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10-03-2019, 13:56   #16
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It seems to differ based on routes. I have stood at wood quay at 7.30 at night waiting for a 39a. At that time of the evening the frequency would be every 20 minutes and buses would be quite full.

It would be quite common at that hour of the night to see 6 or 7 145s pass by at that hour of the night.
I get the impression that the reason are often busy well into the night is as a result of a lack of capacity rather than demand. If they ran more buses at that hour which there is plenty of room as if you pass by any DB garage in the city at that hour you would see many buses parking up for the night so there's plenty of capacity to put on well into the night.

I've been on the 145 a number of times late enough at night and it can be standing room only as late as 10pm at night on a week night so the 155 with an all day everyday frequency of every 20 mins is a welcome boost to frequency and capacity on that stretch of corridor. Bearing in mind the 145 itself is only every 20 mins after 9pm.
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It seems to differ based on routes. I have stood at wood quay at 7.30 at night waiting for a 39a. At that time of the evening the frequency would be every 20 minutes and buses would be quite full.

It would be quite common at that hour of the night to see 6 or 7 145s pass by at that hour of the night.
The 39a has a 20 minute (edit:10-15 minute!) frequency throughout the day http://www.dublinbus.ie/Your-Journey...ables/39a-312/

Between 4:20 - 5:10pm in the evening and 7:30-8:20am am in the morning frequency is every 5 minutes.

The problem is Dublin Bus's peak capacity is very limited and doesn't match demand. Those peak numbers need to increase but the NTA seems very focused on the all day/all week service at the expense of commuters right now.

I have no idea if they even collect statistics on how often they skip stops. I very occasionally (maybe once every 18 months) see people in clipboards writing down the number of passengers but that's about it.
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The 27 'enhancements' have been a bit torrid, the bunching up is incredible. I've seen 4 27s in a row at one point on Dame St. The 13 will end up doing exactly the same.
Six 27s passed me coming into their terminus at Jobstown while I was waiting for one 27, ten mins or so, absolutely insane stuff.
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14-03-2019, 09:00   #19
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DB cannot really help bottlenecks along the 27 route.

the 27 has some awful choke points on the route, the whole section from connolly to dame st is designed to test the patience of a saint between
the luas merge, and traffic lights (where the odds are never in your favour!). Greenhills road is a car park at peak times. The bit from the square, tallaght hospital and tallaght village are choked up by traffic too.

IMO if your travelling at peak time, on that route the luas just beats the bus every time.
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Changing the 39a on weekday evenings from 20 minute intervals to 15 (and same on Sundays) is definitely needed, it gets very crowded when it runs every 20 minutes.

Not sure what is changing with the 39, looks pretty much the same to me (aside from 2-minute changes on Sundays).
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155 up and running but no sign of it on TFI realtime only on DB real time
https://twitter.com/dublinbusnews/st...832102400?s=19
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The new 25b time table is great..about every 7-10 mins.. surely it would have been easier to put times instead of putting that on the time table?
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The new 25b time table is great..about every 7-10 mins.. surely it would have been easier to put times instead of putting that on the time table?
It might be something to do with the massive variations in service, like they want to highlight how frequent it as at that time, instead of clumping it all together as times and people getting a skewed perception of its all-day frequency.
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The new 25b time table is great..about every 7-10 mins.. surely it would have been easier to put times instead of putting that on the time table?
They’re just copying how it’s done in London for frequent services.
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If the 70 had just arrived when it was meant to (or at all) on the old timetable then that would have been enough of an enhancement.
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If the 70 had just arrived when it was meant to (or at all) on the old timetable then that would have been enough of an enhancement.
Wasn't the 70 very infrequent on Sundays though every 2 hours or something like that. I'm glad to see with these changes on the routes that went GAI and DBs remaining Dublin now finally has an acceptable level of service at weekends and particularly Sundays.
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Wasn't the 70 very infrequent on Sundays though every 2 hours or something like that. I'm glad to see with these changes on the routes that went GAI and DBs remaining Dublin now finally has an acceptable level of service at weekends and particularly Sundays.
Yeah there's about 50% more on it now then there was. It remains to be seen how it holds up though. Normally standing waiting for a 70 is pot luck as to whether it'll arrive at all or not, especially outbound.
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