57% of all public transport trips into the city centre during the morning peak are on bus

Published on Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dublin Bus Chief Executive, Ray Coyne, today welcomed the results of the National Transport Authority’s (NTA) and Dublin City Council’s (DCC) Canal Cordon Report 2018. Every November, DCC and the NTA conduct traffic counts at 33 locations around the cordon formed by the Royal and Grand Canals. These counts, combined with data from Dublin Bus and other operators, show how people travel across Dublin’s canals into the city centre.

The report found that 57% of all public transport trips into the city centre during the morning peak are on bus. It also showed strong growth across all public transport modes, with a 5% increase in the number of public transport customers crossing the cordon. There is also positive news for the city, with 70% of people using sustainable modes (public transport,cycling and walking) to commute into the city centre. This represents an increase of 59% since 2010 . This increase, combined with the number of people travelling by private car falling for the 10th year in a row, highlights long-term modal shift away from car use towards bus and other sustainable modes.

Speaking about the publication of the report, Chief Executive Ray Coyne, said “The report shows that we are taking really positive steps as a city in encouraging modal shift to sustainable modes of public transport. With 57% of all public transport trips into the city centre during the morning peak on bus,  we will continue to play our role in the success of public transport in Dublin. These results are very good news for Dublin Bus, public transport and the city as a whole. It is clear that there is strong public support for reliable and efficient public transport services in Dublin. Dublin Bus will continue to work closely with the NTA to ensure we build on these positive results to the benefit of Dublin and our customers.”

 


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