Passenger journeys on public transport were below pre-pandemic levels in late April

According to data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the number of passenger journeys on public transport at the end of April was below levels before the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport journeys in the week that started on April 24, 2022 being 77% of the number at the beginning of March 2020, before the start of the pandemic.

Train and bus journeys

In a statement on its website, the CSO said the number of bus journeys in Dublin for the week which started April 24, 2022 was 79% of the level at the start of March 2020, and that compares to 90 % for bus journeys outside Dublin and 63% for train journeys.

The CSO noted that the rail data includes passenger journeys on Intercity and DART services.

Lua Travels

Meanwhile, Luas trips increased by 86% between early January and late April this year, but Luas trips during the 17th week of this year were below pre-pandemic levels, with the number of trips during the 17th week of this year. year being at 80% of the level of the same week in 2019 for the Luas red line and at 81% for the Luas green line, according to the press release published on the CSO website.

Airport passenger data

The statement posted on the CSO’s website also says COVID-19 restrictions have led to a sharp drop in the number of passengers handled by Irish airports.

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport in April this year were more than 19 times higher than in April last year, but 85% of the level seen in the same month in 2019, with 2,369,286 passengers in April 2022 and 2,789,660 in pre-pandemic April 2019, according to the statement posted on the CSO website.

Additionally, the statement posted on the CSO’s website noted that West Ireland’s Knock Airport was closed from April to June 2020 and February to May 2021, and Cork Airport was closed. closed in October 2021, and that Kerry’s data for April of this year was not available at the time of the statement’s release.

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