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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-01-2019, 11:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Battery is certainly an option but what we are...

Battery is certainly an option but what we are seeing is some form of diesel option.

Range is a issue, would need to be able to get out an back to Maynooth for an entire day with only a brief spell...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-01-2019, 07:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The accuracy of what is published in the UK rail...

The accuracy of what is published in the UK rail press is at times suspect.

There is a refresh ongoing of the 22k fleet, one unit at a time in Connolly. If you find a 22k with USB sockets then its a...
Forum: Luas Discussion 03-01-2019, 09:30
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Luas Website Hacked

Hackers have taken the Luas.ie website down seeking payment or they will release unknown information

Possible risk to data from both taxsaver and penalty fares, but these are under separate domains...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 02-01-2019, 12:26
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Mark Gleeson
A new platform information system is under review...

A new platform information system is under review currently by Irish Rail.

Broombridge needs a complete overhaul but it does expose the complete farce of the ticketing system that the Luas TVM...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-01-2019, 10:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Once the reality of the madness of the leasing...

Once the reality of the madness of the leasing idea settles I'd bet the 2700 will reappear.

Just bear in mind the number sought on lease is a lot more than the 2700 fleet, the situation on the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-12-2018, 09:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,143
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The order for 41 cars has not yet been signed....

The order for 41 cars has not yet been signed. Neither Irish Rail nor the NTA have been willing to give us a statement confirming the status of the program and we have been asking for this going back...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 12-12-2018, 20:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The point is the phone issued to the on train...

The point is the phone issued to the on train staff, not your phone,

The next gen on train portable equipment will be fully spec'ed up for this
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 22:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Dundalk has full exit validation gates The...

Dundalk has full exit validation gates

The Android app requires no details just present the card to the phone.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-12-2018, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 15,887
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway...

Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway to Navan, no question.

Had the M3 Parkway station been on the northern side of the toll as was the original plan to site it at Drumree near...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 14:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,273
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The current issue Leap reader has two features, a...

The current issue Leap reader has two features, a simple green/red to confirm tagged on. However if you are not tagged on they can see on the screen the ticket information.

I have routinely...
Forum: DART 20-11-2018, 09:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our contact did acknowledge our email and...

Our contact did acknowledge our email and typically gets minor issues like this fixed in 24-48 hours.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-11-2018, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a real job and a seat a the table. There is...

Its a real job and a seat a the table.

There is a director of infrastructure so a director of train operations isn't unreasonable

In the old days it would be GM Intercity and GM Suburban
Forum: DART 15-11-2018, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Good catch, 2.50 is correct...

Good catch, 2.50 is correct http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_info/fare_calc_2018.php?station_from=PERSE&station_to=SHILL&stage1=Submit


Digital manager in Irish Rail informed
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Fundamentally its a funding and service...

Fundamentally its a funding and service issue.

The Dublin Short Hop zone is a 1970's construction broadly set up around the Dublin services division of CIE (Bus and Rail for Dublin under a single...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-11-2018, 13:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The CEO's position is really easy My unit costs...

The CEO's position is really easy

My unit costs are declining
Record passenger numbers

Passengers are just a obstruction towards cutting costs further.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2018, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail seeking director of train operations

https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6805187/director-of-train-operations-railway-undertaking-/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2018, 11:45
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Mark Gleeson
2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k

2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 31-10-2018, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 975
Posted By Mark Gleeson
30/10/2018 Passenger stabbed on commuter train

Shocking
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-rushed-to-hospital-after-being-stabbed-on-dart-train-37477049.html
https://www.thejournal.ie/anti-social-behaviour-4314275-Oct2018/

2140 Pearse...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 23-10-2018, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a guaranteed connection. Its likely to be a...

Its a guaranteed connection.

Its likely to be a 29000
Forum: Commuter Services 16-10-2018, 16:11
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish...

The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish Rail could have leveraged the existing contracts to buy more from Rotem, but the window on this was quite tight. The ICR is a known quantity so it would...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 10:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,105
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover...

The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover Limerick and Ballina shuttle services. The 2700 is for more suited to regional work and may release an ICR or two

This will release the 2800 back...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 15:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There was some serious cable theft recently which...

There was some serious cable theft recently which put the ETS out of service. The splitting of trains at Nenagh requires the ETS banking staff setup which doesn't work with pilot working.

The track...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:15
Replies: 53
Views: 7,152
Posted By Mark Gleeson
0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.

0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-10-2018, 09:25
Replies: 53
Views: 7,152
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Winner

Winner
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 15:05
Replies: 53
Views: 7,152
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Some progress 0630 from Dundalk makes stops 0742...

Some progress

0630 from Dundalk makes stops
0742 Portmarnock
0745 Clongriffin

0645 from Drogheda stops
0729 Portmarnock

Still doesn't address the multitude of other issues
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