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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-05-2020, 11:34
Replies: 0
Views: 292
Posted By ACustomer
Coronavirus and Public Transport

At present capacity on all forms or public transport is reduced by about 80% due to social distancing requirements. If the country is to get back to a level of economic activity which is sustainable,...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 31-01-2020, 16:51
Replies: 8
Views: 3,269
Posted By ACustomer
A friend was staying in Clonmel hotel and...

A friend was staying in Clonmel hotel and enquired about directions to the railway station. Answer: "what railway station?": - they were unaware the town had a train service.

Maybe if Irish Rail let...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-01-2020, 10:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By ACustomer
I see that the RTE link in the first post also...

I see that the RTE link in the first post also mentioned that passengers on the 1799 Heuston-Cork got a surprise when the train failed to stop at Mallow. Given that all down trains are scheduled to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-01-2020, 09:48
Replies: 6
Views: 2,554
Posted By ACustomer
Mark: I would agree with much of what you...

Mark: I would agree with much of what you say.

Dublin-Belfast through traffic is relatively low and hourly services are a pipe-dream, without the extensive capacity-enhancing measures you mention....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-12-2019, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,795
Posted By ACustomer
I think the main point of the announcement is...

I think the main point of the announcement is that funds are being committed on a 5-year basis, rather than the usual annual allocation of public money. This should improve the ability to plan...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-11-2019, 17:04
Replies: 103
Views: 44,280
Posted By ACustomer
Ballina-Cork via Athlone, Athenry and Linerick...

Ballina-Cork via Athlone, Athenry and Linerick "works", but there are 2 reversals/runarounds necessary (Athlone and Limerick). Via Athlone and Portarlington there is only one reversal (at Port). Both...
Forum: Nenagh Line 10-11-2019, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 8,195
Posted By ACustomer
There are very extensive closures scheduled...

There are very extensive closures scheduled between Birdhill and Ballybrophy during November and December. Apparently relaying has commenced in the Ballybrophy-Roscrea section. Any chance that the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2019, 13:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,380
Posted By ACustomer
Posted by Jamie 2k9: An interesting point....

Posted by Jamie 2k9:

An interesting point. People in IE probably know a thing or two about what is likely to work. In that case where did the idea of the 185s come from? Somewhere in the NTA, the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-10-2019, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 4,380
Posted By ACustomer
This link is interesting:...

This link is interesting: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/tender-out-for-up-to-80-pre-owned-trains-to-meet-urgent-demand-1.3813067

So in March of this year they hoped for 60 to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-10-2019, 16:53
Replies: 14
Views: 4,380
Posted By ACustomer
I've just had a look at the websites of members...

I've just had a look at the websites of members of "The Circus" (i.e the TII, the NTA, DOT, and IE ) to see what they have to say about investment in rail transport.

TII have some stuff about LUAS,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-10-2019, 09:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,380
Posted By ACustomer
An interesting clip, but it raises more questions...

An interesting clip, but it raises more questions than it answers.

First, it implies that there are 41 "carriages" (DMU vehicles) which will arrive late 2020 or sometime in 2021, Is this the mooted...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-10-2019, 09:27
Replies: 0
Views: 2,146
Posted By ACustomer
Priceless!

Just came across this notice on the IE website:
Forum: Commuter Services 02-09-2019, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 4,574
Posted By ACustomer
The 2800 fleet is 10 2-car units, or 20 coaches.

The 2800 fleet is 10 2-car units, or 20 coaches.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2019, 15:46
Replies: 103
Views: 44,280
Posted By ACustomer
If a CEO has identified a capital project which...

If a CEO has identified a capital project which looks necessary or promising, how long does it take for this to get translated into actual investment activity?

I have a feeling that for a large...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-08-2019, 13:29
Replies: 11
Views: 4,146
Posted By ACustomer
Looking at some photos of the new down main...

Looking at some photos of the new down main Limerick Junction platform, there are no shelters and it's a very exposed spot. Should be real fun on a windy wet day. Also the platform appears to be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-08-2019, 16:51
Replies: 103
Views: 44,280
Posted By ACustomer
The key is to identify the constraints to service...

The key is to identify the constraints to service improvements. Before you can make much use of extra rolling stock, you have to tackle track capacity. For Galway/Mayo services the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-08-2019, 10:18
Replies: 103
Views: 44,280
Posted By ACustomer
I was surprised to see a discussion of...

I was surprised to see a discussion of overcrowding on a Westport-Dublin train appearing on the WRC thread.

Leaving that aside, I have just read the 2 Irish Times pieces (Friday Aug 23) on...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-08-2019, 07:53
Replies: 11
Views: 4,146
Posted By ACustomer
Any news of how people are coping with the climb...

Any news of how people are coping with the climb up over the footbridge when connecting from a Dublin-Cork train into a Limerick Junction - Limerick connection? Is extra time allowed for this? It...
Forum: Commuter Services 12-08-2019, 22:42
Replies: 10
Views: 4,574
Posted By ACustomer
I presume that the rostering of sets involves...

I presume that the rostering of sets involves splitting 8 car into 2x4-car formations at some point in the day, and re-combining 4-car into 8-car formations at a later stage, possibly in a different...
Forum: Commuter Services 07-08-2019, 19:04
Replies: 4
Views: 3,005
Posted By ACustomer
No excuse!

No excuse!
Forum: Commuter Services 07-08-2019, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 3,005
Posted By ACustomer
Daily service cancellations

Over the past few weeks (since about mid-July) the Iarnrod Eireann website has had almost daily cancellations of DARTs (2 to 4 services), Cork-Middleton and Cork-Cobh (4 to 8 services) and...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 04-08-2019, 10:33
Replies: 6
Views: 4,483
Posted By ACustomer
Has the line speed been raised from the previous...

Has the line speed been raised from the previous 60 to 65 mph? It doesn't seem to be reflected in running times. Should be good for 90 (apart from a couple of AHB crossings)
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2019, 16:26
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By ACustomer
Alex: You made similar points in your first...

Alex:

You made similar points in your first post. To a great extent I would agree with you.

First a bit of history. CIE was broken up about 50 years ago into 3 companies, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-07-2019, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 4,690
Posted By ACustomer
AlexderFranke: A few observations. I would agree...

AlexderFranke: A few observations. I would agree with much of what you have to say, but there are some reservations.
First, forget about re-opening Athlone-Mullingar as a solution to congestion...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-07-2019, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 4,483
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just...

Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just 1.7km of track renewal (+ Lurgan platforms). I shudder to think what might be the impact of renewing all the rather bad track between Lurgan and...
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