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Postby Sue » Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:02 am

This morning at the KCR I passed two bus shelters with their glass smashed out, and scattered in tiny fragements all along the pavement. It got me to wondering - how come Adshel and Dublin Bus cannot create a gouger-proof transparent glass for bus shelters?

Anyone got any ideas? Surely there's some sort of unbreakable plastic that could be used in these bus shelters instead of glass?
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Re: Adshel

Postby ewanduffy » Thu Mar 27, 2003 11:21 am

Originally posted by Sue
Surely there's some sort of unbreakable plastic that could be used in these bus shelters instead of glass?


The problem with plastic is that the shelter will be set on fire causing an even bigger problem. Irish Rail have tackled this problem by installing crude metal shelters at some stations, but these would look completely out of place on any streetscape.
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Postby Peter Fitz » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:01 pm

most stops that have been continually vandalised have had their glass replaced with plastic, looks crap, but is fairly vandal proof ...
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Postby Rory W » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:38 pm

I was speaking to someone in Adshel about this a few years ago - and it works out cheaper in the long run to have vanalisable glass - strange eh
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Postby Peter Fitz » Thu Mar 27, 2003 1:46 pm

so the plastic is a lot more exspensive then ? pretty strange alright ...
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Postby LOB » Thu Mar 27, 2003 3:16 pm

Originally posted by Peter FitzPatrick
most stops that have been continually vandalised have had their glass replaced with plastic, looks crap, but is fairly vandal proof ...

Usually "Lexan"
easy to melt -even with a cigarette
Also UV breaks it down over time (turns cloudy)
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Postby Aken » Fri Apr 04, 2003 12:47 am

I wish they would put more thought into where/in what direction they put them, as many offer little protection from the wing and rain.
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Postby shadow » Fri Apr 04, 2003 9:21 am

Adshel

It is not about shelter for people it is about shelter for advertising.
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Postby Aken » Sat Apr 05, 2003 7:06 pm

SO what is the roof the seat and the large plate of galss for? Why not just put up a billboard
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Postby kefu » Sun Apr 06, 2003 12:46 pm

That's the trick: They have to pretend it's for people when it's sole purpose is really advertising. They would never get planning permission for a billboard or hoarding on the side of the road otherwise. In many other countries, the shelters are actually shelters and face out the other direction so vehicles don't splash you as they pass.
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Postby AndrewP » Mon Apr 07, 2003 2:00 pm

DCC doesn't seem to spend much time thinking about where these shelters go either. There's one really busy stop at Drumcondra Station with big, opaque phone boxes stuck right in front, in the direction the traffic is coming. Loading bays make it even worse.
So you get gangs of people leaving the shelter and standing out in the road trying to see around the phone boxes!
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Postby Rory W » Fri Jun 06, 2003 10:36 am

There is a new bus shelter similar in style to the taxi shelters (but is definitely a bus shelter) going up outside the eircom HQ on St Stephens green - the shape of things to come? Lets hope so
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Postby Aken » Fri Jun 06, 2003 11:04 pm

whats it like i ownt be in town for a while, any pics?
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