devnull Moderator
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Just a quick heads up that Dublin Bus have today announced a range of service improvements and frequency enhancements in conjunction with the NTA which include additional departures on a number of routes with effect of 28th January.

Note that some of these extra services operate in college term time only - check the timetables for details.

Route 9 (new timetable)
As a result of customer feedback there will be a revised timetable with additional departures on Sunday services. These changes will improve frequency and reliability.

Route 15 (new timetable)
Additional departures Monday to Friday will operate from Ballycullen Road at 07.24hrs and 07.32hrs and from Clongriffin at 07.30hrs and 07.46hrs.

Route 25a (new timetable)
As a result of customer feedback there will be a revised timetable with additional departures on Monday to Friday services. These changes will improve frequency and reliability.

Route 25b (new timetable)
As a result of customer feedback there will be a revised timetable with additional departures on Monday to Friday services. These changes will improve frequency and reliability.

Route 26 (new timetable)
Additional departures from West County Hotel towards Bachelors Walk at 06.25hrs, 07.25hrs, 08.25hrs and 09.40hrs Monday to Friday.

Route 46A (new timetable)
Additional departures from Foxrock Church to Parnell Square West at 07.10hrs, 07.25hrs, 07.40hrs and 07.55hrs Monday to Friday.

Route 66 (new timetable)
Additional departures from Merrion Square towards Maynooth at 07.40hrs and 07.55hrs Monday to Friday.
Additional departures from Maynooth towards Merrion Square at 16.25hrs Monday to Friday.

Route 67 (new timetable)
Additional departures from Maynooth towards Merrion Square at 06.20hrs Monday to Friday.

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Stephen15 Registered User
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I wonder where the extra buses are coming from?

BonnieSituation Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
I wonder where the extra buses are coming from?


The bus fairy.

thomasj Registered User
#4

Apart from the 9 (theres no weekday changes anyway) and the 25A/B (where they have announced new timetable), these additional services only run during school term.

devnull Moderator
#5

The buses are believed to come from the fact in December there were more new buses entering service than were withdrawn.

They have announced new timetables for all of the above listed routes in my first post and they take effect from 28/29 January.

Nothing to suggest that they are running only term time.

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thomasj Registered User
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devnull said:

Nothing to suggest that they are running only term time.


It says it in the timetables for all except 9 and 25A/B

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L1011 Moderator
#7

So the promise of 'extra 67s to deal with overcrowding' effectively ignored the fact that since the 30 minute service was brought in passenger numbers have soared and the bus is overcrowded all bloody day, 6 and half days a week.

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devnull Moderator
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thomasj said:
It says it in the timetables for all except 9 and 25A/B


Just noticed that on the timetables themselves.

There are news articles on the website for each route and not a single one of them mentions the fact that the new services operate during term time only and it's disappointing that Dublin Bus were not completely upfront about this.

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devnull said:
Just noticed that on the timetables themselves.

There are news articles on the website for each route and not a single one of them mentions the fact that the new services operate during term time only and it's disappointing that Dublin Bus were not completely upfront about this.


Official Ireland Flimflam. Tell people what they want to hear and bury the detail.

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StreetLight Registered User
#10

I'm a bit intrigued with a departure on the revised 66 table:

http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/661/

There's a regular Monday to Friday departure from Merrion Square at 0740, but another 0740 during term time only. Does this mean there will be two buses running together during term times?

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Stephen15 Registered User
#11

Term time only is a bit vague do they mean school term or college term does this mean the service dosen't operate during the Christmas, Easter and Midterm breaks or just summer. Would it not be better if they didn't mark this confusing information and just don't run those services on the Summer timetable.

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thomasj Registered User
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StreetLight
I'm a bit intrigued with a departure on the revised 66 table:



StreetLight
There's a regular Monday to Friday departure from Merrion Square at 0740, but another 0740 during term time only. Does this mean there will be two buses running together during term times?


Presuming that the 0740 is full to capacity with students and factory workers so the additional 0740 on term time will provide backup capacity.

Del2005 Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
Term time only is a bit vague do they mean school term or college term does this mean the service dosen't operate during the Christmas, Easter and Midterm breaks or just summer. Would it not be better if they didn't mark this confusing information and just don't run those services on the Summer timetable.


The schools don't even have a standard term, so how can something be term time only when there's no defined term time for schools or colleges?

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noelfirl Registered User
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devnull said:
Route 26 (new timetable)
Additional departures from West County Hotel towards Bachelors Walk at 06.25hrs, 07.25hrs, 08.25hrs and 09.40hrs Monday to Friday.


If I'm reading that one correctly, they're removing the 0825 departure from Palmerstown (cut short to start from the West County Hotel further down the line).

Considering the function of that route is to "mop up" for the other busier outer suburban services using the N4, it seems a bit ridiculous to remove that departure from Palmerstown - at one of the key times when that end of the route merits the extra support.

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LeinsterDub Registered User
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Unbelievable the 4 didn't get an improvement. It's a core north-south route.

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