Dublin Bus docked €1m over three years for timekeeping issues

Bus company can be subject to deductions from National Transport Authority if its services run either too early or too late

Dublin Bus was subject to deductions of almost €500,000 in 2020 for punctuality issues. Picture: Feargal Ward

Dublin Bus has been issued more than €1 million in penalties over the past three years for failing to meet punctuality targets set by the country’s state transport body.

Figures seen by the Business Post show that the bus provider was subject to deductions totalling almost €500,000 in 2020 for punctuality issues – a “key performance indicator” in its contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA).

In 2019, the authority deducted €436,000 from Dublin Bus ...