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Dublin introduces new fleet of Wi-Fi-enabled buses

Dublin introduces new fleet of Wi-Fi-enabled buses

Ireland’s National Transport Authority has funded the introduction of a fleet of 80 new Wi-Fi-enabled buses to Dublin city, representing a €26 million investment in the Dublin Bus fleet replacement programme.

The new buses will replace the remaining wheelchair unfriendly buses that Dublin Bus operate, ensuring a 100% accessible fleet by year’s end.

Ireland’s rail service, Irish Rail, has slowly been introducing Wi-Fi to its carriages and routes since December 2010, with demand being described as “extremely high”.

The new buses are described as “the most environmentally friendly to date”, meeting Euro 5 emission standards.

Other recent improvements to Ireland’s public transport system include the introduction of Dublin Bus real-time passenger information displays at bus stops and a journey planner app for Android and iPhone.

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  1. wholesomeIE

    October 11, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    @pdscott @darrenmccarra I’m reliably informed they are prone to overheating & causing electrical bus problems…

    • darrenmccarra

      October 11, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      @wholesomeIE @pdscott Warm because of constant use maybe but not sure about electrical faults?

      • wholesomeIE

        October 11, 2012 at 7:12 PM

        @darrenmccarra @pdscott nor am I tbh. Bus mechanic says its a constant issue on Matthew’s coaches fleet.

        • darrenmccarra

          October 11, 2012 at 7:14 PM

          @wholesomeIE @pdscott Matthew’s installed Wi-Fi on their existing fleet. Do new buses come Wi-Fi ready? Better integrated.

        • wholesomeIE

          October 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM

          @darrenmccarra @pdscott I hope so! Time will tell I guess. Bus manufacturers have been slow to adapt.

    • pdscott

      October 11, 2012 at 7:11 PM

      @wholesomeIE Is it the passengers or the buses that over heat? =D @darrenmccarra

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