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Unread 07-08-2018, 09:41   #1
Mark Gleeson
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Default Time to ban steam trains?

Once again a steam train broke down leading to delays of 2 hours. The same train last year broke down before it even left Connolly

Broke down between Wicklow and Greystones resulting in delays to both evening Rosslare services up to 2 hours. DART services at Greystones also impacted by the mess.

All trains break down but the failure rate of these stream trains appears to be 10 if not 100 times more frequent than the public service.

Irish Rail claims it is short drivers and has cancelled trains daily in the summer yet can resource this?

Its highly questionable if the RPSI are paying the full cost and unlikely to be chased for delay compensation per the access statement

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