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# 61 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 11:45
 
 
I use both Dublin Bus and the Luas every week day. I take Dublin Bus into town and from town I take the LUAS. Some drivers on Dublin Bus can be a nightmare and it riles me the way some of them question people who don't look Irish as to where they are going (in other words, they're making sure that these passengers are buying the correct ticket for the journey). I get on the bus, get my ticket...no questions asked. I could take Dublin Bus to my final destination but they are not as frequent as the LUAS, which on the other hand, is more expensive. Also it can be quite scary on the LUAS at times. I got on the LUAS at the 02 last weekend but we couldn't move from the stop as about 50 Beliebers were knocking 7 shades of shit out of each other both on and off the LUAS
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# 62 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 12:03
 
 
I have seen them question skanger types too, maybe you just have an honest face! The worst is when you get a bus, and it's your first time going to a particular destination and the driver makes a big deal of working out your fare. It's not like it's an easy think for a passenger to work out, not with the stages system.
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# 63 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 13:59
 
 
The bus stages are absurd. To be using a system based on how far a horse pulling a carriage can walk in this day and age is appalling. They should really offer proper integrated fares that don't involve prior knowledge of the route or familiarity with horses. A bus journey followe by the Luas should be charged as one journey not two.
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# 64 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 14:01
 
 
God bless Frankfurt's transport system, it isn't perfect and it isn't cheap but a ticket is valid anywhere in any mode of transport in the Frankfurt urban area. Very simple!

And my company pays for my monthly ticket too!
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# 65 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 15:38
 
 
Someone said :
The bus stages are absurd. To be using a system based on how far a horse pulling a carriage can walk in this day and age is appalling. They should really offer proper integrated fares that don't involve prior knowledge of the route or familiarity with horses. A bus journey followe by the Luas should be charged as one journey not two.

Is that what it is?

No wonder it makes no sense. For instance it costs as much for me to go from Suffolk Street to Blackhall Place, then it would from Manor Street to Blanchardstown.
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# 66 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 22:02
 
 
At least Luas fare capping with the leap card has begun, though the daily cap is a little high. Sooner it's daily and weekly fare caps across all modes of transport the better.
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# 67 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 22:06
 
 
Iarnroid Eireann because I tend to feel unwell on long bus journeys especially bumpy ones.
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# 68 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 23:21
 
 
Someone said :
At least Luas fare capping with the leap card has begun, though the daily cap is a little high. Sooner it's daily and weekly fare caps across all modes of transport the better.

Hopefully within the next 30 or 40 years they'll include Irish Rail and Dublin Bus in the fare caps.

They're moving at a lightening pace aren't they? Maybe they're waiting for the underground metro to the airport to be finished before they make their next move?
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# 69 : Monday 25-2-2013 @ 23:30
 
 
If the attitude towards the leap card was the worst thing about the CIE group of companines I think everyone would be very happy.
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# 70 : Friday 15-3-2013 @ 11:21
 
 
I love to go by bus.
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# 71 : Friday 15-3-2013 @ 11:42
 
 
I wouldn't be too excited about getting on a bus in India.
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# 72 : Thursday 10-10-2019 @ 18:47
 
 
Anyone, find public transport expensive and does it discourage more customers?
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# 73 : Thursday 10-10-2019 @ 20:36
 
 
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Anyone, find public transport expensive and does it discourage more customers?

Depends on what sort. Dublin Bus’s payday is rush hour.... it’s better economics to charge more than and accept quieter out of the way routes.

But yeah expensive!
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# 74 : Thursday 10-10-2019 @ 21:15
 
 
I wonder, what their profits are and if state owned could they operate on a 1 euro profit. Making, Public transport cheap and affordable.
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# 75 : Monday 14-10-2019 @ 04:28
 
 
Someone said :
I wonder, what their profits are and if state owned could they operate on a 1 euro profit. Making, Public transport cheap and affordable.

Who are "they"?
NTA is a State Agency.
TII is a State Agency.
CIÉ is State Owned. (Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann)

The LUAS is operated by a private company, Transdev, but it does it on behalf of TII. And since 2014 Transdev/Veolia have struggled to turn a profit, and have often returned negative profits... in other words losses.

And the LUAS counts for less than 11% of the passenger revenue.
(And when it comes to public monies given in "compensation" to the LUAS, it is less than 10% of the value of its passenger revenue. It is closer to 90% and upwards for the public ones.)

So right now, 90% of public transport is for all intent and purposes public.
And it is costing the tax payer as much as the passengers are paying.
The private operator (not owner) of the LUAS only costs the tax payer 10% of what the passengers are paying.


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