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Bus Eireann fleet incidents in Mayo & Tyrone

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


    I was on a BE service two weeks ago and the door blew open. Driver kept driving for a bit before slowing down to allow it close.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,027 ✭✭✭ Slippin Jimmy


    A couple of years ago I was on a bus leaving bus aras. The driver had to get out of his seat and hit the button to close the door aswell as physically pull the door shut. This was repeated at each stop. When we hit the motorway the door was obviously opening as you could feel the draft. The driver took his time on the motorway.

    It was one of the double dockers that are suffering from rust at the moment. I was thankful to the driver for continuing on as it was a Friday evening service and I wanted to get home. Those particular types of buses are falling apart both inside and out.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,286 Mod ✭✭✭✭ devnull


    Doors not sealing properly are the result of drivers not waiting for door to fully close before driving off at each stop. Over time this causes damage that results in the whistling and vibrating down the motorway as they no longer seal closed properly.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,998 ✭✭✭✭ AlekSmart


    devnull wrote: »
    Doors not sealing properly are the result of drivers not waiting for door to fully close before driving off at each stop. Over time this causes damage that results in the whistling and vibrating down the motorway as they no longer seal closed properly.

    Just for clarity.

    Is it your position that ALL Door sealing issues are the result of "Drivers not waiting for door to fully close before driving off at each stop" ?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,279 ✭✭✭ dowlingm


    Vic_08 wrote: »
    Swing doors used to be common as a lower-spec option, particularly for coaches built for service work and were far less trouble but they have fallen out of favour with manufacturers in recent years.
    this is interesting - Toronto’s Bombardier Flexity Outlook streetcars have had a lot of issues meeting mean distance between failure targets with doors (plug) being a big contributor, and Proterra have delivered a first 40’ single deck electric bus here just this week with a rear plug door. Wonder will such issues play into the electric evaluation vs New Flyer (and BYD if they ever appear)


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  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 13,996 Mod ✭✭✭✭ monument


    @Vic_08, what you are saying rings true to me but can you please tone down the name calling in future (ie “make a great corporate PR shill”). Thanks. — moderator


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