Bus Eireann lose Kildare routes

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Bus Eireann lose Kildare routes

Joined: January 11th, 2014, 4:10 pm

March 16th, 2018, 12:02 pm #1

Go Ahead have won the tender for 6 routes in total
https://www.rte.ie/news/leinster/2018/0 ... n-kildare/
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Joined: April 12th, 2012, 6:36 pm

March 16th, 2018, 5:57 pm #2

And whats the unions first response, another strike. They might be better off using a bit of common sense here rather than causing disruption for their paying passengers.
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Joined: January 11th, 2014, 4:10 pm

March 16th, 2018, 7:19 pm #3

303BIN wrote: And whats the unions first response, another strike. They might be better off using a bit of common sense here rather than causing disruption for their paying passengers.
They won the tender for Waterford so all was good with the unions.
This is slowly spreading,Waterford,Kildare, will it happen in Cork,Limerick and Galway next god only knows.
A strike will do nothing except anger the public,when the last strike was on the privateers were having a field day and business was booming.
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Joined: April 12th, 2012, 6:36 pm

March 19th, 2018, 11:34 pm #4

Will Go Ahead get to inherit the existing PSO fleet on these routes?
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Joined: August 6th, 2012, 9:16 pm

April 5th, 2018, 2:47 am #5

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/n ... -corridor/
The routes to be operated under this contract are: 120, 120C, 123, 124, 126, 130. These routes link Dublin city centre to towns such as Athy, Kilcullen, Kildare, Maynooth, Naas, Newbridge and Rathangan in County Kildare; Edenderry and Tullamore in County Offaly;  Portlaoise, County Laois; and Enfield, County Meath
Services by GoAhead will start to come into operation at the end of this year or early next year.
The change to the new operator will be seamless from the point of view of the passenger, although with an additional 11% vehicle kilometres envisaged under the contract, the level of service across the routes is set to improve appreciably.
The routes will operate under the ‘Transport for Ireland’ branding and livery. Schedules and timetables will be determined by the NTA, and while there will be some changes to timetables, the effect of these changes will be to optimise the services to the benefit of customers.
There will be no changes to fares. Leap Card and Free Travel Public Services Card will continue to be accepted on all these services. The routes will continue to be included in NTA’s Real Time Passenger Information and Journey Planner platforms.
A total of 23 new vehicles will be purchased by NTA for deployment on these routes. This includes 13 double-deck-coaches and 12 single-deck regional buses.
All the newly-purchased vehicles buses will have a wheelchair space and a buggy space, plus a motorised ramp at the entrance door to allow wheelchairs to board easily. USB chargers will be installed at every seat and WIFI will be available throughout. The buses will also be equipped with audio “next stop” announcements and a visual display of the name of the next stop.
The vehicles are powered by the latest Euro VI diesel engine, which are much cleaner in use than older diesel engines.
In addition, 10 coaches that are already in service in the area will remain on these routes.

Does anyone know what route that 120c is and where it serves? also which of the listed routes serves Maynooth Rathangan and Enfield as none of the routes listed serves these towns.
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Joined: August 26th, 2010, 3:24 pm

April 22nd, 2018, 2:06 pm #6

"A total of 23 new vehicles will be purchased by NTA for deployment on these routes. This includes 13 double-deck-coaches and 12 single-deck regional buses".

13 + 12 = 25 surely?

Not sure what route number "120C" denotes as Route 120 already serves Clane and Celbridge.
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Joined: January 30th, 2016, 5:29 pm

April 22nd, 2018, 3:02 pm #7

120C will be a new route between Edenderry and Enfield from what I can work out. The 126 serves Rathangan. Bus Éireann will lose 10 SC300s
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Joined: August 6th, 2012, 9:16 pm

May 15th, 2018, 3:42 pm #8

From memory BE only went between Edenderry and Enfield was during the snow when they ran most 120 services via Johnstown Bridge and Enfield and along the same route ad the 115 instead of putting most of the 120 services into Clane which was reachable. they would have very few passengers on that route.

I am thinking it is a typo and should read 123b which serves Robertstown and Kilmeague and Newbridge?
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