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Unread 10-08-2017, 12:05   #1
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Default Go Ahead as preferred bidder for Dublin Bus routes


Go-Ahead has been selected as the preferred bidder for the contract relating to the operation of 24 Public Service Obligation (PSO) bus routes in the Dublin metropolitan area. NTA has written to Go-Ahead to inform the company of the decision. Go-Ahead is expected to begin operating some of these routes by the end of November 2018 and all routes by February 2019.
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Unread 27-08-2017, 17:49   #2
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Perhaps they should run 10% of of the railways too. I think it would be a good idea myself.
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Unread 28-08-2017, 08:40   #3
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The difficulty there is that they would need to be some self-contained lines, where rolling stock isn't shared across the network. And that's before you get into the problems of depots etc.

The only realistic candidates are DART and Cork Suburban, and the latter is far too small to interest international operators, so you'd end up with some fudge where someone in Ireland, who is politically connected, but knows nothing about running a railway gets a juicy contract.
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