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COVID-19: Public Transport to Continue to Follow Government and Health Guidelines in Phase One of Reopening

Over the course of the COVID-19 crisis, the National Transport Authority (NTA) has worked closely with the Department of Transport, Tourism, and Sport and our transport operators to continue to provide public transport services for essential trips. In doing so, we continued to follow the guidance from the Department of Health in order to mitigate risk of infection to both staff and passengers.

Coivd-19 Community Collaboration at Local Link Mayo

Helping people to stay at home is the new role of Local Link Mayo rural transport services. Local Link Mayo is offering a collect and deliver service throughout the county, from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies and meals to the elderly, the vulnerable and sick within rural areas.

Ireland launches “The Community Call” in major nationwide volunteering effort

The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national Government with the community and voluntary sectors, was announced today by Government

New Public Transport Timetables to Take Effect Starting Monday

Today the National Transport Authority announced that operators of most subsidised public transport services are to move to a new schedule of services on a phased basis from Monday March 30. Local Link services will operate as normal except for the evening services on Door-to-Door routes that may affect some areas.

Local Link evening services on Door to Door routes (DRT) to be suspended, effective immediately

Local Link evening services on Door to Door routes (DRT) are being suspended, effective immediately. These resources will instead be redeployed, where practical, to the delivery of community support service for passengers who need medical and food supplies within rural areas, in particular the elderly, the vulnerable, and the sick.

To reduce  the spread of COVID-19. We ask our passengers to:

Help us keep our staff & customers safe. We would like to thank everybody working to keep Local Link operating and ask our passengers to work together as we try to reduce  the spread of COVID-19. We ask our passengers to:

COVID-19 – Passenger Numbers on Public Transport Services

Passenger numbers on subsidised public transport services are down significantly when compared with the equivalent week in 2019, but the National Transport Authority (NTA) has confirmed that in the vast majority of cases, services provided by Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas and Local Link continue to operate as normal throughout the country.

COVID-19 information update

Iarnród Éireann, Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Go-Ahead Ireland, Luas and Local Link services will be implementing their normal schedule of services on the Saturday, 14th March and Sunday, 15th March.  Other than St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March, public transport services will run a normal scheduled service next week.

Six New Local Link Community Car Schemes for Cork, Kerry, Longford, Westmeath, and Mayo

The National Transport Authority has announced today six new Local Link Community Car schemes in counties Cork, Kerry, Longford, Offaly and Mayo.

Pilot Evening and Night-Time Local Link Services to Become Permanent

The National Transport Authority (NTA) has released its report on the Rural Transport-funded evening and night-time services for the year ending 2019, revealing that 55 performing evening services are now mainstreamed for funding within the Rural Transport Programme.