The number of bus journeys in Dublin for week 8 (week beginning 20 February 2023) was 10% higher compared with the number of journeys in the same week in 2019.
The number of bus journeys outside Dublin in week 8 of 2023 exceeded 2019 figures by 31%.
The number of new cars licensed in February 2023 fell by 359 vehicles (-3%) compared with February 2022.
There were 13 fatalities on Irish roads in February 2023 compared with 20 in January 2023.
The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (21 March 2023) published its latest Transport Bulletin for February 2023. This bulletin captures changing 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.
Commenting on this latest bulletin, Dr Nele van der Wielen, Statistician in the Transport Division, said: “While in 2022 public transport volumes stayed below 2019 figures, latest data show that in February 2023 the number of Luas and bus journeys exceeded pre-pandemic figures. The number of bus journeys outside of Dublin for the end of February 2023 (week 8 beginning 20 February 2023) was 31% higher compared with the numbers of journeys in the same week in 2019.
There were 13,284 new private cars and 3,986 used (imported) private cars licensed in February 2023. Compared with February 2022, there was a decrease of 3% for new private cars and an increase of 1% for used private cars.
There were 13 fatalities on Irish roads in February 2023, the same number of fatalities occurred in February 2022."