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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-08-2018, 18:55
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By ACustomer
I assume that the cost of the new Bus/pedestrian...

I assume that the cost of the new Bus/pedestrian bridge is in addition to the €20m you mention. Given the breadth and depth of the River Suir at that point you are talking something nearer to €100m...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-08-2018, 09:51
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By ACustomer
I hope Dublin-Limerick passengers the appreciate...

I hope Dublin-Limerick passengers the appreciate the haul up and over the running lines from the new platform to the Limerick connection, which will replace the present easy cross-platform...
Forum: DART 13-08-2018, 09:42
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: Not so much a question of complication...

Jamie2k9: Not so much a question of complication as one of clarity. There is a general statement about Intercity Services on August 26th, and then a list of certain trains on that date. If something...
Forum: DART 12-08-2018, 10:41
Replies: 5
Views: 224
Posted By ACustomer
It certainly looks a mess when you see the...

It certainly looks a mess when you see the departure times from Greystones post-Sept 8th. For example there is a departure at 0752 and 0754 on weekdays. Impossible!

I assume its the usual Irish Rail...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-08-2018, 22:12
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By ACustomer
All of the numbers quoted in this discussion are...

All of the numbers quoted in this discussion are passenger-journeys, which are pretty meaningless when you compare suburban with long-distance travel. What you need to compute is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-06-2018, 08:13
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By ACustomer
dowlingm: from your referenced piece in the...

dowlingm: from your referenced piece in the Examiner: (he being Seamus Brennan).

I'm sure other EU governments gave him short shrift on that one!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 16:52
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By ACustomer
As far as I am aware, peak hour constraints used...

As far as I am aware, peak hour constraints used apply to Dublin Bus only. In any event, the only serious case for its introduction are for the morning peak on DB, and IE on Dublin Suburban and DART....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By ACustomer
New Free Travel Row

The Indo is running a story about a suggestion from a senior civil servant that some peak-hour limitations be put on the use of the FTP:...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 31-05-2018, 22:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,218
Posted By ACustomer
On the customer-merits of 22k ICRs versus 29k...

On the customer-merits of 22k ICRs versus 29k scommuter stock on the Sligo line, take (Inniskeen), (ThomasJ) and (Inniskeen).

I assume the choice is between 4-ICR and 8-29k (4-29k is obviously...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 08:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By ACustomer
Eddie: Belfast to Coleraine is single track from...

Eddie: Belfast to Coleraine is single track from about 6 miles outside Belfast. (It used to be double as far as Ballymena). What makes the present service on the Derry line so good is the absence of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-05-2018, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By ACustomer
And IE want to move towards largely unstaffed...

And IE want to move towards largely unstaffed DART stations. Brilliant!
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-05-2018, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By ACustomer
The proposed discussion has sustainable funding...

The proposed discussion has sustainable funding as a major item. This relates to how the recurrent operation of public transport is funded (and organised) and is in a sense separate from major...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 20-03-2018, 21:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By ACustomer
Irish rail website reports that normal rail...

Irish rail website reports that normal rail services between Limerick and Ennis are due to resume to-morrow, March 21st.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-03-2018, 13:59
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
The obvious solution to the paradox of...

The obvious solution to the paradox of overcrowding and low revenue is to limit the FTP scheme to off-peak travel. In practice this would identify a limited number of trains ineligible for FTP. There...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2018, 18:49
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
Mark, you could also throw in the new cross-city...

Mark, you could also throw in the new cross-city LUAS, which in many respects a cheapo substitute to Metro North most of the way to Finglas, and which may be "stranded" if the Metro North-South goes...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2018, 22:08
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
Ronald Binge: So you would like a €3billion...

Ronald Binge:

So you would like a €3billion project to go ahead without any proper evaluation? If the answer is "no" then why indulge in ad hominem attacks on McCarthy? If the answer is "yes" then...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2018, 18:37
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
The more one looks at the rail element of the...

The more one looks at the rail element of the Plan, the worse it gets.

First, Metro North-South. The original Green line (Sandyford-Stephen’s Green) was engineered for heavier Metro trains between...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-02-2018, 12:30
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: No it's not. Quite the opposite:...

James Shields:

No it's not. Quite the opposite: there are several road crossings between Sandyford and Bride's Glen. Its also quite limited in terms of curvature and line speed.

The whole thing...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-02-2018, 20:50
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
Colm McCarthy has a good Indo piece on the...

Colm McCarthy has a good Indo piece on the extravagant costs of the new Metro proposals and also on the likely relatively poor benefits. Costs are in the same ballpark as Dart Underground and...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-02-2018, 21:06
Replies: 62
Views: 5,689
Posted By ACustomer
The rail elements of this plan appear to be very...

The rail elements of this plan appear to be very badly thought out.

Electrifying to Hazlehatch was always supposed to be part of Dart Underground. Electrifying it as part of a Phoenix Park Tunnel...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-02-2018, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,915
Posted By ACustomer
I think the unfortunate Irish Rail employee...

I think the unfortunate Irish Rail employee should have got the monetary award, given the abuse directed at him. How can Irish Rail enforce compliance with ticketing requirements given (a) the lack...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 28-01-2018, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,612
Posted By ACustomer
Ballycar Floods again (Jan 2018)

IE website reports bus substitutions probably for several weeks between Limerick and Ennis due to flooding at Ballycar. Same old performance while the Board of Works and other bodies play pass the...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 21-01-2018, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,457
Posted By ACustomer
Goods: Yes, but the root of the problem is...

Goods:

Yes, but the root of the problem is restrictive planning, zoning and infrastructure within 20lm of Dublin city centre which has strangled housing supply and lead to such a huge price...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 10-01-2018, 14:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By ACustomer
Half barriers (operating automatically on the...

Half barriers (operating automatically on the approach of a train) are used all over Europe and North America, especially on low-traffic and medium-to-low speed routes. Why is Ireland so special?...
Forum: Commuter Services 10-01-2018, 14:20
Replies: 28
Views: 6,558
Posted By ACustomer
This discussion shows up the dysfunctional...

This discussion shows up the dysfunctional governance of public transport investment decisions in Ireland. Major projects such as Motorways, rail electrification and new routes, main airports, all...
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