Before moving from Level 5 to Level 3 of the Covid-19 regulations tomorrow, people have been asked to avoid using public transportation as much as possible.
The capacity for public transport will increase from 25 per cent to 50 per cent from tomorrow. All passengers on public transport must continue to cover their faces.
The National Transport Authority (NTA) said it expects demand for public transport to increase this week as well as the reopening of several retail and hospitality businesses.
“Social-remote measures limit capacity, so consumers are advised to use public transport only for essential journeys and to avoid maximum travel time,” a spokesman said.
If there is “pressure” on special services in the coming days, NTA and transport operators will “try to respond and, if possible, address them locally,” she added.
“On days when many school children and essential workers use public transport, we ask people to avoid traveling and use public transport only for essential purposes.”
The spokesperson said that small public service vehicles (SPSVs) including taxis are functional and available to business.
Anyone who can work from home should do so, the government and the NTA have urged people to walk or cycle wherever possible.
“The increase in the number of private cars can cause delays in public transport services, especially in major shopping centers in cities.
“We urge intended passengers to bear these factors in mind, to allow more time for their travel, and to treat drivers and other transport workers with courtesy,” the spokesman said.
Irish Rail is running A full schedule on all routes. The following additional working day services (Monday to Friday) will run from Wednesday, December 2 to Friday, December 18:
- 9.50pm Dublin Connolly to Maynouth
- 10.10pm Dublin Connolly to Drogheda
The 9.50pm service from Grand Canal Dock to Port Louis will also operate from Monday, December 7th.
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