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Local link bus

  • 08-09-2018 5:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭


    So how does the local link bus service work?

    Just saw an advertisement saying it could bring me anywhere?!

    Beer runs could be in for a game changer


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  • Registered Users Posts: 40,256 ✭✭✭✭Annasopra


    I think its a rural Ireland thing

    You have to ring them for timetables!!!!!!

    https://locallink.ie/en/timetables/

    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    Terry Pratchet



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 ✭✭✭Autecher


    I have no information to add, I just feel bad that your thread only got one reply.


  • Registered Users Posts: 29,878 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn


    In my Local town it runs two Days a week.
    It collect you from your local village.
    It then stops off at the supermarket and in the town center and they giver you about 2-3 hours in town before collecting you.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 689 ✭✭✭nim1bdeh38l2cw


    I think its a rural Ireland thing

    You have to ring them for timetables!!!!!!

    https://locallink.ie/en/timetables/

    No you don't... https://locallink.ie/en/timetables/local-link-timetables/


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  • Site Banned Posts: 386 ✭✭Jimmy.


    I see Farranfore has one, wouldn’t you think an airport, train station and bus stop be enough.


  • Registered Users Posts: 40,256 ✭✭✭✭Annasopra


    Jimmy. wrote: »
    I see Farranfore has one, wouldn’t you think an airport, train station and bus stop be enough.

    You think there should be a bus stop and no bus?

    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    Terry Pratchet



  • Site Banned Posts: 386 ✭✭Jimmy.


    As in bus eireann stop.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,094 ✭✭✭househero


    I think its a rural Ireland thing

    Yes that's where i am so. Its overly complicated but I think I can get in to the big city for three hours, the timetables don't mention what days they run on. Or where I find these invisible bus stops.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,667 ✭✭✭Hector Bellend


    Have a **** and a spin on the bus


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  • Registered Users Posts: 289 ✭✭slystallone


    how flexible are they with pick up and drop off. Does it have to be at allocated stops or would they be flexible enough to pickup/drop off you as long as you were on the route?



  • Registered Users Posts: 29,878 ✭✭✭✭freshpopcorn


    The local link has changed a bit since I posted here. The service seems to have expanded.

    To answer your question I think a lot of it depends on the driver. Even with Bus Eireann buses near me. Some will stop to drop off people and pick them up within reason. Especially with older people.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,717 ✭✭✭YFlyer


    Slightly off topic. The leap card is great. Better if you're a student.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,693 ✭✭✭Gregor Samsa


    There’s two types of Local Link service. One is a regular, scheduled local bus that runs between pre-defined stops. I guess like most busses, the driver will sometimes stop between stops under certain circumstances.

    The other, called Door-To-Door runs along a route but can deviate to pick people up from/drop people off to a house that isn’t on the route, like down a road that’s off a main road. If they’ll go off the route to pick you up, I assume they’ll also stop anywhere on the route too. You have to arrange the pick up/drop off in advance, though

    https://www.transportforireland.ie/tfi-local-link/



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