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Unread 14-01-2018, 23:56   #1
Jamie2k9
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Default 17.13 Pearse to Newry

From tomorrow Monday the 17.13 Pearse to Dundalk will now operate to Newary (19.05 arrival) Monday-Friday and operated by 29 as usual.

I was waiting to see when IE would announce it but clearly they haven't been bothered.
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Unread 16-01-2018, 22:10   #2
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The extension to Newry was on the website the next day: http://www.irishrail.ie/news/newrycommuter
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Was a 22k last night

Another nice idea when really the focus should be on the current service.

For a company on the verge of bankruptcy to add cost (no subsidy for cross border) and a second member of staff onboard doesn't wash.
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I did see some suggestion on twitter saying there is an ICR service a little before the 17.1 and it should be swapped around for the new service!

Can they avoid a second person if the correct ICR is on the route?
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I did see some suggestion on twitter saying there is an ICR service a little before the 17.1 and it should be swapped around for the new service!

Can they avoid a second person if the correct ICR is on the route?
Nope, need a second person always within Northern Ireland
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Unread 25-01-2018, 18:32   #6
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Really very unusual for the 1713 to be an ICR, if it was it is nothing to do with the extension of the service to Newry.

Dundalk and Drogheda have a pretty rubbish service at this stage, it would make better sense to reorganise the 1711 ex Connolly and 1713 ex Pearse so that one operated as a fast limited stop service (Drogheda, Dundalk and Newry), possibly 4 x ICR instead of 8 x 2900 and a retimed 1711 service formed of 8 x 2900 and running non stop to Donabate. The extension of the 1713 to Newry was a missed opportunity in this regard.
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