11 February 2022
Go to release: Transport Bulletin February 2022
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (11 February 2022) published its latest Transport Bulletin. The bulletin captures the impact of the latest COVID-19 restrictions on traffic volumes and the number of journeys taken on public transport. This bulletin is compiled using data collected by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the Road Safety Authority, the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council, the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and the Department of Transport.
The bulletin shows that at the end of January car traffic volumes and public transport journeys remained below pre-COVID 19 levels.
Commenting on this latest bulletin, Nele van der Wielen, Statistician, said: “In line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions traffic volumes increased during January 2022. Data for the end of January (week beginning 24 January 2022) show that car traffic volumes in Dublin increased by 19.6% compared with week one of this year.
Bus and rail journeys follow a similar trend and increased throughout January from 2,055,852 to 3,111,354. However, at the end of January the total number of rail and bus journeys remained below pre COVID-19 levels. The total number of rail and bus journeys in the week commencing 23 January was 66% of those taken in early March 2020.”
Further commenting on the Transport Bulletin, Nele van der Wielen said: “Today’s publication also shows that the number of new cars licensed for the first time in January 2022 was 15,814 compared with 16,948 in January 2021, a fall of 7%.”
This bulletin will be updated on a regular basis to measure the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on transport. Future editions will be located on the CSO COVID-19 Information Hub.
Dr Nele van der Wielen (+353) 21 453 5379 or Noreen Dorgan (+353) 21 453 5260
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