Who should be more worried, IE or Shannon Airport?
Timetable not updated yet, or even the Airport service page.
New more direct service from Limerick to Dublin Airport and Dublin City
A positive development, at least it will make Limk-Dublin a bit more bearable by bus. The current journey time is crazy. There still needs to be an express bus via M7 though, I'm sure...
When I saw the title of the thread that's what I was hoping to see
You're not the only one. IÉ will remain the more attractive option until such time BE run a non-stop service. As for the airport, I'd still opt for the train + Airlink over the new bus services any day.
Why does a bus depart Ballsbridge 1800 and arrive 0855? What favoured individual lives in Limerick but works near Jury's?
Maybe what people live in Portlaoise and work in the CBD would be a better way of phrasing that? The service is not just for Limerick!
Will this service still serve all the same stops from Portlaoise-Dublin? It currently serves all stops which allows the Cork bus to go non stop from Portlaoise.
It's also interesting to note that both routes 8 and 12 (Cork/Limerick) will operate non-stop along the M7 from Portlaoise to Newlands Cross. This leaves local traffic between Portlaoise and Naas to the private operators (Aircoach, JJ Kavanaghs and Dublin Coach).
Maybe they are adding a local service from Portlaoise serving Kildare monasterevin ballybrit etc?
I am well happy with this Now if there was a non stop Limerick-Dublin service....
Just noticed...there is no scheduled mid stop off at a petrol station according to http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1302770042-12.pdf
Thank god that tradition is over...10 minutes often turned to 25 and the merging of buses was always a pain
Incidentally BE just announced 33X to Derry, 2*direction/day
www.dublincoach.ie is an AMAZING service. So much cheaper, lovely seats and free wifi. Streets ahead of BE quality wise and on the hour...
Been said before woudl dig out the thread if I coudl find it - but using the new motorway network with smaller bus stations or "mini stations" if you like located at or near key motorway junctions - would allow the flexibility of fast express buses with drop off/pick up "mini bus stations" near key motorway exits to use the new motorway system without having to trundle in and out the of the old bus station network located in city centres. Nipping on and off the motorway say three times on a journey would give the flexibility of a stopping service and not delay the express bus route that much. I am talking about being able to divert off the motorway to go to a "mini bus station" and get back ont he motorway within 4 minutes. It shoudl have been planned into the building of motorway junctions.
I am surprised the private bus operators doing express services haven't developed this idea for themselves.
Currently sitting on a non-stop service from Busaras to Limerick. Was queuing to get on the 12, when a guy came over, checked everybodies tickets and directed anybody going directly to Limerick onto another bus.
In roscrea at the moment and it's been motorway all the way. Does anybody have any idea when Bus Eireann started doing this??