NTA predicts fall-off in office commuting will result in 10 per cent drop in passenger numbers

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Some 30 per cent less commuters will travel to work every day compared to 2019 levels, even once the pandemic is over, according to the NTA. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

The National Transport Authority (NTA) is planning for a 30 per cent drop in the number of people commuting to work in offices.

Compared to 2019, there will be 30 per cent fewer people using public transport to go to work in offices in the long term, Tim Gaston, director of public transport services at the NTA, said.

The NTA has made this conclusion having undertaken market research and consulted with customers and employers.

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