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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… [more]


NTA’s driver check app makes a safer taxi experience this Christmas season

NTA is today launching an information campaign, encouraging taxi passengers to download and use the Driver Check App this Christmas and New Year season. NTA spokesperson said: “With the Christmas season upon us, whether people are shopping, socialising or working, travelling by taxi is a safe, convenient and reliable option. “But to make passengers’ experience… [more]


Luas Green Line extension a major boost for Dublin

Click here to watch the Luas Launch Video. An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar; Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross; and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe were in attendance today at the official opening of Luas Cross City at the GPO in Dublin. The extended section of the Green Line… [more]


Christmas & New Year Public Transport Services

The best way to get around Dublin over Christmas and the New Year is by public transport, so whether you’re shopping, socialising or working, grab your Leap Card and use the transport information on www.transportforireland.ie to plan your journey. The transport operators have announced increased services in the run up to Christmas and New Year, details of… [more]


Free travel for under-fives kicks in today

Free travel for all under-fives on subsidised public transport services becomes a reality today. As part of the fares determination published recently, the National Transport Authority announced that all under-fives get to travel free on all subsidised public transport including Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann, Luas, Dart and Dublin Bus.  The Authority recognises that the cost of travel with a young family can be expensive and today’s move marks… [more]


Luas Cross City will open at 2pm on the 9th December

At 2pm on Saturday 9th December 2017 passenger services will start on Luas Cross City; the extension of the Green Line through the City Centre to Broombridge. The Luas Cross City construction project started in June 2013 and has delivered 5.9km of track with 13 new Luas stops taking Luas through the city centre and north… [more]


NTA announces preferred bidder for city bus service in Waterford

New fleet of buses will on the streets of the City in 2018 The National Transport Authority has today announced Bus Éireann as the preferred bidder for the contract relating to the operation of five city bus routes in Waterford City. This followed a competitive process involving five bids from Irish and international companies. NTA… [more]


26 million increase in public transport passengers since 2013

The number of journeys on subsidised public transport and commercial bus services has increased by almost 26 million since 2013. In 2013, there were 210m passengers on subsidised Public Service Obligation (PSO) services, while in 2016, that number went up to 236m. All PSO operators have experienced an increase in that three-year period with Dublin… [more]


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… [more]


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… [more]