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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-09-2017, 15:39
Replies: 1
Views: 3,178
Posted By markpb
How are they enforcing that? It makes a lot of...

How are they enforcing that? It makes a lot of sense, I'm surprised it took so long.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 02-02-2017, 11:10
Replies: 26
Views: 8,840
Posted By markpb
While they're a good idea, I think they're a...

While they're a good idea, I think they're a little disingenuous.

The train/tram map artificially squeezes in the north of the city so it looks like
Broombridge and Bayside are equidistant from the...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 27-07-2016, 20:43
Replies: 63
Views: 20,684
Posted By markpb
All Apple Wallet does is present a barcode to a...

All Apple Wallet does is present a barcode to a device which is itself centrally connected. You haven't solved the problem, just moved it upstream. If you want a transit ticket on a mobile device...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 26-07-2016, 13:50
Replies: 63
Views: 20,684
Posted By markpb
Bingo. The group running the Leapcard project had...

Bingo. The group running the Leapcard project had the authority to implement Leapcard but couldn't enforce any changes on the operators. I've never understood why this wasn't seen as a prerequisite....
Forum: Luas Discussion 14-01-2016, 19:16
Replies: 150
Views: 36,402
Posted By markpb
It would only be cost effective until the NTA...

It would only be cost effective until the NTA realise a key part of the NTA-Transdev isn't being enforced and fine Transdev accordingly.
Forum: Commuter Services 27-11-2015, 10:13
Replies: 196
Views: 51,659
Posted By markpb
Increased frequency should bring growth by...

Increased frequency should bring growth by itself. Luas does quite well all day long but Dart carriages are like morgues after rush hour - perhaps it's because Luas is convenient for passengers?
Forum: Commuter Services 26-11-2015, 10:46
Replies: 196
Views: 51,659
Posted By markpb
People making short journeys (i.e. Dart...

People making short journeys (i.e. Dart passengers) tend not to think about it that way. Wait time is more of a consideration than journey time, especially for ad-hoc passengers.

Dart has a bad...
Forum: DART 17-10-2015, 12:21
Replies: 7
Views: 5,321
Posted By markpb
I disagree. Nothing beats penalty points for the...

I disagree. Nothing beats penalty points for the driver and a hefty fine for the company.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-07-2015, 21:09
Replies: 29
Views: 10,057
Posted By markpb
I think you're fundamentally misunderstanding the...

I think you're fundamentally misunderstanding the point of tendering for state services. The point is that the service may be provided to the state at a lower cost than doing it themselves. This is...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-07-2015, 21:53
Replies: 6
Views: 4,754
Posted By markpb
Really? I can't find anything in the transport...

Really? I can't find anything in the transport acts to back that up. They only mention officers appointed by the board, there's no reference to employees.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-10-2014, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 4,136
Posted By markpb
The tender indicated 12-18 months.

The tender indicated 12-18 months.
Forum: Commuter Services 30-07-2014, 11:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,482
Posted By markpb
They're not. I'd imagine someone will be on to...

They're not. I'd imagine someone will be on to them to sharpen them up if they're refusing a core part of the system.
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 27-07-2014, 19:15
Replies: 32
Views: 13,277
Posted By markpb
The text of the dare determination gives them an...

The text of the dare determination gives them an easy out, all the NTA has to do is agree a new implementation date.
Forum: Commuter Services 21-07-2014, 17:24
Replies: 14
Views: 4,482
Posted By markpb
Rumour has it they've agreed to stop.

Rumour has it they've agreed to stop.
Forum: Commuter Services 18-07-2014, 15:45
Replies: 14
Views: 4,482
Posted By markpb
What shop was that?

What shop was that?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-07-2014, 18:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,968
Posted By markpb
Or the breakdown of paying customers vs FTP.

Or the breakdown of paying customers vs FTP.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-06-2014, 08:21
Replies: 306
Views: 136,597
Posted By markpb
What about tourists from the UK who don't require...

What about tourists from the UK who don't require a passport to get here?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2014, 09:43
Replies: 306
Views: 136,597
Posted By markpb
There's a good reason why it's not available from...

There's a good reason why it's not available from a tourist office in the city centre (protection of revenue from locals) and I guess the number of tourists arriving through both ports is tiny...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-05-2014, 19:57
Replies: 6
Views: 1,447
Posted By markpb
If it's true, it's incredibly sloppy. If they're...

If it's true, it's incredibly sloppy. If they're not going to give it to a professional to host, they need to spend some money running it properly.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-05-2014, 06:39
Replies: 7
Views: 4,089
Posted By markpb
I can't speak for Irish Rail but I did hire...

I can't speak for Irish Rail but I did hire clamping companies in the past. A small site which won't provide much revenue will have to pay an annual fee to the clampers. Larger sites will get the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 28-03-2014, 09:41
Replies: 50
Views: 9,336
Posted By markpb
I'd be really surprised if that was true. It's...

I'd be really surprised if that was true. It's more likely to say that IR should put in place procedures to minimum fare evasion. I don't think anyone in the NTA is stupid enough to believe fare...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-03-2014, 07:25
Replies: 50
Views: 9,336
Posted By markpb
The OP has said that they don't travel by train...

The OP has said that they don't travel by train very often. Given that, how are they meant to know that different type of return tickets exist? Irish Rail were selling the ticket, they should have...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-03-2014, 11:26
Replies: 50
Views: 9,336
Posted By markpb
According to the by-laws, he would but many...

According to the by-laws, he would but many operators allow annual ticket holders to make one or two mistakes per year without penalising them.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-12-2013, 08:22
Replies: 70
Views: 22,552
Posted By markpb
I think it's likely down to the relative lack of...

I think it's likely down to the relative lack of checks. If you're unlikely to be caught, the fine is irrelevant.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 06-12-2013, 14:26
Replies: 27
Views: 5,168
Posted By markpb
Maybe no-one used it to Greystones last time...

Maybe no-one used it to Greystones last time which is why it's not included this time?
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