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Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 15-08-2018, 14:58
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_...

https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_derailment_dun_laoghaire.pdf

Report confirm points not correctly clamped
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-08-2018, 13:29
Replies: 18
Views: 3,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as...

Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as 'Operator Error - IM'

1665

Points we photographed had not been correctly clamped...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 09:03
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing...

Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing you want, via Rosslare or Dublin

On the UK side its dependent on the train timetable being loaded by the UK operators, this is not something Irish Rail...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 12:19
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a list of stations which can issue Sail...

There is a list of stations which can issue Sail Rails

http://www.irishrail.ie/rail-fares-and-tickets/sailrail-uk-ferry

Can be purchased online with Irish Ferries or by phone with Irish Rail or...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay...

Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay when a steam train is around is vastly more

1. They breakdown, vastly more often per mile operated
2. They get stuck, steam/coal issues
3. They trip...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Time to ban steam trains?

Once again a steam train broke down leading to delays of 2 hours. The same train last year broke down before it even left Connolly

Broke down between Wicklow and Greystones resulting in delays to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-08-2018, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Lack of a motorway helps Dublin Belfast numbers...

Lack of a motorway helps

Dublin Belfast numbers really should be on a par with Cork but due to a combination of poor frequency, slow journey and the lack of historical flows of people due the border...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2018, 12:33
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Mark Gleeson
These are not generally available in a consistent...

These are not generally available in a consistent format


Cork local 1.32m
Dublin Area 32.77m

Total Nationwide 45.5m

So regional/intercity is 12m of which Dublin Cork is about 3m
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 27-07-2018, 09:50
Replies: 20
Views: 2,506
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Plenty of trains meet the...

Plenty of trains meet the ferry

Weekdays

Departures for Fishguard from Rosslare are
08:00 (no connection)
18:10 (13:36 from Connolly arrives 16:20)

Departures for Pembroke from Rosslare are
08:45...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Mark Gleeson
I don't think there is even a point to start...

I don't think there is even a point to start thinking about doing this,

Keep it very very simple
1. If you have a state pension of any type you get free travel
2. No companions unless medical need...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 13:04
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If all we did was to remove the companion pass...

If all we did was to remove the companion pass and only issue it when medically needed (i.e. cannot travel without) it would clean things up

The whole scheme is a mess
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-06-2018, 11:23
Replies: 0
Views: 475
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Teenager 'with gun' threatened Italian students on Dart

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/teenager-with-gun-threatened-italian-students-on-dart-37033581.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 07:44
Replies: 13
Views: 995
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Calls for Robert Watt to be fired after suggesting ban on free bus holders

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/calls-for-robert-watt-to-be-fired-after-suggesting-ban-on-free-bus-holders-from-public-transport-in-rush-hour-37032725.html
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 19-06-2018, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a...

The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a preliminary investigation into the events of Friday and Saturday. As a result the CCTV, OTMR and CTC tapes will likely be secured for...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 17-06-2018, 14:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train...

Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train between 2 stations

While we would like a Transport police, the NBRU needs to realise that its members are part of the problem by failing to...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 17-06-2018, 08:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,429
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This could have been a huge loss of life The...

This could have been a huge loss of life

The 2355 Dublin Belfast special would have been close to 90mph in that section

You should never ever get out onto the tracks, but here is classic Irish...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-05-2018, 15:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
CEO was appointed last week Jim Meade...

CEO was appointed last week Jim Meade

http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/management-team

It doesn't matter who is CEO (an outsider would help a bit) if there is no money
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-05-2018, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The whole relay room burnt out, cables melted so...

The whole relay room burnt out, cables melted so it will take a long time to sort out

Guys in white protective suits working away with air being pumped in

Now of course
1. The fire happened as a...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-05-2018, 10:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This morning was a disaster, every train leaving...

This morning was a disaster, every train leaving Bray was progressively more and more delayed
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-05-2018, 05:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Single line pilot man working is in place on the...

Single line pilot man working is in place on the northbound track between Dalkey platform 1 and Bray. All the points in Bray are clamped so only a single route is possible.

Appears that several DART...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 20-05-2018, 18:20
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Will continue till next weekend at the very...

Will continue till next weekend at the very least

1. 0630 and then every 30 minutes till 0830 train from Bray to Connolly/Howth
2. Between 0900 and 1630, a shuttle between Dalkey and Bray leaving...
Forum: Commuter Services 19-05-2018, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 2,715
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Painting of the worst sets are continuing There...

Painting of the worst sets are continuing

There have been some patchwork repairs to the floors but its probably going to drag on until mid life overhaul
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 19-05-2018, 09:14
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Looks like the CTC blockhouse at the end of...

Looks like the CTC blockhouse at the end of platform 2 Bray had an electrical fault leading to a fire

This building controls the signalling from Bray Head to north of Shankill.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 19-05-2018, 08:53
Replies: 11
Views: 1,133
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Dalkey - Greystones suspended

Due to a fire at Bray there will be no trains for the at least the rest of the weekend

Bus transfers Connolly - Greystones for Rosslare line services

Dublin Bus will accept tickets

From...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-05-2018, 20:14
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Mark Gleeson
To be fair in most EU cities suburban stations...

To be fair in most EU cities suburban stations are rarely staffed but there is a much greater security and revenue protection focus. I would have my ticket checked once in a 3 day visit to Berlin...
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