'Rush hour' now lasts for six hours each day

Rush hour on our national road network now lasts for six hours a day.

A Transport Infrastructure Ireland report shows traffic volumes are at a record level.

Peak times in the morning are between 6.30am and 9.30am, while the evening rush hour begins at 3.30pm.

Chair of Dublin City Council's Transport Committee, Ciaran Cuffe, says key public transport services are not being delivered fast enough.

"Delays in introducing a Dart every 10 minutes. Delays in lengthening new trams on the Luas cross city," he said.

We still have the same amount of buses that we had 10 years ago.

"I think there was a lack of foresight by this and the previous Government to anticipate what was needed when the economy picked up again."

Digital Desk


More in this Section

Plans for College Green pedestrian plaza rejected

Roma supporter awaits fate over Liverpool fan Sean Cox's 'catastrophic injuries'

Charlie Flanagan apologises to Maurice McCabe on behalf of State

Gardaí arrest woman in connection with fatal shooting of Jamie Tighe Ennis


Breaking Stories

Cork Film Festival launches 2018 programme of 250 films

How to make Prue Leith’s ‘almost Thai’ fish cakes

Could this be the most spiritual retreat in Vietnam?

What’s it like to stay in Richard Branson’s favourite Balearic retreat?

More From The Irish Examiner