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Unread 17-12-2009, 13:55   #1
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Today marks the 175th anniversary of the opening of the worlds first commuter railway between Dún Laoghaire and Westland Row

Its important to note that 175 years ago, they had everything we have now, they had annual and monthly tickets and they had a clockface timetable and journey times where better than the best Irish Rail in many case. They even had integrated tickets for all kinds of strange things

And they managed to run at 15 minute intervals on Sundays, yes the service was more frequent in the 1800's than it is now!

Hmm, really goes to show how useless Irish Rail are.
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Honestly, it was the 175th anniversary and there was no celebration at all ?

I know there was some general celebration stuff during the summer when DLR sponsored a few steam trains, but nothing on the day itself . . . that's a bit poor.

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Honestly, it was the 175th anniversary and there was no celebration at all ?

I know there was some general celebration stuff during the summer when DLR sponsored a few steam trains, but nothing on the day itself . . . that's a bit poor.

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Why are you surprised? In 1984 - the 150th anniversary of Ireland's 1st railway all CIE could manage was to come up with a name for the celebrations - Traen 150 and that was all they did. No events, no special train, no commemorative publication - no nothing - a company truly devoid of any shred of imagination.
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There's a girl called Monica Murphy who might be able to get something going on the marketing side. Nah, probably not.
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