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01-11-2018, 15:35   #1
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24 hour Dublin bus?

Does anyone have any update on the proposals from earlier this year to run some DB routes 24 hours?
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01-11-2018, 15:59   #2
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Can't remember where but think I read they'd be coming sometime around February
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Can't remember where but think I read they'd be coming sometime around February
Most likely Swords to An Lár via Airport,in February.
Crewing arrangements largely in place,however issues remain outstanding regarding Supervisory,Maintenance and external arrangements.

Current NTA requirement is for 6 24 hour corridors,with some flexibility as to routes involved.

There was a suggestion that representations had been made by Taxi interests,which had delayed the process,however I can find no links to support that.
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If taxi reps tried to interfere nd I was Minister I'd threaten to legislate for full Uber in retaliation
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I'd prefer the alternative of the minister actually growing a pair.
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If taxi reps tried to interfere nd I was Minister I'd threaten to legislate for full Uber in retaliation
I think this should happen anyway, the taxi lobby , NBRU and LVA/Vintners federation have had too easy a time and stifled progress, measures to make them ineffective at worst and fall out of existence at best need to be taken.
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Imposing...vile abuse of human rights... forced... Nazi labour camp... my heart breaks...



I genuinely laughed.
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Imposing night shift work where not necessary is a vile abuse of human rights.

The taxi drivers do it willingly, the bus drivers will be forced into it like a Nazi labour camp. It's unnecessary and unfair on the drivers.

I hope it never happens. I am happy to have a day job with fexi time and my heart breaks for people forced into shift work. 24 hour public transport is simply not needed.

Private cars, taxis and cycling are adequate at night.
Heed the warnings people.....no good will come of the Germanization of nocturnal Dublin.....just look at what happens over there......

(Varning: Der wer Bust Drivers in der Audienze too !!)

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So damaging a driver's health, depriving him or her from their family is just a laugh?

It's a disgrace.

IF they bring in night shifts, and I hope they don't, their salary should be increased to €45,000 (starting). I genuinely mean it. They'd deserve no less. The abuse they pt up with for such a high skilled job is too underpaid as it is.

I only know one driver as an acquaintance btw (my friend's father), before anyone accuses me of having an agenda.
But Dublin bus drivers already drive all the time, the first 33 leaves Skerries at 5:40 so there's driving time to get there from the depot, and the last nightlink on the 33n leaves for skerries at 4am. so theres over 24 hours driving time
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This needs to happen so badly. 6 routes would be great. I'd assume in time that would grow to cover the core BusConnect radial corridors.

We'd finally move towards what a European capital city should have in this day and age.
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This would be great news when this happens.

I was told by a driver recently that the first 39/as that leave ongar around 5.30 are running full to capacity and that the new timetable will see the first bus leaving around 4-4.30ish
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Yep the 39s need doubling in frequency the entire corridor the whole day
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As someone who doesn't live in Dublin, and only ventures in the odd time for work or shopping, would my guess be right, in that the reason there's no 24hr transport is a lot to do with the city itself kinda closing at 5-6pm (retail/general shopping) and other businesses (cafe, restaurant, pub etc) tend to quieten significantly after 9-10ish?

It's been a while since I've been in the city centre at night, i will admit, but if i recall correctly, i ventured through one weekday around 8.30-9.00pm'ish, and i don't recall that the place was exactly bustling (but I could be wrong, of course).
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I guess the 6 24hr routes would broadly coincide with the A-G bus spines. Even if they operated to the end of the spine and then connected with a suburban taxi rank for onward journies that'd be fab.

Say if there was a G night bus as far as Liffey Valley and from there you could get a cab.
Obvious exception being that the Airport and Swords should be included.

At present the City Centre is clogged with taxis from 22:00 onwards, Fridays and Saturday nights are a write off for traffic. That needs to stop.

I know there's night luas and DARTs in December but this really should be all year. Fingers crossed the proposed metro is driverless and 24hr like in Copenhagen.

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As someone who doesn't live in Dublin, and only ventures in the odd time for work or shopping, would my guess be right, in that the reason there's no 24hr transport is a lot to do with the city itself kinda closing at 5-6pm (retail/general shopping) and other businesses (cafe, restaurant, pub etc) tend to quieten significantly after 9-10ish?

It's been a while since I've been in the city centre at night, i will admit, but if i recall correctly, i ventured through one weekday around 8.30-9.00pm'ish, and i don't recall that the place was exactly bustling (but I could be wrong, of course).
Wow, it's really been a while for you. It's dawn to dusk bedlem.
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