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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion Yesterday, 20:05
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is the second 5 year arrangement. This...

This is the second 5 year arrangement.

This really is money only to maintain the network and to address degraded assets. There is no real benefit other that the infrastructure not getting...
Forum: DART 04-12-2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a...

If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a blockhouse at Howth Junc. The staff there are not mobile they are there to coordinate operations.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-11-2019, 22:21
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid

Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-11-2019, 12:16
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Late Night Services 2019

Pre Christmas late night services, normal fares apply

Friday/Saturday nights from Dec 6th onwards

Dart services
Dublin Connolly to Greystones
12.30am
1.30am

Dublin Pearse to Howth
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-11-2019, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The only offers from the UK were for...

The only offers from the UK were for Pacers...

The new 41 is a clear demonstration of how not to order, had we ordered in 2016 we would not be having a discussion today.

All previous orders were...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-11-2019, 16:45
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The official line is to tag on/off On the Green...

The official line is to tag on/off

On the Green line before the extensions opened, there was a pattern of tag on in Sandyford and no tag off, as it didn't matter.

You should tag on, it does make...
Forum: DART 25-10-2019, 07:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a security room at Howth Junction and it...

There is a security room at Howth Junction and it staffed throughout operational hours
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-10-2019, 15:03
Replies: 4
Views: 870
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The American model of rent a cops everywhere...

The American model of rent a cops everywhere isn't what people want, but the US is a scary place in general.

Rarely see cops in Germany, yet
1. People behave
2. If you call the cops you get a...
Forum: DART 02-10-2019, 12:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There should be security at Howth Junction thats...

There should be security at Howth Junction thats what we have been told, will follow up
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2019, 04:24
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin...

Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin Cork train times
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 24-09-2019, 04:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Thats a useful change, any extra minute late...

Thats a useful change, any extra minute late night is a win
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 18-09-2019, 05:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mark Gleeson
20:47 looks likely but the return service from...

20:47 looks likely but the return service from Maynooth is a problem

20:47 is a bit early, something after 9pm would be more attractive
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 17-09-2019, 11:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Later evening service beyond Maynooth

Looks like there may be news on the long promise late evening service beyond Maynooth.

No confirmation on dates or timings currently
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-09-2019, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 5,373
Posted By Mark Gleeson
That risk is far too high and the performance in...

That risk is far too high and the performance in recent years shows there is evidence to back the case.

It is completely unfair on passenger paying full fare to be delayed, it also leaves Irish Rail...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-09-2019, 06:38
Replies: 12
Views: 5,373
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Another failure yesterday 2 in fact, Hot box...

Another failure yesterday

2 in fact,
Hot box trip in Kerry Sunday morning
Total failure at Sallins during the evening Sunday intercity peak, delays of up to 100 minutes.


Same locomotive sat down...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-09-2019, 06:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mark Gleeson
divide by 520 for each trip 1 return per weekday

divide by 520 for each trip

1 return per weekday
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-08-2019, 10:16
Replies: 2
Views: 1,247
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail finally starting to comply with EC1371 Passenger rights

No notice has been made officially about this, but for the first time we have compliance with the requirement for cash refunds for annual ticket...
Forum: Commuter Services 29-08-2019, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a bigger project for the 29k's pending,...

There is a bigger project for the 29k's pending, the floor structure needs to be completely replaced.

Its not a case of money, its a case of need and the fleet is needed in service

Its only if...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 26-08-2019, 10:43
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Mark Gleeson
New Arrangements At Limerick Junction

It may have taken 150 odd years but finally Limerick Junction has platforms for all directions for all trains.

As of Sunday last, a new Cork bound platform is in place so trains between Dublin and...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-08-2019, 20:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,317
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is space set aside for at least 4 shelter...

There is space set aside for at least 4 shelter on the platform.

Poor show the shelters not installed at opening.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-08-2019, 11:01
Replies: 101
Views: 29,617
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Up until the early 1990's there basically was a...

Up until the early 1990's there basically was a skeleton service on Sundays until the late afternoon, no suburban services at all. It was fairly easy to find a few trains spare to run extra services,...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 15-08-2019, 07:31
Replies: 9
Views: 6,591
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a...

Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a huge problem

Each lift now has a camera watching each door, if the request button is pressed the lift will not respond until a CCTV operator...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-08-2019, 07:08
Replies: 10
Views: 2,191
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on...

Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on time.

The fleet is slowly being repainted as required, capacity requirements mean it is not possible to take units out of service en mass for repainting....
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 11-08-2019, 04:28
Replies: 9
Views: 6,591
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of...

Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of ramps. Ramps don't break down.

The railway works order on Maynooth line upgrade is due soon and this will cover a multitude of works.

Once the minimum...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 18-07-2019, 10:26
Replies: 6
Views: 3,007
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its major works and total renewal, level...

Its major works and total renewal, level crossings etc. The platforms are being replaced almost entirely as well. The security arrangements are likely to be interesting to say the least.

The...
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