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Unread 03-03-2012, 20:16   #1
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Default Sunday service on Limerick Junction-Waterford

Is there any merit to a suggestion that if IE persist in their position that Limerick J-Waterford can only operate 6 days a week that the "off" day move to Saturday? This would allow weekend workers and students to return to Dublin/Cork/Limerick/Waterford by rail as well as connection to GAA rail services.

In the past it would be understandable that Sunday working would incur higher costs but I thought a lot of those premia have been negotiated away... ?
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Unread 03-03-2012, 21:51   #2
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the next sunday service on that line will be on may 6th , Knock special
staff dont want to work sundays!
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the next sunday service on that line will be on may 6th , Knock special
staff dont want to work sundays!
If rosters were rearranged, they would only need to work every sixth Sunday at most.
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"staff dont want to work sundays". So if that's true, why do they think they are so special? It's the only line in the country closed all day Sunday.

Closing on Saturday instead would not be a solution as there is probably quite an amount of leisure/shopping traffic on Saturdays: it's not like Dublin-Cork in that the midweek business traffic is probably very minor.

A more general problem is that there are 13 manned level crossing between L Jcn and Waterford: a huge number by contemporary standards.
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Closing on Saturday instead would not be a solution as there is probably quite an amount of leisure/shopping traffic on Saturdays
Is there on that line specifically or are you extrapolating from other lines? In any case given loads on that line it doesn't seem like you'd be putting too many out. I just think if it can be done for the likes of Knock specials then surely the godless can have a service too.
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A Sunday service without the 30 minute wait at Limerick Junction would be very popular with college students I would imagine, I was on route Bus Éireann route 55 before (long story) and it was the most uncomfortable and depressing journey I have ever taken in my life.

Because of the direct trains serving Limerick there is no need to have the train waiting in Limerick junction for 30 minutes for the Dublin-Cork services to connect to it. I would like to hear Mark's opinion on the viability of this.
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they should have a evening sunday service , running from Galway-Waterford two trains , cross them at dromkeen say leave galway at 5pm and waterford 5pm
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