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Unread 19-04-2011, 08:53   #1
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Is there any chance that Irish Rail might consider putting the best entrance for given seat numbers on the doors for CDE sets.

It would make boarding a lot smoother if people knew which door to get on at for their seat and didn't have to battle 80% of the way down the carriage to get to their allocated seat.

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Unread 19-04-2011, 11:19   #2
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I suspect that a seat number is always at a certain end, certainly on Cork-Dublin, but it may vary occassionally on other trains.

While I suppose that helps you, it might not help everyone else, so yes numbers and arrows might be useful.

<-- 1-36 and 37-72 -->

Another thing might be to point out "This carriage mostly reserved" and "This carriage mostly NOT reserved" or similar wording.
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Unread 19-04-2011, 11:27   #3
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If you do it regularly enough, you get to know lower numbers at the Cork end, higher numbers at the Dublin end.

But a lot of people aren't regulars.

I think it helped delay the train yesterday.

The 15:30 from Cork was in half an hour late and boarding for the 19:00 only started at 18:55. Eventually, we left 7 or 8 minutes late, but if people had been able to get into the carriages faster, that may have come back a bit.

Still, thanks to the miracle of timetable padding, we were on time into Cork.
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Unread 19-04-2011, 13:36   #4
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Quickest help would be a clearer coach letter on the coach would speed things up

Given we can't get Irish Rail to slap a bike sticker on the bike coach what hope of something simple like this?
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