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Archive for April, 2008

BUSRAGE on Dublin City FM

We were interviewed a couple of weeks back on Dublin City 103.2 FM, by “Good Morning Dublin” presenter Valerie Vetter. Issues touched on were integrated ticketing & transport modes, the petition and us pre-empting the announcement of the DTA bill. We even got to talk about Bertie filling his car with suspect boxes. You can […]

Crazy motorist blocks Luas and then jumps in the Liffey

Anne-Marie Walsh of the Indo writes: THE Luas tram ground to a halt for an hour and a half yesterday morning after a man blocked the line with his jeep before jumping into the Liffey. It is understood that the man parked his car across the tram tracks at Heuston Station around 11.30am before making […]

Luas bridge to be built but not used for the Luas

An article has appeared on rte.ie, announcing the building of a “Luas bridge” between Hawkins Street on the southside of Dublin with (cough cough) Hawkins Street on the northside. The theory goes that this would carry the Luas between the red and green lines (aka Luas line BX). Now, a bridge was announced previously for […]

Dublin Transport Authority by 2009

It seems Dublin is a step closer to getting decent public transport co-ordination, in the form of an overarching Dublin Transport Authority (DTA), or Údarás Iompair Bhaile Átha Cliath in Irish (and spelled incorrectly on the Oireachtas site), something that has been desperately needed for many years. Seamus Brennan promised to deliver this but failed, […]

Blind man awarded €3,000 for insults from bus driver

Anne-Marie Walsh Reporting for the Irish Independent writes: A blind man has been awarded €3,000 for suffering discrimination when a driver remarked “your wife is no use to you now” as he struggled to board a Dublin bus in his wheelchair. Neill King said the driver made the comment after his wife got on the […]