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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-04-2009, 11:13
Replies: 7
Views: 5,179
Posted By alek smart
Wow,the somewhat awful truth emerges in Para.3.2...

Wow,the somewhat awful truth emerges in Para.3.2 of the adjudication with a throwaway description of the number of PASSES in circulation.......Circa 600,000.
That "Circa" is the important word here...
Forum: Luas Discussion 23-04-2009, 12:23
Replies: 21
Views: 11,779
Posted By alek smart
The answer Mark,is it`s very bad and worsening at...

The answer Mark,is it`s very bad and worsening at a steady rate.

I have used the Red Line since it`s inception and have a Smart Card.

The issue of anti-social thuggery has been there from Day1 and...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-07-2008, 20:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,845
Posted By alek smart
Smart and not-so-smart cards......

Now that the Dublin Bus roll-out of its smart card is well and truly underway its time to give a wee heads-up.

If you have a Luas and Dublin Bus Smart Card together in the same wallet/purse the...
Forum: Luas Discussion 31-05-2008, 01:27
Replies: 10
Views: 3,290
Posted By alek smart
Not for the first time do the recommendations of...

Not for the first time do the recommendations of Manuel Mèlis from Madrid (3M) come wafting from the ether :)
In this case his advice on construction of whatever plan was agreed come`s to...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 30-10-2007, 12:33
Replies: 30
Views: 6,149
Posted By alek smart
One of the interesting aspects of...

One of the interesting aspects of "Equality" campaigns and the like,especially in Ireland is how little thought tends to have been put into the concept in its entireity.

Some posters may recall a...
Forum: Luas Discussion 04-08-2007, 00:30
Replies: 31
Views: 20,939
Posted By alek smart
My understanding of the Luas/Dublin Bus...

My understanding of the Luas/Dublin Bus arrangements are that when Luas suffers a grand mal the Control Centre notifies Dublin Bus who then notify drivers via radio ON THOSE ROUTES ADJACENT TO THE...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-07-2007, 23:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,482
Posted By alek smart
By golly there`s a quare few votes in this...

By golly there`s a quare few votes in this one...!
Now all we need is some form of inventive link between Jim Mansfield and the Naas People and the Nuas is up and running...Come to think of it we...
Forum: Luas Discussion 09-07-2007, 00:03
Replies: 23
Views: 8,394
Posted By alek smart
Mark G`s point about the increase in...

Mark G`s point about the increase in Discretionary travel post Luas is interesting.
It also underlines just how poor we Irish really are at recognising and developing opportunities in Public...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 03-07-2007, 12:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By alek smart
Best of Luck Derek. Your trump card in all of...

Best of Luck Derek.
Your trump card in all of your Media Bytes was ENTHUSIASM,which combined with Commonsense achieved a great deal in terms of challenging the peddled line in matters Railway.

In...
Forum: Concerts and Sport Specials 01-07-2007, 12:03
Replies: 3
Views: 4,644
Posted By alek smart
Strange indeed Thomas. Even stranger when you...

Strange indeed Thomas.
Even stranger when you consider how Bus Atha Cliath have made a speciality out of catering for the Big Events.

If you look at the Marley Park shuttles,The Slane,Malahide and...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 05-06-2007, 22:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By alek smart
:) Oh just go to........

:) Oh just go to.....

http://www.dublinbus.ie/fares_and_tickets/daily.asp

for a more accurate picture of things........Although Colm has drawn attention to the fate of the poor fellow who wrote...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-06-2007, 23:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,920
Posted By alek smart
Good to see the RATP taking a leaf out of Bus...

Good to see the RATP taking a leaf out of Bus Atha Cliath`s book for a change :)
Poor oul Colmd must be buying his T90`s off a tout......:(

Although I concede that the requirement to purchase a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-05-2007, 23:47
Replies: 2
Views: 2,126
Posted By alek smart
Gosh Mark,whilst you were abroad in Brum you...

Gosh Mark,whilst you were abroad in Brum you could have taken in Digbeth Coach Station....The jewel in National Express`s crown.
This palatial location,due for demolition since.....hmmmm...1941...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 08-04-2007, 18:50
Replies: 12
Views: 3,123
Posted By alek smart
Definitely second Derek`s views on James Wickham...

Definitely second Derek`s views on James Wickham and his highly sensible views on Dublins Traffic and Transport problems.
Prof Wickhams opinions really do need to be popularized in the same manner in...
Forum: Commuter Services 19-03-2007, 21:08
Replies: 10
Views: 5,877
Posted By alek smart
Hey Hey Hey.....Stad Nomeid a chairde...

Hey Hey Hey.....Stad Nomeid a chairde ghaeil...
Lets get something quite clear here.....
The Senior Smart Pass referred to in other postings here has NOTHING whatever to do with the Republic of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-03-2007, 13:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By alek smart
Well spotted Victor. The fare structure is...

Well spotted Victor.
The fare structure is outside of the normal Departmental approved PSO one so I suspect this service may well be one contracted in by IE.
However as it is also selling Rail Valid...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-03-2007, 01:06
Replies: 101
Views: 32,268
Posted By alek smart
Make no mistake about it but THIS issue will make...

Make no mistake about it but THIS issue will make or break this station as a useful,useable commuting point.

Just as Bill Bratton,John Timoney and others with ACTUAL knowledge of Public Transport...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2007, 23:54
Replies: 7
Views: 2,522
Posted By alek smart
Many people have indeed questioned why TfL...

Many people have indeed questioned why TfL appeared to take a very well developed concept "Octopus" turn it into "Oyster" and almost destroy the essential simplicity of it.

However one aspect of the...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 23-02-2007, 10:45
Replies: 27
Views: 7,067
Posted By alek smart
No No No No No agus aris NO......The Official...

No No No No No agus aris NO......The Official Hotel for all such Outside Broadcasts in relation to matches and "other assignations" at Headquarters is......Of Course........BARRYS HOTEL in Gt Denmark...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-02-2007, 00:02
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By alek smart
Victor,I have little doubt but a very...

Victor,I have little doubt but a very comprehensive investigation will be launched by these worthy bodies in the AFTERMATH of the inevitable serious accident at Drumcondra/Clonliffe junction.

What...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-02-2007, 11:41
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By alek smart
I find it interesting and not a little perplexing...

I find it interesting and not a little perplexing that an annual event such as the Slane or Witness events merit a plethora of special consideration such as dedicated Bus Services,pre-paid...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-02-2007, 00:49
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By alek smart
No Crewalex,not to labour the point but we are...

No Crewalex,not to labour the point but we are NOT capable of organizing it. :p
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 04-02-2007, 00:28
Replies: 5
Views: 4,462
Posted By alek smart
My Head hurts...:mad: The recent CLG PR stunt...

My Head hurts...:mad:
The recent CLG PR stunt whereby the shelving of the dedicated Big Event Park n Ride proposal was given a make-over only to reappear in the guise of a Leaflet.

No ordinary...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-01-2007, 16:36
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By alek smart
Mark Gleeson is absolutely 100 % Correct. Dublin...

Mark Gleeson is absolutely 100 % Correct.

Dublin Bus are by far and away the most advanced along the digitized ticketing road.
The company has for many years now had the desire and the in-house...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-01-2007, 19:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,069
Posted By alek smart
Croke Park Traffic Plan

I sometimes sits and thinks and I sometimes just sits.....!

The effects of all this sitting is to increase my Blood Pressure a hundredfold :mad: when I sit and read blatant nonsense such as the...
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