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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:08   #1
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Default Automatic ticket checking at Greystones and Bray

Spotted this morning at Greystones, 2 posters proudly proclaiming 'Automatic ticket checking.... in operation at this station shortly'. I don't see how they are planning to fit them in due to the layout of the station currently they can fit in is 2 gates, maybe 3 at most. Unless they are going to rearrange the place by moving the ticket office etc. Perhaps whilst they are doing it they can get the platform displays to work maybe . Also spotted the same posters at Bray too.
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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:11   #2
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On the platform displays, that's a signalling thing; everything south of Bray (and west of Drumcondra) is on a separate signalling system so don't hold your breath
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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:18   #3
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Greystones has plenty of room last time I checked

Bray has a huge amount of room

Planning applications for both went in over the summer
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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:21   #4
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If I was to my hold my breath and wait for the displays to work, I probably would die and be long dead before they show anything of interest besides telling me I am at Greystones station! I am not looking forward to the queues in the evening trying to get out!

P.S Why were those new card readers installed on the current turnstiles if they plan was rip they out and install the new gates?

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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:37   #5
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Smartcard trial starts shortly, well it should have already started, every station must be equiped

The recovered equipment will be installed elsewhere on the network presumably, at the moment only the bare minmum of equipment has been installed, most station only have one reader equiped gate
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Unread 18-09-2009, 13:38   #6
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i've given up on the ones west of drumcondra getting to work any time soon

2011 or 2012 to get displays that went up ten or years before

I wouldnt hold my breath on greystones either
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Unread 22-09-2009, 19:54   #7
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Workers have removed the ticket gates today in Greystones Station. Temporary ticket office located just outside the station next to the night exit gate.

What I find peculiar is why the old ticket machines (before being removed today) had just very recently been retrofitted with smartcard readers placed on top of the machine itself.

Is it the intention simply to remove these retrofitted machines to install wiring for the new smartcard reader element? It would seem such a waste if they were installing the gates found at Blackrock, Pearse, Tara etc seeing as they just retrofitted the old gates to do the same job.

The old machines in the station were unreliable are were often out of service. It would seem rather inefficient to have stuck on those readers on the original gates a mere few weeks ago, and then to have newer machines replace them to do the same job, albeit more stylishly

Anyone know anything about what the work involves?
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Unread 22-09-2009, 20:20   #8
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Something similar appears to be going on in Grand Canal Dock.

Don't get off here myself
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Unread 22-09-2009, 20:22   #9
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There is an extended ticket hall going in as part of the new development.

Grand Canal Dock was the first station with the new exit gates
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Unread 23-09-2009, 11:20   #10
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I am not looking forward to the queues in the evening trying to get out!
there's already bad queues to exit because the 2 platform doors and the (single) front door are very narrow, this will just move the queues back to the turnstiles.

the existing turnstiles in GS are generally turned off, and the gate is nearly always open (I've accidently walked onto the train without my annual pass on a few occasions here because I usually go through the gate)

While putting in the temp ticket office, they managed to move the bike racks while fully loaded with bikes, which I thought was fairly impressive.
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Unread 23-09-2009, 15:04   #11
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While putting in the temp ticket office, they managed to move the bike racks while fully loaded with bikes, which I thought was fairly impressive.
How many wheels were bent in the process?
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Unread 05-10-2009, 20:05   #12
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Greystones Station building now open again. Slightly altered ticket office open and new gates in place. From what I could see there are 4 gates and they were covered in bubble wrap. I expect they will go live possibly at the end of the week or next week. What are the chances that the morning they do go live there will be plenty of ticket problems?
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Unread 22-12-2009, 17:52   #13
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It appears that exit validation has begun at Greystones this week, despite the lack of notice. My trusty monthly ticket completely failed today at Greystones in and out and at Pearse in and out. It was doing that weird ticket going in and coming out and going in before showing 'ticket failed'. This ticket has never failed since I got it at the start of the month. I blame the ticket validators at Greystones for the corruption of it!
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