The first element was implimented on 1st Feb...The elimination of the City-Centre Fare.
Schools off this week, heaven. Got a half empty 140 at 8.30 on Finglas Road, pity there aren't dedicated School buses.
There are quite a few dedicated School Services,both Dublin Bus contracted and privately contracted by the Schools themselves.
however,in the current environment,it's not the chizzlers themselves who represent the problem,but rather the Teaching and Administrative staff,most of whom Drive their cars into School.
The lack of flexibility around School Start/Finish times added to the now traditional parental "Schoolrun" also add substantially to what is now a VERY serious traffic management and public transport issue.....as well as being an "untouchable" in Local Political terms.
3 or 4 busses go by full I got on half empty bus at 8.30am, that only happens when school breaks are on
Maybe it would be better if parents sent their children to the nearest school instead of one that requires a bus journey.
Also a large amount of school children are still paying they should make schoolchild fare leap only and then they'd switch fairly quick.
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Hardly a positive first step from a customer point of view?
On the continent or at least in Italy where I was there does not seem to be any legal limit on how many standing passengers a bus can take. I travelled on a number of buses there and they were all absolutely packed with very little breathing space but the driver kept picking passengers up despite this. Although the buses were all better designed for standing than DB buses.
n!ghtmancometh Registered User
The newer model busses even make it uncomfortable for two people to sit beside each other upstairs because of the awkward height of the window ledge. If you are sitting inside its difficult to move your arm, and if you're sitting outside you can barely fit on the seat. I'm tall but not wide, so can only imagine how uncomfortable it must be for bulky people. This wasn't an issue on the older busses (AV?) as the lower window ledge enabled you to sit into the seat fully and rest your shoulder/arm a bit on the ledge. Pain in the hoop. I generally stand now because of this.
That's the SGs I agree their windows are rather poor but they are better than the older buses. The best buses in my opinion are the GTs which have nice large windows.
The seats on the AVs which you talk about aren't great as the backs of them are at a right angle meaning they'd hit off a a tall persons knees and they've got a metal bar on them meaning if you sit back it sticks into you also people are less likely to manspread on individual seats.