Hello and welcome to another instalment of Network News.
It has been a busy few months for everyone here in Dublin Bus as we continue to invest and develop in services and opportunities for our customers with a particular focus on students. We are committed to developing our services to ensure we are providing accessible, reliable and efficient transport links that will aid you in pursuing further education.
Today, the commencement of three new bus routes to DCU, is an endorsement of that commitment and I can assure you that developing student initiatives is a priority for us.
Route 31b from Baldoyle, 42d from Portmarnock and 70d from Dunboyne commenced today, providing new, direct transport options to and from DCU.
These routes are further enhanced by the introduction of additional peak journeys across the Ballymun, Finglas, Lucan, Templeogue, Malahide and Harold’s Cross bus corridors. This extra capacity will take pressure off some of our busier routes, ensuring that your journey is more comfortable and efficient.
Dublin Bus, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, offer a Student Leap Card that is almost 20% cheaper than paying with cash. It allows you to avail of travel card capping, meaning you spend no more than €5 a day, or €20 a week on Dublin Bus. A multi-modal cap is available for those of you who use Dublin Bus, Irish Rail and Luas to get to your destination. This is set at just €7.50 per day or €30 a week.
You can also avail of a personalised Child Leap Card up to the age of 19 years which allows you to benefit from significantly reduced fares in comparison to adult fares.
Our services are fully Wi-Fi enabled meaning you can go online, check your emails and find out what’s happening on social media without using your own mobile data.
We fully recognise that young people are the future users of public transport and have a strong appetite for multiple transport travel options. Therefore, we must meet your future needs now by ensuring that we are providing transport options that are more attractive than using a car.
I understand that affordable, efficient and reliable public transport options are extremely important to you as balancing study, work and commuting can be challenging. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make your commute as easy as possible. I ensure you that we are fully committed to this and we will continue to invest in your future through the development of student initiatives and services.