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25-01-2018, 17:02   #1
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Dublin Bus Changes to Improve City Center Journeys

http://dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/Gene...e-City-Centre/
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Dublin Bus, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority (NTA) and Dublin City Council (DCC), has announced that from Monday 29 January a number of route changes will be implemented in the College Green area to alleviate delays being experienced by customers travelling through the city centre.

As a result of this consultation, it has been agreed that some routes will be realigned to improve the journey time for our customers and facilitate a more effective movement of public transport services through the College Green area.

Routes 25, 25a, 25b, 25d, 37, 39, 39a and 70.
Minor route changes will occur on the above routes. However, bus stops along these routes will not be affected.



For full details on revised routing see here:
http://dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/Gene...37-39a-and-70/

Routes 25x, 27x, 32x, 33x, 39x, 41x, 51x, 66x, and 67x.
The above Xpresso services will no longer operate through College Green.



For full details on revised routing and bus stop changes see here:
http://dublinbus.ie/News-Centre/Gene...ollege-Street/

Dublin Bus welcomes the commitment by DCC to provide bus priority measures to facilitate these route changes. This commitment to additional bus priority is crucial for the effective operation of all public transport in our city and highlights the important role of the bus in tackling congestion in the city centre.

Dublin Bus will continue to work with the NTA and DCC to monitor the impact of these changes.

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25-01-2018, 17:09   #2
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The 25a has been taking that alternative route 90% of the time anyway for months now.
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So they bottled it and moved the buses rather than cars and taxis

I don't think it will make much of a difference either
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Be interesting to see what these new bus priority measures are, since there is not really any detail of that.
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25-01-2018, 17:12   #5
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So they bottled it and moved the buses rather than cars and taxis

I don't think it will make much of a difference either
cars cannot go through college green busgate at peak times anyway

the issue is fairly and squarely the number of buses at rush hour trying to go over O'Connell bridge and through College green
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Why wasn't the 145 included in that as it dosen't stop on Westmoreland St. or go up O'Connell Street?
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Why wasn't the 145 included in that as it dosen't stop on Westmoreland St. or go up O'Connell St.
It stops at 345 beside Pearse street Garda station. That is after Tara street turn.
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They're going to push more buses down Pearse street and Westland row? both of which is are already backed up at peak times as it is. There are 6 buses due at the westland row stop over the next 4 minutes

Are they just panicking and want to be seen to do something?
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The left turn from Tara St to Burgh Quay in the evening rush hour is going to be fun.
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So they bottled it and moved the buses rather than cars and taxis

I don't think it will make much of a difference either
wasn't the original plan to move all buses but dublin bus changed their mind and that's how we got into this mess?
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The left turn from Tara St to Burgh Quay in the evening rush hour is going to be fun.
Sure most of those routes go that way as it is now. And have been doing so for a while.
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It stops at 345 beside Pearse street Garda station. That is after Tara street turn.
But that could be moved. I use that bus fairly regularly and dosen't seem that busy a stop so not stopping there or stopping somewhere else wouldn't a huge issue.
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The 27x (and maybe the others) is only changing its morning route. Evening route doesn't use College Green.

In the morning, all the expressos going down Townsend St and trying to get turned right into Lombard St will be interesting.

It might make College Green a bit less congested but I think it'll make the Expressos slower.
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25-01-2018, 18:08   #14
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The NTA have released a similar statement, but also a couple more nuggets
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/new...ges-announced/

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To alleviate these delays, the National Transport Authority has been working with Dublin Bus and Dublin City Council to explore measures which could facilitate a more effective movement of public transport services through the College Green area. This is in advance of the determination by An Bord Pleanála on the proposals for the College Green Plaza project.
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The combined impact of these changes will enable the traffic signalling system and junctions in the College Green area to operate more effectively.

The National Transport Authority will continue to work with Dublin Bus and Dublin City Council to monitor the impact of these adjustments. Should a further reduction of vehicles travelling through this area become necessary, a number of other measures will be considered for implementation. Those additional measures would include some further bus route changes in addition to potential taxi restrictions. However, these will only be considered in the event that further vehicle reductions are required.
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I'd say we will see the further measure early next month. I can't see these very limited changes alleviating the problem.
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