Number of Dublin public transport users reaches over 70% of pre-Covid levels

By Emma Nevin

The number of Dubliners using public transport is back to over 70% of pre-Covid levels.

Figures released to Dublin Live from the National Transport Authority show that people are increasingly availing of public transport in the capital.

For the week of August 30 to September 5, the number of Dublin Bus passengers rose each day throughout the week.

Monday August 30 saw 261,540 people use Dublin Bus, which was 53% of total passengers on a Monday in late February/early March 2020.

However, passenger numbers on September 5 were 74% of a typical pre-Covid Sunday, with 172,860 Dublin Bus users.

Dublin Bus passenger users for the week August 30th-September 5th. (NTA)

The Luas saw similar trends during the same week.

Monday August 30 had 63,913 Luas passengers, which was 45% the normal passenger numbers on a Monday in late February and early March 2020.

Sunday September 5 had 43,002 Luas passengers which was 71% of pre-Covid numbers.

Luas passenger users for the week August 30th-September 5th. (NTA)

All public transport is now back to 100% capacity and masks are mandatory on board.

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