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Public Consultation on Swords/Airport BRT

The National Transport Authority has today (October 14) launched a public consultation on proposals for a Swords/Airport to City Centre Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. Full project details and response facilities are available now in the Public Consultations section of the Authority’s website. Members of the public are invited to review the proposals and submit their suggestions and…

NTA and Leap Card welcome One Young World delegates to Dublin

The National Transport Authority and Leap Card are proud to support the One Young World Summit which launches in Dublin tomorrow. The packed four-day Agenda features many inspiring speakers from around the world. We hope that the delegates from home and abroad also find time to enjoy our amazing city, and to have “the craic”.

Significant new development for Leap Card underway

The National Transport Authority is currently developing significant new technology to help Leap Card users to simplify their transactions. A contract has just been awarded to the company ViX to develop new features which will be launched by the Authority to customers over the coming year. With Near Field Communications (NFC), the Leap Card user…

Leap Card now in Galway – fares up to 16% cheaper

The National Transport Authority’s Leap Card integrated ticketing scheme is now live in Galway City on Bus Éireann services and on City Direct services (from Cappagh to the West and Oranmore  and Parkmore to the East of the City). Customers can choose an Adult, Student or Child Leap Card for better value and more convenient…

Fingal / North Dublin Transport Study

The National Transport Authority (the “Authority”) is proposing the development of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) scheme along the Swords / Airport to City Centre corridor, with a projected opening year of 2017. In the initial planning work carried out by the Authority for the BRT scheme, it was identified that the proposed BRT scheme…

Fare reductions on Cork / Cobh / Midleton rail services for weekly and monthly ticket-holders

The Fares Determination published by the National Transport Authority in October 2013 for cash, Leap and pre-paid fares for Iarnród Éireann had a condition that the “approved increases for Iarnród Éireann’s Cork/Cobh/Midleton products are on the basis that these will be available on the Leap card format by 1st August 2014. If that date is…

National Transport Authority sets out Smarter Travel Options for Students

Members of the National Transport Authority’s Smarter Travel team are out and about on the college campuses of Ireland over the months of September and October.  They will be on hand in over 20 colleges to show Freshers and returning students the many different ways in which the Authority can help them get to and…

The Role played by Commercial Bus Services in Ireland

Latest in series of National Transport Authority Statistical Bulletins The National Transport Authority has today (September 4, 2014) published its first Statistical Bulletin on Commercial Bus Services in Ireland. Previously, the Authority reported on services in the Greater Dublin Area; however, this Bulletin compiles full-year (2013) data from all 124 operators in Ireland with active…

New Luas Operating Contract Awarded- Transdev wins 5 Year €150m Contract

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe T.D. was on hand today to witness the signing by the National Transport Authority (NTA) and the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) and Transdev Dublin Light Rail Limited of the new Luas operation contract, which includes responsibility for the maintenance of the Luas infrastructure and rolling stock through a number of novated…