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Constant Luas technical and operational issues this summer

  • 30-07-2019 12:30pm
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    Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Am I alone in finding the number of operational and claimed technical issues to be ridiculously high this year? And often affecting the outer arms they can easily enough reduce or cut service to (Saggart, Point, Broombridge)

    I'd say at least one day a week recently has had no real time beyond Busaras and some trams running short.

    Are they short of drivers by any chance?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,484 ✭✭✭✭ Jamie2k9


    L1011 wrote: »
    Am I alone in finding the number of operational and claimed technical issues to be ridiculously high this year? And often affecting the outer arms they can easily enough reduce or cut service to (Saggart, Point, Broombridge)

    I'd say at least one day a week recently has had no real time beyond Busaras and some trams running short.

    Are they short of drivers by any chance?

    There is a reduced Red Line service, prehaps just a temp summer thing. Saw a few services lately with a second person in the cab possibly training however no active recruitment that I am aware of.

    As for real time it's been very bad over the last 18 months. Consistently fails at various stops but Transdev have there priorities in order by introducing bilingual info on Green Line and not the Red Line. They did fix it maybe a year ago when there was no real time for a week or so at all and it worked fine for a few months. You have to tell them to get it back running at various stops!


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    A Saggart bound service I was on this evening announced at Museum that it was now terminating at Red Cow. Cue a good few disgruntled passengers alighting at Heuston. No sooner had we pulled off again that the driver announced that there was a change of plans and Saggart was once again the destination :rolleyes:


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,803 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Changing to short running to aid in restoring service after a disruption is fine on high frequency services

    The headway on Point and particularly Saggart is not good enough to do it at all


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭ Stephen15


    A staff shortage is possibly a likely reason at this time of year alright I know DB and GAI are having staffing issues at the moment so it wouldn't surprise me if Transdev are also have staffing aswell at this time of the year.

    However I would also say that another possible reason is that the system now is getting older and maybe the wear and tear is starting to show hence why there have been issues with service provison this would be particularly the case on the red line as it is the line that has received the least upgrades and has the oldest rolling stock.


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