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Unread 05-10-2009, 06:48   #1
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Default [5/10/2009] Bridge strike Grand Canal Dock

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Bridge Strike between Grand Canal Dock and Landsdowne Road by Corporate Communications

Due to a bridge strike services are currently suspended between Grand Canal Dock and Landsdowne Road Engineers are currently enroute Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused
As usual no date or time on the notice

The online realtime system is not reporting any delays at all!
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As usual no date or time on the notice

The online realtime system is not reporting any delays at all!
Got off at grand canal dock and walked down to lansdowne.
Some imbecile with a JCB forklift / mini crane on a low loader hit the bridge on South Lotts road. The cab of the JCB was what hit the bridge. He needed a good 2 feet more clearance to make it through. The gards were there.
I would expect long delays this morning.

Automatic driving bans for people who hit railway bridges.
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The queue of trains has formed quickly
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Allegedly, the line has just re-opened
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Allegedly, the line has just re-opened
I'm suprised. Very suprised.
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reopened around 8

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Line is open, morning train from Gorey has arrived in Connolly
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There were several consecutive southbound trains through Sandymount around 0815.
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As usual Irish Rail fail to communicate

1. No date, time or expected duration of disruption on the IE website
2. Once again the RUI twitter feed http://twitter.com/RailUsersIe is updated before Irish Rail
3. No notice that the line has reopened
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http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1005/dart.html
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DART southside services running again
Monday, 5 October 2009 14:20

Rail services in Dublin have resumed following a delay this morning when a bridge was hit between Lansdowne Road and Grand Canal Dock stations.

DART and commuter services from Arklow and Gorey were running 20 minutes behind schedule as a result of the incident.

Services had been suspended between the two stations earlier.
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The 07:40 Rosslare to Connolly was delayed by 15 mins this morning probably because the down morning Rosslare was delayed. Nice experience waiting at Greystones for a train that may or may not show up at all. No announcement regarding if the train was delayed or not. Is a small little audible announcement too much to ask for?
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I'd say the temporary ticket office outside greystones station isn't connected up to the PA ferg...most likely the employee in the ticket office was either too busy selling tickets or not bothered to go into the office and announce the delay. I think in recent months announcements have improved significantly in Greystones but the ongoing work in the station foyer is probably license for the workers to take it sleazy for the next few weeks
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