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Unread 14-02-2013, 11:27   #1
IckyThump
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Default Limerick to Waterford needs to be run by someone else

the only reason this route has no numbers isdue to lack of advertising. simple as that. ive said it a billion times only for it to be falling on deaf ears


Bus eireann's route 55
Limerick (Bus Station) dep.
Dromkeen
Pallas
Oola
Limerick Jctn (Bit & Bridle Pub)
Tipperary (Limerick Road)
Tipperary (Abbey St)
Bansha (Butler’s)
Cahir (Castle St)
Clonmel (Rail Station)
Kilsheelan
Carrick on Suir (Greenside)
Piltown (O’Keeffe’s)
Fiddown
Mooncoin (Kelly’s)
Waterford (Bus Station)

Irish Rails Limerick-Limerick junction, Limerick Junction-Waterford
Limerick
Limerick Junction
Tipp
Cahir
Clonmel
Carrick
Waterford

Bus eireanns service
times
limerick-waterford
0830 0930 1130 1230 1230 1430 1600 1730 2030 (mon-sat)
0825 1130 1430 1600 1840 2040 (sun)

waterford-limerick
0750 0850 1050 1250 1450 1650 1750 2050 (mon-sat)
0850 1050 1450 1650 1830 2030 (sun)

Prices
https://ecommerce.buseireann.ie/asp/...lectTicket.asp
Adult
single : 15.68
day return : 27.55
return : 28.50

Student
single : 13.78
return : 26.60

max number of passengers on each service : 49 (although at peak times a second bus is often used)


irish rails service
times
limerick-waterford
0855 1745 (mon-sat)

waterford-limerick
0720 1625 (mon-sat)


Prices
http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_in...&stage1=Submit
Adult
single : 24.50
day return : 25
return : 33

Student
single : 14.50
return : 20


max number of passengers on each service : 185 (although as a frequent user i can tell you that often any particular service is lucky to have 10-20 people)




now bus eireann are hardly way more competitive than irish rail price wise and since the bus station and train station is at the same place in imerick and not too far from each other in waterford i dont see why the train service is so unsuccesful.

the bus can cater up to 1,421 people a day(plus have a sunday service) without even counting extra busses at busy times. not saying that non peak times are full but they are reasonably.

the train can cater for 740 a day but id be interested to see how many actually use it in a day


it is obvious that someone isnt doing their job

the train stops at every station apart from the limerick-junction section
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