I was curious about how useable the various ticketing systems used for the Luas tram system are. The Luas is a light rail tram running in Dublin, Ireland.
There are two lines, the green line running from St Stephen's Green to Cherry Orchard near Bray, and the red line running from The Point/Connolley Station, to Saggart in the South West of County Dublin. The Balally Luas stop is halfway along the green line (link to map of Luas Green Line stops) and serves the Dundrum Town Centre shopping district, nearby Airfield Farm and surrounding suburban area.
This video covers a 15 minute period, using time-lapse, the footage is sped up 2,000%. I added a blur to anonymise the citizens and a vignette to provide a focusing effect.
Watch the sweep pattern of the two security personnel in black.
Watch 5 trams pass through as the person in orange struggles with the ticket machines on both platforms, and still doesn't catch the tram.
Tags: Luas, time-lapse, public transportation, Dundrum, Ireland
Balally Luas stop, Dundrum, Dublin. by Allen Higgins on Vimeo.