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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-03-2013, 16:45
Replies: 1
Views: 3,401
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Whatever happened to city centre resignalling?

I was wondering if anyone had any idea when the Dublin city centre resignalling project is due to be completed? There seemed to be a lot of activity about a year or so ago but since then nothing....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-09-2012, 12:38
Replies: 29
Views: 17,655
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
One interesting observation/error... How is the...

One interesting observation/error...

How is the Dublin-Rosslare service supposed to make it from Wexford to Rosslare Strand in 1 minute??
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2012, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 14,698
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
It's really surreal, especially as NIR, who are...

It's really surreal, especially as NIR, who are facing their own funding issues, have adopted the opposite strategy in their attempts to cope with the downturn.

Earlier this week, they announced...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 17-03-2012, 14:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,545
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Are the NTA just some form of rubber stamping...

Are the NTA just some form of rubber stamping mechanism? IE made significant unadvertised changes to a route schedule for two days in a row and yet there seems to be no comeback.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 16-03-2012, 16:49
Replies: 110
Views: 26,317
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Surely all these unadvertised timetable changes...

Surely all these unadvertised timetable changes are prohibited by the NTA? :confused:
Forum: DART 06-03-2012, 11:41
Replies: 9
Views: 7,992
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
It's standard equipment. If the train fails, the...

It's standard equipment. If the train fails, the driver will deploy them at certain distances behind the train to prevent a rear-end collision if there is a problem with the signalling and another...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-03-2012, 10:36
Replies: 306
Views: 188,542
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
There's a thread on another forum...

There's a thread on another forum (http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2056564768) stating that Irish Rail has given up on maintaining the validator at Broombridge and is telling Leap...
Forum: Nenagh Line 29-02-2012, 16:46
Replies: 196
Views: 68,767
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
The 'Use it or lose it' principle is also being...

The 'Use it or lose it' principle is also being employed by NIR on the Whitehead-Larne Harbour section of its Larne line. Basically, the locals have been given a year or so to demonstrate that...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 26-01-2012, 20:21
Replies: 49
Views: 25,212
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Is there any way of making the NTA aware of this?...

Is there any way of making the NTA aware of this? After all, it isn't hard to calculate out the correct distances - the rather large mileposts along the routes should assist them considerably.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 26-01-2012, 14:51
Replies: 49
Views: 25,212
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
There's another curious anomaly - the 'commuter'...

There's another curious anomaly - the 'commuter' segments of the Dublin-Cork and Dublin-Dundalk lines are counted as express for Intercity fare calculation purposes but the Dublin-Maynooth section on...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 31-12-2011, 16:41
Replies: 347
Views: 170,597
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Not to any great extent - in fact, for most...

Not to any great extent - in fact, for most journeys, NIR's train services are quicker than road, which is something that Irish Rail cannot boast.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 31-12-2011, 08:49
Replies: 347
Views: 170,597
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
I had a similar experience recently on the...

I had a similar experience recently on the Enterprise. The ride was smooth throughout the North but when we crossed the border all sorts of vibration and lurching began. I think it's an issue with...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 22-10-2011, 15:21
Replies: 5
Views: 4,612
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
It is quite common in Northern Ireland. If you...

It is quite common in Northern Ireland. If you visit Belfast Central during the rush hour, you regularly see trains stacked behind each other on the platforms. The interchange at Coleraine for the...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-05-2011, 09:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Services through Connolly have now been...

Services through Connolly have now been suspended.

Northern line: All trains depart from Clontarf Road
Maynooth line: All trains depart Drumcondra
Southside DART: All trains depart Tara Street
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 20-07-2010, 20:15
Replies: 77
Views: 51,348
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
I suspect that the point is that the stations on...

I suspect that the point is that the stations on the line are largely unmanned and the lack of a ticket collector suggests that IE aren't too bothered about even attempting to maximise revenue on the...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 13-07-2010, 13:30
Replies: 77
Views: 51,348
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
It seems that, if that is the case, additional...

It seems that, if that is the case, additional services would make a significant inroad into the losses. Indeed, converting the level crossings to automatic operation would significantly reduce the...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-07-2010, 17:41
Replies: 77
Views: 51,348
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
I presume that you have made the NTA aware of the...

I presume that you have made the NTA aware of the inconsistent figures IE are throwing around?

The line's running cost magically became 4 million over the past week - well up from the original...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 25-04-2010, 15:09
Replies: 3
Views: 4,767
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Booking internal NI train tickets

I have to head down to the North on business in a few weeks time and I am trying to find out if there is any way that I can buy a ticket from Belfast to Derry online.

I am planning on catching an...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 14-03-2010, 10:54
Replies: 102
Views: 49,800
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
The Tribune - which is generally on the ball on...

The Tribune - which is generally on the ball on railway matters - is reporting that the entire Limerick Junction - Rosslare section is being earmarked for closure along with the Nenagh branch. :eek:...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2009, 13:12
Replies: 212
Views: 53,815
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
The WRC times are in the system!!! Limerick -...

The WRC times are in the system!!!

Limerick - Galway week days:
06:00 [Arrives 08:25]
09:35 [Arrives 11:34]
11:55 [Arrives 13:51]
14:15 [Arrives 16:13]
18:05 [Arrives 20:00]

Galway - Limerick:
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2009, 13:03
Replies: 212
Views: 53,815
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Malahide ones aren't though - only those leaving...

Malahide ones aren't though - only those leaving Howth are. Plus the clockface interval seems to change during the day. :D
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2009, 12:55
Replies: 212
Views: 53,815
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Just seen the Northern line one - up to 10 mins...

Just seen the Northern line one - up to 10 mins of padding on some services, partly disguised by additional stops at Gormanston.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 03-09-2009, 13:40
Replies: 54
Views: 20,077
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
Those rust buckets are actually two full MK3 sets...

Those rust buckets are actually two full MK3 sets with Citygold coaches and dining cars. IE have multiple options regarding motive power with which to haul them, including:

* Either of the 201s...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 03-09-2009, 13:26
Replies: 54
Views: 20,077
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
I'm afraid that they've actually just cut...

I'm afraid that they've actually just cut services instead. This is the new timetable:



Once again, Dick Fearn and IE have gone for the easiest route out: screw the passengers. They have two...
Forum: Commuter Services 28-08-2009, 12:25
Replies: 171
Views: 53,782
Posted By Charlie Hungerford
It's important to note that, unlike many other...

It's important to note that, unlike many other Irish Rail timetables, the timings on the new Dundalk-Donabate schedule aren't padded and are an accurate reflection of potential journey times.

People...
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