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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-10-2008, 21:37
Replies: 281
Views: 97,632
Posted By John J
Noticed this week that the signs and parking...

Noticed this week that the signs and parking machines have been installed at the Dublin commuter stations of Longford and Edgeworthstown.

The sign cries out in all its glory:
Payment of tariff does...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-10-2008, 21:32
Replies: 114
Views: 32,000
Posted By John J
Good to know these "professionals" have...

Good to know these "professionals" have finally seen the light - after approving the construction of hundreds of thousands of houses in the @rse hole of nowhere, while presiding over a Dublin...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 16-04-2008, 21:36
Replies: 56
Views: 14,279
Posted By John J
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/travel_alerts....

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/travel_alerts.asp?action=view&news_id=237

Looks that way Mark.
Suspended till "further notice", but I'm sure they're all tucked up in their beds with their warm...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 16-04-2008, 20:37
Replies: 5
Views: 4,707
Posted By John J
Was in Connolly around six. All Maynooth line...

Was in Connolly around six.

All Maynooth line services suspended bar 18.18 Connolly-Longford and 19.05 Connolly-Sligo - first stop Kilcock on both services.

Apparantly, Dublin Bus were honouring...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 10-04-2008, 20:57
Replies: 7
Views: 4,320
Posted By John J
There are only two possible explanations - staff...

There are only two possible explanations - staff incompetence and fondness for the "snooze button" by gatekeepers along the route - or some strange technical phenomenon that only affects this...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 25-02-2008, 21:02
Replies: 166
Views: 177,106
Posted By John J
25/02/2008 Exactly 3 weeks on from the...

25/02/2008
Exactly 3 weeks on from the "launch" - 09.05 Connolly-Sligo is still 29000 commuter railcar

The 05.45 up service from Sligo was 22000 but arrived 30+ mins late at Connolly
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-02-2008, 21:22
Replies: 11
Views: 4,668
Posted By John J
The crowding on the 18:18 wasn't bad this evening...

The crowding on the 18:18 wasn't bad this evening for some reason... maybe word is spreading that it's one to avoid!
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-02-2008, 20:15
Replies: 166
Views: 177,106
Posted By John J
This morning at Connolly, the flags were gone,...

This morning at Connolly, the flags were gone, the red carpet was nowhere to be seen and a good owl 29000 commuter railcar awaited those travelling on the 09.05 to Sligo.

O, if only IE were as good...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 30-01-2008, 22:25
Replies: 85
Views: 22,419
Posted By John J
I signed two petitions back when I used that...

I signed two petitions back when I used that service... one in 2005 to get an extra express service between 17.00 and 19.00 (which possibly contributed to what has become the 18.05)... another in the...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 29-01-2008, 22:12
Replies: 4
Views: 3,580
Posted By John J
With a single-track line it only takes one late...

With a single-track line it only takes one late departure for the knock-on effects to begin, and before you know it every train on the line is late for the rest of the day.

It seem that to be that...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 29-01-2008, 21:54
Replies: 31
Views: 10,059
Posted By John J
Killucan-Mullingar and Mullingar-Edgeworthstown...

Killucan-Mullingar and Mullingar-Edgeworthstown (beyond the lake) are two sections that spring to mind as being worthy of a limit increase... dead straight and I can't think of any important crossings
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-01-2008, 15:04
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By John J
I have never seen that aisle. Is it new or am I...

I have never seen that aisle. Is it new or am I just more dopey in the morning than I realise? I will look out for it in future...

Anyway on Friday they looked to be doing some work on the gates as...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 26-01-2008, 14:55
Replies: 4
Views: 3,303
Posted By John J
Parking is 2 for a 24 hour period, or 5 for a 7...

Parking is 2 for a 24 hour period, or 5 for a 7 day period (e.g. Wed 8am to Wed 8am)

Not insignificant considering you're already paying a train fare, but much better than being hounded in a...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 23-01-2008, 22:14
Replies: 44
Views: 17,431
Posted By John J
Looks like it was the same craic tonight... The...

Looks like it was the same craic tonight...

The train passed me at 20.40 about 5 miles beyond Mullingar so it would still have been running 15+ minutes late by that stage. There must have been a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-01-2008, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By John J
Same ticket worked perfectly this evening in the...

Same ticket worked perfectly this evening in the same machine - but the guy in front of me had problems with his.
Very strange
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-01-2008, 20:20
Replies: 14
Views: 4,220
Posted By John J
Problems validating tickets electronically

We all know that Iarnrod Eireann and things that are broken tend to go hand in hand.

A signal, a toilet, a train door, an intercom, aircon, heating on a 29000, an information display between Ashtown...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 19-12-2007, 19:13
Replies: 8
Views: 4,003
Posted By John J
Sligo line trains are delayed for several hours....

Sligo line trains are delayed for several hours. AGAIN.

Any word on what caused this?

I wish John Gormley and his carbon levy brigade would move to live along the Sligo line and be forced to...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 19-12-2007, 19:10
Replies: 1
Views: 2,736
Posted By John J
Caught the 18.08 Connolly-Leixlip and it missed...

Caught the 18.08 Connolly-Leixlip and it missed Drumcondra as well. Haven't a clue what was going on.
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 10-12-2007, 20:47
Replies: 6
Views: 3,411
Posted By John J
This stink is so intense and persistent though,...

This stink is so intense and persistent though, whoever dealt it would need to have eaten many buckets of baked beans the night before :)
Enough to turn your stomach!!
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 10-12-2007, 20:44
Replies: 10
Views: 4,418
Posted By John J
In my experience, delays due to signal failures...

In my experience, delays due to signal failures are more frequent and more severe now than they were back in the semaphore days on the Sligo line.
That is quite damning.

Money is being saved, but...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 10-12-2007, 20:36
Replies: 6
Views: 3,411
Posted By John J
haha... I too have experienced that joy on cold...

haha... I too have experienced that joy on cold winter mornings in the days before I gave up on the Longford service in favour of my car.
It is an overpowering, truly disgusting pong and somehow...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 23-11-2007, 21:56
Replies: 7
Views: 6,983
Posted By John J
Lack of seating could be a problem especially on...

Lack of seating could be a problem especially on Mondays.
Bear in mind though that in the days of the Cravens-operated Sligo early bird, the train had only 3 carriages, or less than 200 seats -...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-11-2007, 20:11
Replies: 28
Views: 7,892
Posted By John J
"This train is for Bray calling at Leixlip...

"This train is for Bray calling at Leixlip Louisa Bridge, Leixlip Confey, Clonsilla, Coolmine, Castleknock, Ashtown, Broombridge, Drumcondra, Dublin Connolly, Tara Street, Dublin Pearse, Grand Canal...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 14-11-2007, 19:46
Replies: 46
Views: 14,751
Posted By John J
2 hour delay on Sunday night 11.11.07

This was covered in the news but I can't see any posts here congratulating IE on their latest achievements on the Sligo line - so just thought I'd take up the mantle.

Apparantly the 17.05 ex...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-11-2007, 19:39
Replies: 3
Views: 3,472
Posted By John J
Posted this somewhere else, but I was on that...

Posted this somewhere else, but I was on that train one morning and the driver apologised over the intercom for the cold, saying it wasn't possible to switch the heating on.

300 million euro of...
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