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    Was at the match last Saturday and it must have been 7.00 pm by the time I left Lansdowne Road. Dart to Connolly, Luas to Heuston (jumped off in Abbey St. to get a very quick bite and continued to Heuston on the next Luas) and train to Limerick. I was back in Limerick about 10.40 p.m.


    Very efficient.

    #2





    The Dublin public transport system can be seen at its very best whenall ofthe shops and offices are closed and very few people are actually using it Glorob (although I assume that the DART was fairly crowded until Tara Street!)
    New infraction avoidance policy: a post may be described as imbecilic, but its author should never be described as an imbecile.

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      #3
      Originally posted by glorob


      Was at the match last Saturday and it must have been 7.00 pm by the time I left Lansdowne Road. Dart to Connolly, Luas to Heuston (jumped off in Abbey St. to get a very quick bite and continued to Heuston on the next Luas) and train to Limerick. I was back in Limerick about 10.40 p.m.


      Very efficient.


      All systems work brilliantly when we're all at home or in the pub! please explain how the "very efficient" system got you there earlier in the day!


      “Well done, Paul – that was some performance by Munster. A famous victory!”
      <font color=RED>“It was unreal!”</font>
      “and what about those wonderful supporters, Paul – what have you got to say about them?”
      <font color=RED>“they were unreal!”</font>
      “Well congratulations Paul – you’ve been voted man of the match today. How does that feel?”
      <font color=RED>Unreal</font>”

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        #4


        Govt. has spent about 20 years &amp; 30 million on an integrated ticketing system for Dublin, this guy does a map of it in no time (probably not much cost) for his masters




        London Underground’s iconic diagram has inspired an integrated map of Dublin transport routes, writes
        <s&#111;ng>FRANK McDONALD,</s&#111;ng>Environment Editor

        EIGHT YEARS
        ago, a German-born graphic design student came for the first time to
        Dublin and was as confused as anyone about how to get around the city by
        public transport.

        There was no handy map of bus and rail
        services, so it became a “pet project” for Aris Venetikidis (his father
        is Greek and his mother German) to make one as memorable as the London
        Underground diagram.

        After being rejected initially as a project
        for his undergraduate degree in graphic design at the National College
        of Art and Design (NCAD), because his tutors thought it would be “too
        complex”, he got another chance to do it for his master’s degree. And by
        then, he had years of experience of using public transport in Dublin.

        “I
        found it frustrating and far below international standards,” he says.
        “I grew up in the Ruhr Valley region in western Germany, where they have
        great public transport maps. But when I started using graphic design to
        produce a map for Dublin, I came to the conclusion that the network
        itself is so complex that it’s almost unmappable.”

        So Venetikidis,
        who is now 31, teamed up with Dublin Institute of Technology
        postgraduate and transport campaigner James Leahy, who had finished his
        master’s degree thesis on bus rapid transit as a sustainable – and more
        affordable – alternative to Luas. Together, they created a “model
        network”, which he then began to map.

        “After spending about a year
        drawing maps over and over again, going back to square one and
        improving them, I ended up with a city centre public transport map,
        based on a simplified network, that has an unprecedented level of detail
        and clarity – and this has been acknowledged by Dublin Bus, Dublin City
        Council and others.

        “The reaction to my map has been
        outstandingly, overwhelmingly positive. There’s still a lot of discourse
        about James Leahy’s model, but it’s clear to me that, without a
        fundamental simplification of the network, the system will remain
        confusing to new users and so will any endeavour to create intelligible
        public transport maps.”

        Essentially, the map Venetikidis designed
        includes all bus services and stops, as well as existing and proposed
        Luas stops, existing Dart stations and the proposed Dart Underground
        link between Inchicore and Docklands, with intervening stations at
        Heuston, Christ Church, St Stephen’s Green, Pearse (Westland Row) and
        Spencer Dock.

        Everything is colour-coded, and the 10 bus rapid
        transit lines proposed by Leahy are given names such as Beckett, Larkin,
        Stoker and Yeats.

        These are shown on a large format map of the
        public transport network as a whole, then in detail on a separate map of
        the inner city area, so people can see exactly where they are going.

        “Every
        stop is on it, because you can’t assume that every new user has a
        working knowledge of Dublin’s geography,” Venetikidis says. “So even
        Dubliners invited to a friend’s party, for example – all they would have
        to do is to identify the nearest stop on the map, which is not
        something they can do now, and then work out the route they need to
        take.”

        As the iconic London Underground map had shown, “a
        successful integrated public transport map is the key to motivating
        people to leave the car and make the switch to a sustainable transport
        mode. Couple that with a modern network of rapid transit and you have
        the solution to congested city centre streets and an absent
        infrastructure.”

        Venetikidis is full of admiration for Harry Beck,
        the London Transport employee who drew the original diagram of its tube
        network in 1931 that still forms the basis of the map in use tod

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          #5
          a direct express bus from heuston to the airport would be handy. the existing bus goes via connolly and takes an hour
          If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.

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            #6

            Originally posted by munsterforever
            a direct express bus from heuston to the airport would be handy. the existing bus goes via connolly and takes an hour
            There are 2 bus links from Heuston to the airport one goes by connelly one doesn't.

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              #7
              For those of you looking to travel by public transport to Dublin airport via Heuston.

              Route 748 Heuston - Airport Direct has been discontinued.
              Route 747 Heuston - Scenic Tour of Dublin - Airport is the only one left.

              So give yourself an extra hour travel time.
              Rubbish - next time I'll change @ Red Cow
              The axe that cuts the tree can easily forget, but the tree thats been cut will not forget.

              Originally posted by the plastic paddy
              Gwan the Welsh

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                #8
                The usual drug/alcohol abuser/pusher /red Luas line shuttle now has a shot victim en route to liven up passed out drunks on the floor.
                http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0715/462...core-shooting/
                Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                  The usual drug/alcohol abuser/pusher /red Luas line shuttle now has a shot victim en route to liven up passed out drunks on the floor.
                  http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0715/462...core-shooting/
                  Come again? What has that incident got to do with the Luas other than it passes near to where that incident happened?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
                    Come again? What has that incident got to do with the Luas other than it passes near to where that incident happened?
                    Jusy saying that it now adds to the usual nightmare that is a drink and drug line bewtween tallaght and st. james.
                    Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                      Jusy saying that it now adds to the usual nightmare that is a drink and drug line bewtween tallaght and st. james.
                      It's not public transport, it's a zoo on wheels.

                      Going through a stop on it in the past, I've looked out the window to see a thong resting sedately on the seat in the shelter.

                      Take off and nuke Dublin from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
                      Ceterum censeo INM irrumandum esse.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                        The usual drug/alcohol abuser/pusher /red Luas line shuttle now has a shot victim en route to liven up passed out drunks on the floor.
                        http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/0715/462...core-shooting/
                        Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                        Jusy saying that it now adds to the usual nightmare that is a drink and drug line bewtween tallaght and st. james.
                        This had nothing to do with the luas though.
                        Your first post tries to make it sound like it happened on the luas.
                        By your logic if someone gets assaulted/shot/robbed etc near a road, that road is then somehow to blame.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Major TNT View Post
                          This had nothing to do with the luas though.
                          Your first post tries to make it sound like it happened on the luas.
                          By your logic if someone gets assaulted/shot/robbed etc near a road, that road is then somehow to blame.
                          sorry major tnt, it is my incorrect sentence formation. the luas red line is bad and yesterday made for worse viewing because of what was outside the window . not the Luas fault.
                          It was the fact that I debated taking this kids on it yesterday because they are free until the end of August but I decided they weren't old enough to view what the luas throws up.
                          Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                            #14
                            The red luas line is a scumbag filled kip.

                            A hive of scum and villainy!
                            "If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards - checkmate!" Zapp Brannigan

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Boo-boo View Post
                              sorry major tnt, it is my incorrect sentence formation. the luas red line is bad and yesterday made for worse viewing because of what was outside the window . not the Luas fault.
                              It was the fact that I debated taking this kids on it yesterday because they are free until the end of August but I decided they weren't old enough to view what the luas throws up.
                              The Luas line that we paid for and is only used by scumbags.

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