So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

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So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#1  Postby DougC » Apr 19, 2012 1:23 am

Looking at the B.B.C.'s Northern Ireland page, I came across these two storys.
So how the feck do you get anywhere. Unless you are rich, or want to walk.
'Bus and rail fares in Northern Ireland 'set to rise''
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17755129
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'Parking fines to increase by 50% in Northern Ireland'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17755124

(Be carefull where you park, is not acceptable as a responce.)
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Re: So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#3  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 19, 2012 10:34 am

The only time I caught a bus in NI, we ended up with a nutjob trying to sit in my wife's lap. :nono:

I'm sure that wasn't a typical public transport experience though. :)
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Re: So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#4  Postby Regina » Apr 19, 2012 1:29 pm

Made of Stars wrote:The only time I caught a bus in NI, we ended up with a nutjob trying to sit in my wife's lap. :nono:

I'm sure that wasn't a typical public transport experience though. :)

Well, here's my Republic of Ireland bus-riding-experience.
One fine Sunday morning, I wanted to travel fom Dublin city centre to the lovely town of Enniskerrry in beautiful County Wicklow.
A harmless enough enterprise, one would think. Think twice, is my advice. (new song coming up!)
The mistake was to take the seat in last row at the back of the bus. I need a bit of space around me, so I sat down there.
It all began harmlessly enough: a pleasant ride along country roads and lanes. Until the driver had to brake in earnest for the first time. This unexpected event sent me hurtling forward with my seat, because said piece of bus furniture wasn't properly attached to the metal contraption it normally is welded to.
Every single time the bus braked, I had to cling to a pole for dear life, hoping it wouldn't come off, too.
Having said that, Enniskerry is well worth a visit. :grin:
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Re: So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#5  Postby Scot Dutchy » Apr 19, 2012 3:16 pm

With such a sparce population the public transport outside conurbations is sparce as well.
This is true of the whole island.
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Re: So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#6  Postby Ultimate » Apr 23, 2012 3:10 pm

DougC wrote:Looking at the B.B.C.'s Northern Ireland page, I came across these two storys.
So how the feck do you get anywhere. Unless you are rich, or want to walk.
'Bus and rail fares in Northern Ireland 'set to rise''
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17755129
and
'Parking fines to increase by 50% in Northern Ireland'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-17755124

(Be carefull where you park, is not acceptable as a responce.)

A 3% rise is pretty miniscule. How long have prices remained the same? How much is a typical bus fare?
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Re: So, how do you go somewhere in N. Ireland?

#7  Postby les5f » Apr 24, 2012 2:15 pm

Well, you could always walk, its not that big a place.
More seriously there is very big car sharing going on
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