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  • in reply to: Full list of DUTC routes‚Ķ? #2162

    Al
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    Sorry for being seven years behind in thanks ūüôā Great detail.

    in reply to: The old 47 bus route #3712

    Al
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    Quite unexpected to see this revived. A lot changed in five years, eh?

    • No more 15C.
    • The 15B now runs to Whitechurch full-time.
    • We have two new bus routes, the 74 and 74A, going to Hunters Wood, and the 74A is the sole bus route running from town along Ballyboden Road.
    • There’s a new, unrelated bus route bearing the number 47, which originally ran from Nutley Lane to Belarmine (just north of Stepaside) via Leopardstown, Stillorgan and the N11 corridor (generally) and now runs from Pearse Street via Ballsbridge and the aforementioned route.
    • The 116? Runs once a day, and is therefore practically useless except to a small niche of commuters (possibly?) since the southbound trip starts at Sussex Road (the Leeson Street Bridge) even though the northbound trip ends at Parnell Square, and it takes the very long way via Stillorgan, Kilmacud, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Ballinteer and Grange Road.

    Five years of proving that fixing what isn’t broken doesn’t work. Never mind the decades of fixing what wasn’t broken before that. Would be nice to stop playing political football with bus routes, yes?

    in reply to: Former transport minister Séamus Brennan dies #5141

    Al
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    Wow. That was sudden. Quite sad as well.

    Mr. Brennan’s death after an illness, at a relatively young age, reminds me of the recent death of George Warrington, who ran the US transport concerns Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. Seems like being too deep into the politics kills you at an early age, eh? (Meanwhile, Warrington’s successor at Amtrak, one David Gunn, who had more of a business approach than a political and worked at a lot more railway/transport agencies including New York’s MTA and Philadelphia’s SEPTA, is still going strong. Gotta be the politics.)

    in reply to: Hmmmmm. #5130

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    Thanks for the clarification.

    Imitating anything going on in London is going to be a recipe for disaster. We do not need TfD; TfL is hampered by its own oversized bureaucracy, and DTO will be nothing but layers to insulate against accountability.

    in reply to: Group claims airport rail link will save billions #1963

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    How things have changed over four years. (What’s with resurrecting an old post?)

    Platform 11 have turned out to be government shills/plants. They now go by the name “Rail Users Ireland” and have backed off a lot of their initial positions that they used to support (Western Rail Corridor, railfreight, any coherent spending on new rolling stock, network expansion in general, mainline electrification, operating speeds on par with the “big countries” of the EU) and have shown themselves as cheerleaders for the status quo (Luas, Metro, noisy Intercity DMUs, intercity trains no faster than 100 mph, the words of consultants are “gospel”)‚Ķsad.

    in reply to: Hmmmmm. #5128

    Al
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    Major hurdle towards what, and pension protection for whom?

    Is Brussels’ hand in it?

    in reply to: Lack of Bus Routes in Dalkey. #5122

    Al
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    The 8 was cancelled a number of years ago; the replacement route, 7D, originally ran over the 8’s entire route. The 59 (and back then the 59A, when it ran) were the “local” routes, and today as then the intent was to have strictly local bus service with direct operations to Dublin city centre restricted to peak hours; or passengers bound for Dublin should ride the DART. Folly, IMHO. (After all, did they restrict bus service via Sandycove and Glenageary just because they have DART stations, too?)

    in reply to: Routes #5068

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    Why would you want an Xpresso going to Clondalkin via Ballyfermot, with all its traffic problems? I don't disagree that Ballyfermot needs a bus service more oriented to getting people more directly into the city centre; if anything, the low-frequency 78 ought to be reconfigured as such.

    You've heard of Route 51D, I take it, which runs via the N4? Goes through Quarryvale, albeit on Fonthill Road.

    As for the south side, loads of new routes have been put on there, so I have no clue as to what you mean. Most of the new 1XX routes on the north side terminate on the south side. I don't disagree that the area between Ballyowen and Clondalkin would need more bus service; but most likely that'll be coming sometime in the future, and if not, put pressure on the head office.

    in reply to: Dublin Bus spoils first full day at school #5036

    Al
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    The 8? The one that it took pulling teeth just to get reinstated, and that off its traditional route because the 7D still runs on it?

    I'm sorry, but passive advocacy isn't going to work if you want a proper bus service. EU interference is also insisting on lots of “competition” for DB, which is going to hurt rather than help the transport situation. You're going to have to get together with a large group of people and pelt the Dail and Seanad with lots of letters if you want to see an improvement in bus service.

    in reply to: ROUTE 18 #5038

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    That's a first for NIMBY opposition to the presence of a bus route? Heh. I'll take that as an ironic statement.

    What about the 2 and 3 that go to Belfield? Those are okay by the NIMBY in question?

    Things might be a bit easier if DB had started issuing on-board transfer tickets; but progress comes slow to Ireland (the gricers are crowing about finally having 100-mph trains to Cork, a plateau achieved in the 1940s and earlier, with steam engines)…

    in reply to: Bus √ąireann Garages #4970

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    Grave accents are used in Scottish Gaelic, not Irish, BTW.

    Eh say what?Your “fada” is facing the wrong direction in the word “√Čireann”. Look at your first post.

    in reply to: the 14 and 14A bus routes #5007

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    Less direct way to reach Ballinteer Road; forced transfer for passengers headed up Dundrum Road towards Milltown and Ranelagh (44 gets overloaded, since the 48A served as a Dundrum local bus in addition to going to Balinteer); fewer bus trips overall on Dundrum Road (Luas is no help for that corridor). Not to mention a greater burden on the 14 and 14A, not to mention the 75, from Broadford Park to Dundrum Road.

    Extending the 14 and 14A to the Dundrum Luas was a grave error in and of itself. Note the lack of positive anecdotes, on this thread and others—to wit, that reliability has been ill-affected, never mind the low frequency. Removing the 48A will aggravate this problem even further, since passengers who would have otherwise used the 48A on Ballinteer Road will now be forced to use the sparse 14/14A trips.

    Is D42C a decision-maker at Dublin Bus? No vindication of DB's errors will be found here, sorry. Have a lovely day.

    in reply to: the 14 and 14A bus routes #5005

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    When the 48a is finally put into history SOON


    Which would be a tremendous error. But too few are standing up to the government.

    in reply to: Bus √ąireann Garages #4966

    Al
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    Why? Looking to trouble some driver?

    (Grave accents are used in Scottish Gaelic, not Irish, BTW.)

    in reply to: New 74 route #4841

    Al
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    IIRC, the first four-character bus route designation (alphanumeric) was the 101A.

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