Ireland Taxis banned from College Green during weekday mornings

23:25  16 april  2018
23:25  16 april  2018 Source:

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A ban on taxis in College Green during the early morning peak is being planned to reduce congestion in the area. The ban on taxis driving southbound in front of Trinity Collge Dublin between 7am and 10am is due to start on 12 March.

Traffic queues at congested Dublin’s College Green . The National Transport Authority (NTA) has today announced plans to ban taxis driving southbound from College Green during morning peak-time hours.

a close up of a sign © Twitter via An Garda Siochana TAXIS WILL NO longer be allowed through the College Street bus corridor on weekday mornings.

Numerous commuters have complained of morning travel problems after the Luas Cross City was introduced, including massive delays and stalled Luas trams around the College Green area.

The National Transport Authority brought in restrictions last month which are now coming into force.

Taxis will no longer be able to travel southbound in the College Green area during peak times of  7am – 10am Monday to Friday.

However, there are no restriction on taxi movements through College Street towards Westmoreland Street, or on northbound movements from Dame Street towards Westmoreland Street in front of Bank of Ireland.

Around 150 taxis per hour move southbound through College Green during the morning peak, according to the NTA.

The changes have come after a number of other changes by the NTA, including redirected bus routes and introducing longer and more frequent trams to accommodate additional passengers.

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