Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson
Total sum of coach capacity is still a small fraction of capacity Irish Rail have available
IE's market share is of the order of 40% Dublin Cork vs all other modes
that is bunker talk. All that it takes is for this to take off, then others will join in, then others from portlaoise and other intermediate stops and before you know it, that 40% is in the other direction. Not to mention the fact that IE plan to raise prices and cut services, and, again, not to mention that in 10,15,20 years time the same rolling stock will be trundling up and down the permanent way whilst new product will be rolling out all the time to the bus operators.