Re. No. 38/38A/38C Bus Route
I am a frequent user on the above travel routes, depending on which bus arrives at what time. I thought I might take the time to give you some feedback.
I take the 38 bus from Cabra to town. The journey takes about ten minutes or so. I usually disembark on D’Olier Street; however, the bus does not always stop here. I initially thought this was inconsistent. I monitored the frequency of which derivation of 38 bus stopped at what stop. I reckoned the 38 and 38A stop on D’Olier Street, but the 38C did not. I made a little mental note that I repeated to myself most mornings. It became a mantra of sorts. It went like this:
“38C(an’t) stop on D’Olier Street”
Just when I thought I had the whole system sussed, one day the 38C stopped on D’Olier Street. This confused me no end. My mantra became useless. I was stumped. You probably ask why it is such a big deal whether I get off the bus one stop later than D’Olier Street. The final bus stop after D’Olier Street is Hawkins Street. To get here, the bus has to go around three corners and three sets of traffic lights. It adds considerable time onto a morning commute. Those vital minutes can make the difference in whether I get my skinny, grandé cappuccino.