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Luas Cross City Main Infrastructure Works – Jun 2015 – Oct 2017

The civil engineering works for the Luas Cross City project will commence next month. This will include track work, both on-street and off-street, platform works, kerbing and lighting works. Full details are available here:  Main Infrastructure Works – Overview and Timeline See here for a handy step by step Guide to the Track-Laying process

Tendering is not privatisation

In response to on-going concerns expressed publicly, the National Transport Authority wishes to restate the fact that the tendering of bus routes currently in progress is not ‘privatisation’ and will not in itself result in fare increases, reduced services or any threat to free travel. Privatisation is about transfer of ownership and loss of public…

Revised bus services in County Kerry – Operational from Sunday, April 26

The National Transport Authority, in conjunction with Bus Éireann and Kerry Local Link, is putting revised bus services in place in Co. Kerry from Sunday next, 26 April. There will be improvements to the levels of bus services between the larger centres especially at weekends and during the summertime. The Authority wants to encourage more…

Replacement services for Expressway Route 5 -Operational from Sunday, April 26

The National Transport Authority, in conjunction with Bus Éireann and Wexford Local Link, has put in place a number of bus services to replace Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5, which ceases operations as and from Sunday next (April 26). The Authority has licenced an extension to Bus Éireann Expressway Route 4 to cater for customers…

“Public tendering is not Bus privatisation” : National Transport Authority -Unions urged to call-off bus strikes

The National Transport Authority (NTA) today (April 22) rejected any claim that it was ‘privatising’ bus services in Ireland. And CEO Anne Graham urged the trade unions to call off the bus strikes threatened for May, and to re-engage in talks with their employers through the Labour Relations Commission, saying that hundreds of thousands of…

Jumping for Joy! Leap Cards passes the One Million mark

1,000,000 Leap Cards sold since launch - delivering 20% transport savings to users More than 60% public transport journeys in Dublin now paid for with Leap Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe TD today (April 17) congratulated the National Transport Authority and members of its Leap Card team for achieving a significant milestone – reaching the 1,000,000 point…

Replacement services for Expressway Route 5

The National Transport Authority wishes to advise public transport customers that Expressway Route 5 (Dublin-Tullow-Waterford-Rosslare) will no longer operate as and from Sunday, April 26th next. The National Transport Authority undertook a review of the effect of the withdrawal of Route 5 which is available here: “Review of withdrawal of Bus Éireann Route 5 licensed…

Public Transport accounts for half of morning-commute trips into Dublin City Centre

Nearly half of people coming into Dublin City Centre in the mornings are now arriving by public transport (bus, rail, Luas), with a further 15% walking or cycling.  A third of people come into town by car in the mornings – down from 40% in 2010. The annual Canal Cordon Report 2006-2014 was published today…

Supporting Cork Mix Your Mode Week

Do you commute? Then Mix Your (Travel) Mode! Do you just hop into the car in the morning and drive to work, the school, the shops or wherever you are going without a thought of how you could travel differently……or better? Cork Mix Your Mode Week starts on 23rd March and gets us thinking about different…

Review of Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5 withdrawal

March 19, 2015 The National Transport Authority today (March 19, 2015) published its Review of Withdrawal of Bus Éireann’s licenced Route 5 Expressway service (Waterford to Dublin via Wexford corridor). In the Review, the Authority undertakes a detailed analysis of the impact of the removal of Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5 on the affected towns’ public transport links. It determines that…