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Old 11-05-2019, 10:38 AM
Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly is offline
 
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Exclamation Cork's Unreliable Bus Service

The bus service in Cork seems to be going from bad to worse. Virtually no service on some routes. The electronic arrival boards at bus stops are not linked to the buses on the road and these boards are incredibly misleading. They don't accurately reflect bus arrival times. Bus cancellations do not appear on these boards even if the bus is cancelled.

No wonder so few people use the buses in Cork. The bus service is a disgrace and totally unreliable.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:13 AM
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There is a fella constantly on peejay show about this, Some girl was getting a bus from city centre to crosshaven last week at night, Driver stopped the bus somewhere outside carrigaline and said this is as far as we go, despite sign on bus saying crosshaven,
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:10 PM
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What are people moaning about ?

The whole purpose of Bus Eireann / CIE is for the good of all the unionised staff, their terms, conditions and pension fund.

Anything beyond that is a bonus as far as passengers are concerned.

The way people go on expecting a professional service from a unionised dinosaur need to get real.
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Old 11-05-2019, 03:04 PM
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I got the bus from Douglas to Town this afternoon and it was a very pleasant experience.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:37 PM
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There is a fella constantly on peejay show about this, Some girl was getting a bus from city centre to crosshaven last week at night, Driver stopped the bus somewhere outside carrigaline and said this is as far as we go, despite sign on bus saying crosshaven,
Think hes the same guy on boards who has a meltdown if a bus is 5mins late
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:59 PM
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:13 PM
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2009 called.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:34 PM
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2009 called.
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Old 12-05-2019, 08:01 AM
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No wonder so few people use the buses in Cork. The bus service is a disgrace and totally unreliable.
Over 12 million passenger journeys on Cork city buses in 2017 would suggest quite a few people use it in fact. A further 10%+ increase in 2018 also.

Bus and Rail statistics 2018

Major jump in Cork bus passenger numbers last year
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:53 PM
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The NTA should put all routes out to tender. Same as the way the energy market and phone market is handled

Giving a unionised semi state a monopoly on transportation services in our city is a recipe for disaster
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