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Monthly Archives: January 2018


College Green Bus Changes Announced

As a result of recent increased demands on capacity in the College Green area, commuters are experiencing delays in the city centre area during certain peak periods. To alleviate these delays, the National Transport Authority has been working with Dublin Bus and Dublin City Council to explore measures which could facilitate a more effective movement…

DEADLINE – 01 FEBRUARY

The Maximum Taxi Fare changes on 01 February. All taximeters must be programmed (calibrated) AND sealed (verified) with the new fare in order to operate from 01 February 2018. Calibration is completed by a private taximeter installer of your choice. Verification is completed by Legal Metrology Services (LMS) through its contractor Applus. NTA is not…

Taximeter Program Update – ALBEREN now approved by LMS

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,…

Industry Information Line Issue – RESOLVED

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our Industry Information Line (0761 064 000) which we are working to resolve. This post will be updated as soon as lines are reopened. Should you wish to contact us, please email taxis@nationaltransport.ie Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

No Surcharge on Personal Visa/MasterCard Credit or Debit Transactions

From 13 January 2018, it will be illegal to charge a hirer extra or a surcharge for using a personal credit or debit card to pay for a journey. Surcharges will no longer be permitted on personal Visa/MasterCard credit or debit transactions. This change of law is at EU level. The European Payment Services Directive…

7% growth in passenger numbers on publicly-funded public transport services

16 million more passengers use public transport in 2017 The National Transport Authority today (5th January 2018) published full-year figures (preliminary) for each of the state-supported public transport operators for 2017. 251,000,000 passenger journeys were provided by Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Luas on their Public Service Obligation services in 2017. That’s an…