Dublin Bus to discontinue its real-time information app next week

Dublin Bus to discontinue its real-time information app next week
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From the following week, Dublin Bus will discontinue its real-time information app. Customers are informed that on Tuesday, May 16, the app will be taken down from both the Apple and Google app stores.

After that, starting on Tuesday, May 23, the Dublin Bus app won't show real-time bus information.

The National Transport Authority has replaced it with the brand-new TFI Live app, which gives users access to real-time departure and travel planning data throughout the Transport for Ireland network.

The only trustworthy resource for up-to-date information will be the TFI Live app. Key characteristics of the new TFI Live app, according to Dublin Bus, include

  1. The ability to check current departure data for Bus Éireann, Go-Ahead Ireland, Iarnród Éireann, and Dublin Bus.
  2. The choice to choose your starting point and ending point to determine the ideal path for your travel.
  3. A search engine for maps and timetables tailored to a given route.
  4. You can store your preferred routes, departures, and schedules for easy access while travelling.

Contactless payment implementation on Dublin buses has been delayed, which has been called "baffling."

Contactless payment on buses in Dublin is still "years" away, according to Anne Graham, chief executive of the National Transport Authority, who spoke to Dublin City Councillors earlier this week.

Ms Graham informed the council that "we do need new equipment" since the "current system on our bus service is too old to actually deal with contactless payments."

Cormac Devlin, a TD for the Fianna Fáil party, called the delay "baffling" and claimed that Dublin is now "lagging behind" other European cities in terms of accepting contactless payments for public transportation.

The ability to tap a bank card, he continued, will encourage tourists to use the city's public transportation system and shorten boarding lines for travellers.