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Unread 07-12-2009, 19:19   #101
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Default Viability of Western Rail Corridor

Given that Limerick-Ennis has been closed intermittently for most of a month and from memory was closed for the guts of a month last year, that must put the viability of the WRC in serious doubt.

To me (struggling badly with delays on Sligo line for a month now) there appears to be little point in having a service if it is going to be closed or seriously delayed for a month each year.

It is quite normal for service to have a bad month in the autumn - it was much worse with leaf-slip on the old locomotive services but this year is taking the proverbial.
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Unread 07-12-2009, 19:27   #102
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Given that Limerick-Ennis has been closed intermittently for most of a month and from memory was closed for the guts of a month last year, that must put the viability of the WRC in serious doubt.

To me (struggling badly with delays on Sligo line for a month now) there appears to be little point in having a service if it is going to be closed or seriously delayed for a month each year.

It is quite normal for service to have a bad month in the autumn - it was much worse with leaf-slip on the old locomotive services but this year is taking the proverbial.
i would agree with you james with regards to the flooding but we are talking of an extraordinary weather event. Look at what happened in galway , cork i was looking at pictures of carrickonshannon that was record rainfall met eireann admitted.

With regards to the wheelslip i agree its getting beyond a joke the train should be hosed every day at this time
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Unread 07-12-2009, 21:10   #103
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i would agree with you james with regards to the flooding but we are talking of an extraordinary weather event.
Sure, but he line was closed for an extended period last year also.
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Unread 28-12-2009, 16:10   #104
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Folks take care wherever you are travelling to today. Conditions are extremely Icy. Also take care if travelling by train some stations are extremely icy on the platforms.

Also spare a thought for the people caught up in the incident of the overturned bus this morning between wexford and dublin in particular the family of the woman who lost her life. Hopefully those injured will have a speedy recovery.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 21:05   #105
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Forecast is for bringing us back to Januarys temperatures for the coming week onwards, whether or not we get snow is another thing!
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Unread 20-02-2010, 21:48   #106
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Apparently fairly decent snow falling in the Maynooth, Hazelhatch, Leixlip direction at the moment.....
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Unread 20-02-2010, 22:30   #107
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heavy snow falling in dublin city centre right now and sticking!!
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Unread 21-02-2010, 09:47   #108
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savage snowstorn from Kildare southwards last night, got appallingly bad on the Portlaoise bypass section of the M7, snow stuck rapaidly, no cats eyes, all made worse by the snow being head on (imagine driivng through the closing credits of Buck Rodgers in the 24th Century). Saw one gritter on the M50 and one on the N7/M7 all the way from Dublin to Tipp. Back roads from Abbeyleix were nothing short of letal.

One good thing is that because we are having a fair bit of snow and frosty weather this year many drivers seem to be able to cope with the situation a lot better, as opposed to panicing at the once a year snow fall.
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And then to cap it all the match was called off!
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Nice bit of snow covering this morning ! Didnt see this coming !
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Unread 25-02-2010, 23:20   #112
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two matches called off now, and more snow last night. it has snowed so much this year even for here that its lost its novelty and magic. my kids still cant see how i see it as a big event, from their viewpoint there is snow every year and plenty of it
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I was half surprised seeing some cars with snow this morning with none on the ground or on roofs, but sure enough there is some in the mountains.
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bizarrely enough given the time of year we have some fairly cold weather forecast over the next few days with the possibility of some snow.
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bizarrely enough given the time of year we have some fairly cold weather forecast over the next few days with the possibility of some snow.
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snowing already in north tipp
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i keep on having to check if its the first yet..... No it seems a possability all right. Roll on less than an inch and traffic chaos for dublin
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I would like to apologise for the weather - I hung out some washing.
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Unread 30-03-2010, 21:43   #119
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what a nght! Flooding, powercuts and snow reported around the country. mad given its the end of april! take care if you are out in such conitions.

Got offm the train in clonsilla a few minutes ago to heavy snow falling althgough not sticking!
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i'll eat my hat if the snow sticks in dublin! sure there was drizzle earlier. its up north where the severe weather is. dublin just gets the tail end of it
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