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The Dublin Coach Experience

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  • Registered Users Posts: 41 TravelCounty


    Route 726 (Portlaoise - Dublin Airport) will be servicing Junction 14 Service Station in Monasterevin in both directions, starting tomorrow (October 26th).

    https://www.facebook.com/654282030232877



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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    I really like their new double deckers



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,840 ✭✭✭patrickc


    There were a large number of negative comments About them on this post earlier.



  • Registered Users Posts: 787 ✭✭✭LiamaDelta


    Response from the NTA on their 'monitoring activities'....

    The National Transport Authority can investigate issues of non-compliance with the requirements set out within the licence. It is an offence not to comply with the conditions of the license. Monitoring of Route 726 has taken place on a number of occasions in 2023 and on occasion there may be issues (related to ongoing driver shortages, traffic delays or vehicle maintenance) however the bus service was found to operate.



  • Registered Users Posts: 430 ✭✭z80CPU
    Darth Randomer


    Grand so.


    Won't be using Dublin Coach myself again. Used it from dublin to kildare town. slightly minging. around 2015.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,650 ✭✭✭✭Jamie2k9


    Proablly is some alarm. There was a case of Bus EIreann on the N4 previously.

    They have introduced seat selection for multi journey tickets which is good. They also seem to have some new drivers over the last while and saw one doing route training.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,052 ✭✭✭xper


    Was heading north on Dundrum Bypass yesterday evening and I saw a minibus type vehicle, maybe a 20 seater, operating the 750 Dublin Airport service heading the other way. Not sure what time it was but think it must have been the 19:15 departure. I've only ever seen their coaches operating this service before. Was that a one off substitution or are passsenger loads that low? Maybe it's an evening thing, there wouldn't be many departures post 21:00.



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    I remember getting that to red cow over the summer and I was the only passenger on the coach. So makes sense to just run a mini bus



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,079 ✭✭✭p_haugh


    I've seen photos of mini-buses on that service regularly enough. Could have been a last minute replacement for a stricken coach.

    Once I even saw their tours mini-bus with the retractable roof doing runs on the 750!



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭Red Silurian


    Bit of a strange move to start servicing a service station is it not?



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    It’s handy for people to collect and drop off as there’s car parking right by



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  • Registered Users Posts: 787 ✭✭✭LiamaDelta


    Not really, it makes a lot of sense on intercity routes as it means just popping off the motorway and not going through the towns. Very common in Italy and Spain.



  • Registered Users Posts: 7,824 ✭✭✭Red Silurian




  • Registered Users Posts: 18 AX612


    600 looking quality this evening as always...



  • Registered Users Posts: 19,249 ✭✭✭✭road_high


    They’re only a year or two old. Have to say I love travelling in them. Very comfortable and modern



  • Registered Users Posts: 29 Jameslee23


    There’s a new ban coming into PortLaois on the 1st of January The band buses from 2009 and older to operate in the town so this is probably going to be bad news for the green bus



  • Registered Users Posts: 308 ✭✭soundman45


    Can you tell us more about this, any link to information about it?



  • Registered Users Posts: 29 Jameslee23


    I only heard about it a few weeks ago off a friend cause. It was mainly about the 09 double-deckers as they were leaking oil in the town, and that was the main reason why they wanted to ban them. The green bus will still be allowed in the town, but they just won’t allow any buses that are older than 2010



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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,246 ✭✭✭dublinman1990


    How big or frequent were the oil leaks coming from the Dublin Coach vehicles serving routes to Portlaoise?



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