I'm on the 3pm Manulla to Heuston. None of the external displays (except the front) are working so no one knows which car their seats are reserved in. The overhead displays are off in my car and there's nothing on the end if car internal display (yet).
Also, I bought the last two online tickets for this train but most of it is extremely quiet (so far). There's definitely scope for allowing for seats to be sold online, even without seat reservations.
Edit: €1.60 for a can of coke! WTF.
Edit: power socket is dead and no sign of any IR staff (I walked the length of the train in search of one.)
Edit: there were no verbal announcements until Athlone. Internal displays havent showed anything but the carriage letter and distance to the next stop (which has been over 180km the entire time).
Last edited by markpb : 02-01-2012 at 16:43.