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Unread 07-01-2016, 12:11   #101
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I noticed this morning the 7:30 is still being served by a 22K (it left Drogheda at 8:16 this morning, approx 9 mins late).

Weren't all four sets supposed to be back in service by the end of the year? Clearly at least 2 sets didn't make the deadline. What impact will have have on the project funding?

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Unread 07-01-2016, 13:26   #102
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I noticed this morning the 7:30 is still being served by a 22K (it left Drogheda at 8:16 this morning, approx 9 mins late).

Weren't all four sets supposed to be back in service by the end of the year? Clearly at least 2 sets didn't make the deadline. What impact will have have on the project funding?

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I think it was more the case that the money was spent before the end of the year, rather than all sets being back into service.
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Unread 07-01-2016, 23:09   #103
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Refurbished enterprise set out of service until further notice. RSC have withdrawn authority for use after second door failure incident
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Unread 08-01-2016, 07:40   #104
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And quite right to do so, the high rate of failure in service suggests the train is not fit for public service
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Unread 08-01-2016, 14:00   #105
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Interesting. Are any refurbished sets currently in service.

Back around September I was predicting (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) that the Enterprise sets would all go out of service, and mysteriously never return, a bit like the 8200 DARTs...
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Unread 08-01-2016, 14:02   #106
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As the safety certificate has been revoked, banned from passenger service within the Republic of Ireland
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Unread 08-01-2016, 14:23   #107
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Being kept pretty low key to save face, wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't read it here.
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Unread 08-01-2016, 15:19   #108
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I can think of another class of rolling stock which has featured in at least two major incidents in recent months. It will be interesting to see if the RSC take an equally firm line !
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Unread 08-01-2016, 17:21   #109
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So its all sets or just the one with repeated door faults?
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Unread 12-01-2016, 20:33   #110
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http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-35292165

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/envir...vamp-1.2492908
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Unread 12-01-2016, 22:20   #111
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http://www.thejournal.ie/belfast-to-...44830-Jan2016/
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Unread 13-01-2016, 14:11   #112
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Latest update on the Translink website:

Enterprise Service Information, Wednesday 13th January

**Updated 1220 (13/1)

The Enterprise train will resume today with the 1405 from Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly....also the 1650 from Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central will operate as the Enterprise service (1St Plus is now available and each service will operate with full catering facilities).
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Unread 17-01-2016, 22:06   #113
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Failed in depot this morning and did not do 1105/1400.

Separately all trains between Portadown and Belfast replaced by buses on 30/31 January. Cross border passengers bus to/from Newry
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Unread 19-01-2016, 11:01   #114
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this is just amazingly incompetent at this stage. the premier service on the island, how are you.
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Unread 22-01-2016, 12:03   #115
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Used the standard class for the first time this morning (9:10 ex-Dundalk), my only other time on the refurbished set having been in the buffet car. The general finish is good and the displays very clear, but the seats... the headrest seemed to me to be too "far back", if you could put it that way. It doesn't have the same amount of padding as the old ones did for supporting your head and, basically, I found it a bit uncomfortable. That said, there was plenty of support for the lower back. All-in-all it was a pleasant journey, and all carriages well filled. One final gripe: I really preferred the former dark green/yellow stripe/grey exterior, the present one is just nondescript. And the colour scheme on the driving cab end - what is it with this fixation on "swooshes" or whatever they are? It looks like a mobile stick of rock
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Unread 22-01-2016, 17:22   #116
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Anyone tried First or Enterprise Plus as I suppose we must now call it?
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Unread 31-01-2016, 23:56   #117
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Yes, I did, 9.10 ex-Dlk. Thursday this week. Paid the supplement over my yearly as I just wanted a bit of relaxation. Every bit as good as it was, I must say, and comfort, service, coffee (I being an addict in that respect) as good as ever. Well done, Enterprise people, love yiz❤. Puleeaze get the remaining sets back in commission a.s.a.p.
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Unread 07-02-2016, 10:52   #118
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Second set is back in service as of Friday.

It remains to be seen if Irish Rail is going to live up to Translinks standards when the third set is returned. Translink staff always show up in Enterprise uniform with name badge, Irish Rail staff if you can find one don't bother
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Unread 07-02-2016, 11:25   #119
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Based on prior Irish Rail performance, the answer to your question is obvious !
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Unread 08-02-2016, 13:02   #120
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It's remarkable when you see something so small as a uniform becomes such an issue.

At times I struggle to see which is worse, unions or middle management. It is very simple wear the uniform or be given a P45 or continuing disciplinary action until a time comes when a P45 can be issued legally.
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