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The National Transport Authority is extremely disappointed with the announcement yesterday by Irish Ferries of further cancellations to their WB Yeats sailings from the 30th July to 17th September 2018, which will impact approximately 19,000 passengers in addition to the 10,000 passengers already affected by its earlier announcement in April of its intention to cancel…

NTA sets out proposals to improve bus journey times for passengers in Dublin

The National Transport Authority has today published the Core Bus Corridors Project report. This discussion document sets out draft proposals to vastly improve bus journey times and cycling priority along an increasing number of congested corridors in the Dublin region. The project is part of the NTA’s €2bn BusConnects Dublin programme to transform the city’s…

12 PER CENT INCREASE IN SUBSIDY FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORT SEES PASSENGERS NUMBERS JUMP

16m more passengers use public transport in 2017 The National Transport Authority’s statistical bulletin, ‘Bus & Rail Statistics for Ireland – State Funded Services’, has beenpublished today and shows both an increase in funding and an increase in total passenger numbers across subsidised services last year. Overall state funding for Public Service Obligation (PSO)services increased…

More than half of commuters now use public transport in Dublin

The number of people travelling into Dublin’s City Centre using bus, train or Luas every morning has reached record levels, according to figures published today by Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority. The figures are included in the Canal Cordon Report, 2017 on mode share of people coming into the City Centre. The…

Reaching New Heights! TFI Leap Card Passes 3 Million Mark

  The National Transport Authority today marked the recent sale of the 3 millionth Leap Card, the convenient way to pay for public transport services in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick, Waterford and Wexford. Of the 3 million cards issued to date, close to 250,000 have been sold in the first four months of 2018 alone….

NTA to extend Local Link to provide evening services

Pilot project will get under way in June NTA has announced that 50 new services providing evening and night time services in rural areas, have been given the green light. The NTA decided to proceed with a pilot project and applications for proposals to deliver evening and night-time services were invited from Local Link offices,…

Number of wheelchair accessible vehicles significantly increased in 2017

NTA Taxi Stats for 2017 published The number of Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) in the Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSV) fleet has increased significantly in 2017. SPSVs include taxis, hackneys and limousines. There are now 1,555 WAVs in service in total, up from 1,254 the previous year. This represents an increase of almost 20%. From…

JCDecaux, ESB and NTA join forces to reduce carbon footprint of Ireland’s bus shelters by 88%

An innovative collaboration to enhance 1,800 bus shelter units across Ireland, and decrease their carbon emissions, has recently been completed by JCDecaux, ESB and Solar AdTek. ESB funded the project in a partnership arrangement with JCDecaux, who have the contract for advertising rights and maintenance of National Transport Authority (NTA) bus shelters in Dublin and…

Statement to the Oireachtas Committee on the MetroLink Project and the impact of construction on recreational amenities

Statement to the Oireachtas Committee from Anne Graham, Chief Executive Officer, National Transport Authority MetroLink to provide integrated public transport solution for capital Chairperson and members of the committee, thank you for the invitation to attend. I understand that the Committee wishes to focus upon the MetroLink Project and the impact of construction on recreational…

Know your rights if affected by Irish Ferries July 2018 cancellations

The National Transport Authority is advising Irish Ferries passengers due to sail from Ireland to France on the WB Yeats ferry in July 2018, to check if they will be affected by the cancellations announced on Friday 20 April. Consumers affected by these cancellations should, in the first instance, contact Irish Ferries on 00 353…