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07-02-2018, 11:48   #31
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Three weeks later and there is zero information on either DB's or the NTA's websites about the new route. Nothing at all about frequency or route.

Presumably the media got a press release - why can't customers see it?
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07-02-2018, 12:16   #32
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There's much more to setting up a bus route than just telling a driver to get on a bus and saying "do that".

- Mock trial runs have to take place to estimate running times
- Schedules have to be drawn up
- Driver hours have to be scrutinised so that they don't break EU laws
- Electronic information has to be loaded into the AVL system
- Timetables have to be printed up
- Costings have to be analysed and finalised
- Access to the Luas facility has to be inspected for insurance/operational reasons and applied for
- The NTA has to be officially notified of the intention to commence a service and issue a final green light
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07-02-2018, 12:20   #33
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Also drivers have to be balloted on the schedules/bills as per union agreement and sometimes this will involve schedules that have to be revised a few times before they are accepted.
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07-02-2018, 12:22   #34
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You would have thought that all this would have been done LAST YEAR in advance of the line opening up.
I suppose that would be too much like logical forward planning..........................
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07-02-2018, 12:28   #35
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You would have thought that all this would have been done LAST YEAR in advance of the line opening up.
I suppose that would be too much like logical forward planning..........................
I believe that the idea is to not start the bus service before enough of the newer trams have arrived to increase the frequency and capacity of the trams since it's still quite poor.
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07-02-2018, 20:20   #36
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The Luas timetable is available to the public on the Transport For Ireland website.

Green Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transport...__00006af3.pdf

Red Line - https://www.journeyplanner.transport...__000004d5.pdf
404 not found on those links!
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07-02-2018, 20:28   #37
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07-02-2018, 20:57   #38
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Thanks Devnull but would you have the Green Line that's the one I use?
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07-02-2018, 20:58   #39
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Thanks Devnull but would you have the Green Line that's the one I use?
I attached both the red and the green line - maybe you don't see it though

Green here: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/atta...6&d=1518035257
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I attached both the red and the green line - maybe you don't see it though

Green here: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/atta...6&d=1518035257
Great, thanks, I'll see how it compares with the real time App over the next while.
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07-02-2018, 21:51   #41
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I believe that the idea is to not start the bus service before enough of the newer trams have arrived to increase the frequency and capacity of the trams since it's still quite poor.
That doesn’t prevent them from having the details worked out and publicised in advance, with a launch date of April or May.
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20-02-2018, 15:45   #42
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Saw a bus today heading towards Cappagh Hospital on Ratoath Rd with no passengers or signage. Looks like they could be trialling the journey times of the bus at peak time. This was at 8.15am today bus went by me as I was heading on the Ratoath Rd towards Cabra at junction of Tolka Valley Road.
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A new bus service will soon connect commuters in Finglas to the Luas Green Line at Broombridge.

The National Transport Authority and Dublin Bus have reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to put the new route online as soon as possible.

Commuters could use the service from as early as March.
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Oh look: more forced connections to the Luas to inflate the Luas passenger numbers, and to generate more excuses to cut more extant bus services and cut "BusConnects" (lol) to ribbons in addition.

If they wanted to build a Luas to Finglas, they would have done it already too. (Wasn't that supposed to be metro??) Time to rip out all tramways in the city centre and put "Luas" underground to make it the metro.

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Oh look: more forced connections to the Luas to inflate the Luas passenger numbers, and to generate more excuses to cut more extant bus services and cut "BusConnects" (lol) to ribbons in addition.
You think providing feeder bus services to a rail network is a _bad_ idea?

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If they wanted to build a Luas to Finglas, they would have done it already too. (Wasn't that supposed to be metro??)
Are you high? You're arguing that a feeder bus from Finglas to the luas is a bad idea because they haven't built a luas line to Finglas?
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They should have waited until longer and more frequent trams are in service to start this, Luas is jam packed as it is.
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