N-T-A Report Better Compliance Nationally With Face Coverings


Up to 90% of people are wearing face coverings on public transport. The National Transport Authority says customers are responding positively to the new rules.

Face-coverings became mandatory on public transport on Monday, but the rules aren’t being enforced yet.

Also on Monday and buses, trains and trams were allowed to operate at 50% capacity – up from 20% .

The NTA says transport operators have been tracking how many customers have been wearing face-coverings.

In the greater Dublin area, compliance is running at between 75 and 98% on Bus Éireann services.

Three in four passengers on Bus Éireann city services in Cork and Waterford are wearing face coverings.

The rate’s at 40% in Limerick and Galway. In rural areas, the compliance rate’s at over 90% on Local Link’s bus services.

60% of people arriving into Heuston Station in Dublin by train are wearing face-coverings.