dowlingm Registered User
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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

Bus Éireann is pleased to announce the introduction of a more direct service from Limerick to Dublin Airport and Dublin City on Expressway Route 12. The service, which begins on Sunday, April 17th 2011, will provide customers with additional early morning departure times from Limerick City. This will offer the customer more choices and provide them with a faster, more convenient service from Limerick to Dublin Airport and Dublin City.

Customers can depart Limerick as early as 2.30am to travel to Dublin Airport and 5.30am hrs to travel to Dublin City Centre

Not only do these new core services provide a faster journey time, they also eliminate the stress and inconvenience of getting to and from Dublin Airport. Route 12 provides customers with the choice of 5 new additional services to Dublin airport from Limerick and 6 new return services available from Dublin Airport every day. Commuter services are available in the am/pm with the integration of services available for the Luas at the Red Cow Stop.

“Bus Éireann is delighted to announce the introduction of new improved services on our Limerick-Dublin service. We feel that customers will now benefit from a range of new services to Dublin Airport with additional new departures from Limerick to Dublin airport and Dublin City at 02.30hrs and 05.30hrs respectively. This is all part of our attempts to offer new improved Expressway services for our customers”, said Miriam Flynn, Regional Manager, Bus Éireann, Southwest.

The new service from Limerick operates via, Nenagh, Roscrea, Mountrath and Non Stop from Portlaoise to Dublin Airport.
The service from Dublin Airport and Dublin City operates via Portlaoise, Mountrath, Roscrea and Nenagh to Limerick.

For further information please visit www.buseireann.ie.
Customers are advised that they can avail of a 10 per cent discount when they buy their ticket online at www.buseireann.ie

Tuesday, 12th April, 2011

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highlydebased Registered User
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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...

howiya Registered User
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Neon-Circles said:
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

Snow Leopard Registered User
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howiya said:
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.

munchkin_utd Registered User
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dowlingm Registered User
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Why does a bus depart Ballsbridge 1800 and arrive 0855? What favoured individual lives in Limerick but works near Jury's?

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lxflyer Registered User
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dowlingm said:
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!

foggy_lad Banned
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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.

lxflyer Registered User
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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).

foggy_lad Banned
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lxflyer said:
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?

StrawberryJazz Registered User
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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

dowlingm Registered User
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lxflyer said:
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!
Perhaps but it's funny that it is only introduced with this timetable. As it stands Portlaoise-Dublin service seems quite poor in the morning although this may discount the private operators.

Incidentally BE just announced 33X to Derry, 2*direction/day

StrawberryJazz Registered User
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dowlingm said:
As it stands Portlaoise-Dublin service seems quite poor in the morning although this may discount the private operators.

I 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...

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westtip Registered User
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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.

Intouch9 Registered User
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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??

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