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Old 12-05-2019, 12:55 PM
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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
That is correct, but as I said the main operational reason of BE is for the good of their own staff not the public.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:09 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
It's nothing like utilities. I can change phone providers not a bother but there won't be multiple bus service providers that I could choose from.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:44 PM
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It's nothing like utilities. I can change phone providers not a bother but there won't be multiple bus service providers that I could choose from.
The unions in Telecom Eireann were only boys compared to the crowd in BE.
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:36 PM
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Move to the capital if you want a proper transport system
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Old 12-05-2019, 09:53 PM
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Move to the capital if you want a proper transport system
Lucas and the dart (Dort) are excellent tbf
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Old 13-05-2019, 07:06 AM
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Move to the capital if you want a proper transport system
Jaysus, if we're holding up Dublin as having a "proper transport system" then we're truly fecked.
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Old 13-05-2019, 01:12 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
And then in a few years time the state can spend €3bn to sort it out for the private company. Brilliant plan.
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Old 13-05-2019, 10:47 PM
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And then in a few years time the state can spend €3bn to sort it out for the private company. Brilliant plan.
When I want to get a cab I can call sun cabs, or taxi co-op, or use my-taxi or multiple other options. If one of them goes on strike I still have options.

All I’m suggesting is that I have options if I want to get a bus. It’s interesting that back in the bad old days when RTÉ had a Broadcasting monopoly they regularly went on strike.

Now that they have a minority share of a large and competitive market they never go on strike.
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Old 13-05-2019, 10:48 PM
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Lucas and the dart (Dort) are excellent tbf
What is “Lucas?”
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Old 14-05-2019, 07:37 PM
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When I want to get a cab I can call sun cabs, or taxi co-op, or use my-taxi or multiple other options. If one of them goes on strike I still have options.

All I’m suggesting is that I have options if I want to get a bus. It’s interesting that back in the bad old days when RTÉ had a Broadcasting monopoly they regularly went on strike.

Now that they have a minority share of a large and competitive market they never go on strike.
Makes zero sense. Are you suggesting multiple operators should be running on the same routes because that's what it sounds like. There is no practicality or viability in having Bus Eireann, Go Ahead and say Transdev all running buses on the same route from Carrigaline to Cork for example.
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