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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-06-2019, 11:27
Replies: 2
Views: 274
Posted By Jamie2k9
Before I opened this I knew it was referring to...

Before I opened this I knew it was referring to this and yes commuter stood out.

Perhaps the person who wrote it hasn't ventured beyond the M50 very often! Very clickbait article. I mean person...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-06-2019, 11:34
Replies: 76
Views: 19,311
Posted By Jamie2k9
Ennis to Athenry was one of slowest growing...

Ennis to Athenry was one of slowest growing routes in 2018. Ennis-Limerick numbers is not part of the WRC.

Limerick-Ballybrophy grew almost four times faster in % terms during 2018.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-06-2019, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Jamie2k9
I hope RUI will suggest selective door opening...

I hope RUI will suggest selective door opening should be a spec requirement. It may not end up been widely used however given the ICR spec and subsequent attempts to fit it failing it should be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-05-2019, 21:44
Replies: 22
Views: 838
Posted By Jamie2k9
Dual voltage will have to be addressed,...

Dual voltage will have to be addressed, Belfast-Dublin will eventually be electrified. If north of Malahide was 25kv battery would be ideal for the remaining journey but that's not going to happen...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 07:04
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By Jamie2k9
Manual signalling in operation now.

Manual signalling in operation now.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 05-04-2019, 10:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,911
Posted By Jamie2k9
I don't know for sure they keep it but I am...

I don't know for sure they keep it but I am confident its the case.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 05-04-2019, 08:02
Replies: 6
Views: 2,911
Posted By Jamie2k9
Yes its kept by operator. Ideally there should...

Yes its kept by operator.

Ideally there should be a separate booking platform for the service.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-04-2019, 07:59
Replies: 2
Views: 982
Posted By Jamie2k9
Reservations booked along the route after 90...

Reservations booked along the route after 90 minute cut off for terminus departures rarely display. Additionally boarding for a service can start anywhere from 60 minutes before departure. It would...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-03-2019, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Jamie2k9
Remember after engineering works there is usually...

Remember after engineering works there is usually a temporary speed restriction for 4-7 days in many cases.

There are currently 4 TSR on Heuston-Cork, 2 on Cork-Heuston and they have been on rolling...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-03-2019, 10:09
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Jamie2k9
I know there was a lot of engineering works on...

I know there was a lot of engineering works on Cork route however dipping to 83% when there is a 10 minute leeway plus an extra 5 minutes in schedule. 15 minutes and coming out with results like...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 28-03-2019, 21:24
Replies: 6
Views: 972
Posted By Jamie2k9
DART is driver issues.

DART is driver issues.
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 05-03-2019, 20:56
Replies: 28
Views: 24,882
Posted By Jamie2k9
Indeed and they have even removed surplus TMVs at...

Indeed and they have even removed surplus TMVs at Heuston (ones at P6-8) All they need to do now is move all ones in the ticket hall to the main concourse. Daily queues yet those in the ticket hall...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 04-03-2019, 12:43
Replies: 28
Views: 24,882
Posted By Jamie2k9
There are plenty of stations with surplus TMVs,...

There are plenty of stations with surplus TMVs, one could be moved and placed next to the Luas ones.

Stations with 4+ TMVs when likely in excess of 80% is Leap, Annaul or Free Travel is a poor uss...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 03-03-2019, 15:08
Replies: 28
Views: 24,882
Posted By Jamie2k9
There website is out of date. It also says...

There website is out of date. It also says Thomastown has no TMV when it has for well over a year.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-02-2019, 14:23
Replies: 64
Views: 12,670
Posted By Jamie2k9
Im aware of the operational aspect but the point...

Im aware of the operational aspect but the point was more about demand thus showing this restoration for what it is a complete waste of time and money. It fits in with IR strategy of running a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-02-2019, 13:29
Replies: 64
Views: 12,670
Posted By Jamie2k9
They rejected calls for a commuter morning...

They rejected calls for a commuter morning service into Sligo in early 2018 from Longford (arriving 8/8.30). Yet fast forward 9 months and there is suddenly demand. Its simply not the case.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 12:03
Replies: 64
Views: 12,670
Posted By Jamie2k9
What data did Irish rail have, absolutely...

What data did Irish rail have, absolutely nothing. Operational convenience was put ahead of the customer and signed off by NTA.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 11:02
Replies: 64
Views: 12,670
Posted By Jamie2k9
I agree and said it may pick up traffic but...

I agree and said it may pick up traffic but whatever it does pick up is insignificant to justify a restoration. It was a simple box ticking by the NTA.

I fully stand by my crazy comment. They had...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 09:11
Replies: 64
Views: 12,670
Posted By Jamie2k9
There was only around 5 passengers on the 06.55...

There was only around 5 passengers on the 06.55 to Sligo this morning with a few joining in Drumcondra. Would bet there was 0 departing Maynooth. I know the route gets a lot of local traffic but...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-02-2019, 22:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By Jamie2k9
After a poor period even by IE standards in...

After a poor period even by IE standards in September-November period it has really improved since they have put a person in charge and what Mark says above.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 3,922
Posted By Jamie2k9
NTA own 22000s not sure if ownership of the rest....

NTA own 22000s not sure if ownership of the rest. NTA have final say on 2700 refurb irrespective of ownership. By all accounts its just to costly to do it.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-01-2019, 13:59
Replies: 20
Views: 5,240
Posted By Jamie2k9
Which one?, none should be calling there. The...

Which one?, none should be calling there. The Up/Down fast platforms are signed out of use so would only be used in an emergency/disruption.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-01-2019, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 5,240
Posted By Jamie2k9
2018 passengers numbers on Waterford route were...

2018 passengers numbers on Waterford route were 1.38m up 9.5% (120k) passing the previous record of 1.37m in 2007. Capacity likely up 0.5% if even...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-01-2019, 22:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,922
Posted By Jamie2k9
What excuse have the NTA given for the time...

What excuse have the NTA given for the time wasting on ordering the ICRs?

They have been looking at it for months and its going to take a few more before anything is sorted. We know its not...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-11-2018, 00:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,612
Posted By Jamie2k9
Good to know ideally IE should be running...

Good to know ideally IE should be running Drogheda-Newry and possibly Heuston-Kildare once a week.

I am open to correction but they used to run other areas on the network years ago when they had a...
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