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Coach station car parking

  • 28-05-2019 11:40am
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    Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ fmul9798


    Noted that the discount rate for coach travellers in the car park has gone from 7 euro to 12 euro per day. I wonder what the justification was ? Hardly encourages use of public transport, and no, bus to the coach station is not an option early morning or late night as they simply don't run.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 537 ✭✭✭ Space Dog


    I learned this the hard way last week as well and won't be using it anymore. The car park never really seemed to be too busy whenever I used it, maybe they are not making enough on it and the price hike is supposed to increase revenue?


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,084 ✭✭✭ what_traffic


    fmul9798 wrote: »
    Noted that the discount rate for coach travellers in the car park has gone from 7 euro to 12 euro per day. I wonder what the justification was ? Hardly encourages use of public transport, and no, bus to the coach station is not an option early morning or late night as they simply don't run.

    Who was subsiding it? The Bus Companies or the Car Park operators?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,626 ✭✭✭ ?Cee?view


    fmul9798 wrote: »
    ... I wonder what the justification was ?...

    Why would they need a justification? It's a private car park to a station used by private bus companies. Surely they can charge whatever they want?


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    This is them yeah?

    http://www.citypark.ie/
    € 2.70 per Hour
    € 10.00 overnight (6pm to 9am)
    € 20.00 Max Daily


  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ fmul9798


    That's the one. Have contacted the coach station itself enquiring about the price increase. If I hear back, I'll post here.
    In the interim, for those seeking something more reasonable, the Apcoa Ceannt station car park is listed as being 6.50 per day. I'll be trying that, rather than put up with a 70 percent price increase.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,931 ✭✭✭ bobbyss


    fmul9798 wrote:
    Noted that the discount rate for coach travellers in the car park has gone from 7 euro to 12 euro per day. I wonder what the justification was ? Hardly encourages use of public transport, and no, bus to the coach station is not an option early morning or late night as they simply don't run.


    What car park are you referring to? The train station one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ fmul9798


    "New coach station" underground car park
    (Gobus, citylink ..)
    bobbyss wrote: »
    What car park are you referring to? The train station one?


  • Registered Users Posts: 41 ✭✭✭ restartagain


    Although convenient I will definitely not be using that car park again. A short walk to the Cathedral car park, Dyke Road or Salthill where it seems to be free is no problem rather than putting up with this astronomical increase


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Russell Screeching Antifreeze


    Why not just drive to Dublin, faster, more comfortable and more convenient.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,073 ✭✭✭ Wompa1


    Why not just drive to Dublin, faster, more comfortable and more convenient.

    For me:

    1.) Traffic
    2.) Can work on the bus or train, can't while driving so it's 2.5-3 hours wasted.
    3.) Once in Dublin, more than likely to use the LUAS or a bus anyway. Car will just sit there.
    4.) If driving alone, it's a waste a complete waste of money to drive and park there. Also, it's not very environmentally friendly.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 41 ✭✭✭ restartagain


    Totally agree with all of the above!


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