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Unread 24-01-2007, 18:59   #1
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Angry 100% of trains on the Dublin-Westport Line ran as planned

What is this supposed to mean?

1) They ran it with trains and not bicycles.
2) None of the trains accidentally went to Galway or something.
or does it mean that IÉ planned to have it arrive late at Tullamore anytime I was on it, only have a trolley service on days when I had a full breakfast before leaving the house, have the heat turned on in summer and no heat in winter (only on trains I was on)

I read it on the poster that has been put in Tullamore station to celebrate 92% of trains on this route arriving (somewhere) on time. I know that this has been discussed at length elsewhere and in the passenger issues section of the home page (http://www.platform11.org/passenger_issues/not_getting_there.php) but it puts my blood pressure up every time I see it. Padding and very creative statistics. I'd like to see what the "margin of error" is.

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Unread 24-01-2007, 19:12   #2
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Limerick gets the same 100% all ran

All ran means all trains ran according to the service IE planned so it excludes engineering works also even if the train breaks down it still left the terminus

Its really hard not to get 100% Cork won't for Q4 2006 or Q1 2007

Take a look http://www.railusers.ie/members/ie_mou, the long sought after agreement between IE and the DoT

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Unread 24-01-2007, 19:14   #3
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but "according to the service IE planned" could be anything?
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Unread 24-01-2007, 20:31   #4
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not that difficult to get 3 trains to run on time tho really,
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Unread 25-01-2007, 18:02   #5
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not that difficult to get 3 trains to run on time tho really,
They don't. There is just so much padding that 92% of them get to Heuston or Westport on time.
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was there not a Ballina - Casltebar service batted about?
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Unread 26-01-2007, 17:32   #7
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eireguy -
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A new local service will begin operation, linking some of the Mayo’s major towns courtesy of modern railcars operating on the Ballina branch line.
The existing operation of a Ballina to Manulla Junction service connecting into Westport to Dublin trains is being extended to provide a local service.

Modern railcars, which are replacing old locomotive-hauled carriages on the line, will continue to connect into Westport-Dublin services, but will also operate return connections to provide a Ballina-Foxford-Castlebar-Westport service three times each way daily. These railcars will be accessible to mobility-impaired customers.
Who knows with the increase in stops maybe Manulla will become a public platform rather than a transfer point? Normally I wouldn't say it was worth it except the trains will stop there regardless so why not pick up some trade?
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