Merging the 44 and the 3... That is a strange one!
thought they were all done and dusted?
Again I'd take all of this with a pinch of salt (no offence to our driver contributors).
Until firm plans are published on the Dublin Bus website, they are still rumours and in the past such rumours have been shown to be well wide of the mark. The company could be looking at a variety of options, but until they make a final decision and publish them in the public domain I'd take them with a degree of latitude.
That's from 4 months ago!
Its a tweaking of the trips that handover late around 9am-10am. A few minutes here and there.
Enniskerry via parnell sq to Larkhill. Popped up at the last meeting.
Whether they appeared at meetings or not - they're just still potential mergers. Until they actually confirm them on the website they could well not happen. We all know how plans can change!
That merger would make some sense retaining the 3 as a cross-city route - the original plan of terminating at Parnell Square left an awful lot to be desired.
woops! Friend sent it to me on FB last night /blaming someone else.
Yeah, now that I'm at a keyboard and can expound, it did just seem like the driver had found out internally and was putting word out. I'm just hoping it doesn't change till it gets a bit warmer, so cycling is a nicer alternative.
Good sound advice,with the (very) active proviso that the Bray area changes are in the very final stages of negotiation.
These changes will,I'm afraid,be quite contentious and involve no small amount of potential for both internal and external conflict.
There appears to be,yet again a reversion to Local Area Networking with the Bray Area routes rather than an attempt to open up Bray to bus borne explorers from the far northern fringes of our Capital.....
It is speculated that it is coming down on the line on the 12th of February 2012.
Just got this by reading the other article about Cllr Stokes. It is not surprising that SF held a meeting on this development last night.
EDIT* It now says they are putting on a protest outside Greystones Town Council on Tuesday 31st January.
I do want to make a few points about the secondary schools and Colleges, particularly in Blackrock, Cllr Stokes IMO is very wrong much here.
If the 84 does go down through say Mount Merrion Avenue, there is a wide range of schools including Sion Hill, Froebel College, Blackrock College, St Andrews College and Benincasa.
Most of these are within seconds walk from the bus stops on Mount Merrion.
A lot of these students I've seen use the 45 to get to Bray.
I say that especially for the students along Newtownpark Avenue including those from Newpark Comprehensive School, St Augustine's School, Hollypark and Guardian Angels NS.
There is also a new 3rd level college being built in Blackrock at the moment which would cater for those students mainly who do not have access to the DART.
Newpark, Andrews and BC would have a total of up to 2,000 students between the three of them.
The already-long routes aren't working out, just as predicted. Isn't it about time that the bus passengers stopped being so passive about the rearranging of the Titanic's deck chairs, so to speak, and steer the ship away from the icebergs...?
He's calling for the 84 to run every half hour to Cherrywood in Summer time, that was the original plan before he whipped up the "wont someone think of teh students" hysterics...
Dublin Bus told me that they "are currently working through options, details will be announced on twitter, facebook, our website and in press closer to the time."
I wrote to the NTA who told me that any route changes would require their approval and that they hadn't received any such application yet.
The 45 service is too infrequent and unpredictable (every 45mins) to be of much use along Clonkeen and Stradbrook Roads (from the N11 at Cornelscourt to Blackrock) . Routing an hourly 84 along here would at least raise the frequency to 25mins. Add in some real-time displays and the service would be usable again.