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10-10-2017, 22:56   #226
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Looks like an over decker itself given the height of it.

Do they paint them luminous to save on fixed bulbs or what?

Sometimes i think to myself, thank god i am gone out of that industry when i see how bad DC are.
One of these It looks like:
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Looks to be one of the 'new' 2009 Vanhools that joined the fleet a few weeks ago, I presume to replace some of those 2004 Neoplan deckers which were increasingly unreliable.
It was a 2009 reg alright
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Like there's low cost. Then there is just dodge. Ryanair are low cost and still have a modern fleet. Low cost prices are no excuse for a poor/poorly maintained fleet.

Whatever about customer comfort and what not. But when it's down right poor servicing and maintenance of buses that starts effecting other road users then that's a different more serious story. We shouldn't be seeing professional drivers or HGVs/buses going around without the basics like working lights.
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Now I'm one for lights but them vanhools are lit like a Christmas tree and love the led set up.

I would say a fuse or wiring issue as all out on one side.

That could happen at any time but if its going out of the yard at 1st bus check then there are huge problems.

I've seen many with no brake lights and left for long time.
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It was a 2009 reg alright
You’d think as ‘Dublin Coach’ they’d keep the fleet registered the same, most of the fleet is Kildare registered, I assume they are registered to John O’Sullivan’s house rather than the business in Dublin.
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Like there's low cost. Then there is just dodge. Ryanair are low cost and still have a modern fleet. Low cost prices are no excuse for a poor/poorly maintained fleet.

Whatever about customer comfort and what not. But when it's down right poor servicing and maintenance of buses that starts effecting other road users then that's a different more serious story. We shouldn't be seeing professional drivers or HGVs/buses going around without the basics like working lights.
Not very appealing buses. Do little to entice me out of the car on regular Kilkenny-Dublin hops. Also, the Red Cow Luas stop was very disorganized. Not sure if it's still the same, but I remember being dropped there on a cold winter night (despite paying for city centre ticket) with scant directions given in broken English to the next Limerick bus (basically doubling up to save cash I assume) going to the CC.
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In all fairness. That bulb could have blown after its daily check.
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In all fairness. That bulb could have blown after its daily check.
You could be right, however it looks like more than one is gone.

I was a stickler for that kind of stuff.
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You could be right, however it looks like more than one is gone.

I was a stickler for that kind of stuff.
Led rear lights plus the marker on top left gone too

Not just a bulb blown, electrical issue.... Be long time waiting for a fix....
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Led rear lights plus the marker on top left gone too

Not just a bulb blown, electrical issue.... Be long time waiting for a fix....
Are you still with DB?

What are they like for maintenance?
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I had the misfortune to have to get the Dublin Coach from Portlaoise to the Airport the other Sunday at 3.30am.

Never ever again!!!!

I'll be getting up a bit earlier and getting the 2.50am JJ Kavanagh's. I don't mind a bit of craic but they could see and hear widespread antisocial behaviour and did nothing!
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Setra has caught fire on the M7
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This doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.

Hope all passengers are ok.

On the Dublin -Cork journey was it?

Is it me or the fact that this setra and the bus in Limerick a few weeks ago which also had a fire had Mercedes engines is an utter coincidence.

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She's well gutted


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Is it me or the fact that this setra and the bus in Limerick a few weeks ago which also had a fire had Mercedes engines is an utter coincidence.
Complete co-incidence, Citaros and Setras use different engines for a start, there have also been Neoplans that have caught alight in Dublin Coach.

Setras are regarded as the pinnacle of European coach building and the Citaro is the best selling European Citybus, of course there will be an issue with some vehicles of all manufacturers from time to time, but you don't get the excellent reputation that the marque has if you are prone to going on fire.
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