Dublin bus plan could be transformative but will it happen?

With local elections due, politicians will be wary of alienating constituents via controversial new transport strategy

For all the continental glamour of Luas trams and the €1 billion or more that’s been invested in providing Dublin with two light-rail lines, the reality is that double-deck buses are the work-horses of public transport in the capital.

Dublin Bus is the largest single public transport provider in the State by far, with 136 million passenger journeys last year making good on its slogan of “serving the entire community”; the equivalent figure for Luas was 37.6 million.

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