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Unread 14-07-2009, 20:30   #21
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Just to say I boarded the 19.23 ex Gorey at Greystones last night and everything was working . Including the PA which said this is the 07.40 from Rosslare europort to dublin connolly Think IE are giving us hints
As a matter of interest what 22 was it? I am trying to keep track of the ones giving problems.
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Unread 15-07-2009, 09:11   #22
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As a matter of interest what 22 was it? I am trying to keep track of the ones giving problems.
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Unread 15-07-2009, 09:12   #23
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Just to show these 22k trains aren't perfect
http://www.sligoweekender.ie/news/st...jojau&cat=news

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Mayor’s concern over train safety
By Sharon Conway

THE Mayor of Sligo has voiced his concerns over the safety of the single line on the Sligo-Dublin train route.

Jim McGarry’s daughter and niece were among passengers left stranded following a mechanical fault on the 1pm service last Wednesday.


Speaking to the Sligo Weekender, Mayor McGarry said he would be writing to the MD of Iarnrod Eireann as he has a series of questions, relating to passenger safety, that need to be answered.


“The train was only 15 minutes into the journey when it broke down. How come passengers had to wait for three full hours on the train between Collooney and Ballymote? Why were they kept on the train for so long? Why weren’t buses sent out to them? My daughter and niece were going on their holidays and they missed their flight because of the long delay. Another passenger was extremely agitated and felt claustrophobic. There was no apology and no explanation. If the train went on fire while it was stopped last Wednesday, what was the position of the passengers? Passengers had no idea when they would be getting off the train. Serious questions need to be answered.”


The affected train had to be pushed back by another train to Ballymote station.

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Unread 15-07-2009, 10:33   #24
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Who said the 22ks were perfect?

The mayor of Sligo is worried about safety. What a muppet! Inconvenience yes, but safety? It was probably because of safety concerns that the delay was so long.

God save us from grandstanding local politicians.
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Unread 15-07-2009, 22:15   #25
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The Sligo Lord Mayor may have a valid point about safety, I would prefer to take my chance in one of the MkII type carriages with slam doors not electronically controlled - carriages not full of electrical gear and underfloor motors etc, etc...

Anyway a three hour delay is completely unacceptable - how many of these passengers will never take the train again and how many others will they recount their tales of woe to? Barry Kenny spin your way out of this one.

PS Also with older stock it was possible to open windows for air, not like the hermetically sealed sardine cans (MkIVs, 22000s etc).

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Unread 16-07-2009, 02:50   #26
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The "Mayor" of Sligo should have taken the Mk3s that his colleagues thought weren't good enough for the Sligo line then
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Unread 16-07-2009, 08:50   #27
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In fairness, loco hauled sets break down more. Now sure about fires. Brake fires seem more common on DMUs
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Unread 16-07-2009, 21:17   #28
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Just to say that the 29000 class operated tonights 19.23 from Gorey....
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Unread 10-08-2009, 23:57   #29
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Tonights Gorey Dublin 19.23 service was cancelled as with the 20.27 to Dublin. I was told that they were doing the overhead lines again. Arrived into Dublins tara Street at 23.05.

Their is no notice on the IE site or RUI maybe i just cant see it.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:48   #30
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No notice but ongoing

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Runs on Monday to Thursday from 10 August until 13 August.
Might as well try to claim the refund on an hours delay
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Unread 11-08-2009, 14:07   #31
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Irish Rail admit the changes, again late

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Overhead Line Maintenance Work - Connolly/Rosslare Alterations - Up to mid September 2009 by Corporate Communications

To facilitate overhead Line Maintenance Work between Connolly and Bray the following alterations to the Connolly/Rosslare route will apply each week up to mid September 2009:

Please note a 20-25 minute delay may occur.

Mondays

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by buses.

Tuesdays to Thursdays

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by buses.

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by buses.

Fridays

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by buses.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Unread 11-08-2009, 15:48   #32
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Is there actually Overhead Line Maintenance Work going on? or just a lack of drivers?
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Unread 11-08-2009, 15:56   #33
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There is work, can confirm

Believe they where between Seapoint and Blackrock last night, kept me awake
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