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#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 Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge Not Again

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

From TheJournal.ie People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent Off The Rails
From TheJournal.ie Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin Go Slow

Plans to cut speed limits to 30km/h in 'all residential areas' in Dublin

Dublin City Council will vote on the proposals this week.

From TheJournal.ie Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network Funding

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should penalty points and fines be based on how far above the speed limit drivers are caught?

Shane Ross is bringing the proposals to Cabinet, but he faces opposition to get it over the line.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences Road Safety

Almost 90% of motorists disqualified this year have not surrendered their licences

The figure is the lowest rate in the past five years.

From TheJournal.ie 'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads Transport Committee

'A pedestrian just hit me': Cyclists express concerns about verbal and physical abuse on Irish roads

Bike activists appeared before an Oireachtas committee today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland Cycling

'Fallen off a cliff': Committee hears of large drop in number of young girls cycling in Ireland

Cycling groups pointed to census data showing a drop in girls cycling to school.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense' Climate Action

Taoiseach says he'll ditch his diesel car for hybrid 'if it makes sense'

Cabinet ministers launched the first progress report on the Climate Action Plan today.

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 Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin Dart And Luas

Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin

Houses near a Dart line have the highest average price, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery' Alternative Transport

E-scooter scheme similar to Dublin Bikes 'could help solve Dublin's commuter misery'

That’s according to Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry, who says e-scooter users are left in limbo with no regulations.

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 Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits Inconsistencies

Ross seeks county-by-county review of 'insanely uncoordinated' speed limits

Minister for Transport Shane Ross has called on all local authorities to carry out the review.

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 'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions? Ireland's Climate Crisis

'We are on the road to nowhere': Are electric cars and chargers enough to cut our transport emissions?

Transport is a huge contributor to Ireland’s global emissions and tackling them is a major challenge.

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 '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 Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays Luas Green Line

Luas resumes between Broombridge and Sandyford with some delays

An issue was discovered with the pantographs, which is the device on the tram that connects it to the overhead lines.

From TheJournal.ie Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets Pollution

Levels of dangerous air pollutant NO2 possibly exceeding limits on M50 and on Dublin streets

A new report from the Environment Protection Agency looks at indicators of the levels of NO2 in the air in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie 'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services HSE

'An attack on the most vulnerable': HSE introduces fees for transport to disability day services

One family told their local MEP they were facing a €2,000 annual bill.

From TheJournal.ie From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like Metrolink

From Swords Central to Charlemont: here's what ten of Dublin's new Metrolink stations will look like

The NTA has published artist’s impressions of 10 proposed stations on the line.

From TheJournal.ie Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations Bus Eireann

Fancy being a bus driver? Bus Éireann are hiring in a number of locations

The national bus service has been in operation for over 30 years.

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 More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018 Beep Beep

More electric vehicles sold in Ireland so far this year than in whole of 2018

A total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink? Metrolink

FactCheck: Was there a plan to close the Luas Green Line for up to four years to construct the Metrolink?

The Minister for Transport was among those to make the claim.

From TheJournal.ie NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop Curtailed

NTA confirms new Metrolink route will terminate at Charlemont stop

The proposed route to Sandyford would have meant prolonged disruption to the Luas line.

From TheJournal.ie GAA club will not lose pitch after revised Metrolink plans but soccer club will be affected Dublin

GAA club will not lose pitch after revised Metrolink plans but soccer club will be affected

Na Fianna’s home pitch at Mobhi Road will be left alone but Home Farm FC will see some disruption.

From TheJournal.ie Three Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go-Ahead from Sunday

Three Dublin Bus routes to be operated by Go-Ahead from Sunday

Go-Ahead Ireland won a contract in 2017 to operate 10% of routes previously operated by Dublin Bus.

From The42 FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney's Oireachtas hearing Development

FAI offers to bring forward John Delaney's Oireachtas hearing

The association’s chief executive is likely to come under scrutiny, after it emerged he gave a €100,000 loan to the association in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie Nine people taken to hospital after collision between Luas and bus Red Line

Nine people taken to hospital after collision between Luas and bus

A number of diversions are in place and emergency services are at the scene.

From TheJournal.ie Shane Ross apologises for saying Sinn Féin TD was ‘like a donkey’ Green Card

Shane Ross apologises for saying Sinn Féin TD was ‘like a donkey’

Imelda Munster accused the minister of resorting to name-calling, while Ross says the statement was an analogy.

From TheJournal.ie Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers Hero

Nurse who saved unconscious bus driver describes 'frightening' ordeal for passengers

The nurse managed to stop the bus when it went out of control and then started CPR on the driver.

From TheJournal.ie 'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work Drink Driving

'A non-runner': Ross dismisses idea of giving banned drink drivers exemptions to drive to work

The Sunday Business Post reported that the government is set to examine such proposal.

From TheJournal.ie It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland Non-runner

It would cost an extra €600 million a year to make public transport free in Ireland

While outlining the figures involved, Shane Ross effectively ruled out such a possibility.

From TheJournal.ie 'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades Tailbacks

'It is essentially a car park': Calls for fast-tracking of N11 upgrades

Fianna Fáil’s Stephen Donnelly says progress has been slow with no serious capital investment.

From TheJournal.ie 'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs On Yer Bike

'Residents are really pissed off': Dublin City Council plans expansion of city parking zones into suburbs

The proposals come amid plans to raise parking charges across the city for the first time in over a decade.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on Transport

Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on

The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.

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