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Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 01-09-2020, 13:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,681
Posted By comcor
So the delays are in Kildare, but the padding is...

So the delays are in Kildare, but the padding is added between Mallow and Cork.

Isn't it great when punctuality is only measured at the terminus station?
Forum: Dublin Sligo 10-08-2020, 09:11
Replies: 18
Views: 9,968
Posted By comcor
I suppose my point was more whether it was a good...

I suppose my point was more whether it was a good idea. I guess longer distance traffic on the Sligo line is rare enough that it can be scheduled to avoid disrupting that traffic. Itís not a...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 06-08-2020, 11:12
Replies: 18
Views: 9,968
Posted By comcor
Is Enfield a realistic place to terminate any...

Is Enfield a realistic place to terminate any service without creating a third platform, not just a second? (I note that there seems to be the remains of a siding that could accommodate that).

Or...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2020, 08:21
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By comcor
I can only assume that the rationale behind...

I can only assume that the rationale behind Ballynoe is to provide better access to the area around Rushbrooke Links. Overall it would serve close to 400 houses there and maybe another 30-40 one-off...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-07-2020, 09:57
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By comcor
So apparently dual-tracking to Midleton was also...

So apparently dual-tracking to Midleton was also included. Seems like a bit of a waste to me when the current track can handle 4 trains per hour each way and the current peak hour service is only...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-07-2020, 21:06
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By comcor
So the Cork proposals were presented to...

So the Cork proposals were presented to councilors this evening. It essentially amounts to five new stations (Blarney, Kilbarry, Dunkettle, Ballynoe, Carrigtwohill West) and electrification of the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-07-2020, 16:09
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By comcor
I would have thought the last thing needed...

I would have thought the last thing needed between Ennis and Athenry would be another station to slow services down more. At least with Moyross, you could serve it with trains only running between...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-07-2020, 21:26
Replies: 12
Views: 3,340
Posted By comcor
I would presume the mention of Cork, Limerick and...

I would presume the mention of Cork, Limerick and Galway was a just new stations on existing lines. There have long been plans for stations at Blarney and Kilbarry between Cork and Mallow, and a P&R...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-01-2020, 12:33
Replies: 6
Views: 5,175
Posted By comcor
Is there any practical possibility of getting...

Is there any practical possibility of getting current lines to 240km/h?

Because that would be a lot cheaper and still make Cork-Belfast possible in c. 2 hours.

Of course you still have to get...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-01-2020, 16:48
Replies: 56
Views: 39,642
Posted By comcor
Whatever about Navan, I'm guessing a reopening to...

Whatever about Navan, I'm guessing a reopening to Kingscourt only makes sense if the population of Kingscourt and Nobber surges into the 10K-15K range when they are currently around 2.5K and 1K...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 04-12-2019, 12:11
Replies: 5
Views: 7,634
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: 103
Views: 54,213
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: 5,325
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: 8,710
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: 8,710
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: 5,206
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: 5,206
Posted By comcor
Still no platform facing Waterford?

Still no platform facing Waterford?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-08-2019, 22:10
Replies: 103
Views: 54,213
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: 4,824
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: 4,824
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: 8,326
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: 12,478
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: 12,478
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: 4,866
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: 4,866
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...
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