Bus Éireann SE21, M7 Portlaoise, 04-06-2018
The first journey of the day, the 0800 Cork - Dublin Airport passes Portlaoise. Given the competitors timetables (GoBÉ 0630, 0730 and 0830, Aircoach 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0600, 0630, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830 and 0900), it can be seen that one reason Bus Éireann's Expressway netowrk is struggling; similar situations apply on other routes. Whether this is down to management complacenct or union intransigence is moot. Suffice it to say, since the strike last year in has been noticeable that, having been forced to use the alternatives, many passengers have not switched back - in Portlaoise JJ KAvanagh take rather more passengers than Bus Éireann on similarly timed departures.
Bus ÉireannBusSE ClassScaniaIrizarIreland151D6226PortlaoiseSE21HBDBCIE GroupBus Eireann