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Unread 21-03-2010, 10:58   #1
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Exclamation Ticket Checks on Cork Local Services

With effect from Monday there will be a significant increase in the number of ticket checks on the Cork-Cobh and Cork Midleton services.

Passengers who board at unstaffed stations do not require a ticket before boarding the train. Anyone who encounters any 'attitude' from ticket checking staff let us know.

The software in the ticket vending machines will be upgraded on Tuesday which should speed things up and should add extra ticket types and destinations. Ultimately it will be possible to collect a ticket purchased online at Midleton and Carrigtwohill from the ticket vending machines.

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Passengers who board at unstaffed stations do not require a ticket before boarding the train. Anyone who encounters any 'attitude' from ticket checking staff let us know.
Does that apply to Midleton and Carrigtwohill, which have TVMs, but no staff?

Also, are there any plans to add TVMs at those stations that don't even give the opportunity to buy a ticket?
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Does that apply to Midleton and Carrigtwohill, which have TVMs, but no staff?
If you are willing to take the legal challenge you can resolve that question. Under EU law Midleton and Carrigtwohill are not considered unstaffed as they have ticket selling machines. You must obtain a ticket before boarding if it is possible to obtain a ticket

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Also, are there any plans to add TVMs at those stations that don't even give the opportunity to buy a ticket?
If there is no way to buy a ticket before boarding there is no risk of a penalty fare, long term they should all get TVM's.
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If you are willing to take the legal challenge you can resolve that question. Under EU law Midleton and Carrigtwohill are not considered unstaffed as they have ticket selling machines. You must obtain a ticket before boarding if it is possible to obtain a ticket


If there is no way to buy a ticket before boarding there is no risk of a penalty fare, long term they should all get TVM's.
Is there any reason why Little island has lost its TVM.

Also, we now have the crazy situation whereby IR has brought in pay parking at Little Island station with the result that everyone has decamped to the recycling site beside the IR carpark !
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Is there any reason why Little island has lost its TVM.
I believe the reason involved either a crowbar or a can of petrol
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Is there any reason why Little island has lost its TVM.
Vandals smashed it up and robbed it

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Also, we now have the crazy situation whereby IR has brought in pay parking at Little Island station with the result that everyone has decamped to the recycling site beside the IR carpark !
Irish Rail don't own the car park, CIE do, they applied the charge. Despite numerous attempts no progress has been made on forcing a withdrawal of the charges.
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Little Island has, in any case, a booking office.
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Little Island has, in any case, a booking office.
Which is closed
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I can confirm that on the 08:45 Midleton - Cork service last Friday that no less than 3 inspectors were on the train. Each inspector checked my ticket.
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I can confirm that on the 08:45 Midleton - Cork service last Friday that no less than 3 inspectors were on the train. Each inspector checked my ticket.
I think that even the checkers are afraid of them
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Default Little Island TVM

A TVM has returned to Little Island train station on the Cork bound platform. This must have been installed either Wednesday or Thursday as it was not there on Tuesday.

Any know why the Little Island signage has "Little Island" spelt like it reads: "Little Iceland" ? - "Littleisland" ?
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serious shortage of onboard checkers in recent weeks
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Any know why the Little Island signage has "Little Island" spelt like it reads: "Little Iceland" ? - "Littleisland" ?
Do you mean it is actually "Littleisland"? Thats down to bureaucratic incompetence. "Littleisland" is in parts of the website booking system as a get around for people who spell it incorrectly, but no reason for it to be like that elsewhere.

Actually, just checking Johnson's Atlas & Gazetteer "Littleisland" is the station name and on the OSi site, the island is given as "Littleisland" on historical maps.

The other goof is "The Great Island", when its always "Great Island".
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