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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-07-2020, 11:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By Eddie
I caught the Dart yesterday evening - my first...

I caught the Dart yesterday evening - my first trip since lockdown. I wasn't intending to catch the train, but was caught out, and so didn't have a mask with me, so tucked my lower face into my...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-04-2020, 07:21
Replies: 1
Views: 1,923
Posted By Eddie
Coronavirus & Annual Tax Saver

For the many commuters who have found themselves working from home for the last 5 weeks and may be doing for some time to come, and haven't already cancelled their annual Tax Saver tickets, what is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2019, 15:34
Replies: 2
Views: 3,578
Posted By Eddie
TaxSaver 2019/20

Looks like these have been updated and simplified:

1300 Luas Only
1450 DART / Commuter Rail or Dublin Bus Only (Same or 50 increase on 2018/19)
1800 Any combination of 2 of 3 of the above...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 28-09-2019, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By Eddie
I'm pretty sure that when we went to Titanic...

I'm pretty sure that when we went to Titanic station a couple of years ago, our Belfast ticket was fine. It sounds familiar that the same was true as far as Pearse in the opposite direction.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2019, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 8,856
Posted By Eddie
I've just been watching a couple of recorded...

I've just been watching a couple of recorded programmes of "Scotland's Beautiful Railways" which featured a couple of famous old steam trains (including the Flying Scotsman) traversing the lines. ...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 4,645
Posted By Eddie
Random picture of a Mk 4 which does not operate...

Random picture of a Mk 4 which does not operate the Galway service either, to the best of my knowledge!

www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0612/1054941-train-baby/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-04-2019, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 4,802
Posted By Eddie
... and Vicky's struggling to say...

... and Vicky's struggling to say "Ireland" rather than "Island"!
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-04-2019, 23:06
Replies: 28
Views: 39,285
Posted By Eddie
There are also maps on commuter trains showing...

There are also maps on commuter trains showing Kilcoole as one of 4 stations which represent the limit of the leap card zone.

I suspect advising the NTA that it's impossible to clock in or out at...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 24-02-2019, 07:26
Replies: 28
Views: 39,285
Posted By Eddie
Just checking that Kilcoole had a leap card...

Just checking that Kilcoole had a leap card reader installed? Might need to use the station in the next while.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 23-01-2019, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 7,918
Posted By Eddie
I managed to book a train from Verona to Munich...

I managed to book a train from Verona to Munich via Innsbruck for travel last November on thetrainline.com.

A case of 3 countries working together to operate the service and split the revenue.

I'd...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-01-2019, 22:33
Replies: 2
Views: 4,802
Posted By Eddie
All The Stations (Ireland)

is coming soon...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562621903/all-the-stations-ireland
Forum: DART 20-11-2018, 00:00
Replies: 3
Views: 6,290
Posted By Eddie
No worries. Seems to be fixed now.

No worries.

Seems to be fixed now.
Forum: DART 11-11-2018, 08:29
Replies: 3
Views: 6,290
Posted By Eddie
Dart Fares Calculator Error

The journey Dublin Pearse to Salthill & Monkstown does not seem right to me on the fares calculator - it's coming up with a 3.72 fare adult leap card fare.

Change the start to Connolly or the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 21:18
Replies: 64
Views: 25,052
Posted By Eddie
The reason the NTA is driving this is that the...

The reason the NTA is driving this is that the "Bus Connects" scheme which is due to go live in a year's time and is predicated on there being a higher frequency Dart service so that it can deliver...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-08-2018, 23:16
Replies: 20
Views: 14,152
Posted By Eddie
I think any manned station in the UK would be...

I think any manned station in the UK would be able to sell you a Sail Rail Ticket (as well as a ticket to any other station in the UK).

What's stopping for example Dun Laoghaire, Bray etc from...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 31-07-2018, 18:56
Replies: 20
Views: 14,152
Posted By Eddie
Regrettably there has been no service between...

Regrettably there has been no service between Rosslare and Waterford for about 4 years and before this, there was only one return service daily for some time before this, which was inadequate.

There...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2018, 07:05
Replies: 0
Views: 3,026
Posted By Eddie
"Take the Easy Route" Supplement in Sunday Times, 22/7/18

In last Sunday's Sunday Times there was a supplement with Ireland's "Top 30 Train Journeys".

I therefore expected to see the likes of Waterford to Limerick or Limerick to Galway featuring somewhere...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 6,888
Posted By Eddie
Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly...

Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly service, Belfast to Coleraine (not every 30 minutes as I first thought) with a connecting service to Portrush which makes a single line possible.

That...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 07:37
Replies: 15
Views: 6,888
Posted By Eddie
I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is...

I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is similar. I traveled on the Derry / Belfast line just over a year ago. My recollection is that Belfast to Coleraine is double tracked - about two...
Forum: DART 02-03-2018, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 4,328
Posted By Eddie
Flooding Between Salthill & Monkstown and Seapoint

The Dart lines were under water again today after being battered by crashing waves at high tide.

I assume this does not unsettle the line once the water has drained off?

A small section of the...
Forum: DART 26-02-2018, 16:29
Replies: 11
Views: 6,537
Posted By Eddie
I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too...

I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too for Ireland.

It shouldn't take any longer than 5 years to plan for and electrify a line. The lifespan of a train is significantly longer.

The...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-02-2018, 23:36
Replies: 8
Views: 6,330
Posted By Eddie
Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and...

Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and taxis to the intended destination as well as full refunds in these circumstances?

I'm pretty sure that's what happens in the UK.

I also wonder what the...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-01-2018, 01:48
Replies: 15
Views: 6,428
Posted By Eddie
Interesting ... so this is why you see massive...

Interesting ... so this is why you see massive subsidies per passenger journeys on some of these lines. You bring in low revenues, in part because you only operate twice a day and you operate twice a...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 06-01-2018, 09:03
Replies: 15
Views: 6,428
Posted By Eddie
Too many staff?

Travelled last week one day on the 16.25 Waterford to Linerick Junction train.

About 40-50 odd people I'd say used the service - more than I expected.

One thing that struck me was the number of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-01-2018, 22:25
Replies: 2
Views: 5,259
Posted By Eddie
That's great, Jamie2k9, thanks.

That's great, Jamie2k9, thanks.
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