View Single Post
Unread 16-01-2014, 20:28   #121
James Howard
Really Really Regluar Poster
James Howard's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sligo Line
Posts: 1,115

I was on the 1805 this evening and it is quite alarming seeing how the loadings have dropped past Mullingar (which is about the same journey time as Dundalk). 8 people got off in Edgeworthstown tonight. Before all this messing started there would have been 25-30 people getting off this train in Edgeworthstown.

There were about 10 cars left in the station car-park - this would normally have been about 30. Probably 5 cars get left overnight on a typical Thursday. I generally get the intercity in the morning which is the last viable commuter train and this morning, the car-park had about 20 cars - if even that. A single commuter giving up from Edgeworthstown costs Irish Rail 4 grand. I would think that about 3 commuters would result in any savings being wiped out.

This will hopefully be my last journey on the 1805 so you can all stop reading my moaning about it.
James Howard is offline   Reply With Quote