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  • BUSCONNECTS CAN INCREASE BUS PASSENGER NUMBERS BY 50% 

    Posted on 31/05/17 at 4:17

    Ambitious suite of initiatives will transform bus services in Dublin region BusConnects, a suite of initiatives to radically transform public transport in the Dublin region, was launched today by Minister for Transport Sport and Tourism Shane Ross, and Anne Graham, …

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  • Cycling skills brochure launched in Cork

    Posted on 12/05/17 at 3:54

    Cycling in Cork City is becoming more and more popular. More people are buying new bikes, including through the Cycle-to-Work tax break scheme, new cycle lanes have been rolled out in Cork streets, and the CokeZero Public BikeSharing scheme has …

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  • 10 million more passengers use Public Transport in 2016

    Posted on 06/01/17 at 11:14

    Strong public transport performance in 2016 with passenger numbers up by 4.4% The National Transport Authority today published full-year figures (preliminary) for each of the state-supported public transport operators for 2016. There was an overall increase in passenger numbers, with …

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  • Light Up this Christmas

    Posted on 19/12/16 at 3:57

    This Christmas remember to Light Up. Share our reindeer poster with your friends, family and colleagues to remind them to Light up this Christmas! You will find some tips for pedestrians and cyclists below. Pedestrian Safety There are a number of …

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  • Statement to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport

    Posted on 23/11/16 at 2:57

    Introductory statement from Anne Graham Chief Executive, National Transport Authority GROWING DEMAND HIGHLIGHTS NEED FOR BUS INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT Addressing the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport, on ‘A vision for public transport in the Greater Dublin Area’ The …

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  • Annual Step Challenge gets feet on the street

    Posted on 23/11/16 at 10:21

    Smarter Travel Workplaces around Ireland Walk the Walk 50 organisations across Ireland participated in the 2016 Step Challenge. The Step Challenge invites employees at workplaces that are partners of the Smarter Travel programme to join together in teams and count …

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  • Phoenix Park Tunnel opens for Commuter services after €13.7 million investment

    Posted on 22/11/16 at 5:21

    Newbridge/Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock trains begin via tunnel route Commuters on the 06.14hrs train from Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock became the first to benefit from the new Phoenix Park Tunnel line, which began services today, Monday 21st November. …

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  • Light Up Your Life Campaign 2016

    Posted on 09/11/16 at 10:57

    Our annual Light Up Your Life Campaign is now in full swing across the country as Workplaces and Campuses remind cyclists to Light up their bikes – Be Safe & Seen. Free bike lights are also being provided as part …

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  • Car Free Day – 22nd September 2016 – WIN a bike

    Posted on 21/09/16 at 3:54

    Cycling Promotion, 22nd September 2016 Coca-Cola Zero, the National Transport Authority and the four city councils of Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway have come together to celebrate the many thousands of persons who choose to cycle in our cities, especially …

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  • New and Existing members of Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes can now access the scheme using their LEAP Card

    Posted on 20/09/16 at 2:47

    Dublin City Council, the National Transport Authority, Coca-Cola and JCDecaux are delighted to announce that from today, the Coca-Cola Zero dublinbikes scheme will enable new and existing bike share members to use the service using just one smart card – …

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  • Pedometer Challenge Kickstart Poster

    Announcing the 2016 Step Challenge!

    Posted on 11/07/16 at 11:51

    From September 12th through October 9th! This September we are looking forward to stepping it out once again, and we are delighted to be introducing some team spirited, fun and inclusive changes that have followed from previous feedback. Changes include: …

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  • A European twist to this year’s Cycle Challenge

    Posted on 11/07/16 at 11:34

    Congratulations to all individuals and workplaces that took part! Dublin and Limerick were two of the 52 European Cities that took part in European Cycle Challenge that ran during May. And it was sunshine all the way, with extra heat generated …

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  • Statistics for Rail services in Ireland published

    Posted on 27/06/16 at 10:31

    Latest in a series of Statistical Bulletins On the 23rd of June 2016, the National Transport Authority published its latest Statistical Bulletin – on Rail Services in Ireland (2015 data). The Bulletin reports on heavy rail services provided by Iarnród Éireann …

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  • Smarter Travel Seminar 2016

    Posted on 11/05/16 at 1:08

    The annual Smarter Travel Seminar will take place tomorrow the 12th of May 2016 in the Ashling Hotel. The title of the seminar is Practical measures to increasing wellbeing through active travel. Speakers include Biddy O’Neill from the Department of Health, Anne Cooney, …

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  • Popular Leap Top-Up App now has increased functionality allowing users view last 5 transactions and save their payment details

    Posted on 10/05/16 at 11:30

    The latest version of the Leap Top-Up app has been released; in this version new functionality has been introduced to allow users securely store their payment card information so their future top-ups are quicker and easier. In addition, users can …

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  • Hooch the dog showcases the best of Limerick in his stroll about town

    Posted on 27/04/16 at 4:05

    Students get Creative at Smarter Travel Student Multimedia Awards 2016 The winning entries can be viewed here. Hooch the Dog has helped Kate Healy & Laura Meaney from Limerick Institute of Technology win the National Transport Authority’s annual Smarter Travel Campus …

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  • College Students Take 21 Million Steps and are Feeling Good…

    Posted on 15/04/16 at 4:10

      Students from colleges all over Ireland have been rewarded for walking, during the National Transport Authority’s third annual Marchathon – the 10,000 Step Challenge. From March 7th – 11th, students from 16 third level campuses took on the challenge …

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  • Survey Travel Banner April 2016

    Annual Partner Travel Survey is LIVE!

    Posted on 01/04/16 at 1:48

    For the first time, Smarter Travel Workplaces and Smarter Travel Campus Partners are invited to take part in an online, incentivised travel survey for all Partners, to coincide with the National Census 2016. The survey will be live for the month of April. …

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  • €10 Leap Family Card offers outstanding value for family day-trips in Dublin

    Posted on 02/03/16 at 11:43

    Card commemorating 1916 centenary is on sale from today: www.leapcard.ie A new, promotional Leap Family Card was launched today by the National Transport Authority.  Costing only €10, the Leap Family Card gives a family of two adults and up to …

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  • New Leap Top-Up App

    Posted on 25/01/16 at 10:39

    Leap Top-Up App harnesses Near Field Communication technology to improve customer convenience New! Use your mobile phone to: • top-up your Leap Card on the spot • check your Leap Card balance • collect tickets, including TaxSaver From today (January …

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  • Public Transport Passenger Numbers – 2015

    Posted on 05/01/16 at 12:16

    National Transport Authority reports strong public transport performance in 2015 – passenger numbers up by 3.6% Luas and Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail see numbers rise by 6.1% and 5.3% respectively over the year Busy transport agenda for the year ahead …

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  • Christmas in Limerick – What’s on and how do I get there?

    Posted on 10/12/15 at 1:10

    There’s lots going on in Limerick this Christmas, including Christmas at the Milk Markets, Enchanted by Franc, the Lidl Christmas village and two Munster matches in Thomond Park. Read more about these events, the Park and Ride arrangements for Thomond …

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  • Christmas in Cork – what’s on and how do I get there?

    Posted on 10/12/15 at 1:09

    The very popular Glow festival is running again this year – open now and running each weekend until the 20th December. All the details are available on their Glow Cork or in the flyer below.    

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  • Christmas in Galway – what’s on and how do I get there?

    Posted on 10/12/15 at 1:07

    The annual Continental Christmas Markets are now open and run until 22nd December. Come along for food, shopping and some hot chocolate! Read more The annual Park & Ride Christmas Service will commence on Saturday 05/12/2015 right up to Christmas Eve …

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  • Christmas in Waterford – what’s on and how do I get there?*

    Posted on 10/12/15 at 1:05

    Winterval returns to Waterford this year, with Waterford on Ice, Winterval Express Train, a vintage fair and a live animal crib among other events. Read about the festival and how to get their on their website. Remember to wrap up …

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  • Christmas in Dublin – what’s on and how do I get there?

    Posted on 10/12/15 at 1:03

    There’s lots of fantastic attractions in Dublin for the festive season, including carols, a Christmas Luas, Fayres and Choirs.  Read more about what’s happening, and remember to use the National Journey Planner to plan your trip! You can also check out …

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  • Top Twelve Travel Tips for this Christmas Season in Dublin from the National Transport Authority

    Posted on 07/12/15 at 3:13

    The National Transport Authority has today (December 7th) published a handy set of Travel Tips to help people get to and around Dublin safely and comfortably this Christmas Season.  These tips, and plenty of real-time helpful travel and transport information, …

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  • New trams ordered for Luas Cross City

    Posted on 01/12/15 at 9:33

    To be delivered and ready for new services at end of 2017 Wednesday 25th November 2015, Dublin – Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was today (Wednesday) present with Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority …

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  • Cork Sweeps the Pedometer Challenge Led by Cork City Council Sweepers!

    Posted on 27/10/15 at 4:43

    Teams from Cork City Council, Cork University Hospital and Cork County Council took the top three spots in the 2015 Pedometer Challenge. More than one and a half billion steps were taken by 986 teams from 53 of Ireland’s largest …

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  • Greater Dublin Area draft Transport Strategy 2016 – 2035

    Posted on 15/10/15 at 11:23

    Greater Dublin Area draft Transport Strategy 2016 – 2035 proposes: new Core Bus Network Luas to Poolbeg / Finglas / Lucan Metro South – from St Stephens Green to Brides Glen Rail-based Park and Ride facilities expand cycling network to …

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  • Heavy Rail Census for 2014

    Posted on 06/10/15 at 4:17

    The National Transport Authority today (October 6th, 2014) published its Heavy Rail Census for the year 2014 – which records information on all passenger boardings and alightings (every station, every service) on November 13, 2014 – a snapshot of rail …

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  • 2KM ‘MISSING LINK’ ON DUBLIN BAY CYCLE PATH TO BE COMPLETED BY AUGUST 2016

    Posted on 19/08/15 at 3:59

    Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr. Cieran Perry and Minister Paschal Donohoe, have today joined representatives from the National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council to review progress of the construction of the 2km ‘missing link’ between Sutton and Clontarf that will …

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  • Public Consultations

    Posted on 11/08/15 at 3:46

    Public Consultations on “Taxi Roof Signs” and “Mandatory SPSV Driver Safety Equipment”. The Report of the Taxi Regulation Review Group was published in 2012 on foot a wide ranging Government review of the small public service vehicle (SPSV – taxi, …

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  • Statistics for Rail and Bus (state funded) services in Ireland

    Posted on 05/08/15 at 5:25

    The National Transport Authority today (July 30, 2015) published its latest Bulletins on Statistics for State-funded Bus Services, and for Rail Services in Ireland, 2014. The information in the Reports is drawn largely from operational reporting information provided by Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus …

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  • Permeability in Existing Urban Areas: Best Practice Guide

    Posted on 29/07/15 at 9:35

    Permeability in Existing Urban Areas: Best Practice Guide The National Transport Authority has today (July 28) published a best practice guide on providing for permeability in existing urban areas, and has circulated it to 140 planners and engineers in local and …

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  • Major changes proposed in Dublin City Transport Study

    Posted on 10/06/15 at 11:21

    Major changes proposed in Dublin City Transport Study – Quays, College Green, Suffolk Street – Public Consultation June 11- July 16 The National Transport Authority and Dublin City Council today (June 10, 2015) published their joint “Dublin City Centre Transport …

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  • Jumping for Joy! Leap Cards passes the One Million mark

    Posted on 23/04/15 at 3:19

    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 …

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

    Posted on 23/04/15 at 3:16

    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 …

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

    Posted on 14/04/15 at 10:51

    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 …

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  • Review of Bus Éireann Expressway Route 5 withdrawal

    Posted on 19/03/15 at 12:36

    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 …

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  • Mix Your Mode Week – Cork March 23rd

    Posted on 18/03/15 at 10:18

    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 …

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  • Car-based shoppers account for only €1 in every €5 spent in town

    Posted on 17/02/15 at 2:15

    Over half (56%) of all retail spend in City Centre comes from people arriving on public transport, a further 24% from walkers/cyclists Car-based shoppers account for only €1 in every €5 spent in town Over a third (36%) of retailers’ …

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  • Minister Launches Leap Card in Limerick

    Posted on 16/02/15 at 3:00

    Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was in Limerick today (Monday) with the CEO of the National Transport Authority, Anne Graham and Regional Manager South-West,  Bus Éireann, Miriam Flynn, to launch the Leap Card in the city …

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  • Leap Card now offering €1 off for second journeys within 90 minutes – on Dublin Bus, Luas, DART/Commuter Rail

    Posted on 02/02/15 at 10:12

    “Only Leap Card can offer instant discounts across different operators”: CEO The National Transport Authority has today (February 2) extended its popular “Leap 90 Discount” feature to give a €1 discount to Leap Card users transferring between Dublin Bus, Luas, …

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  • Public Consultation

    Posted on 27/01/15 at 4:52

    Public Consultation on the preparation of a new Transport Strategy for the Greater Dublin Area The National Transport Authority has today (January 27, 2015) opened a public consultation on the preparation of a new transport strategy for the Greater Dublin …

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  • 75% of UCD students and staff walk, cycle or use public transport to get to Belfield

    Posted on 27/01/15 at 4:50

    75% of UCD students & staff walk, cycle or use public transport to get to Belfield Transport Minister, Paschal Donohoe TD, Anne Graham, CEO of the National Transport Authority, and Professor Andrew Deeks, President of UCD met today (January 26) …

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  • Minister Donohoe & National Transport Authority announce shortlist of project options to address future transport needs in Fingal/North Dublin

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 3:29

    As part of a review of future transport needs in Fingal/North Dublin, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Monday) announced a short-list of six project options to serve one of the fastest-growing regions in the …

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  • Minister Jan O’Sullivan launches Coca-Cola Zero Bikes in Limerick

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 12:53

    Launched today with the help of former Irish and Munster rugby player and Limerick native, David Wallace, the scheme when fully complete, will see 23 stations and 215 bikes located throughout Limerick city. It follows the recent launch of the …

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  • Winterval Waterford

    Winterval is coming to Waterford!

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 11:56

    From the 21st of November until the 23rd of December, Waterford plays host to the Winterval Christmas Festival! Events include Waterford on Ice, a Ferris wheel at Waterford Crystal, a Lightshow, Magic on the Mall with Keith Barry, the Polar …

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  • Dublin at Christmas

    Christmas in Dublin

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 11:56

    There are lots of events going on in Dublin over Christmas, including panto, Christmas markets, gigs and of course shopping! Operation Open City takes place from December 9th to 24th to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy …

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  • Limerick Christmas

    Christmas in Limerick

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 11:56

    If Cork is going to Glow, Limerick is going to Sparkle this festive season! Limerick comes alive at Christmas with a full calendar of activities, culinary experiences and opportunities. All events listed below (with the exception of the UCH Jack …

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  • Cork Glow

    Cork City will Glow like never before this Christmas!

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 11:56

    Over 150,000 people are expected to flock into the city centre this year for Glow, A Cork Christmas Celebration, which is presented by Cork City Council, on Grand Parade from 28th November to December 21st, Fridays to Sundays. Attractions include …

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  • Gardaí and key transport bodies facilitate traffic movements in Dublin – until December 24th 2014

    Posted on 08/12/14 at 11:27

    The aim of Dublin’s seasonal traffic management campaign, Operation Open City, is to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy the seasonal festivities, by facilitating the movement of public transport in Dublin and minimising traffic disruption to the …

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  • New Public Transport contracts signed between National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann

    Posted on 03/12/14 at 2:39

    The National Transport Authority has published its 2014-2019 contracts with Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann, which set out the service, performance and reporting standards which the operators are obliged to deliver in return for their state subsidy payments between now …

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  • Minister Paschal Donohoe launches Coca-Cola Zero bikes in Galway

    Posted on 01/12/14 at 2:39

    Coca-Cola Zero Bikes rolled out with the help of Hector Ó hEochagáin. Bikes will go live in Limerick on December 8th & Cork on December 18th. Galway, 24th November 2014 – Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, was today (Monday) joined …

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  • Consultation on moving to a Wheelchair Accessible Licensed Bus Sector

    Posted on 18/11/14 at 12:31

    The National Transport Authority today (November 18) launched a public consultation on ways to support the transition to a wheelchair accessible licensed bus and coach sector. The responses to this consultation paper will assist the Authority in carrying out its …

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  • The coco-cola zero bikes are coming to Galway, Cork and Limerick – Launch dates announced!

    Posted on 18/11/14 at 12:30

    Pre-register on www.bikeshare.ie to avail of 50% discount 11th November 2014 – The National Transport Authority has today announced further details for the Coca-Cola Zero Bikes regional scheme which will go live over the coming weeks. Galway will launch on Monday 24th November, followed by Limerick on 8th December and Cork …

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  • Public Consultation on Taxi Fares and Regulations

    Posted on 18/11/14 at 12:27

    Pursuant to section 24 of the Taxi Regulation Act 2013, the National Transport Authority proposes to make a new maximum fares order, to replace the current maximum fares order, detailing the maximum fare that may be charged by a driver …

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  • Heavy Rail Census for 2013

    Posted on 04/11/14 at 2:06

    The National Transport Authority today (November 4th, 2014) published a summary of its Heavy Rail Census for the year 2013 – which records information on all passenger boardings and alightings (every station, every service) on November 14, 2013 – a …

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  • Second journey discount of €1.00 with Leap Card on Dublin Bus

    Posted on 03/11/14 at 2:30

    Second journey discount of €1.00 with Leap Card on Dublin Bus Leap Card users on Dublin Bus services get a €1.00 discount on second Dublin Bus trip – from today Child Leap Card reduction of 70c on second journey Discount …

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  • The Transport for Ireland People’s Awards 2014

    Posted on 24/10/14 at 11:32

    Win an iPad by nominating your public transport superstars – the Transport for Ireland People’s Awards 2014 give you the opportunity to nominate someone who makes a positive difference to your Public Transport trip. Entries accepted in story form, photo …

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  • Smarter Travel Awards 2015

    Posted on 21/10/14 at 11:15

    Would you like your organisation or campus’ promotion of walking, cycling, public transport and carsharing to be recognised at a national level? Do you know of a committed champion or team who deserves to be honoured for their work in sustainable travel? The Smarter …

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  • Win Prizes and Awards in the first Smarter Travel Campus Media Competition!

    Posted on 21/10/14 at 10:34

    Do you have something positive to say about walking, cycling, public transport or carsharing? Then let’s hear it and see it! For the first time, students at Partner campuses of the Smarter Travel Campus programme will have the opportunity to …

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  • Bus and Rail services in Mayo – public consultation

    Posted on 20/10/14 at 5:29

    Bus and Rail services in Mayo – public consultation The National Transport Authority today (October 20) launched a public consultation on its Review of Public Service Obligation* bus and rail services in Co Mayo. The closing date is 5:00pm on …

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  • Public Consultation Launched

    Posted on 14/10/14 at 5:33

    The National Transport Authority has today (October 14) launched a public consultation on proposals for a Swords/Airport to City Centre Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor. Full project details and response facilities are available now in the Public Consultations section of the Authority’s …

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  • Leap Card now in Galway – fares up to 16% cheaper

    Posted on 01/10/14 at 11:39

    The National Transport Authority’s Leap Card integrated ticketing scheme is now live in Galway City on Bus Éireann services and on City Direct services (from Cappagh to the West and Oranmore  and Parkmore to the East of the City). Customers …

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  • The Smarter Travel Campus Team is going to college

    Posted on 08/09/14 at 4:09

    The Smarter Travel Campus team will be visiting campuses all around the country during September and October helping student to plan their journey to campus, offering lots of great freebies for students and the chance to enter a great competition. …

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  • The National Transport Authority has announced free travel, from today (August 11) to August 24 inclusive, for all Child Leap Card holders aged between the ages of 4 and 18.

    Posted on 12/08/14 at 8:39

    The National Transport Authority has announced free travel, from today (August 11) to August 24 inclusive, for all Child Leap Card holders aged between the ages of 4 and 18. This free travel will be available on Dublin Bus, Luas, …

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  • Route 975 Cavan – Arvagh- Longford Bus Service Commences

    Posted on 07/08/14 at 1:57

    The National Transport Authority is pleased to announce that the Route 975 Cavan-Arvagh-Longford bus service commenced today, 7th August 2014.  The service operates along the R198 Cavan Longford road and provides an economic and socially necessary transport link for local …

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  • Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds from August 1st

    Posted on 28/07/14 at 10:43

    10,000 Child Leap Cards available free – while stocks last The National Transport Authority has waived the standard €3 deposit charge on 10,000 Child Leap Cards – now available on its dedicated website. From August 1st, the child Leap fares …

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  • First viewing of “Coca-Cola Zero Bike” for schemes in Cork, Limerick and Galway

    Posted on 02/07/14 at 11:11

    Schemes will launch to the public this autumn – bikes have striking red-and-black design and automatic gear-change . The first viewing of the new, specially-designed bike for the regional cities’ Coca-Cola Zero Bikes scheme took place in Cork’s City Hall this morning, where Minister …

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  • Minister Kelly launches new Leap Visitor Card – 72 hours travel in Dublin region for €19.50

    Posted on 19/06/14 at 10:31

    Foreign visitors to Dublin can now avail of a new Leap Card product specially designed for them.  Launched this morning by Minister Alan Kelly, and only available from Dublin Airport Leap Card outlets, the Leap Visitor Card offers tourists 72 …

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  • Rail Statistics for Ireland – June 2014 16th June 2014

    Posted on 16/06/14 at 11:03

    The National Transport Authority today (June 16, 2014) published its latest Bulletin on Rail Statistics for Ireland, which focuses on passenger statistics in respect of heavy rail services provided by Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) and Luas light rail services provided …

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  • Bus Statistics for Ireland (State Funded Services) Report – June 2014

    Posted on 12/06/14 at 2:13

    The information in the Report is drawn from operational reporting information provided by Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann to the Authority under their Public Service Obligation (PSO) contracts, and date, in the main, from January 2010, the time period covered …

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  • Cheaper Leap fares for 16, 17 and 18 year olds

    Posted on 29/05/14 at 8:18

    Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar and Minister of State for Commuter & Public Transport Alan Kelly have announced a simplified package of fares for schoolchildren and teens using public transport for the new school year. The aim …

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  • “Coke Zero Bikes” to launch to the public this autumn

    Posted on 19/05/14 at 11:27

    The An Rothar Nua consortium has been awarded the contract for the provision of public bike schemes in the cities of Cork, Galway and Limerick by the National Transport Authority, with capital funding of the schemes being provided by the …

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  • New Leap Card Auto Top-Up function now in place offering additional convenience for consumers

    Posted on 13/05/14 at 11:16

    National Transport Authority & Minister Kelly mark 500,000th Leap Card sale with prize giveaway Auto Top-Up Public Transport Minister Alan Kelly and the National Transport Authority have announced an important new enhancement of its service to users: Auto Top-Up.  This …

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  • Watch the Transport for Ireland TV Ad Now!

    Posted on 07/05/14 at 4:03

    Your screens have recently been lit up by Transport for Ireland‘s new television ad. The advertisement aims to inform public transport users about the Journey Planner and Real Time Apps, Leap Card and the availability of WiFi on public transport vehicles. You can view the new Transport for Ireland ad and behind the …

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  • National Journey Planner now available to Windows smartphone users in the Windows Store

    Posted on 17/04/14 at 2:30

    The National Transport Authority has launched its popular National Journey Planner App in the Windows Store, so that Windows phone users can readily avail of its clever trip planning functions while on the move. Launched on iPhones and Androids in …

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  • Survey – public transport use up, cycling up on morning commute into Dublin City Centre

    Posted on 11/04/14 at 11:44

    The National Transport Authority today (April 11) published its Canal Cordon Trend 2006-2013 Report, which shows that public transport – bus, Luas, rail – and cycling are all increasingly popular with people travelling into Dublin’s City Centre (between the canals) …

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  • Comprehensive Cycle Network Plan published – to increase region’s cycle network 5-fold in length, to 2,840 kilometres

    Posted on 11/04/14 at 11:35

    Ambition for cycle network in 2021 to carry as many commuters as now take the bus – a three-fold increase The National Transport Authority has today (April, 10) published its Greater Dublin Area Cycle Network Plan, which sets out a ten year …

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  • Minister Kelly launches Leap Card in Cork – fares up to 16% cheaper

    Posted on 09/04/14 at 10:12

    Cork scheme to include child/student cards and Irish Rail services later this year Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Public and Commuter Transport was in Cork this morning (Wednesday, April 9) with John O’Flynn, Leap Card Marketing Manager, National Transport Authority, …

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  • Bus Rapid Transport

    Bus Rapid Transit Public Consultation launched

    Posted on 18/02/14 at 5:27

    17th February 2014 The National Transport Authority has launched a public consultation on proposals for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network for Dublin – “Swiftway”.  Full project details and response facilities are available now on the Authority’s website at www.nationaltransport.ie. Members …

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  • Leap Card

    National Transport Authority’s Leap Card Wins First Prize at Transport Ticketing Awards

    Posted on 30/01/14 at 10:09

    “Best Smart Ticketing Consumer Engagement and Adoption Scheme” The National Transport Authority has been announced as the first prize winner of the prestigious Best Smart Card Ticketing Consumer Engagement Award at the Transport Ticketing 2014 Conference and Expo in London. …

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  • Cycle Planner for Dubln Launched

    New Cycle Planner now available from the National Transport Authority

    Posted on 17/12/13 at 1:41

    Now available online and as Android App – different route options available to suit all types of cyclists, from novice to experienced. Alan Kelly TD, Minister for Commuter and Public Transport today (December 17) launched the National Transport Authority’s new …

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  • Park and Ride Galway

    Park and Ride Galway Comes to Town – Seasonal Service Returns November 30

    Posted on 09/12/13 at 4:20

    With the countdown to Christmas well underway, the now annual Christmas Park and Ride has been launched by the Mayor of Galway City, Cllr. Pádraig Conneely . The service, which customer surveys consistently rate as ‘excellent’, kickstarted on Saturday November …

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  • Irish Heart Foundation says Thank You to Participants of the 2013 Pedometer Challenge

    Posted on 09/12/13 at 1:49

    Congratulations for taking part and completing the Pedometer Challenge this year and a special thanks for raising over €5,000 for the Irish Heart Foundation. Well done to Clare McCormack from Bord Gáis Networks who was chosen from a draw of …

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  • Bike lit up for Christmas

    Tips for Cycling in Darker Weather

    Posted on 06/12/13 at 5:14

    The days might be shorter but the weather has been dry and cold for the most part, which is a good thing for cycling! As the evenings are turning darker earlier it’s important to remember to make yourself visible at …

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  • Pedometer Challenge Vincents

    If You’re Happy and You Know It, Walk to Work!

    Posted on 05/12/13 at 5:27

    Over 50% of walkers say they feel good about themselves November 2013 – More than 1 billion steps were taken by 4,250 participants from 56 of Ireland’s largest workplaces as part of the Smarter Travel Workplaces ‘Pedometer Challenge’. The Pedometer …

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  • Google Transit Launched in Ireland by Minister Alan Kelly

    Posted on 05/12/13 at 4:06

    Ireland has had its entire public transport system mapped on Google Maps, meaning commuters and tourists can now easily plan trips and journeys anywhere in Ireland, from door-to-door. Google Maps Transit is now live in Ireland as a result of …

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  • Leap Card users to benefit from new “Maximum Fare” for their Public Transport use

    Posted on 05/12/13 at 4:00

    The National Transport Authority has announced that maximum daily and weekly public transport fares will apply for Leap Card users as follows: Adult (€10 per day / €40 per week), student (€7.50 / €30), child (€3.50 / €14) These Caps will …

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  • NUI Maynooth Run Outdoor Car Sharing Campaign

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 5:43

    NUI Maynooth run an outdoor poster campaign to promote Car Sharing to students with some catchy taglines. For more information on Car Sharing visit www.carsharing.ie or email info@smartertravelworkplaces.ie        

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  • Dublin City University Launch Car Sharing Scheme

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 5:21

    Dublin City University launch the Car Sharing Scheme for Staff and Students. Pictured at the launch are students who have signed up to support the promotion of car sharing and other Smarter Travel initiatives on campus. For more information on …

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  • Drying Room opens in Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 5:14

    A drying room with wire mech lockers is now available for staff and students in the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. The purpose of the mech lockers is to allow clothing of active commuters to dry while being kept in secure …

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  • First Cycle Repair Station in NUI Maynooth

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 4:26

    NUI Maynooth is the first University in Ireland to install a cycle repair station on campus. Repair accessories and a foot pump have also been made available to staff and students at NUI Maynooth. For more information visit http://campusservices.nuim.ie/traffic/news.shtml

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  • NUI Maynooth announce Grants for Bikes for Students!

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 4:22

    NUI Maynooth is delighted to announce the Student Cycle to College Scheme (SCCS) initiative. NUI Maynooth will contribute €50 to any qualifying student purchasing a bicycle for travelling to college. This offer is being made available through revenue generated from …

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  • Leap Card for Students

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 3:55

    The Student Travelcard can be used by students as an ID to buy special student tickets as well as to pay-as-you-go for travel in the Dublin area by Topping Up with Travel Credit and using it like a Leap Card. For …

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  • NUI Galway Launch SPIN Bikes!

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 3:49

    SPIN Bikes are an NUI Galway Green Campus Initiative to allow sustainable transport for both students and staff on and off the 102 hectare campus. They are also part of NUI Galway’s Travel Plan aimed at reducing the environmental impact …

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  • UCD Annual Bike Day 2013

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 3:26

    Advice on safe cycling practices and bicycle security, not to mention coffee and snacks, drew large crowds to the UCD Annual Bike Day, 2013.  Taking place at the lakeside, on the Belfield Campus, those gathered were given information on cycle …

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  • Dublin City University sign up to the Smarter Travel Campus Programme!

    Posted on 19/11/13 at 3:07

    The President of Dublin City University, Professor Brian MacCraith, explains why they have joined the Smarter Travel Campus Programme, “Dublin City University has over 12,000 students and nearly 1,300 staff on the main campus site making it one of the …

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  • The Things We Leave Behind On Public Transport!

    Posted on 15/10/13 at 10:29

    Did you ever leave an umbrella on the bus and wonder what else might get left behind on Public Transport?! Read on to see the top 10 and some of the more bizzare items that have been left behind! The …

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  • Pedometer Challenge Kickstart Poster

    Pedometer Challenge 2013 – Registration Opens Wednesday 14th of August 2013

    Posted on 13/08/13 at 11:14

    The National Transport Authority is delighted to launch registration for the joint Smarter Travel Workplaces/ Irish Heart Foundation Pedometer Challenge 2013. Workplace Registration Workplaces who are Partners of the Smarter Travel Workplaces programme can now register their workplace to take …

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  • The National real time app Real Time Ireland is now launched

    Posted on 12/07/13 at 1:38

    It’s FREE on Apple and Android devices. It has  Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, DART and Luas real time information in one place. You can set favourites for stops or stations. And uniquely it allows you to set a “leave …

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  • Germany’s first umbrella vending machine inside a bus

    Posted on 12/07/13 at 1:34

    The transport operator for the Unna County (VKU) has equipped the buses of route S30, an express bus service between Bergkamen and Dortmund, with umbrella vending machines. The small vending machines were installed in the standing area of the bus. …

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  • Wexford Bus Leaps Ahead

    Posted on 12/07/13 at 1:30

    Users of Wexford Bus can now benefit from the convenience of using a Leap Card to pay for their trips. Passengers can use the Travel Credit on their Leap Card to pay for discounted single trips, or they can choose …

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  • Irish Heart Foundation launch their Active@Work Award

    Posted on 12/07/13 at 1:22

    The Irish Heart Foundation’s Active@Work Award gives companies recognition and support for promoting physical activity with employees. There are three levels of achievement -bronze, silver and gold which you can apply for. By doing the Pedometer Challenge you will reach …

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  • 10 Minute Cycle Challenge 2013

    Posted on 12/07/13 at 1:15

    Thank you to all workplaces who participated in the 2013 Challenge. This year just over 1,000 people across 56 workplaces participated clocking up 29,650 trips of 10 Minutes or longer during the 3 week Challenge. Visit the full leaderboard and …

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  • Minister Kelly Launches Smarter Travel Campus

    Posted on 07/03/13 at 2:35

    Minister Kelly launches new Smarter Travel Campus Programme for Third Level Institutions in Ireland.

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  • The new Smarter Travel Workplaces Website is now live!

    Posted on 07/03/13 at 2:34

    The new Smarter Travel Workplaces Website was launched on Monday 13th of April.

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  • 10 Minute Cycle Challenge Coming Soon, register now!

    Posted on 07/03/13 at 2:34

    Don’t forget to register for the 10 Minute Cycle Challenge running from the 5th to the 25th of June 2013.

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