mytaxi is urging customers to plan ahead and travel off-peak hours to avoid commuting delays caused by the first Irish Rail Strike.

To encourage travelling outside peak hours and skip rush hour delays, mytaxi customers will be able to get 50% off card payments between 5am and 7am. The discount will be automatically applied to all card payments, when hailing a cab and travelling within County Dublin. Full details of the promotion can be found at:

Tim Arnold, General Manager of mytaxi Ireland, said: “Demand for our services tends to spike during transport strikes like this and we expect a sharp increase during peak hours tomorrow. We are already seeing unprecedented demand from our customers – so to help them side-step delays and inconvenience, we’re encouraging passengers to travel off-peak between 5am and 7am where possible and get 50% off their taxi fare on us. It’s going to be a difficult day for many Dublin commuters – this is our way of helping them avoid the hassle at the beginning of a busy work day.”

To boost taxi supply and meet surging passenger demand, mytaxi earlier this month announced it is offering a total of €1 million in incentives to the first 500 drivers who pass the test needed to enter the taxi sector and drive for mytaxi. As part of this initiative, drivers will also receive free training for the SPSV test using the new mytaxi online manual, with the platform already helping drivers to pass the test

“We want to boost our taxi fleet by as much as 5% by early next year to meet the surging demand from passengers. In 2016 three drivers retired from the industry for every new driver who entered. We are continuing to call on potential taxi drivers to consider the real career possibilities that are on offer by entering the sector and we’re keen to provide them with our financial and technical support to do so,” Arnold added.

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