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Unread 06-06-2012, 10:24   #1
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Default More coach services between Wexford and Dublin:

Two extra round trips being provided by Wexford Bus for the summer months in their new timetable commencing next Monday.

Also a new stop at Cherrywood / Wyattville Rd allowing interchange with LUAS Green line.

Home page plus: http://wexfordbus.com/timetables/wexford-dublin-city/

The corridor seems saturated with coaches - meanwhile rail remains in the low frequency thus (relatively) low usage vicious circle...
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Unread 06-06-2012, 10:29   #2
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Most of the buses are carrying air around. Bus Eireann went hourly to try to beat Wexford bus

Incidentally Wexford Bus now take leap cards

Its crazy that Dublin Wexford actually has a better bus service that either Dublin Belfast or Dublin Cork

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Unread 06-06-2012, 11:30   #3
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But isn't that because the bus service to Cork can't compete with the train for time, frequency or quality, while the service to Belfast makes it difficult for the bus to compete.

On the other hand, the service to Wexford is slow, infrequent and in glorified commuter rail stock with no trolley service, never mind dining car. The bus beats it on time and doesn't exactly lose out on quality.
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In the private sector Wexford Bus seem to be one of just a handful of operators who piloted the Leapcard.
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There is a trolley service.

Bus Eireann normal time Rosslare - Dublin is 3-3:40, train is 2:45-3:00
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Wexford bus takes around 2:20. It's only 130km from Dublin to Wexford. I wouldn't go on anything that Bus Eireann do. Last time I used them on the Dublin-Wexford route, they made me change in Enniscorthy.

I've used that rail service three times in the last year and not once has there been a trolley. That's been the 16:36 once and the 17:36 twice. All were operated by commuter railcars, not 22Ks.
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Commuter services don't have trolleys

16:36 and 17:36 are to move to ICR operation, I've had an ICR on the 17:36
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But isn't that because the bus service to Cork can't compete with the train for time, frequency or quality, while the service to Belfast makes it difficult for the bus to compete.
I took Aircoach Dublin-Cork at 07:00 on Thursday morning. Departed Westmoreland Street at 0702, arrived St. Patrick's Quay, Cork at about 10:12. Might have been quicker if driver knew the route - several bad lane choices - he nearly went via Ballyfermot and did go via the Fonthill exit on the N4 only to double back - added about 3.1km.

"5 minute" break at Urlingford turned into 7 minutes as the driver was late back with his coffee. Leather seats OK, but the headrest was good.

€15 single on the day. Only 4 passengers.

Overall, cheaper (on the day), more flexible, but slower and fewer facilities than the train. Faster than Bus Éireann.
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