Public transport use at highest rate this year as fare discounts come into effect

Number of Luas passengers has highest spike since pandemic began while number of bicycles in capital is 70% higher than last year

Monthly bicycle volumes in Dublin city have increased 70 per cent since 2021. Picture:

The number of people using public transport reached its highest rate since the start of the year, just as a 20 per cent reduction in fares was rolled out across bus, Dart and Luas services.

Public transport passenger journeys were at their highest level since March 2020 last month, but have yet to return to pre-pandemic levels. Data provided by the National Transport Authority and analysed by the Central Statistics Office showed that public transport ...