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Colm Donoghue 28-06-2007 15:32

social justice - Platforms to fit trains
 
Went to Westport yesterday.
All the statons have short platforms. even Westport which is a terminus
there was only one door in std class that reached the platform, first plus and dining and guards took the rest.

Even Claremorris, the centre of the known railway universe didn't have a platfrom long enough.

StephenM 28-06-2007 15:43

Claremorris isn't too bad. Since Manulla was redone it now fits a full length train to/from Westport. They did a job on Castlerea but still not long enough.

I think Roscommon and Manulla are the only 2 stations that can fit a full train at this stage.

Colm Donoghue 28-06-2007 15:49

and manulla's not a station.

It's far more sheltered than I imagined though. here's trees ans stuff around it like. I was expecting something like RnaG in Conamara tbh.

Oisin88 28-06-2007 18:27

Tullamore's not too short. They only say it is because they are announcing it at all the other stops.

Colm Donoghue 29-06-2007 15:40

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oisin88 (Post 22627)
Tullamore's not too short. They only say it is because they are announcing it at all the other stops.

Sorry, I meant in the west.

Another thing is the train door. the lintel was about eyebrow height.
It's not like these trains were built back in the economic war when we were all malnourished and short...

On the plus side 30EUR to Westport and back compares favorably with 24EUR to Murrisk and back.

doubt you could manage that in fuel cost alone

dowlingm 01-07-2007 22:06

was the train locohauled? Presumably the 22000s being shorter with no loco/van will have an easier go of it?


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