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Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-07-2019, 20:33
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just...

Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just 1.7km of track renewal (+ Lurgan platforms). I shudder to think what might be the impact of renewing all the rather bad track between Lurgan and...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-07-2019, 09:41
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ACustomer
July-August Enterprise disruption

I see that there will be bus transfers on all Enterprise services for a 4-week period (July 27 to August 23) due to engineering works between Portadown and Lisburn. Apparently almost all NIR...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-07-2019, 08:15
Replies: 13
Views: 4,839
Posted By ACustomer
As the new L Jcn platform simply removes a...

As the new L Jcn platform simply removes a constraint on current operations it could usefully be be brought into operation when conflicts or delays might arise (as with the 1700 ex Heuston). Careful...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-07-2019, 16:00
Replies: 13
Views: 4,839
Posted By ACustomer
I just saw the new platform at Limerick Junction...

I just saw the new platform at Limerick Junction yesterday: virtually no sign of anyone working on site, apart from a digger which was probably clearing the rubble form the demolished engine...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 24-06-2019, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ACustomer
The Climate Action Plan is quite radical and...

The Climate Action Plan is quite radical and ambitious when it comes to emissions form home heating, electricity generation and private car transport: items which are likely to involve tens of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2019, 18:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: There was a piece in to-day's...

James Shields: There was a piece in to-day's Irish Times (by their motoring correspondent) on how impossibly ambitious are the Climate Action Plan targets for electric cars. It would require that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 18:37
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: You are right - moving people...

James Shields: You are right - moving people (and freight :( ) from road to rail is important. But this means that rail system capacity needs to be increased radically. No mention of that in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ACustomer
On a more detailed look, the LUAS capacity...

On a more detailed look, the LUAS capacity enhancement consists of delivering and commissioning the longer 55m trams for the Green line, which are extra modules to convert existing 45 metre trams....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 07:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By ACustomer
Climate Action Plan

One would think that rail transport did not exist, when reading the new government Climate Action Plan. For example:

Data is given for CO2 emissions from cars, trucks, buses ships, but no mention at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 16:58
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By ACustomer
"Commuter" Trains

A very annoying media habit is referring to Intercity Trains as "Commuter Trains". Yesterday, according to the Indo, a woman had a baby on a Galway-Dublin "commuter" train and men were arrested for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-06-2019, 15:06
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By ACustomer
Earlier I referred to the UK electrification...

Earlier I referred to the UK electrification fiasco. There is a really good article in Rail Engineer ("Getting Electrification Right") which should be compulsory reading for anyone looking at the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-06-2019, 14:43
Replies: 79
Views: 20,533
Posted By ACustomer
Maybe the reason why the consultation does not...

Maybe the reason why the consultation does not seem to involve the NTA is that it has been done to placate WRC lobbyists; hence the "political" (DoT) origin of the exercise.

I would hope that the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 05-06-2019, 19:29
Replies: 79
Views: 20,533
Posted By ACustomer
Irish Rail website to-day (June 5th, 2019) has...

Irish Rail website to-day (June 5th, 2019) has notice of a consultation process on possible extension of the WRC to (i) Athenty-Tuam and (ii) Tuam-Claremorris. It appears to be done in conjunction...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-05-2019, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,711
Posted By ACustomer
To-day's Irish Times has a report which...

To-day's Irish Times has a report which highlights the truly awful lack of communication from Irish rail yesterday.

As of now (1230pm Wednesday 29th) the Irish Rail website has no updates since...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-05-2019, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By ACustomer
I know this sounds a bit nostalgic, but over 80...

I know this sounds a bit nostalgic, but over 80 years ago Prof Drumm's patent battery trains were effectively doing 50km on a full charge. So what's with all this fancy new lithium battery...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By ACustomer
What is the lead time for having the overhead,...

What is the lead time for having the overhead, substations etc in place and ready for use? Also what about specifications for any new depot or depots? (Let's hope they make a better job of this than...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-03-2019, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive...

Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive engineering works excuse/explanation. These works mean that there are revised timetables to take account of them: failure to meet revised schedules is not...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-03-2019, 09:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By ACustomer
Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my...

Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my second paragraph was intended to refer to all services, not just DART: For example the successive monthly punctuality (Jan-March 2019) for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 28-03-2019, 11:47
Replies: 6
Views: 1,363
Posted By ACustomer
2019 Train performance

Looking at the IE homepage twitter feed there seems to be almost daily cancellations of scheduled DARTS (usually a North/Southbound plus the returning South/Northbound working). Invariably this is...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 04-03-2019, 08:59
Replies: 28
Views: 27,032
Posted By ACustomer
@berneyarms: OK, so that means that the NTA are...

@berneyarms: OK, so that means that the NTA are useless. I could list other huge expenditures they are proposing, while neglecting ongoing facilities.

The capital/current distinction can be carried...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 03-03-2019, 16:44
Replies: 28
Views: 27,032
Posted By ACustomer
Kilcoole is, let's face it, a backwater. What...

Kilcoole is, let's face it, a backwater. What about the lack of TVM and Train displays at Broombridge? Does Irish Rail not realise that Broombridge is no longer a semi burned-out wreck but a major...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 17:35
Replies: 25
Views: 4,478
Posted By ACustomer
In that case, does what the CEO of IE has to say...

In that case, does what the CEO of IE has to say about investment plans have any significance? Come to think of it can IE senior management make any decisions of any significance when you take...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 31-01-2019, 13:44
Replies: 26
Views: 10,456
Posted By ACustomer
Goods: you say your journey was about 2 hours:...

Goods: you say your journey was about 2 hours: from where to where? Sligo trains generally run from Maynooth to Connolly calling only at Drumcondra. A non-stop Maynooth to Pearse would make no sense...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 13:41
Replies: 25
Views: 4,478
Posted By ACustomer
This is a tender for 60 to 80 pre-owned (2nd...

This is a tender for 60 to 80 pre-owned (2nd -hand) DMU vehicles. Unless Brazil or somewhere in Australia has any old stock to flog off, then a re-gauging will be involved, which should be a complex...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 31-12-2018, 20:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By ACustomer
IE Broombridge and Luas

Today I visited the Broombridge interconnection between the LUAS and the Maynooth line. LUAS had displays showing departure times as well as timetables. The IE platforms were devoid of displays (the...
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