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Tender process begins for the largest and greenest fleet order in Irish public transport history

The process to order the largest and greenest fleet in Irish public transport history gets underway today as Iarnród Éireann, supported by the National Transport Authority (NTA), seeks expressions of interest from global train manufacturers for up to 600 electric / battery-electric powered carriages over a 10-year timescale. DART Expansion, a €2 billion investment under…

NTA ADDRESSING GAPS ARISING FROM PARTIAL WITHDRAWAL OF SERVICES ON BUS ROUTE 735

No legislative powers to refuse application to withdraw services The National Transport Authority is putting in place measures that will address gaps in service arising from the decision by Kenneally’s Bus Service Ltd. T/A JJ Kavanagh & Sons to withdraw service from a number of intermediate locations along bus route 735 from April 16th. It…

NTA appoint Contractor for Mobile Ticketing System

The National Transport Authority has announced that the contract to supply and maintain a mobile ticketing solution for public transport has been awarded to Cubic Transportation Systems Ltd. The contract will provide a number of key services required to operate and administer the system. Cubic will be responsible for providing a mobile phone application that will enable…

Clarification on Taxi Driver Investigation

Licensing of taxi drivers falls under the remit of An Garda Síochána rather than the National Transport Authority “Operation Vantage” is an operation which has been running for a number of years and is not related solely to taxis, being a wider immigration enquiry, although yesterday’s operation was focussed on Small Public Service Vehicle (SPSV)…

Nine Further Bus Routes in Dublin Switching to Go-Ahead Ireland

Improved bus services bring better integration with Dart Nine more bus routes are to switch from Dublin Bus to Go-Ahead Ireland from Sunday 20 January in a move that will see improved services, across the Transport for Ireland bus network in the capital. From Sunday, routes 17, 104, 114, 161, 220, 236, 238, 239 and…

Further Growth in Passenger Journey Numbers on ‘Transport For Ireland’ Subsidised Services

16 million more passengers use public transport in 2018 266,000,000 passenger journeys were provided by Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann, Luas and Go-Ahead Ireland on ‘Transport For Ireland’ Public Service Obligation (PSO) services in 2018. That’s an increase of almost 16 million, or 6.28% compared to 2017. The preliminary full-year figures for each of…

Changes to the Fees Applicable to Public Bus Passenger Service Licences

On January 1st 2019, the fees applicable to Public Bus Passenger Service Licences will change. On 14 May 2018, the National Transport Authority launched a public consultation on its proposals. The consultation was publicised through the Authority’s website and through direct email to current licence holders and industry groups. Four submissions were received. The Authority…

BusConnects Corridor Plans Will Reduce Journey Times For Commuters

CEO of The National Transport Authority, Anne Graham speaking at the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism, discussing National Transport Authority plans to create Dublin Core Bus Corridors. Thank you for the invitation to attend. I am joined by my colleague Hugh Creegan, Deputy CEO of the NTA. I understand that the Committee wishes to…

Low Emission Bus Trial

The National Transport Authority, in partnership with The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, recently launched the Low Emission Bus Trial, to test a range of technologies and fuels under real-driving conditions on selected Dublin and Cork routes. Supported by the Green Public Transport Fund, full electric, hybrid-electric, hydrogen and…