I got one this evening at 17:30 on Suffolk street and thought, nice once it should reach the centre in about 30/40 mins. The bus went around the corner to the stop on the quays and sat there.
I thought, ok maybe it’s staged times, so it has to wait 10 mins, that can happen.
After I had been sitting there for 30 mins, with people still boarding the bus I went down to find out what the hell was going on, esp as a 39 passed the bus by.
The driver informed me that he was ending his shift and had to wait for a replacement driver who had not shown up yet, I asked him why he had not announced it and he said he didn’t’ know how long it was going to be.
I asked how much longer it was going to be and he said he wasn’t sure he was waiting for an inspector to get back to him. Que people who had heard the converstaion getting off.
He said I could get on the next 39/a which pulled in and I asked him for a transfer ticket but he said he could not do that as the bus was not going out of service just waiting for a driver.
Needless to say I was pissed off, 2 euro 20 to travel one stop?
I ended up sharing a taxi home as I could not get on the next bus which arrived as it was full enough reaching the stop and was mobbed by those who got off the 39a I was on.
In the end 50 mins after I had first got on the bus and with the fall temp I shared a taxi home to blanch with a couple who were as pissed off as I was.