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    Quote Originally Posted by Uganda View Post
    Because they have to, by eu law (I think).

    But they're not going to contract out any worthwhile routes. The bearded brethren have to be appeased.
    I think it's more because previous experiments were a debacle. Remember the outsourcing of nitelinks?
    So why are the private sector bothering?
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    Met a lot of sound drivers over the years but not impressed with DB's service.

    Worth exploring:
    - Flat fare like in London
    - No contact with driver - tag in at a card reader
    - Cashless
    - Side doors always on buses
    - Cut number of stops by 1/4 (seems to be far too many at the moment)


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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    Like the trains in England or eircom?
    Neither. More like the Luas.
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    Tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertie's Hat View Post
    Met a lot of sound drivers over the years but not impressed with DB's service.

    Worth exploring:
    - Flat fare like in London
    - No contact with driver - tag in at a card reader
    - Cashless
    - Side doors always on buses
    - Cut number of stops by 1/4 (seems to be far too many at the moment)


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    Agree with flat fare ......never met anyone who could tell me what a "stage"was ...ridiculous! If not flat fare at least zonal
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    The_SR The_SR is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by sic transit View Post
    Neither. More like the Luas.
    Whose operators tender process saw Irish rail excluded from bidding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    100% of all DB routes should be put out to tender. The private companies would run the services in a more financially efficient manner.
    With a drastically reduced service in off peak hours and substantially increased fares....

    That is not the point of Dublin Bus!

    It is to provide a relatively cheap and efficient service for commuters to make their way across the City and its environs

    In the past 10 years DB has improved out of recognition to the dire and execrable mess its passengers had to experience for decades beforehand

    Now they finally have it (pretty well) right

    - they want to dispense with it

    For whose benefit we may ask?

    The Commuters

    - or the Private bus companies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devoutcapitalist View Post
    100% of all DB routes should be put out to tender. The private companies would run the services in a more financially efficient manner.
    They would run them for profit by driving down wages and undermining working conditions for drivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_SR View Post
    Whose operators tender process saw Irish rail excluded from bidding.
    Can't say I'm terribly unhappy about that!
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