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Unread 25-03-2016, 12:39   #1
Mickey H
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Default New cross border timetable more or less available

The April cross border timetable has been published by translink (journey planner)
SO WHY ARE IRISH SNAIL REFUSING TO DO SO

ex Dublin

0735 unchanged

0935 now departs 0930 arrives 1145

1100 now departs 1120 arrives 1335

1320 unchanged

1650 unchanged

1900 now departs 1850 but still arrives 2105 so 10 minutes slower

2050 is not showing up in translink journey planner

ex Belfast

0650 now departs 0645 arrives 0900

0800 departure unchanged arrives 1005 so 5 min slower

1035 is not showing up in translink journey planner

1405 departure unchanged but arrive 1620 so 3 min slower

1605 unchanged

1805 unchanged

translink are showing a 2005 ex Belfast arriving 2215. This will only work if all three rosters are DD sets

SUNDAY
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1000 1200 1400 1600 all taking 2 hours 8 minutes. There must be another train (1900?) missing from the translink site

ex Belfast
0900 arrive 1120
1105 arrive 1315
1305 arrive 1515
1605 arrive 1815
1905 arrive 2115
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Unread 25-03-2016, 13:29   #2
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Because prehaps they are considering what the next move is with the unions and new schedule.

15.20 ex Dub also missing.
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Until it is complete, its not really of value

Timetable assumes 3 DD sets available, only two currently available there will be two versions of the timetable as a result.
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15.20 ex Dub also missing.
And 1235 ex Belfast for that matter. I emailed translink about the missing trains and they replied (unusually quickly for them) that there were none when it is obvious there are
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*"Correct" timetables are now in pdf form on the translink site. ALL Lisburn stops of Dublin trains have been removed except one on Sunday.
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New timetable published today by IE indicates the 3rd DD will enter service on 11 April.

Will we start taling bets that it wont happen and if it does it will breakdown within 7-10 days.

Surly both operators wouldn't of been stupid enough to publish a new timetable only to hace to change it....
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Just looking at the new Enterprise timetable, and I notice the 20:50 from Connolly is scheduled to arrive in Drogheda at 21:29. I've checked it against the last printed timetable I had (dated 2009, but not much had changed since), and it did previously arrive at 21:20.

If 10-minute DART frequency had started, we could blame that, but it hasn't. Is there any logical reason for adding almost 10 minutes to journey times at a time when there's not much on the line?

I recall when I first moved to Drogheda this service departed at 21:00 and would routinely arrive in Drogheda in 25 minutes. I've heard stories from people using the service much longer than I have of fabled trains that could make the journey in as little as 20 minutes.

The recent changes to the timetable seem utterly pointless, increasing journey times but adding no additional services.

What am I missing?
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