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Late Evening Service To Portlaoise

November 3rd 2008

Rail Users Ireland welcomes the introduction of a later evening service to Portlaoise. Rail Users Ireland highlighted the farce of a empty Heuston Portlaoise empty train shortly after 10pm most evenings in the Sunday Tribune on Sunday 27th September. Irish Rail had given a commitment to the people of Portlaoise to provide such as service in the December 2007 timetable change, but none was provided

The details of this service are:

  • Heuston 22.15
  • Newbridge 22.45
  • Kildare 22.50
  • Monasterevin 22.57
  • Portarlington 23.04
  • Portlaoise 23.14

This service is operated by a 6 coach Intercity Railcar

Rail Users Ireland reminds Irish Rail of its obligation to provide a rail service in line with the social needs of the state and that it is generously funded to provide this. Over 45% of Irish Rail's operating costs are provided through state subsidy. We note the last train south of Greystones remains 18:35 and west of Maynooth 19:05. We also note that a number of empty trains continue to operate on these and other routes.

Last Updated: November 03 2008 22:46:24
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