This week we jump back in time toand a pair of shots encompassing both a route and a bus type that were soon to vanish.
The company carries aroundpeople each day. Express buses branded "Xpresso" operate on similar routes, but have a limited number of stops and a higher minimum fare. These services run Monday to Friday at peak times and do not operate on public holidays. Dublin Bus operates a "Nitelink" service of approximately 18 routes overnight which up until January ran between Monday and Saturday, with the greatest service frequency being on Friday and Saturday nights.
Due to cutbacks necessitated by the economic downturn in Irelandthe midweek schedule was scrapped causing consternation with commuters. This programme is called Network Direct. However, as part of these measures, the company also announced that jobs would be lost.
During the 's, Dublin Bus began to roll out an RTPI system Real Time Passenger Information at certain stops, which show the amount of time before a bus arrives directly to the user.
Dublin Bus cites high licensing fees from fellow state owned company, Ordnance Survey Irelandwhich published a printed street map every two to five years and included bus routes. However, the latest edition, published June omits these for the first time. Dublin Bus' ' Core Route Map ' does, however, provide some visual information about key routes in the city.
Fares[ edit ] Dublin Bus fares are generally calculated on a stage system based on distance travelled. There are several different levels of fares, which apply on most services.
Certain routes particularly Xpresso, see below use a different fare system. Dublin Bus operate an 'exact fare' policy. Passengers place the exact fare in coins notes are not accepted in the fare box before the ticket is issued.
In the case of overpayment, a "change ticket" is issued which can be exchanged at the company's head office on O'Connell Street. There are several types of prepaid tickets available, including the following: Leap carda prepaid smartcard which can be used for pay as you go travel in the Dublin area.
All of these tickets have migrated to the Leap card. Instead, they are now loaded into the Leap card. Prepaid tickets must be validated in a machine by the door of the bus at the start of each journey, although the validation process for leap cards differs depending on the distance being travelled.
Old age pensioners and children five and under as of 1 December are allowed to travel free of charge; this is part of the national "Free Travel Pass"  system operated by the Department of Social Protection.
Minimum fares are payable on some services to discourage passengers wishing to travel short distances from using seats that could be used by those who wish to travel longer distances.
As of Maythe fleet consisted of buses.The Airlink Express service connects Dublin Airport with many of Dublin City's most popular locations. View Airlink map. Travelling via the Dublin Tunn el both the Airlink and Airlink connect Dublin Airport with;. Airlink THE NATIONAL TRANSPORT Authority is in the middle of redesigning Dublin’s bus network, and has released the proposed new routes today.
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