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Passenger Journeys On Public Transport Were Below Pre-Pandemic Levels At End Of July

By Dave Simpson

According to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passenger journeys on public transport during the week that started on 25 July of this year was 20% less than the number taken during the week that started 2 March 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Rail And Bus Journeys

In a statement published on its website, the CSO said that the number of bus journeys in Dublin for week that started on 25 July 2022 was 78% of the level during the week that started on 2 March 2020, and that this compared with 87% for bus journeys outside of Dublin and 82% for rail journeys.

The CSO noted that rail data includes passenger journeys on Intercity and DART services.

Luas Journeys

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Meanwhile, Luas journeys in the 30th week of this year were also below pre-pandemic levels, with the number of journeys in the 30th week of this year being 81% of the level for the same week in 2019 for the Luas red line and 75% for the Luas green line, according to the statement published on the CSO's website.

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