Wallace 181-T-1375, James Fintan Lawlor Ave Portlaoise, 31-03-2018
Picking up a few passengers, this hired-in coach is seen at Portlaoise working an X12 service - something of an upgrade from the normal provision!
In the past, BÉ would have carried the majorty of customers, but the strikes last year have had the long-term effect of passengers using alternatives. Many would have stuck to BÉ through habit in the past, but being forced to use the alternatives have come to prefer them. Certainly JJs and Dublin Coach are cheaper, and have a longer operating day; JJ's also generally have newer vehicles, to a rather more refined specification than the LC class in particular which are regulars on the X12. Certainly, the X12 has thinned further since the action, while JJs have expanded.
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