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In February 2009 Dublin bus ceased the Weekday Nitelink services. This decision means that anybody staying out in the City Centre past 11.30pm on a weeknight will have to get a taxi home unless they live in close proximity to the City. We believe that a night bus service could be commercially viable. European cities that are smaller than Dublin currently operate nightbus services. Glasgow a City of 620,000 operates 20 night time bus routes which operate on a set 2.50 fare. Sunday to Wednesday there are two buses one at 00:00 and another at 00:30. On Thursday nights there are buses every 30 minutes until 04:00. Many Entertainment events that are attended by Students and young people in general take place on a weeknight. Therefore there is a market for a weeknight public transport service. People will be encouraged to attend entertainment events in the city centre if a safe and cost efficient way of getting home is available, this will help to safeguard jobs in the pub and nightclub industry during recessionary times. We the Undersigned Demand the following. - The reinstatement of the Dublin Bus night link service during the week, with departure times to coincide with pub and nightclub closing times in order to maximise passenger numbers. - The introduction of night time services on the DART and LUAS lines similar to the night LUAS service during the Christmas Holiday Period.


This petition is provided by the Union of Students in Ireland. Ireland's largest representative body of students representing over 250,000 students in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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