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11-09-2012, 12:30   #16
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the 312 is gone im feckin stranded now

oh wait did the 312 merger with 304 ? please please please
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11-09-2012, 12:38   #17
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Well the buses runnign till midnight and 00:15 on some routes is an improvement anyway
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14-09-2012, 21:06   #18
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I'm not surprised that the Coonagh route got dropped (with the 343 covering it) as I've only ever seen a few people on that bus. I wonder if they would be any problems using city passes on the 343 given that's technically a regional route.
I am not surprised nobody was using the service... It was never on time, bus drivers were rude and rough on the roads! Will the 343 be properly covering the old route though? As in will they be dropping off in ashbrook or will they pick up outside the Gaelic Grounds or the Ardhú bar to go into town? The 343 currently doesn't do that!

As for the paying once to get from Raheen-UL I can see them using this as an excuse to increase ticket prices!

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16-09-2012, 15:46   #19
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No 312 anymore??? And revised route looks like it doesn't go dooradoyle road... and they just built a brand new bus stop near huntsfield..wtf

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16-09-2012, 16:16   #20
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The 304 doesnt make any sense whatsover. They are going to route a bus down Avonmore road??
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16-09-2012, 16:31   #21
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Yeah it makes no sense !!! Hoping it just an over simplified map of the route
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16-09-2012, 18:10   #22
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Put route 304 into and it seems to suggest that the new stop on the Dooradoyle Road will still be served
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16-09-2012, 18:53   #23
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The Dooradoyle Road stop (on the 312) that was installed about 6-7 months ago is now redundant due to the new routes and timetable. Well done Bus Eireann!
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The timings are all wrong too
http://www.buseireann.ie/pdf/1347028785-304.pdf
From UL to Sarsfield st takes 20 minutes not 15, longer at peak times.
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16-09-2012, 21:36   #25
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From UL to Sarsfield st takes 20 minutes not 15, longer at peak times.
UL to city centre was always fairly brutal in the afternoons (at least it was when I was using the service).
I can live with the 20 minutes if the bus shows up roughly at the right time fairly consistently as opposed to nothing coming until an hour+ later (with barely enough room for everyone even standing).

Man our bus service must be a joke. I've worked in Dublin before and even with their traffic problems they ran a fairly consistent service even during peak hours.
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Just realised that my bus finishes at 8 on Sundays now.
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16-09-2012, 23:13   #27
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What bus would you get from town out to Raheen, into Ballycummin or churchill meadows direction? I'm asking for an older relative as I'm not on the buses myself. thanks
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17-09-2012, 09:19   #28
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Hi All,

I used the 304 service this morning to get to work. (combined 304 to Raheen and 308 to UL)

Previously I had been getting the bus from the Dublin road after 7:20 to arrive in Raheen Industrial Estate for about 7:55. This included a 10 minute stop over in Limerick city. This morning's route didn't arrive in Raheen until 08:08 and that looks like that's the way it will stay.

Others had also been using the early morning route from UL direct to Raheen (to arrive for 07:30) and now that this has been removed they are now facing a 45 minute impact on their arrival time with no solution to leave any earlier.

Logistically it's now a nightmare but to add insult to injury when we arrived into the industrial estate the driver and the conductor informed us that from tomorrow the bus would no longer be serving the industrial estate and we would have to switch to the 301 service in town.

There are some very decent men driving these routes but the rest of them are a bunch of tools. I think I was reading a thread once when someone was asking about city timetables to which someone jokingly replied "Timetables? lol we just drive around." It's one of the most accurate an resonating things I've ever heard about Bus Eireann.
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I got the 8:30 bus from Debenhams to Raheen Industrial estate this morning. I got to work at 9:15. We were still in town at 8:50. Normally the 8:30 bus would get me to Raheen Church at around 8:50. Now the journey is longer and the buses go every 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes. Well done Bus Eireann
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I got the 8:30 bus from Debenhams to Raheen Industrial estate this morning. I got to work at 9:15. We were still in town at 8:50. Normally the 8:30 bus would get me to Raheen Church at around 8:50. Now the journey is longer and the buses go every 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes. Well done Bus Eireann
That's disgraceful. You'd walk it faster
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