As we begin a new year, Dublin Bus has released information recapping on another busy year for the service.
The company announced that they carried over 140 million passengers in 2017 – seeing a growth of 11 million customers which they believe is due to the coinciding growth of the city and increase in jobs.
2017 was a year of strong growth for Dublin Bus with our customer numbers reaching a 10 year high of 139.4 million. You can find out more about this and the growth in customer numbers across all public transport operators here https://t.co/q1pBvDAGuy #DBNews pic.twitter.com/ISJYzrVGqF
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) January 5, 2018
Speaking about the increase in customers choosing to use Dublin Bus, CEO Ray Coyne said:
“2017 was a year of strong growth for the company and the city. Great cities need great public transport and at Dublin Bus, we are delighted to be playing our role in the success of Dublin. With the continued support of the National Transport Authority (NTA) we will build on these positive numbers with further service enhancements planned throughout 2018, to the benefit of Dublin and our customers.”
And to meet this growing demand, the service has announced the addition of 80 new buses to the fleet this spring. Hurrah!
The company released this statement:
“We will introduce up to 80 new buses to the fleet in 2018. These buses will enter service on a phased basis from spring 2018 and will further enhance the comfort and reliability of our services for customers. As Ireland’s largest public transport provider, we are uniquely placed to cater for increased customer demand throughout the GDA and the addition of new buses into the fleet will help us achieve this.”
More buses means more regular services meaning we can snooze in bed that little longer. Success!