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Mark Gleeson 08-12-2006 11:32

Hidden Luas Ticket Agents
 
A while back the issue of a lack of Luas ticket agents came up

It transpires that the list on the Luas website is not complete there are in fact more out there

So you can add the following

TCD students union shop, Front Square left as you enter through front arch

Anyone know of any others ?

Urban_Form 10-12-2006 00:33

I notice that on the maps at each Luas stop every Luas ticket agent on the map is indicated by a tram symbol, I noticed there were more agents than I was aware of and more than were listed on the Luas website. That was when I realised it counted any shop that sold any kind of Luas ticket as being an agent - so basically any place that only sells Luas+Bus tickets would be counted also - is that what you mean?

Mark Gleeson 10-12-2006 10:40

Well in theory all Dublin Bus agents should sell the combined tickets

It is important to note that the ticket agents only sell a all Luas monthly ticket where as the TVM's are a lot more flexible

Colm Moore 21-12-2006 00:20

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 14840)
TCD students union shop, Front Square left as you enter through front arch

Its on the new website.

http://www.luas.ie/ticket-outlets.php

Mark Gleeson 21-12-2006 11:31

Yes but the TCD shop have sold them for several months, it wasn't on the old site

2Funki4Wheelz 18-01-2007 09:14

More temporary than hidden but there was Smart Card 'kiosk' at the Heuston platform last night, a bright yellow tent advertising the Smart Card manned by two people. Nice marketing trick, it was very visible.

Colm Moore 20-01-2007 00:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2Funki4Wheelz (Post 16542)
More temporary than hidden but there was Smart Card 'kiosk' at the Heuston platform last night, a bright yellow tent advertising the Smart Card manned by two people. Nice marketing trick, it was very visible.

I think there were ad.s on Thurdays for something similar at St. Stephen's Green. The RPA were meant to take over the old toilets at St. Stephen's Green (I think they already have some electrical plant there) to add things like a staff break room. It would be nice if they also added a customer service / ticket vendor to it.

Note that you can get a Luas-included ticket (I didn't ask for Luas only) also from the CIE / IE travel centre on Lower Abbey Street (Abbey Luas stop).

Mark Gleeson 20-01-2007 02:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Victor (Post 16677)
Note that you can get a Luas-included ticket (I didn't ask for Luas only) also from the CIE / IE travel centre on Lower Abbey Street (Abbey Luas stop).

All IE stations can

Thomas Ralph 07-10-2008 19:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 14956)
It is important to note that the ticket agents only sell a all Luas monthly ticket where as the TVM's are a lot more flexible

However any Luas-only ticket that you could get from an agent is more expensive at a TVM.

undo 07-10-2008 20:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by tralph (Post 37135)
However any Luas-only ticket that you could get from an agent is more expensive at a TVM.

Which is complete nonsense considering the ticket agent probably gets a cut of the profits and there always is the cost of human labor... a TVM should be cheaper, not more expensive.

Thomas Ralph 08-10-2008 17:16

I think the logic behind it is trying to get people to buy tickets in advance and not block up TVMs.

undo 08-10-2008 17:23

Quote:

Originally Posted by tralph (Post 37191)
I think the logic behind it is trying to get people to buy tickets in advance and not block up TVMs.

Which is crooked logic. This is a tram we are talking about, not an airline where you book your tickets months ahead of time. It should serve regular commuters alright but also those spontaneously deciding to hop on. A discount for those with smart cards and weekly/monthly tickets makes sense, but for single ride or day return tickets, buying at the TVM right before boarding is the most sensible use case. It should be accounted for by having enough machines in place, not by discouraging it via financial penalties.

Thomas Ralph 09-10-2008 18:42

Well, only flexi 1-day/7-day/30-day tickets are sold at Luas agents. Singles and returns are TVM only.

(Combi Bus and Luas tickets are the same price at agents as at TVMs.)

Mark Gleeson 09-10-2008 18:52

The big catch here is agents only sell the full Red+Green all zones ticket

The price list from the RPA quotes weekly and monthly tickets for numbers of zones, so if you travel within 1 zone only on the Green line why pay for a ticket to cover the entire network??

Colm Moore 17-08-2009 09:45

New Luas Ticket Vendor
 
I can only assume its Londis.

http://www.luas.ie/news.php
Quote:

Landis Store St. at the Busáras stop is now selling Luas Tickets
http://www.luas.ie/page.php?name=Lan..._Luas_Tickets_
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Landis Store St. at the Busáras stop is now selling Luas Tickets.


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