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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…

Real Time info for Luas and Rail – Now on Journey Planner

From today (August 15) the National Transport Authority’s popular Journey Planner tool gives users REAL TIME arrival information for Iarnród Éireann and Luas services.  Bus users have been able to access Real Time information on the Journey Planner  for the past number of months. People using the Journey Planner on their desktops, on iPhones, Android…

Route 975 Cavan – Arvagh- Longford Bus Service Commences

The National Transport Authority is pleased to announce that the Route 975 Cavan-Arvagh-Longford bus service commenced today, 7th August 2014. The service operates along the R198 Cavan Longford road and provides an economic and socially necessary transport link for local communities.   The service provides two return trips between Cavan and Longford and one return…

Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds from August 1st

Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds from August 1st 10,000 Child Leap Cards available free – while stocks last – at www.ChildLeapCard.ie  July 28, 2014 The National Transport Authority has waived the standard €3 deposit charge on 10,000 Child Leap Cards – now available on its dedicated website www.ChildLeapCard.ie – in order to make…

Luas Cross City – New ways to get around

Luas Cross City will open up lots of the city’s places of culture, fashion, food, history and leisure to more people, by making them easier to get to. This Infographic shows more.