Jamie2k9 Registered User
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A new bus service will soon connect commuters in Finglas to the Luas Green Line at Broombridge.

The National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus have reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to put the new route online as soon as possible.

Commuters could use the service from as early as March.


http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/new-bus-service-to-connect-finglas-to-luas-green-line-822717.html

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LeinsterDub Registered User
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What's the point the frequency of the new bus route will most likely be ****e, it will probably visit every housing estate and after all that you could be still waiting up to half an hour for the Luas.

Bus Connects can't come quick enough. Hi frequency buses meeting the Luas at Broadstone is the way forward.

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Good news. Of course, this also gives a connection for commuter rail at Broombridge to Finglas as well. Long overdue. Time for some more joined up thinking to make the most of rail infrastructure.

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Bray Head Registered User
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It probably makes sense once the Luas frequency improves from March. 

It will be interesting to see if DB will be willing/able to tie in with the Luas timetable.

Stephen15 Registered User
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Bray Head said:
It probably makes sense once the Luas frequency improves from March. 

It will be interesting to see if DB will be willing/able to tie in with the Luas timetable.


The Luas dosen't have a timetable

john boye Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
The Luas dosen't have a timetable


There's clearly some kind of timetable, be it public or not or drivers wouldn't know when to depart.

Jamie2k9 Registered User
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Luas runs to a timetable just like all trams/metro systems in the world. It has some time built in ensure delays don't impact running.

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scouserstation Registered User
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I wonder will this new route only serve the Finglas area or will it go out further to other areas like Charlestown or Tyrrelstown

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Stephen15 Registered User
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Jamie2k9 said:
Luas runs to a timetable just like all trams/metro systems in the world. It has some time built in ensure delays don't impact running.


But yet the exact departure times are not made known to the public just the frequency at each stop.

Stephen15 Registered User
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I'm surprised DB are going to operate this service, I would have thought the NTA would wait until GAD are up and running before starting a new route.

Jamie2k9 Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
But yet the exact departure times are not made known to the public just the frequency at each stop.


The stop info is based on timetables for each tram on the line.

If your a regular user you will know the exact departure times at your local station give or take 2-3 minutes.

KD345 Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
But yet the exact departure times are not made known to the public just the frequency at each stop.


The Luas timetable is available to the public on the Transport For Ireland website.

Green Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/nta/TTB/EFA03__00006af3.pdf

Red Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/nta/TTB/EFA03__000004d5.pdf

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Stephen15 Registered User
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KD345 said:
The Luas timetable is available to the public on the Transport For Ireland website.

Green Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/nta/TTB/EFA03__00006af3.pdf

Red Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie/nta/TTB/EFA03__000004d5.pdf


Thanks that clears it up for me

ArmaniJeanss Registered User
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scouserstation said:
I wonder will this new route only serve the Finglas area or will it go out further to other areas like Charlestown or Tyrrelstown


Like most such DB routes it'll probably start off small, reliable and efficient - then lobbying from neighbourhood groups and councillors will see it extended and also do a series of tangents through various housing estates until it quickly becomes unpredictable and unusable.

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AlekSmart Registered User
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Stephen15 said:
I'm surprised DB are going to operate this service, I would have thought the NTA would wait until GAD are up and running before starting a new route.



There is a comprehensive Transitional Framework agreement in place between the NTA/Dublin Bus/Dept of Transport,which specifically includes providing new and upgrading existing routes.

The issue,if there is one here,is the length of time it is taking to get these improvements actually operational.

The Tyrellstown/Broombridge route is the first indication of an actual "Busconnects" style project,which is significant in itself.

The NTA's own FAQ on the Tendering process outlines it's thinking in this regard.

#Some new or amended routes are in planning as are opportunities for additional services on existing routes. NTA anticipates the cost of providing these additional routes and services will be largely similar to the current level of activity over a short timeline, certainly within the 2 to 3 years envisaged in the LRC recommendation.

#We have already been working with Dublin Bus to come up with a plan on increasing the number of services and the frequency of existing services that they run so that in two years’ time, they will be operating a similar level of service as they are now and will be staffed accordingly.

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