Re: Re: Luas: RPA extending hours of operation
I think it may be impossible to run the Luas 24 hours, as there needs to be a time for track maintenance during the night. 24 hour systems like in New York, for example, have 3 or 4 tracks in key parts of the network to switch on to.
24 hours buses are totally necessary though – and I don’t mean the Nitelink. There are 12 QBCs in Dublin, and hourly night bus in each direction the full length of all of them would be perfect – maybe with a pair of orbital service on each side of the river. It’s a scandal that the Government won’t allow night bus services to take advantage of the subsidy. If the service existed, people would use it.
Also, the regular bus service should finish at 12 and start at 5 each morning including Saturday and Sunday – it’s just not great how it is now.