Taking Up The Double Seat

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At the Dublin Bus depot in Ringsend, Dublin

Martin Wall, in The Irish Times, reports:

A transport union wants capacity on buses and trains to be significantly reduced to provide more space between passengers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) said there should be a major scaling back on the numbers permitted to travel on individual buses and trains to keep in line with “social distancing” recommendations put forward by public health experts.

HSE advice in respect of the outbreak is that people should “maintain social distancing, ie leave at least 1m (3ft) distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing”.

Coronavirus: Transport union calls for bus and train capacity reduction (Martin Wall, The Irish Times)


9 thoughts on “Taking Up The Double Seat

  1. some old queen

    Just shout loudly-


    Loads of space then.

  2. 01101101 01100011

    one I just copped onto yesterday – takeaway coffee – not the barista or the bar service end of it but the LIDS you pick up to put onto the cup

    usually the lids for your takeaway cup are intersleeved together tightly in a stack at the milk/sugar/bin stand (I have rarely seen dispensers that pop them out one by one) you normally have to work to pick them apart to get a lid for yourself….so does everyone else who may/may not have washed their hands properly

    just sayin

    1. GiggidyGoo

      I never take the top,or bottom one normally anyway. I always split the pack. Still, with this, the edges of them all are exposed.
      Plus, when I exit somewhere that there’s a handle, like the toilet door in the public toilets, I touch the top or bottom and pull with my little finger. That is, the areas that most people wouldn’t touch. I’d exit the krapper by using a piece of toilet paper to open the lock, then flush and throw the paper into the bowl.
      And they are normal actions, not just now.

  3. Rob_G

    Presumably all the schools being closed and people working fro home will thin out the numbers on busses from next week.


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