Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Intercity and Regional > Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 08-07-2020, 12:58   #1
sublimity
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dublin
Posts: 309
Default Resumption of services

Does anyone know when the Waterford to Limerick junction service will resume?
sublimity is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 09-07-2020, 22:32   #2
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 757
Default

The line has been completely closed between Tipperary and Clonmel for track relaying these last few weeks. Also there has been extensive relaying work near Nenagh on the North Tipp line.

The cynic in me says that this is bad news as money spent on such things can be used as evidence of really big losses. On the other hand it would be unlikely that a Green minister for transport would countenance rail closures. But maybe he is more interested in bicycles rather than trains.

Seriously though, I would imagine that when other lines revert to normal timetables the North and South Tipperary lines will resume services.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 13-07-2020, 11:17   #3
sublimity
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dublin
Posts: 309
Default

Thanks. These track improvements can only be a good thing for both lines. Should lead to less speed restrictions and faster journey times and who knows maybe an extra service in each direction.

Hopefully services resume before the summer is out.
sublimity is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 13-07-2020, 19:28   #4
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,661
Default

We have been unable to get any clarity on getting full service back up and running.

The relaying appears to be proper new track not panels recovered from elsewhere
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 23-08-2020, 09:18   #5
Thomas Morelli
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 36
Default

I have heard that the Waterford-Limerick line will reopen on the 31st of August.
Can anyone here confirm if this is true or not?
Thomas Morelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 24-08-2020, 20:52   #6
Traincustomer
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ar an traein
Posts: 587
Default

For some time the journey planner has been showing that the service will resume with the 07.20 train ex Waterford next Monday, 31st August, 2020.

Hopefully both IÉ and the NTA are ensuring that will happen.
Traincustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 25-08-2020, 08:53   #7
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 757
Default

Good to see this line (and the Nenagh line?) re-open. A great piece of mixed messaging when combined with Government advice to avoid public transport where possible.
Trains on this line are usually lightly loaded so personal distancing should be no problem: certainly orders of magnitude better than a bus.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 26-08-2020, 10:12   #8
Thomas Morelli
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 36
Default

On the Irish Rail website, I am able to book tickets for the Nenagh line and the Waterford-Limerick line for the 31st of August or later.
This could mean that both will reopen on that date.
Thomas Morelli is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 26-08-2020, 12:58   #9
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,661
Default

Full timetable nationwide resume from 31st August.

There was been major works undertaken in recent weeks on both track and bridges
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-08-2020, 08:28   #10
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 757
Default

This morning (0930 Aug 31) the IE website has a timetable section announcing resumption of full services from to-day. However the PDF timetables are still the temporary ones dating from early August

Wake up, Irish Rail!
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-08-2020, 10:46   #11
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 757
Default

Situation rectified now (1140am). I see that most Dublin-Cork services are slower, especially in the down direction from Mallow to Cork. A new outbreak of timetable padding?
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-08-2020, 12:59   #12
Jamie2k9
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,146
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ACustomer View Post
Situation rectified now (1140am). I see that most Dublin-Cork services are slower, especially in the down direction from Mallow to Cork. A new outbreak of timetable padding?
Short term i'd say. Lot of track renewal on down line between Hazelhatch-Kildare due to take place and Ballast cleaning restarts which will have restrictions every few weeks. Lot of services losing 4+ minutes at Sallins over the past week, a Mark IV will take longer to recover and if you add a second further down the line.
Jamie2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2020, 13:59   #13
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 852
Default

So the delays are in Kildare, but the padding is added between Mallow and Cork.

Isn't it great when punctuality is only measured at the terminus station?
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-09-2020, 15:08   #14
Jamie2k9
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,146
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by comcor View Post
So the delays are in Kildare, but the padding is added between Mallow and Cork.

Isn't it great when punctuality is only measured at the terminus station?
Well there is works further south as well. The situation would get really messy if you adjust intermediate times. One week there could be a bunch of restrictions in Kildare are, next week Thurles area. You cant change a schedule weekly.

Other routes can claw back most of the time lost when they cross trains on single routes as the trains crossing will have a few extra minutes on the schedule to facilitate the crossing.

Will this help the OTP stats yes however considering 10 minutes after scheduled arrival is on time not sure it will have a major impact overall other than save customer service responding to delay complaints.

Last edited by Jamie2k9 : 01-09-2020 at 15:11.
Jamie2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 22:13.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.