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Unread 16-01-2014, 23:30   #123
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A few comments about the 29Ks,

They are generally very reliable

They are good performers in terms of acceleration and braking.

They have a crush load carrying capacity similar to a DART.

On the down side they are noisy, drafty, have cramped seating, virtually no luggage space and afford little opportunity for passengers to work as they travel.

The 29Ks are ideally suited for short distance, short duration services with frequent stops and heavy loadings. However, Irish Rail services (with the exception of services out of Heuston) hold little attraction for longer distance commuters given the miserably slow nature of much of the service, indifferent reliability (particularly evening services on the northern line) and the predominance of low amenity rolling stock.
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