If you have a ticket for the Phoenix Park Mass, then the NTA have arranged with transport providers to allow you to travel for free within Dublin on the day.
In addition Go-Ahead will be deploying 40 of their double deck vehicles to use as shuttle buses.
Good to see someone called Translink in to help, they did a great job in Glasgow during the Commonwealth games there a few years ago
So Go-Ahead will be making their Irish debut a little earlier than expected. Be interesting to see how it goes.
They might get drivers to wear their sash for the day and sing No Pope of Rome over the intercom
Taxpayers expense? Probably quote me health and safety grounds.....
Richest person in the world hosts free gig and government pay for attendees travel. Yaay!
Are they busing people to M3 Parkway for that?
Their vehicles were used yes, but they were subcontractors to First who organised it all.
Unacceptable Red Line frequency on the day, it will be a disaster. 3-4 minute at a minimum between Connolly-Museum then terminating at Heuston which I guess will be closed.
I presume the people who aquired tickets in protest will not be using this offer as matter of principle =P
Is there a ghost stop there that I've never noticed or is the tram going to just stop randomly between stops to let people on?
The stop is there but has never been used
It doesn't have any TVM or smartcard equipment, it was fitted but was removed after opening (contract to build had to be completed to get paid...)
Who is funding this?
Utterly disgusting use of taxpayer money if there isn't external funding. Private event for an insanely wealthy organisation, they can pay for it themselves. Also probably unconstitutional (endowment of religions sections) at that.
The politics of doing it aside it'll be interesting to have a car free city with massive use of public transport for the day. I'll be enjoying empty streets on the bike.
Is it free public transport for the day, or free public transport only if going to the Popes mass? (Slightly conflicting text in the press release though I think it's the latter).
If it's a nice day I wouldn't mind going against the traffic and taking the dart out to Howth or Greystones etc