Re: Re: Irish Rail proposes Heuston to Connolly tunnel link
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Here’s some anecdotal evidence of why people will continue to use cars. Earlier this year, three work colleagues of mine all started using commuter rail to get to work. They were encouraged by a company initiative and by tax deductions which are available on monthly and annual tickets. One colleague lasted a month. The other two lasted less than three months. The reason to resume commuting by car was a strange one, in that they were all sick of arriving late for work.
How will you convince more and more people to use the trains, when most of my friends and colleagues become frustrated with Irish Rail in a few months and resume travelling by car?
Of course functional public transport is not just measured by capacity but also by
- comfort and
Anyone of these factors can be enough to make someone switch back to car use.
In the case of your colleagues, they chose to stop using public transport because of reliability. Yet reliability does not have to improve to 100%: after all car use is not 100% reliable as AA Roadwatch informs us every morning.