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Using hand truck in the public transport.

  • 03-04-2022 12:49pm
    Registered Users Posts: 33

    Is it allowed and does it cost any extra to use the hand truck in the public transport. E.g. I'm thinking buying 3-4 computer cases or a small night stand and then take LUAS+train to get home.

    What would be the least crowded hours to do it, to not disturb any passengers? Trains seems to be quite empty after 8pm.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,378 ✭✭✭✭coylemj

    Red or Green line?

  • Registered Users Posts: 33 zkaro

    Green, from e.g. from downtown to Broombridge

  • Registered Users Posts: 865 ✭✭✭cbreeze

    I've seen wheelchairs, buggies, electric scooters etc on the Luas. I don't think there is anything in the regulations to prevent the hand truck. The regulations are here:

    there is something about not using a skateboard on board a tram in the list of things one can't do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,961 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    you are not allowed….

    b) act in a manner that is a nuisance or a danger to any person

    (y) place or use any object on a light rail vehicle or light railway in a manner that is or ‘may’ become a danger to life or health, the operation and maintenance of a light rail vehicle or light railway or would otherwise interfere with the proper operation of a light rail vehicle or light railway,

    problem would be as far as I can see… manoeuvring the hand truck onto the tram and again off it…that is not without risk.

    a lot of people trying to get on and off in a hurry, one person gets a bang of the bottom plate of a hand truck into the shin, ‘ kindly sir, watch where you are going ‘ is unlikely to be the given response. That’s going to hurt.

  • Registered Users Posts: 33 zkaro

    Thank you, then I'll search for some other way.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,961 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    If it’s not busy I’d say go for it but could be a bit dangerous if any way busy with kids, old people etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 706 ✭✭✭the boss of me

    Speaking as a bus driver I wouldn't have a problem with it. Wheelchairs , buggies and electric scooters are carried every day. Occasionally musicians get on wheeling their equipment on hand trucks. No charge and no problem in my opinion 👍

  • Registered Users Posts: 706 ✭✭✭the boss of me