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James Shields 27-04-2009 08:14

[27-04-2008] 8:32 Drogheda-Pearse
 
8:32 to Pearse was a 4 car 2900 instead of the usual 8 car. There was also about an inch of water on the floor, like someone forgot to close the doors before going through the train washer. It was fairly full leaving Drogheda, and had quite a lot of people standing leaving Laytown.

Then the driver forgot to stop in Gormanston, and had to reverse back.

When we got to Balbriggan we were asked to change to platform 1 where an 8-car train was waiting, so we're now on proper length train, but about 20 mins late.

sublimity 27-04-2009 09:10

Sounds like a complete farce.

The sooner the line is electrified, the better.
Replace the glorified DART's (COMMUTER) with proper DART's

Mark Gleeson 27-04-2009 10:48

Would appear a 29k set was nicked to cover a trip to Belfast, the 7:35 Dublin Belfast Enterprise broke down

sublimity 27-04-2009 10:57

How anyone could sit on a 29k going from Dublin-Belfast is beyond me.
Could the Mk3 international set stored in North Wall not have done it?
There has to be a better solution than a 29k...

Mark Gleeson 27-04-2009 11:02

There needs to be a standby set in Connolly, back in the day there was the Mk2d Sligo set which made many a trip

The international set is on scrap wheels and its not really the best.

There is a citygold set in Dundalk, thats what you want

Thomas Ralph 27-04-2009 13:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 44656)
Would appear a 29k set was nicked to cover a trip to Belfast, the 7:35 Dublin Belfast Enterprise broke down

I thought the 29Ks weren't allowed out across the border.

dowlingm 27-04-2009 19:19

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublimity (Post 44645)
The sooner the line is electrified, the better.

I dunno, if there's going to be an inch of water I think I'd sooner have diesel :D

roamling 28-04-2009 07:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by James Shields (Post 44643)
Then the driver forgot to stop in Gormanston, and had to reverse back.

this sounds like on of the the bigger jokes IR has pulled on their customers. How can a driver miss a station. Is it even possible to go back or is it against safety standards? (What about the signal has been passed!?!). I am out of words...

Mark Gleeson 28-04-2009 08:19

That probably explains the swap at Balbriggan to a different train

Pass a red signal or overshoot a platform normally means driver is taken off the train and replaced


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