A new national transport App, integrating all real-time arrival information services for Bus Éireann,
Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, DART and Luas in one handy place has today (June 26, 2013) been launched
by the National Transport Authority.
The Real Time Ireland App can be downloaded free for iPhones, iPads, Android devices and
Gerry Murphy, CEO of the National Transport Authority said: “The Real Time Ireland App makes it
easier for people to check when a Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, DART, Train or Luas is due – in one
convenient service. And this isn’t a Dublin-only service – it’s nationwide. The National Transport
Authority is committed to giving people all across Ireland, easy-to-use, one-stop-shop public
transport tools such as this App and our National Journey Planner App. Combining live information
services across several transport operators is a complex process. We developed this App in
partnership with Dublin City Council; together, we worked closely with transport companies and
local authorities, and we would like to thank them all very much for their co-operation”.
Public Transport Minister, Alan Kelly TD, welcomed the development of the App: “Technology can
greatly improve the transport experience and the Real Time Ireland App is a further
demonstration of this. Transport users now have all the real time travel information available in
Ireland literally at the touch of a button. As Minister, I have been extremely keen to embrace new
technology to improve the transport experience and this App is yet another example of this being
done. I commend the National Transport Authority for their work in this regard.”
Integrated real time information for Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Luas is also available online at
http://www.TransportforIreland.ie , along with a National Journey Planner to help people plan their
personal journeys from door-to-door, anywhere in Ireland, using public transport.
Ireland is one of the few countries in Europe with integrated multi-operator transport information
available on a national basis.
Features of the new Real Time Ireland App
The Real Time Ireland App allows people to set alerts to inform them when their bus is 10
minutes, or 20 minutes or 30 minutes away from a certain bus stop, so they can plan when
to leave their home or work
The App can inform people when they are approaching a particular bus stop (GPSdependent)
The App shows combined transport updates from Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Luas, DART and
As well as this innovative and integrated App and the http://www.TransportforIreland.ie website, the
National Transport Authority is at the final stages of commissioning on-street Real-Time signage for
bus services in Galway, Limerick and Waterford and is continuing to increase the number of signs in
the Greater Dublin Area.
The National Transport Authority is developing these integrated information applications to help
make it easier for people to use public transport to get around for work, family, leisure or other
types of trips.
Android download -https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=National+Transport+Authority