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Why Dub Bus RT down during Marathon?

  • 27-10-2019 11:49am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 5,998 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    I don't get this, why isnt it left on but just showing delays, v inconvenient?


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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,790 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    Too much rerouting for it to calculate delays I'd guess


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,998 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    Thought it tracked the bus itself not the stops, shouldnt make a difference


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 61,790 Mod ✭✭✭✭ L1011


    If the bus isn't on its route it won't have any idea how long it'll take to that stop

    Also it's probably just easier than selectively turning off all the required signs!


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Music Moderators, Politics Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 22,315 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Dravokivich


    Thought it tracked the bus itself not the stops, shouldnt make a difference

    The bus, against its designated route. How many routes have been adjusted, with how many stops to review? Then do that for each individual service running?


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,683 ✭✭✭✭ punisher5112


    Thought it tracked the bus itself not the stops, shouldnt make a difference

    Not necessarily....

    You know when you see a bus in say 10 minutes and it counts down and then disappear, this is due to central not taking that bus out of the system as it didn't run.
    Example it's running late, it's been sent special or there are some other issues.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 43,442 Mod ✭✭✭✭ magicbastarder


    Thought it tracked the bus itself not the stops, shouldnt make a difference
    i would expect the system has an expectation built in based on previous journeys, about how long a bus will take to get to a stop say 10 stops ahead; current or past speed may not be an indication as it may be heading for an area with lots of slow junctions or traffic.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,998 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    Even routes out in the burbs miles away from run are affected, ridiculous system.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,998 ✭✭✭ Technocentral


    RT is back


  • Registered Users Posts: 588 ✭✭✭ triona1


    Hi all

    Any help would be great!
    I've to get from Dublin city centre to newbridge on Thursday before 9am,can anyone suggest the quickest way I'd prefer bus than train but whichever is quickest and handiest,if by bus which number and where I should I get it leaving from?
    Tia.


  • Registered Users Posts: 129 ✭✭ DUBLINBUSGUY


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,558 Mod ✭✭✭✭ dfx-


    Not necessarily....

    You know when you see a bus in say 10 minutes and it counts down and then disappear, this is due to central not taking that bus out of the system as it didn't run.
    Example it's running late, it's been sent special or there are some other issues.

    For buses that seem to keep changing from 2 minutes to 3 minutes to 1 minute to due to 1 minute to due etc - isn't it 'educated guesswork' based on the location of the bus to the stop, historically how long that service has taken to get to here from the point it is and the average speed inbetween?


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