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Unread 06-10-2012, 22:20   #41
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In a rational system NTA would be rejigging bus routes to feed into the DART stations to maximise the utilisation of the separated right of way and electric propulsion. In Toronto virtually every bus route starts or ends at a subway station, many terminate both ends at one. Instead of vertical integration like Toronto or franchised routes like TfL, Dublin gets light rail "competing" with buses and heavy rail.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 10:04   #42
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Irish Rails solution to falling passenger numbers and revenue is to raise prices, reduce frequency and make the service less comfortable - I'd like to know which business school they attended.
this is very true and a point i have been making recently. should this trend continue, the logical result will be one passenger left paying several hundred million for his/her ticket.

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people are less than impressed to find virtually empty 8-car 8600s rattling around on late evening services when Irish Rail are spinning that four-car trains are necessary at peak periods as a cost saving measure. What cost are bing avoided ? If energy costs are being targeted then 8-car trains should only appear on workings directly associated with the peak period with sets being reduced to two or four-car units at the earliest opportunity thereafter.
maybe they have the nightsaver meter installed.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 19:54   #43
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maybe they have the nightsaver meter installed.

Debacle solved!
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Unread 10-10-2012, 08:26   #44
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Pretty sure as a massive industrial customer IE do get a discount to encourage off peak use

Not much help to IE but thats the industry
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