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Dublin Public Transport — New Map Project

A new rail map and public transport website for Dublin unveiled this week

  • New rail map includes ALL Dublin train and tram lines, with interchanges clearly labelled

  • Wheelchair accessibility and bike parking information is featured for the first time

  • The map uses high quality design – similar to those found in other major European cities

  • New Dublin public transport site, provides travel information for bus, rail and trams all in ONE place

Although there has been a rail revival in Dublin in recent years, with a significant expansion of Dublin’s tram and train networks, graphic design has failed to keep up! Go to any railway station or tram stop in Dublin and you’ll be struck by the lack of a map highlighting how all the rail services integrate with each other. This contrasts starkly with the abundance of lovingly-designed maps at stations and on trains in other European cities.

With this in mind, Chris Singleton of Style Factory Communications worked with graphic designer Richard Hart to fill this gap. The result: a new Dublin train map showing all rail lines in an easy-to-understand format that wouldn’t be out of place in other European capitals like London, Paris or Berlin.

Map features

  • The map features all DART, Commuter and Luas lines along with at-a-glance frequency guidance.

  • Wheelchair accessibility information for each station is included on the new map – something that is missing from existing maps.

  • The map provides clear information regarding which stations provide bike and car parking.

  • The map includes the two Airlink airport bus routes to help visitors to Dublin switch easily from airport buses onto other modes of transport in the capital. 

This new map will serve as a valuable travel resource for both Dubliners and visitors to the city. It’s currently a BETA version, and feedback from rail users in Dublin is very welcome. The train map can be viewed here.

A new website for Dublin public transport, too 

Despite the expansion of Dublin’s public transport network in recent years, the capital currently lacks a Dublin-specific travel website to help people make the most of it. So Style Factory has also launched an easy-to-use website that provides, in one place, all the information needed for anyone wishing to travel around Dublin.

The new Dublin Public Transport site aims to give users:

This website has been produced independently of Dublin’s public transport operators, but using information they make publicly available. As with the map, the site is currently a BETA version, and feedback from Dublin public transport users on it is very welcome.

About the designer, Chris Singleton

Chris Singleton is originally from Dublin, but has been living in London since 2004. He runs the popular tech / design blog Style Factory and fronts the London-Irish art-rock band Five Grand Stereo.

More information

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