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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2020, 23:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1,783
Posted By dowlingm
No Broombridge?

No Broombridge?
Forum: Dublin Sligo 31-07-2020, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 10,974
Posted By dowlingm
Did this ever get built? If I read Google Maps...

Did this ever get built? If I read Google Maps correctly it looks like “no”. Maybe IE felt the 6 (undetailed) conditions were unacceptable / outside their budget.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2020, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 5,082
Posted By dowlingm
Given that the existing Carrigaloe station is...

Given that the existing Carrigaloe station is only accessible in one direction and has a limited catchment, abandoning it and building a new accessible “Carrigaloe and Ballynoe” station north of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-07-2020, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 5,082
Posted By dowlingm
I was surprised to learn that there is a decent...

I was surprised to learn that there is a decent sized double track section around Carrigtwohill - I thought it was full single with a double track terminus. The terminal section could be extended...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-07-2020, 18:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,082
Posted By dowlingm
A halt wouldn’t do much harm if it was adjoining...

A halt wouldn’t do much harm if it was adjoining a PSR. Not sure if there is one in Crusheen. A station with a passing loop would inject flexibility into the timetable - but given the failure to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-07-2020, 12:22
Replies: 12
Views: 5,082
Posted By dowlingm
Crusheen (between Ennis and Gort) is on the...

Crusheen (between Ennis and Gort) is on the Network Statement as a forthcoming station :)

http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Railway%20Stations%20C/Crusheen/IrishRailwayStations.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2020, 03:26
Replies: 11
Views: 6,029
Posted By dowlingm
https://twitter.com/joeseward1/status/128385301905...

https://twitter.com/joeseward1/status/1283853019050803200?s=21

Passenger removed from 1900 Dublin-Cork by Gardai for failing to wear a mask
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 18:15
Replies: 56
Views: 42,463
Posted By dowlingm
Getting 50mph Tara traffic off the Belfast...

Getting 50mph Tara traffic off the Belfast mainline (and allowing the Drogheda-Navan branch to be put into neglect and rustage) would be handy though,...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 30-01-2020, 18:07
Replies: 8
Views: 7,623
Posted By dowlingm
Waterford-Limerick Junction gets a shoutout

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jan/29/10-europes-best-rural-train-rail-journeys-branch-lines
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-01-2020, 11:27
Replies: 6
Views: 6,288
Posted By dowlingm
I would agree that a Drogheda Enterprise stop...

I would agree that a Drogheda Enterprise stop makes sense unless the bridge is twinned (seems unlikely), and I doubt local politicians would sit still for it being dropped even if it was.

As for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-01-2020, 03:27
Replies: 6
Views: 6,288
Posted By dowlingm
High speed rail... feasibility study... maybe

From the proposed deal to restore Stormont
https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/01/10/we-have-a-piece-of-paper-it-looks-like-a-stormont-deal-tbc/

Good news for Parsons or whichever consulting shop gets...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-10-2019, 01:59
Replies: 4
Views: 5,999
Posted By dowlingm
Toronto is the closest Canadian equivalent to an...

Toronto is the closest Canadian equivalent to an American city in respect to crime and it is by no means common to see police/special constables at each station or anything like it. Missouri has a...
Forum: Dublin Cork 02-09-2019, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 9,280
Posted By dowlingm
Big changes in the housing market since the prior...

Big changes in the housing market since the prior Charleville trial (and that trial was only commuter not intercity from Dublin) but it’s hard to shake the “nope we tried it once and it failed end...
Forum: Dublin Cork 31-08-2019, 15:03
Replies: 9
Views: 9,280
Posted By dowlingm
With the new platform at the Junction, and using...

With the new platform at the Junction, and using the 1700 express timings, an 0600 departure could serve the Junction at 0726, arrive Mallow at 0758 and assume the current Mallow commuter departure...
Forum: Commuter Services 31-08-2019, 14:07
Replies: 10
Views: 7,499
Posted By dowlingm
wouldn’t be so urgently needed if the 2700s were...

wouldn’t be so urgently needed if the 2700s were serviceable, the idea of acquiring UK stock hadn’t been a dead end, and meanwhile the announced 41 22K middle units are still years from delivery...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 27-08-2019, 00:49
Replies: 3
Views: 5,910
Posted By dowlingm
Waterford is the redheaded stepchild at the...

Waterford is the redheaded stepchild at the Junction :D
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2019, 19:18
Replies: 103
Views: 58,750
Posted By dowlingm
All the carry on about Ennis-Collooney and money...

All the carry on about Ennis-Collooney and money spent on tarmacing a swathe of Ardrahan while Athlone-Mullingar went with barely a whimper. I fancy the latter will be regretted more in the long run...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-08-2019, 17:36
Replies: 11
Views: 5,210
Posted By dowlingm
Perhaps the "we have to wait for the annual...

Perhaps the "we have to wait for the annual schedule change" will be deployed here. IE have made a mess of small changes in the past - like the Alan Kelly Express - so caution on the destination...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-07-2019, 14:30
Replies: 103
Views: 58,750
Posted By dowlingm
The balancing of Dublin's growth can come from...

The balancing of Dublin's growth can come from strengthening western and southern urban centres, but Athenry-Claremorris is the middle or end of that process, not the beginning.

Athlone-Mullingar...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-02-2019, 03:28
Replies: 64
Views: 27,630
Posted By dowlingm
Can't even get an 0600 toward Cork/Limerick....

Can't even get an 0600 toward Cork/Limerick. Running one to Sligo seems a bit much!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-06-2018, 02:53
Replies: 13
Views: 9,247
Posted By dowlingm
Examiner piece from 2006 when Seamus Brennan...

Examiner piece from 2006 when Seamus Brennan opened this can of worms
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/brennan-lifts-restrictions-from-free-travel-passes-10444.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-09-2016, 20:05
Replies: 12
Views: 8,145
Posted By dowlingm
What's with the peak on the 0800 Greystones being...

What's with the peak on the 0800 Greystones being Sydney Parade? UCD?
Forum: Concerts and Sport Specials 10-07-2016, 14:27
Replies: 32
Views: 46,477
Posted By dowlingm
what makes you think they made money? That's the...

what makes you think they made money? That's the basis of the rest of your post.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 09-07-2016, 20:46
Replies: 25
Views: 16,136
Posted By dowlingm
This one?...

This one? http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1950/act/12/section/64/enacted/en/html

The mail pier doesn't exist any more surely? :D
Forum: Luas Discussion 28-06-2016, 03:10
Replies: 31
Views: 14,154
Posted By dowlingm
Here in Toronto the tramway used to be laid in a...

Here in Toronto the tramway used to be laid in a very basic fashion but it got hammered by use especially by the post-PCC trams. Now the concrete is laid in layers and rubber pads used for vibration...
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