Originally Posted by Eric Cartman
Admitedly , a late night / 24 hour bus would essentially just be an extension of the drink link services, you'll never have a time where the majority of people on a bus in dublin at 2am are well behaved coming home from a sober evening , i think the demand for it monday-wednesday would exclusively serve students and unemployed people going out partying or coming from the airport only. There is very little to do in dublin after 10pm that isnt getting pissed
I’d leave aside the assumption that the city only functions around alcohol. There are companies, industries, hospitals and various businesses that operate outside the regular working hours. For anyone finishing a shift at midnight or starting one at 6am public transport is not an option. Dublin has many multinational companies working on various time zones with odd shift patterns.
Many hospital shifts start at 7am (nurses, cleaners, maintenance staff). To be fair, Dublin Bus have been good in providing some early morning services on key routes such as the 05:15 46a, 05:55 66B, 06:00 14 etc. but they’re not nearly enough to meet the demand.
Even those who are out partying are not served well by the existing Nightlink. If you choose a late bar or club anywhere that’s not the in city centre or at a limited pick up point, then it’s useless and a taxi is your only choice.