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Colm Moore 21-11-2013 22:44

Christmas and New Year Travel 2013-2014
 
Please post any notices that you find.

Colm Moore 21-11-2013 22:46

Night Luas
 
http://www.luas.ie/nightluas.html
Quote:

Home | News Centre | News | Night Luas On The Green Line
21 November 2013

Night luas Green Line

Night Luas trams will run on the Luas Green Line from St. Stephen’s Green to Brides Glen at 1.00am, 1.30am, 2.00am, 2,30am, 3.00am and 3.30am on:


* Friday December 13th
* Saturday December 14th
* Friday December 20th
* Saturday December 21st
* New Year’s Eve Tuesday December 31st

To use Night Luas you require a Night Luas ticket; there are three options for Night Luas tickets:

1) Buy your Night Luas ticket from a Luas Ticket Vending Machine for €4.00

2) Use your Luas Leap Card or Smartcard and pay a fare of €3.80

3) Use your 30 Day Luas Ticket, Annual Luas Ticket, Annual Bus / Luas Ticket or Annual Rail / Luas ticket. No other tickets are valid.

You must buy your Night Luas ticket BEFORE travelling. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Luas!

Your Questions Answered; Click Here For More Info.

Eddie 21-11-2013 23:40

Like Dublin Nite Bus:
- Do they only operate one way only and assume no one could possibly be wanting to go in the opposite direction?
- Perhaps they stop to pick up at about every 10th stop?

Not trying to be smart, just a bit of a bugbear of mine and late night Dublin transport.

Jamie2k9 22-11-2013 03:24

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eddie (Post 73209)
Like Dublin Nite Bus:
- Do they only operate one way only and assume no one could possibly be wanting to go in the opposite direction?
- Perhaps they stop to pick up at about every 10th stop?

Not trying to be smart, just a bit of a bugbear of mine and late night Dublin transport.

Don't see a need for return workings, it would only cater for a handful of passengers at best and not worth it.

Colm Moore 27-11-2013 17:43

Modified Dublin Bus timetables
 
No services operate on 25th, and Sunday services operate on 26th.

http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/News-Cent...istmas-Period/
Quote:

Saturday Timetables During Christmas Period
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that a Saturday Timetable will operate on all bus routes (excluding Nitelink/Tours) on the following dates in December, Tuesday 24th, Friday 27th, Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st .

If customers would like to give feedback on the operation of Saturday timetables on these dates, they can do so by emailing customercomment@dublinbus.ie

Customers can also get updates on http://www.facebook.com/DublinBusNews follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs (Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays).

Traincustomer 27-11-2013 19:28

Brief comment re: Dublin Bus night services
 
I'm not sure if the Dublin Bus Nitelink is classified as commercial or as part of the public service obligation but either way buses would often be running along part if not most/all of a route on the way back to the garage/for the next run (where applicable) so better to earn a bit of revenue whereas an empty out of service bus earns a guaranteed zero.

Incidentally the three Bus Éireann Nightrider routes from Dublin operate in both directions.

Traincustomer 27-11-2013 19:33

IÉ Christmas timetable 24/12/2013 to 29/12/2013
 
PDF available here

shweeney 27-11-2013 22:42

Irish Rail were canvassing their twitter followers about a night Dart service this year - did anything come of that?

Mark Gleeson 28-11-2013 10:24

Nitelink operates on a commercial licence.

As far as I know the licence does not cover return workings

Thomas Ralph 29-11-2013 08:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Traincustomer (Post 73278)
I'm not sure if the Dublin Bus Nitelink is classified as commercial or as part of the public service obligation but either way buses would often be running along part if not most/all of a route on the way back to the garage/for the next run (where applicable) so better to earn a bit of revenue whereas an empty out of service bus earns a guaranteed zero.

That used to be (and possibly still is) one of the rationales for running route 91.

Colm Moore 03-12-2013 02:40

Luas
 
On Christmas Eve service will end at 8pm. No service on Christmas Day. St Stephens Day 9am to 1130pm. Nite Luas running on Green Line only 13th/14th/20th/21st and 31st December.

Colm Moore 03-12-2013 02:44

GoBus and GoBé
 
Modified timetables 20 December - 1 January

http://www.gobus.ie/timetable.php

Colm Moore 03-12-2013 02:45

CityLink
 
We are operating a full schedule every day with the exception of
· Christmas Day
· The 00:30 from Dublin Airport to Galway on 26th December.

Colm Moore 03-12-2013 15:28

NIR and Enterprise
 
2 Attachment(s)
See attached

Colm Moore 03-12-2013 17:47

Dublin Coach
 
Portlaoise Service - N7 Service

24th December - Christmas Eve
Last Service to Dublin Airport from Portlaoise is 20:30
Last Service to Portlaoise from Dublin Airport 21:30

25th December - Christmas Day
Closed - No Service

26th December - St Stephens Day
First Service to Dublin Airport from Portlaoise is at 02.30
First Service to Portlaoise from Dublin Airport is at 04.30

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are running a normal service.


Portarlington - Connector Service

24th December - Christmas Eve
Normal Service

25th December - Christmas Day
Closed - No service

26th December - St Stephens Day
Normal Service

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are running a normal service.


Ennis Service - M7 Express Service

24th December - Christmas Eve
Normal Service

25th December - Christmas Day
Closed – No Service

26th December St Stephens Day
Normal Service

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, we are running a normal service

Jamie2k9 03-12-2013 21:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Colm Moore (Post 73353)
See attached

Just 2 trains between Dublin and Belfast on 1 Jan, that a very bad service, clearly its not IE's decision as all there intercity routes have 5 or more services running.

Mark Gleeson 04-12-2013 00:01

Thats been the schedule for many years.

Colm Moore 04-12-2013 00:16

Dublin Bus Nitelink
 
http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/News-Cent...ngements-2013/
Quote:

Christmas Nitelink Arrangements 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013

Dublin Bus wishes to advise customers that the Christmas Nitelink service will operate as follows:

Thursday 12th December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate at 00:30hrs & 02:00hrs.

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate as per normal weekend service.

Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate at 00:30hrs & 02:00hrs.

Thursday 19th, Friday 20th & Saturday 21st December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate as per normal weekend service.

Monday 23rd December
All Nitelink routes will operate at 00:30hrs & 02:00hrs.

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate as per normal weekend service.

Tuesday 31st December 2013
All Nitelink routes will operate as per normal weekend service.

Nitelink Prepaid Ticket €5.70
Cash Fare €6.00
Leap Card €5.00
(Valid for 1 journey on the Nitelink service.)

You can pay on the bus with coins only. Please note that banknotes are not accepted as our bus drivers do not handle cash, therefore no change can be given.

Customers can also get updates on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/DublinBusNews , follow us on Twitter @dublinbusnews or call our customer service line on (01) 8734222, lines open from 08:30 - 18:00hrs (Monday to Saturday excluding bank holidays).

Traincustomer 06-12-2013 18:07

Christmas Nightrider Cork-Midleton etc... (Bus Éireann)
 
Quote:

Cork City Christmas Nightrider
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We would like to advise customers that a Christmas Nightrider services will operate in Cork City on Friday, 13 & 20 December 2013 and Saturday, 14 & 21 December 2013.

Services will depart St. Patrick Street and operate as follows:

Nightrider 1:
Brown Thomas - Douglas Village - Maryborough Hill - Carrigaline
Dep. 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00

Nightrider 2:
Debenhams - Washington Street* - Wilton - Bishopstown (Melbourn Rd) - Ballincollig
Dep. 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00
*Pick Up Only

Nightrider 3:
Savoy - Glanmire - Glounthane - Carrigtohill - Midleton
Dep. 01.00, 02.00 and 03.00

Friday, 6th December, 2013
Source: http://www.buseireann.ie/news_timeta...1409&month=Dec

Aside: wonder would there be any merit in a Nightrider to, for instance, Cóbh and Bandon.

Thomas Ralph 07-12-2013 23:16

So is that Saturday and Sunday at 0100, 0200 and 0300?


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