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Forum: Dublin Belfast 01-07-2006, 21:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,669
Posted By Red Alert
Onboard issue = HEP burning out of locomotive?...

Onboard issue = HEP burning out of locomotive? Expect to see a lot of these as the 201's age.
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 01-07-2006, 20:58
Replies: 7
Views: 3,739
Posted By Red Alert
Could they not put a PC in the office to allow...

Could they not put a PC in the office to allow them to be controlled locally to advise of delays etc?
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-06-2006, 12:01
Replies: 3
Views: 3,182
Posted By Red Alert
It might be a good idea to CC your letter to the...

It might be a good idea to CC your letter to the health and safety authority, or maybe informally ring them to give them a tip off.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-06-2006, 12:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,989
Posted By Red Alert
Both the IE and DB sites are terribly programmed,...

Both the IE and DB sites are terribly programmed, and to the trained eye it seems like a hodgepodge job was made of the site whilst being the most expensive option.
Forum: Dublin Cork 17-06-2006, 12:12
Replies: 404
Views: 63,877
Posted By Red Alert
The 201's (expertly bought by 'experts' and then...

The 201's (expertly bought by 'experts' and then misused by 'experts') could throw a spanner into the CDE sets. The Mk4 should possibly have been built for 071-compatible operation too (i gather...
Forum: Commuter Services 17-06-2006, 12:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,399
Posted By Red Alert
Sounds like the A/C was on "fan only"...

Sounds like the A/C was on "fan only" without cooling - cost saving measure perhaps, although no excuse!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-06-2006, 21:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,355
Posted By Red Alert
I'm baffled why there's no nitelink LUAS. it'd be...

I'm baffled why there's no nitelink LUAS. it'd be full, and with live CCTV etc it would be much safer than the buses. A service at 1am, 2am, 3am shouldn't be beyond them
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 10-06-2006, 18:08
Replies: 24
Views: 3,610
Posted By Red Alert
What's the deal with these clocks? Do they not...

What's the deal with these clocks? Do they not work? Otherwise i'd say the more the merrier (as long as they're synchronized!).

The LUAS machines think that everyone is new to dublin, so they make...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 10-06-2006, 17:58
Replies: 27
Views: 7,651
Posted By Red Alert
The Mk3 push-pull set would be a good idea but is...

The Mk3 push-pull set would be a good idea but is not air conditioned, so might be a rude awakening to regular commuters. In the winter time it probably wouldn't matter too much.
Forum: Dublin Cork 08-06-2006, 20:45
Replies: 121
Views: 19,811
Posted By Red Alert
I've heard either here or over on boards.ie that...

I've heard either here or over on boards.ie that the mk2's are suffering corrosion problems whereas the cravens are not, so they might be scrapped first. problem in the craven's is the heating vans,...
Forum: Commuter Services 08-06-2006, 20:42
Replies: 570
Views: 124,715
Posted By Red Alert
LUAS seems to not always make the "Next...

LUAS seems to not always make the "Next Stop" announcement. Noticed it a lot recently on the green line. Station announcements work fine.
Forum: Commuter Services 08-06-2006, 20:40
Replies: 27
Views: 5,256
Posted By Red Alert
They could try the Craven coaches with an 071...

They could try the Craven coaches with an 071 loco, then the driver's security risk is nil and it really doesn't matter if someone smashes up the place ;)

I can't believe how you suburban rail...
Forum: Luas Discussion 08-06-2006, 20:35
Replies: 23
Views: 4,331
Posted By Red Alert
The stated capacity can change I've noticed on...

The stated capacity can change I've noticed on the buses:

RH: 47 up / 27 down / 20 Standing
RA: 47 up / 27 down / 13,11,9 Standing
RV: 47 up / 27 down / 9 Standing

all of these are substantially...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 08-06-2006, 08:32
Replies: 24
Views: 3,610
Posted By Red Alert
I was shocked that it took me no time to buy my...

I was shocked that it took me no time to buy my ticket from Dublin to Cork, yet it probably took me more than 30 seconds to buy my ticket on the two LUASes I took to get there.
Forum: Commuter Services 08-06-2006, 08:24
Replies: 19
Views: 3,450
Posted By Red Alert
We need enforceable fines, security guards and...

We need enforceable fines, security guards and gardai. It shouldn't be a surprise to see gardai/security on the train.

When you think about it there's stickers on emergency door buttons etc saying...
Forum: Luas Discussion 08-06-2006, 08:02
Replies: 23
Views: 4,331
Posted By Red Alert
Instead of wasting the time to send the trams...

Instead of wasting the time to send the trams back or order the extra bits they should fit the auto-coupling attachment which lets the trams run in multiple. The platforms are for the most part long...
Forum: Commuter Services 19-03-2006, 17:59
Replies: 570
Views: 124,715
Posted By Red Alert
A few LUAS announcements seem to have been...

A few LUAS announcements seem to have been re-recorded on Line B / Green:


Dundrum's 'as gaeilge' pronounciation is now a tiny bit better. Bus transfer is only advised for Ballinteer, Enniskerry
...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 07-03-2006, 20:39
Replies: 25
Views: 3,435
Posted By Red Alert
I'm sure even Milton Obote and Idi Amin Dada had...

I'm sure even Milton Obote and Idi Amin Dada had better systems than we do.
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-02-2006, 21:20
Replies: 121
Views: 19,811
Posted By Red Alert
I always find the PA nice and loud on the Mk3's...

I always find the PA nice and loud on the Mk3's and in fairness to IE, the Air Conditioning does in fact work compared to Mk3 sets I've been on in Britain. It held it at ~15C on a roasting 25C day in...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 24-02-2006, 21:15
Replies: 347
Views: 130,916
Posted By Red Alert
The DMU's are a travesty. They're good for runs...

The DMU's are a travesty. They're good for runs like Celbridge or even Dundalk. But compared to the Mk3's they lose. They are loud (since they're a bus diesel engine and an automatic transmission)...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 24-02-2006, 21:06
Replies: 35
Views: 5,026
Posted By Red Alert
Yeah I think I heard of the smart card too. If I...

Yeah I think I heard of the smart card too. If I remember Martin Cullen may have been on the promo shoot trying it?
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 23-02-2006, 18:23
Replies: 35
Views: 5,026
Posted By Red Alert
it really isn't fair to ask the drivers to give...

it really isn't fair to ask the drivers to give out change tickets. guys used to rob them and demand the whole cash dispenser on pain of a syringe - nobody should have to work in that situation :(
Forum: DART 23-02-2006, 15:23
Replies: 3
Views: 3,463
Posted By Red Alert
My question is why couldn't they mechanically...

My question is why couldn't they mechanically release the brakes (difficult, but could be done in roughly forty minutes), get either a tractor, bulldozer or another tram to go behind the failed one...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 23-02-2006, 15:15
Replies: 35
Views: 5,026
Posted By Red Alert
The new TGX system has a thermal (not laser!)...

The new TGX system has a thermal (not laser!) printer, but that's no reason in itself why it's as slow as it is. From what I can see now the system has been a foolish cosmetic upgrade. Dublin Bus...
Forum: Luas Discussion 21-02-2006, 18:10
Replies: 32
Views: 13,322
Posted By Red Alert
i'd suspect that's probably due to the different...

i'd suspect that's probably due to the different zone and fare structures used by DB and Luas. It would be hard for the uninitiated to figure out.
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