Tag: transport

Over-priced, under-funded: the numbers behind Dublin’s transport system

The year is 2011, a jubilant Enda Kenny has been elected as Taoiseach for the first time, Labour are still a credible political party, the Arab Spring is in full swing and Donald Trump has just finished the eleventh season of the Apprentice. More importantly at the end of 2011 the price of a one way

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More public transport journeys despite 2016 strikes

Most Dubliners chose to travel on Dublin Bus in 2016 according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Over 125 million bus journeys were taken over the course of the twelve months. The number of bus journeys taken in 2016 jumped 2.7 percent from 2015. November was the most popular month for

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Passengers stalled as train strike takes hold

There are delays expected on DART and Iarnród Éireann services as this morning’s train strike came into effect earlier. The most significant news from this morning’s strike is that there will be no services for the Docklands with a bus service operating from M3 Parkway and Clonsilla. The strike took place between 6 and 9 am

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New transport strategy for greater Dublin area announced

Plans have been revealed for an overhaul of Dublin’s transport infrastructure, including extensions of the Luas to Lucan and to Finglas. The National Transport Authority (NTA) this week released details of its new draft Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area 2016-2035. The strategy aims to set out a “cohesive and integrated transport framework to support

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Dublin Bus and the ‘All-Nighter’

State-owned Dublin Bus are examining and considering the possibility of introducing a 24 hour service, just weeks after increasing fare prices. Public transport users will benefit from services that will run throughout the night if the proposal to the Labour Relations Commission is approved. Dublin Bus is in talks to oversee that a service to

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Up to 5,000 seats added to DUB-LCY route

  From today (October 27), London City Airport (LCY) will receive up to 5,000 more seats a week from Dublin when British Airways and FlyBe join Cityjet on the Dublin to London route. British Airways commenced a five-a-day service from Dublin to London City Airport yesterday using a mix of Embraer 170 and 190 jets.

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