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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media Yesterday, 11:01
Replies: 84
Views: 22,315
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Up until the early 1990's there basically was a...

Up until the early 1990's there basically was a skeleton service on Sundays until the late afternoon, no suburban services at all. It was fairly easy to find a few trains spare to run extra services,...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 15-08-2019, 07:31
Replies: 9
Views: 5,572
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a...

Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a huge problem

Each lift now has a camera watching each door, if the request button is pressed the lift will not respond until a CCTV operator...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-08-2019, 07:08
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on...

Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on time.

The fleet is slowly being repainted as required, capacity requirements mean it is not possible to take units out of service en mass for repainting....
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 11-08-2019, 04:28
Replies: 9
Views: 5,572
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of...

Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of ramps. Ramps don't break down.

The railway works order on Maynooth line upgrade is due soon and this will cover a multitude of works.

Once the minimum...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 18-07-2019, 10:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,431
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its major works and total renewal, level...

Its major works and total renewal, level crossings etc. The platforms are being replaced almost entirely as well. The security arrangements are likely to be interesting to say the least.

The...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-07-2019, 16:15
Replies: 13
Views: 5,412
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Current on time performance of the Dublin Cork is...

Current on time performance of the Dublin Cork is poor, very poor in fact so this bridge will bring us back to normal.

The bridges needs a full fit out, lifts etc so its not magically going to open...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-07-2019, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,412
Posted By Mark Gleeson
December timetable change should be in operation.

December timetable change should be in operation.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-06-2019, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By Mark Gleeson
201 project has been cancelled. Rail is very...

201 project has been cancelled.

Rail is very efficient to start with, so very little change is needed.

The ICR/22k fleet is likely to get the new gearbox/stage V engine/hybrid drive combo which...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-06-2019, 12:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have asked before, no word yet.

We have asked before, no word yet.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-06-2019, 11:34
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The mock up in the members area of the forum has...

The mock up in the members area of the forum has the drawings
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2019, 09:33
Replies: 44
Views: 21,869
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Navan just isn't happening, the M3 made sure of...

Navan just isn't happening, the M3 made sure of that

The cost at 2004 prices was 465 million, not including trains, so you can imagine it to be upwards of 600 million by now. It doesn't wash.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-06-2019, 09:29
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The first coach of each 4 coach set and either...

The first coach of each 4 coach set and either the first and 5 or last of a fixed 8 piece will have a toilet.

We cannot show the mock up drawings we have seen in public due copyright, but...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 09:23
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is something being sought Probably at the...

This is something being sought

Probably at the first door and the very last door on the train, be a ramp which bridges the gap between the train and the platform edge,
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-06-2019, 10:46
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There will be no selective door opening, it is...

There will be no selective door opening, it is not needed
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-05-2019, 13:55
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have to look at the long term sustainability....

We have to look at the long term sustainability. Irish Rail is hemorrhaging money due to the need to run these 'thin' commuter routes.

So there needs to be a coherent policy which clearly states...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-05-2019, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
I believe we are back in 'normal'...

I believe we are back in 'normal' operation.

These things only tend to go wrong if a change is made, but given the condition of the CTC mainline room in Connolly it wouldn't surprise me if it was...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
So 10 hours on the system is still not fixed,...

So 10 hours on the system is still not fixed, while Irish Rail says it is using 'manual signaling' it really means without the computer, we are not talking about flags and lamps. It is perfectly safe...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 08:21
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Full service has resumed but its going to be a...

Full service has resumed but its going to be a day of delays while things sort out

Real time information is likely to be completely wrong for some time until the control centre in Connolly is back...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 07:11
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Services resuming, however it is intercity only,...

Services resuming, however it is intercity only, commuter services remain suspended between Portlaoise/Hazelhatch and Heuston/Phoenix Park

It appears we have gone to manual control with the local...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 07:04
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
What do we have is the following 0540 Portlaoise...

What do we have is the following

0540 Portlaoise Heuston
0550 0615 Cork Heuston
0615 Limerick Heuston

Are moving under manual signaling. The track is locked to allow this, Galway and Waterford...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-05-2019, 06:31
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Hazelhatch has been set as the boundary,...

Hazelhatch has been set as the boundary, performance on battery would not be sufficient to run on the 160kph 2 track section.

To be honest we need to pull in the commuting situation if you choose to...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 06:25
Replies: 7
Views: 3,046
Posted By Mark Gleeson
28/5/2019 All Services to/from Heuston suspended

Major CTC signalling fault at approx. 0530 this morning has shutdown all rail services to/from Heuston. It wasn't until 0609 that Irish Rail communicated this.

This impacts all services on...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 14:34
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is enough to just get to Maynooth and...

There is enough to just get to Maynooth and back

BUT here is the stinker you cannot charge while stationary as the overhead wire would melt if you pulled more than about 150amps while stationary....
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 13:36
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The spec which isn't publicly available Mix of...

The spec which isn't publicly available

Mix of fixed 4 and 8 coach sets of 20-21m coaches
1 toilet per 4 coaches
Battery is expected to weigh in at 3.5-4 tons per coach, life span of 10-15 years for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 13:31
Replies: 24
Views: 3,196
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[PR] DART Battery Train Tender Issued

Yes they want to use batteries instead of overhead wires

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/tender-process-begins-for-the-largest-and-greenest-fleet-order-in-irish-public-transport-history/
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