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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-02-2019, 08:05
Replies: 2
Views: 749
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The Mk4 only runs a single route, always the same...

The Mk4 only runs a single route, always the same configuration so it tends to work a lot better.

The 22k has a lot of random configuration issues, there are certainly hardware failures and there...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-02-2019, 07:26
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
To be very clear the NTA do not own any rail...

To be very clear the NTA do not own any rail assets at this time.

We asked them why not and why they should to allow for future competition.

Irish Rail set the specification of all orders, the NTA...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 29-01-2019, 15:35
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Technically there are two solutions here Point...

Technically there are two solutions here

Point to Point + Dublin city buses (its not just Dublin Bus...)
Point to Point + Luas

Thats complex as its a new ticket type which needs to be understood...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 27-01-2019, 20:50
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Point + Point + 9x/145/Luas as far as Georges...

Point + Point + 9x/145/Luas as far as Georges Dock is +440

There is new for 2019


Thats Bus OR Luas, not both but its unclear

While a fare exists, its going to be some time before it is actually...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-01-2019, 17:14
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Extra trains are provided as a matter of routine...

Extra trains are provided as a matter of routine off peak at Cobh when a cruise ship is in town and resources permit.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 23-01-2019, 17:00
Replies: 2
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We would like to add this functionality into our...

We would like to add this functionality into our site but we do not have access to the fare rules and tables beyond Dundalk and we don't know the routing rules (is Derry via Bleach Green or via the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-01-2019, 20:09
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its only 2 trains each way an hour, nothing...

Its only 2 trains each way an hour, nothing really

Athenry Galway cannot be beaten in time terms by car, its impossible to get to Eyre Square faster


Cork Commuter is already 2 trains per hour at...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-01-2019, 21:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Orders are 41 ICR (confirmed but not signed)...

Orders are

41 ICR (confirmed but not signed) primarily for capacity on medium distance commuter services

A framework agreement for up to 600 bi/tri mode 4 coach commuter trains, this is entirely...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have raised this previously, Enterprise train...

We have raised this previously, Enterprise train managers are not a huge number so know the score, Translink conductors not so.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 15:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Yup and those codes will make no sense to a...

Yup and those codes will make no sense to a Translink employee
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 12:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This actually make some sense 2 = Irish Rail 228...

This actually make some sense

2 = Irish Rail
228 = Holywood (Furtherest point valid?) Central is 225 I think

Leapcard app doesn't have the NI station list in it
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-01-2019, 11:38
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Battery is certainly an option but what we are...

Battery is certainly an option but what we are seeing is some form of diesel option.

Range is a issue, would need to be able to get out an back to Maynooth for an entire day with only a brief spell...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-01-2019, 07:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The accuracy of what is published in the UK rail...

The accuracy of what is published in the UK rail press is at times suspect.

There is a refresh ongoing of the 22k fleet, one unit at a time in Connolly. If you find a 22k with USB sockets then its a...
Forum: Luas Discussion 03-01-2019, 09:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1,562
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Luas Website Hacked

Hackers have taken the Luas.ie website down seeking payment or they will release unknown information

Possible risk to data from both taxsaver and penalty fares, but these are under separate domains...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 02-01-2019, 12:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mark Gleeson
A new platform information system is under review...

A new platform information system is under review currently by Irish Rail.

Broombridge needs a complete overhaul but it does expose the complete farce of the ticketing system that the Luas TVM...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-01-2019, 10:25
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Once the reality of the madness of the leasing...

Once the reality of the madness of the leasing idea settles I'd bet the 2700 will reappear.

Just bear in mind the number sought on lease is a lot more than the 2700 fleet, the situation on the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-12-2018, 09:49
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The order for 41 cars has not yet been signed....

The order for 41 cars has not yet been signed. Neither Irish Rail nor the NTA have been willing to give us a statement confirming the status of the program and we have been asking for this going back...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 12-12-2018, 20:48
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The point is the phone issued to the on train...

The point is the phone issued to the on train staff, not your phone,

The next gen on train portable equipment will be fully spec'ed up for this
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 22:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Dundalk has full exit validation gates The...

Dundalk has full exit validation gates

The Android app requires no details just present the card to the phone.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-12-2018, 14:35
Replies: 35
Views: 17,209
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway...

Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway to Navan, no question.

Had the M3 Parkway station been on the northern side of the toll as was the original plan to site it at Drumree near...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 14:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The current issue Leap reader has two features, a...

The current issue Leap reader has two features, a simple green/red to confirm tagged on. However if you are not tagged on they can see on the screen the ticket information.

I have routinely...
Forum: DART 20-11-2018, 09:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,902
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our contact did acknowledge our email and...

Our contact did acknowledge our email and typically gets minor issues like this fixed in 24-48 hours.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-11-2018, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,641
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a real job and a seat a the table. There is...

Its a real job and a seat a the table.

There is a director of infrastructure so a director of train operations isn't unreasonable

In the old days it would be GM Intercity and GM Suburban
Forum: DART 15-11-2018, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,902
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Good catch, 2.50 is correct...

Good catch, 2.50 is correct http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_info/fare_calc_2018.php?station_from=PERSE&station_to=SHILL&stage1=Submit


Digital manager in Irish Rail informed
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Fundamentally its a funding and service...

Fundamentally its a funding and service issue.

The Dublin Short Hop zone is a 1970's construction broadly set up around the Dublin services division of CIE (Bus and Rail for Dublin under a single...
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