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Monthly Archives: October 2017


Fare reductions for millions of bus journeys in Ireland’s regional cities

Fare reduction on 3m Bus Éireann city journeys, and Leap fares down by 18% average on other Bus Éireann services Kids up to 5 years of age go free on Dublin Bus Cork Commuter rail fares simplified, with fare reduction up to 25% New Luas €1 city centre off-peak fare Cash passengers can beat increases…

SPSV Driver Skills Development Programme Update

On foot of the international research and following the public consultation carried out in November 2016, NTA and the Advisory Committee on Small Public Service Vehicles discussed various options to improve the SPSV Driver Skills Development Programme and the SPSV Driver Entry Test. The changes are: Module Split A candidate must initially sit both the…

CYGNUS, HALE and AQUILA approved by LMS – Contact your installer…

This list shows which taximeters can operate with dual programs that will allow you to get your taximeter updated with the 2018 fare now. Note that for some taximeters there is more than one program/installer and so you should check with your installer that their individual program is LMS approved. Once the programme is installed,…

Bus Livery Survey, October 2017

We are seeking your views regarding the design of a bus livery for a new service operator in the Dublin metropolitan area. The new operator, Go-Ahead, has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract relating to the operation of 24 public service obligation (PSO) bus routes across Dublin. It is expected to begin…

Hurricane Ophelia: Disruptions to Public Transport Services on Monday 16th October 2017

A RED weather alert has been issued by Met Éireann for Hurricane Ophelia, there are severe disruptions to public transport services across the country. An Gardaí Síochána has advised members of the public not to make any non-essential journeys and not to cycle. For up to date information on services see www.transportforireland.ie or the operator’s…

‘Please Don’t Buggy in the Wheelchair Zone’

Multi-agency initiative launched to encourage commuters to leave wheelchair zone vacant for those who need it most! Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD and Finian McGrath, Minister with Responsibility for Disability Issues joined Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA), Dublin Bus and National Transport Authority to launch a new awareness campaign which highlights the importance…

New Text Service launched to report Anti-Social Behaviour on Luas services

It’s your Luas – See It, Report It Text Luas to 51444, a new customer text service solely for reporting incidents of Anti-Social Behaviour. Today, Luas operator, Transdev introduced a new text service for Luas customers. Text LUAS to 51444 is a service for customers to report incidents of anti-social behaviour. It’s a new approach…

Ireland’s Coach Services top of EU Table

Ireland’s long haul coach services are seen by passengers as punctual, reliable, comfortable and safe, according to a survey published by the EU Commission. Read the survey results here The survey was carried out across Europe among 28,000 respondents to evaluate customer satisfaction on inter-urban regular services. The research in Ireland was carried out by…