Service improvements boost public transport use (Ireland)


Ireland’s transport authority says that service improvements and new technology are responsible for a rise in passenger numbers on public transport.

New data from the National Transport Authority (NTA) shows that the number of trips taken on state-subsided public transport increased by eight million in 2015 to 224 million.

According to preliminary figures, services on Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus and Luas – the city’s light-rail tram system – showed an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to 2014.