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04-10-2017, 17:46   #196
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They're almost universally known as "the green bus" though, particularly outside Dublin. So it's part of the brand at this stage.
Albeit, a brand which doesn't appear to have a very good rep.
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Albeit, a brand which doesn't appear to have a very good rep.
Alas, the fact I can travel Tralee/Red Cow for €15 means I tend to overlook the less than impressive experiences I've had with them!
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Just reading some TripAdvisor reviews and the overriding problem everywhere and the main gripe customers have is the lateness of the coaches. If you look on their site, the times are completely and utterly unrealistic and do nothing to allow for morning/evening traffic which they know is an issue.

If the timetables were actually realistic, people can make proper plans and know what they're dealing with but when they see that a coach is supposedly meant to arrive at say 11:40 but doesn't show up until 12:35 due to a combination of traffic and unrealistic expectations, then this doesn't really bode well when you have a flight to catch or business of some sort to conduct in Dublin.
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If it were me the green would go.,.. Such a rotten colour.
Not at all, the green is lovely.

I only travelled on DC once, I enjoyed the experience, but that was for leisure, so cannot comment on reliability.
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Not at all, the green is lovely.

I only travelled on DC once, I enjoyed the experience, but that was for leisure, so cannot comment on reliability.
What was the coach and the year of it?

Was it old or modern?
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Not at all, the green is lovely.

I only travelled on DC once, I enjoyed the experience, but that was for leisure, so cannot comment on reliability.
If it were a different shade of green, its snot green its hidious.
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What was the coach and the year of it?

Was it old or modern?
I honestly cannot remember.
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The bus that went up in flames was an ex quickpark 2009 model Mercedes Ciatro. Just for the record Dublin Coach only have the one King Long.
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I saw one of the yellow Tourismos dedicated to tours today and honestly the state of the paintwork wasn't very good.

Chippings and scuff marks in quite a few places, you can start to see bits of green in a good few places where the yellow paint has came away. and it looks pretty poor for a coach that is on a 2016 plate and there's a large dark green line of a scuff mark down the side of it and missing a fuel cap cover.
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I saw one of the yellow Tourismos dedicated to tours today and honestly the state of the paintwork wasn't very good.

Chippings and scuff marks in quite a few places, you can start to see bits of green in a good few places where the yellow paint has came away. and it looks pretty poor for a coach that is on a 2016 plate and there's a large dark green line of a scuff mark down the side of it and missing a fuel cap cover.
I was nearly sure they were wrapped but maybe not.
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I was nearly sure they were wrapped but maybe not.
Found a pic of one on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/irisht...-YmZafC-Yjf3F8

Probably the same coach. Looks a little better there than it looked when I saw it in the flesh.

If you click it for a bigger size you can see the green undercoat showing.
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Found a pic of one on Flickr:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/irisht...-YmZafC-Yjf3F8

Probably the same coach. Looks a little better there than it looked when I saw it in the flesh.

If you click it for a bigger size you can see the green undercoat showing.
That looks like more than stone chips, probably a ditch i'd say, the cliffs of moher's narrow roads are very unforgiving to a coach, i had to reverse 100 yards up there one day as i met 'Helga' in her German registered tri-axle driving in the middle of the road and refusing to move in for fear of scuffing her paint work.
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That looks like more than stone chips, probably a ditch i'd say, the cliffs of moher's narrow roads are very unforgiving to a coach, i had to reverse 100 yards up there one day as i met 'Helga' in her German registered tri-axle driving in the middle of the road and refusing to move in for fear of scuffing her paint work.
Yeah, come to think of it going up there wouldn't be forgiving, didn't really think of that when I saw the coach today, but you're right, looking at that picture and seeing where the coach has been it certainly wouldn't help even if the paint job doesn't look the greatest,
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Just reading some TripAdvisor reviews and the overriding problem everywhere and the main gripe customers have is the lateness of the coaches. If you look on their site, the times are completely and utterly unrealistic and do nothing to allow for morning/evening traffic which they know is an issue.

If the timetables were actually realistic, people can make proper plans and know what they're dealing with but when they see that a coach is supposedly meant to arrive at say 11:40 but doesn't show up until 12:35 due to a combination of traffic and unrealistic expectations, then this doesn't really bode well when you have a flight to catch or business of some sort to conduct in Dublin.
My problem is that they outright lied when I had an issue and wouldn't give a refund. They claimed a bus left at the advertised time. IT never arrived, either up to 15 minutes before or 25 minutes after.

They didn't acknowledge complaints until I cc'd the NTA and even then it was a token phone call and "we'll look into it". I know where I was, and I provided them with proof I was in the area of the advertised stop for the entire time. They didn't do the same. On principal I'd never travel with them.
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Yeah, come to think of it going up there wouldn't be forgiving, didn't really think of that when I saw the coach today, but you're right, looking at that picture and seeing where the coach has been it certainly wouldn't help even if the paint job doesn't look the greatest,
Looking at the photo again on closer inspection, the drivers side mirror is also marked, that would most likely be from a tight left hand turn and having to almost kiss the ditch to get around it and obviously the driver caught the trees in the process.

There was a rule when i was driving coaches that if you damage them you pay for it.

If you blew off a mirror,they were called P45's,and no wonder they were, €2000 a pair plus painting, you got the P45.

If you can drive the cliffs of Moher and the ring of Kerry you can drive a coach anywhere.
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