Three busy deBras are getting ready to get a big boost in their business after the Department of Transport (DOT) announced the rollout of an electronic ticketing system to the region.
Dublin City Centre has been the biggest priority for the scheme as it is the busiest city centre in Ireland, but the first three busiest hubs will be in the east and west of the city.
Dubai is set to be the second busiest city in the world, with a total of 12.2 million passengers passing through it in the first half of 2017.
Dubu is currently home to around 1.8 million passengers, but that figure is expected to fall to 1.3 million in 2020.
Dubs transport minister said that the scheme will give passengers the choice of a ticket using a smartphone app or one that can be scanned by the operator of the train, bus or tram.
Dubbs Minister for Transport Máire Eamon Ó Briain said the scheme would allow commuters to get onto the same train and board the same tram and bus at the same time.
“Dub’s system is designed to work in the same way as other public transport in Europe,” he said.
Dubs Minister for Tourism and Culture, John Flanagan, said the rollout will see the number of people travelling through the city increase from just under 1.5 million people a day now to about 2.5.3m.”
The app will allow you to pick up the same ticket on the train and the bus, which is great for those people who don’t like to walk around.”
Dubs Minister for Tourism and Culture, John Flanagan, said the rollout will see the number of people travelling through the city increase from just under 1.5 million people a day now to about 2.5.3m.
The minister said the government was working hard to get the scheme rolled out as quickly as possible, with the DST system being tested in the capital.
“The Government has made good progress on the implementation of the scheme and we are in discussions with the Department for Transport to ensure that we are providing the best possible service for the public,” he added.
“We will be able to get this done in the next week or two.”
It is a huge step forward for the city and it is a great example of how our innovative transport system can deliver more options to our travelling public.
“There is a lot more to do but the Government will deliver this to our passengers and visitors in a timely fashion.”
Dublin Transport has been working closely with the local authorities in the region to ensure the scheme is implemented smoothly and safely, including the construction of a dedicated tram network in the city centre, as well as improving bus service, with buses expected to start running on April 1.
The DST will be implemented across Dublin City Centre, the North and East of the City.