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Unread 30-05-2016, 13:53   #1
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I recently booked a day return ticket from Dublin to Westport and reserved my bicycle space, so I could do the Greenway Westport to Achill run.

All went fine, but bicycle rack was in a different carriage to the reserved seat on outward journey and at the other end of the right carriage on the return!

Great facility though.
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Unread 30-05-2016, 14:52   #2
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Unread 30-05-2016, 16:02   #3
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Having trains pointing the right way is not one of Irish Rail's strong points. Not a big problem for most people, but a bit of a pain for cyclists and wheelchair users.

You should try the Mullingar / Athlone link next time. You could easily enough do a one-way to Athlone and get back to Dublin the same day by bike. If you get bored, there's also the option of giving up at Mullingar, or any of the other stations between there and Dublin.
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Coaches were probably numbers A-D in the 4 coach unit while IE have finally done something that I have posted here and capped most online bookings to 3 coaches A-C and add further online capacity as needed.
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You should try the Mullingar / Athlone link next time.
Thanks James - looks like there is indeed some "Greenway" between the 2 stations that was opened quite recently.
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I walked most of it a couple of months ago. There is a short cycle between Athlone station and the start of the greenway and then it's plain sailing off-road to Mullingar. The Royal Canal path then goes parallel to the railway all the way to Dublin.

Irish Rail should really be making a bit more of it from a marketing perspective. A return ticket that works on both lines would be useful to tourists and would drum up a bit of business.

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