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The other thing I noticed from that article was that seemingly the Minister for Transport thinks the majority if roads around the country are not safe for pedestrians to use...

The Backglen Road from Lamb Doyle’s pub is not pedestrianised and “so is not safe for pedestrians to use”, the Minister for Transport said. “Residents fear they will have to resort to using their cars.”

LeinsterDub Registered User
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An other word for complained is consulted. As in consulted during a consultation period.

Hurrache Registered User
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Our minister for transport ladies and gentlemen. What a clown.

warning that it threatens to cut off his constituents from schools, hospitals and the city centre.

He said the BusConnects proposal was distressing people who would lose a direct commute, causing fears among parents about their children going to school and many of them were now planning to drive their children.

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punisher5112 Registered User
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Hurrache said:
Our minister for transport ladies and gentlemen. What a clown.


It's only he that wants his 44 kept so he can pretend on Twitter how amazing it is to travel to work....

In the real world 1030 isn't a commuter time for going to work.


He is a grade A posh plonker born with not only a silver spoon but gold bed.

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Hurrache Registered User
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Wheety Registered User
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Hurrache said:


Nice of them to put on an extra bus just for him. Probably had a Garda escort too.

He should try getting a bus from Lucan and see if he's still so chirpy.

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cgcsb Registered User
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dumb dumb dumb dumb

Hotblack Desiato Registered User
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Sam Russell said:
They could be rubber wheeled Luas trams with overhead electric supply.


They could be, but then the problems of sharing the road space with other traffic get exponentially worse, so what's the gain over putting in an actual Luas track?

Qrt Registered User
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I regret mentioning trolleybuses now.

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cgcsb Registered User
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Qrt said:
I regret mentioning trolleybuses now.


Trolley Buses for all!!!!

Sam Russell Moderator
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Hotblack Desiato said:
They could be, but then the problems of sharing the road space with other traffic get exponentially worse, so what's the gain over putting in an actual Luas track?


Tarmac is cheaper than rail, plus is much more flexible. Plus if they had battery power available, they could be just required to be o/h power for some of their route, say the core element.

However, we are stuck with buses.

MJohnston Registered User
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I think one thing highlighted by Ross' observations is, with regard to somewhere like Glencullen, they should have had a better plan for how to replace small local routes like that, because it is not a great look that certain villages just had their low-frequency routes removed completely. I can see the responsibility for that kind of thing shifting away from Dublin Bus, but it still should have been part of the plan, as it's an easy stick to beat it with.

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Cookie_Monster Registered User
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Sam Russell said:
The Dublin trams of 100 years ago bear no relationship to the Luas trams. Why would modern trolleybuses bear any resemblance to trolleybuses of 50 years ago?

They could be rubber wheeled Luas trams with overhead electric supply.


He's describing modern trolleybuses... Wellington has them, emissions aside they've no real benefit over standard, the infrastructure is ugly and potentially dangerous, costly and limited in flexibility. They jump the wires quite frequently also.

Stephen15 Registered User
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Cookie_Monster said:
He's describing modern trolleybuses... Wellington has them, emissions aside they've no real benefit over standard, the infrastructure is ugly and potentially dangerous, costly and limited in flexibility. They jump the wires quite frequently also.


They seem to be quite popular in ex Commie Block countries aswell. Also a number of cities in Italy have them aswell. The wires look ok in city like Bologna for example where buildings are of a consistent height meaning they are usually tied to building and not to pylons. Belfast aswell as a number of cities in the UK used to have them up until the 60s as they got rid of the rails from the tram system but kept up the overhead centenary.

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