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Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 04-12-2019, 12:11
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By comcor
Is there any possibility of a later service to...

Is there any possibility of a later service to Cobh for the holiday period. Even an 11:30pm on Friday and Saturday nights in December would be something.

Midleton is at least covered by a regular...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-11-2019, 09:45
Replies: 101
Views: 29,859
Posted By comcor
Unfortunately, the container terminal in Cork is...

Unfortunately, the container terminal in Cork is moving from Tivoli to Ringaskiddy and will not be rail connected (of course the plan is to build a new motorway there right through the middle of a...
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2019, 14:35
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By comcor
They also have a new timetable for Roscrea to...

They also have a new timetable for Roscrea to Nenagh and have gone to the trouble of printing the train times on the timetable, but there really are no good connections. The best is a 19 minute wait...
Forum: Dublin Cork 04-09-2019, 16:24
Replies: 9
Views: 5,917
Posted By comcor
Figures for how many people got on trains towards...

Figures for how many people got on trains towards Cork on 15th November from last year's heavy rail survey

Thurles: 288
Limerick Junction: 274
Charleville: 9
Mallow: 657

It may have a rubbish...
Forum: Dublin Cork 02-09-2019, 15:35
Replies: 9
Views: 5,917
Posted By comcor
The service would have to make itself pay off...

The service would have to make itself pay off those going to meetings etc. in Cork and one-off journeys as the 2016 census doesn't indicate any significant commuting to Cork from Charleville,...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 27-08-2019, 14:43
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By comcor
I would presume that should someone feel like...

I would presume that should someone feel like investing in the Waterford line, a platform would be much easier as a result of this work. No bridges or ramps needed, just join the Cork-bound platform...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 26-08-2019, 22:11
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By comcor
Still no platform facing Waterford?

Still no platform facing Waterford?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-08-2019, 22:10
Replies: 101
Views: 29,859
Posted By comcor
It would be great to know what the usage for...

It would be great to know what the usage for point to point on exiting non-radial services are.

Are passengers just connecting from a Dublin service or is there significant traffic on the line...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 22-08-2019, 08:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By comcor
Quite remarkably, the new platform, which was...

Quite remarkably, the new platform, which was supposed to make things at Limerick Junction smoother, and consequent timetable changes have actually disimproved the service between Limerick/Dublin and...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-08-2019, 08:44
Replies: 11
Views: 2,369
Posted By comcor
It seems to have presented a welcome opportunity...

It seems to have presented a welcome opportunity for even more padding in the timetable. Trains from Dublin mostly leave Limerick Junction 3 mins earlier; they leave Mallow 3 mins earlier. They have...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-06-2019, 08:54
Replies: 11
Views: 4,162
Posted By comcor
In reality some lines will not be electrified in...

In reality some lines will not be electrified in our lifetimes and something else will be needed.

Even if you look at a country like The Netherlands, in remoter (and by Irish standards they are not...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-05-2019, 00:17
Replies: 24
Views: 5,625
Posted By comcor
By any stretch, Heuston-Port Laoise should be...

By any stretch, Heuston-Port Laoise should be electrified.

The Cork Area Strategic Plan allows for electrification between Cork and Mallow.

At that point you have half of Cork-Dublin electrified...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 14:17
Replies: 24
Views: 5,625
Posted By comcor
So these can operate 50km from the end of the...

So these can operate 50km from the end of the electrified network. And that is effectively 25km each way. And that means 20km each way because you don't risk running to within it's limits.

I know...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-05-2019, 15:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,858
Posted By comcor
If there were double-tracking and 6tph on the...

If there were double-tracking and 6tph on the Midleton and Cobh lines, could the junction in Glounethaune accommodate it?

It would mean Midleton-Cork trains crossing Cork-Cobh trains.

What is the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-05-2019, 15:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,858
Posted By comcor
Cork Metropolitan Area Transport Strategy (Draft)

I post this here as there are as there are significant rail components

New commuter stations on the lines to Mallow, Midleton and Cobh
Double-tracking from Glounethaune to Midleton
Frequency...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 05-03-2019, 15:43
Replies: 28
Views: 33,242
Posted By comcor
I can see the need in stations with significant...

I can see the need in stations with significant InterCity service or commuter service beyond the Leap boundaries.

However, aside from Heuston and Connolly, and maybe Pearse and Kent, I'm struggling...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2019, 22:59
Replies: 101
Views: 29,859
Posted By comcor
Surprisingly, for once I agree with you. Once...

Surprisingly, for once I agree with you.

Once Greenways have been built, rail will never run again, even if there are significant demographic changes (imagine if a successful multi-national saw...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-02-2019, 15:36
Replies: 64
Views: 18,802
Posted By comcor
If you are moving the set anyway, you may as well...

If you are moving the set anyway, you may as well let passengers use the service.

It's probably over a decade ago now, but there was a time that a set repositioned from Tralee to Cork on a Sunday...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 13:58
Replies: 25
Views: 6,740
Posted By comcor
Is rail going the same way as the bus service...

Is rail going the same way as the bus service with the NTA owning the rolling stock, but with the Irish Rail responsible for operation and maintenance?

And do Irish Rail own the 2700s?

If the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-01-2019, 09:53
Replies: 25
Views: 6,740
Posted By comcor
Cobh needs 2tph all day whenever there is a...

Cobh needs 2tph all day whenever there is a cruise ship in. Given that is 83 days this year, you get to the point where you have to wonder should it just be 2tph every day and provide benefits for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-01-2019, 14:06
Replies: 25
Views: 6,740
Posted By comcor
What on earth is the thinking on 4tph from...

What on earth is the thinking on 4tph from Athenry to Galway? Much busier routes don't have anything like that level of service and it parallels a motorway.

Try getting the Kerry line or the...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 12-12-2018, 08:06
Replies: 18
Views: 3,899
Posted By comcor
I understand that, but few people are going to...

I understand that, but few people are going to change their phone operating system just because of a better Leap Card app.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,899
Posted By comcor
Even if you don't have Android, you can call up...

Even if you don't have Android, you can call up the Leap website with other operating systems, and that has details of the loaded tickets, plus the Leap Card number, so there is that...
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 13:28
Replies: 5
Views: 3,706
Posted By comcor
That explains why there is a difference, but to...

That explains why there is a difference, but to me it suggests a problem with the way it is approached.

Oranmore-Galway is a commuter journey albeit one that is often completed on InterCity trains....
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 12:36
Replies: 5
Views: 3,706
Posted By comcor
Why are commuter fares in Galway so expensive?

The fare for the 11km journey from Oranmore to Galway is €6, which seems exceedingly bad value.

Similar distances are:-

Portmarnock-Connolly (€2.50 Leap/€3.30 Cash)
Dún Laoghaire-Tara St (€2.50...
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