Éireann and the Luas brought in over €200 million from passenger revenue in 2015.

From TheJournal.ie How did it come to this?: The many twists of the never-ending Luas strike Pay And Conditions

How did it come to this?: The many twists of the never-ending Luas strike

The ongoing Luas dispute continues to cause headaches for commuters, with more strikes planned.

From TheJournal.ie 6 facts you might not have known about Dublin city

6 facts you might not have known about Dublin city

It’s gone through some changes down through the years.

16 tweets only regular Bus Eireann passengers will appreciate

Luggage doors operatin’.

From TheJournal.ie New government needs to act to avoid 'season of transport strikes' Commuter Worries

New government needs to act to avoid 'season of transport strikes'

Luas and Irish Rail workers are looking for pay increases.

From TheJournal.ie 6 weird and wonderful things you didn't know about Leap Day Sponsored By Leap Card

6 weird and wonderful things you didn't know about Leap Day

It’s more than just the worst birthday going, ya know.

This hilariously honest train announcement is going super viral

“We’ve got no toilets, and a trolley service of light refreshments will NOT be provided.”

From TheJournal.ie Luas drivers accused of  'putting a gun to the head' of Workplace Relations Commission St Patrick's Day Strike

Luas drivers accused of 'putting a gun to the head' of Workplace Relations Commission

The fourth day of strike action is taking place today, with widespread disruption for commuters across Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you give up a seat on public transport for a pregnant woman or elderly person? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you give up a seat on public transport for a pregnant woman or elderly person?

Some people think it’s an unwritten rule, while others aren’t so sure.

From TheJournal.ie You can finally top up your Leap card using your phone (but not if you have an iPhone) Leaping For Joy This post contains videos
From TheJournal.ie There were over 220 million public transport journeys in 2015 Moving

There were over 220 million public transport journeys in 2015

That’s 7.74 million more than 2014.

From TheJournal.ie My simple New Year's wish is for my son to live in a truly equal Ireland TOM CLONAN

My simple New Year's wish is for my son to live in a truly equal Ireland

One of my boys, Eoghan, suffers from a rare neuromuscular disease. He cannot walk. As a parent, I am becoming increasingly concerned for his future. What will happen to him when I die?

From TheJournal.ie Are our buses and trains next for contactless debit card payments? First Contact This post contains a poll

Are our buses and trains next for contactless debit card payments?

Contactless payments are now very much the norm in Ireland for most low-priced retail goods.

From TheJournal.ie 6 useful hacks to make your Christmas shopping easier Sponsored By Leap Card

6 useful hacks to make your Christmas shopping easier

You’re making a list, you’re checking it twice…

From TheJournal.ie Going out in Dublin over Christmas? There'll be extra late night buses to bring you home Christmas Parties

Going out in Dublin over Christmas? There'll be extra late night buses to bring you home

The services will cover the greater Dublin area.

From TheJournal.ie Will increased Dart frequency make traffic in Dublin worse? Commuting Woes

Will increased Dart frequency make traffic in Dublin worse?

Irish Rail has said better public transport is the only solution to traffic congestion.

The 14 unwritten real rules of Dublin Bus

Please observe.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail are making some big changes to the Dart and want to hear from you Early And Often

Irish Rail are making some big changes to the Dart and want to hear from you

A public consultation is taking place on running six Darts an hour.

From TheJournal.ie Public transport ticket prices are changing - here's what's happening Tickets Please

Public transport ticket prices are changing - here's what's happening

Some go up, some go down, some stay the same.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-cop charged with exposing himself on New York subway, then threatening witness with a gun Indecent Exposure

Ex-cop charged with exposing himself on New York subway, then threatening witness with a gun

A woman standing next to him on a train platform said she heard a “hissing noise.”

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Luas security guards be able to arrest rowdy passengers? Your Say This post contains a poll
From TheJournal.ie Whatever happened to the (original) Metro North? Metro-nomy

Whatever happened to the (original) Metro North?

Not the new one.

What food is acceptable to eat on public transport? MANK This post contains a poll

What food is acceptable to eat on public transport?

Does it have to be cold food? Who judges the smell? It’s a minefield.