The unions are just scaremongering employing that some IE depot staff won't turn up for work. As for capacity, by the time IE could (if they had capacity) organise it the BE strike would be over.
- Athlone-Westport (which might be for the permanent chop)
Waterford/Limerick is closed until 7 March (new bridge fitted yesterday evening) and Athlone-Westport could easily cope with demand in event of a strike and if the bus route is for the chop clearly little usage. Most routes particularly Cork off peak could cope with additional demand and even at peak hours for most part. Friday/Sundays been the exceptions.