A place to record the current Bus Eireann fleet and vehicle changes only.
- Joined: February 10th, 2010, 8:00 pm
I thought if a vehicle was not fitted with a TGX machine then they had to let you on for free, because you had a method of payment but the bus did not?
I'd say it's only Limerick and Tralee depots (and possibly Athlone) where all the coaches are still using the old ticket machines at this stage, but still, it's crazy that some buses are still on the old system over nine years later - and as has been pointed out, the TGX150 machine is from the dark ages (maybe the NTA will change this over time and use more up-to-date ticket machines).
It's also about time we started to allow contactless debit and credit cards be accepted as a means of payment on buses and coaches, not everyone wants (or needs) a Leap Card.
- Joined: August 26th, 2010, 3:24 pm
The 343 would be a good option for me as I live between the 343 and 302 route paths. However the new tax saver that came in last year is in leap card format and the drivers have told us that a leap card must be scanned so I rarely use the 343 because 90% of the time I am asked to cough up. My friend emailed BÉ a few months ago possibly around Christmas time but never received a response.