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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-11-2014, 15:25
Replies: 9
Views: 5,035
Posted By Thomas Ralph
There is no law against it. It is a free country;...

There is no law against it. It is a free country; they are free to charge whatever they like for the service and you are free whether or not to pay or to use a different outlet.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2014, 16:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,408
Posted By Thomas Ralph
One possible response to that is that we are...

One possible response to that is that we are lucky the government hasn't done away with it like so many other tax breaks recently.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2014, 17:01
Replies: 70
Views: 22,710
Posted By Thomas Ralph
It's as much, if not more, that Irish passengers...

It's as much, if not more, that Irish passengers have less inclination to pay their fare than Japanese.

But on the other hand, every Japanese station of any size has a manned gateline all day.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2014, 20:47
Replies: 70
Views: 22,710
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Yes the fare adjustment system is still in...

Yes the fare adjustment system is still in place.

Tickets are regularly and consistently inspected on long-distance services in Japan, and stamped.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-05-2014, 17:02
Replies: 306
Views: 139,361
Posted By Thomas Ralph
The ticket office doesn't be open half the time...

The ticket office doesn't be open half the time there :(
Forum: Intercity and Regional 27-04-2014, 14:58
Replies: 16
Views: 7,699
Posted By Thomas Ralph
It's getting laughable at this stage

It's getting laughable at this stage
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-03-2014, 18:44
Replies: 50
Views: 9,456
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Ah it's pretty much the same either way to be...

Ah it's pretty much the same either way to be honest. Got no ticket? Meet a ticket checker and you get sold a ticket. Meet a revenue inspector and you get a penalty fare (much lower than Ireland as...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-03-2014, 17:12
Replies: 16
Views: 7,106
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Well under-11s are free and 11-15 can get one-day...

Well under-11s are free and 11-15 can get one-day paper Travelcards.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-03-2014, 09:40
Replies: 2
Views: 1,567
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Yep "all stations to Howth" is not...

Yep "all stations to Howth" is not really informative for someone at Sandycove and Glasthule who hasn't the first notion where they, Howth, or Bray are.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 05-02-2014, 16:54
Replies: 13
Views: 5,735
Posted By Thomas Ralph
You need to look at splitting at Newry.

You need to look at splitting at Newry.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 28-01-2014, 13:51
Replies: 70
Views: 22,710
Posted By Thomas Ralph
They are still going. There are plans to replace...

They are still going. There are plans to replace them with Leap card type affairs but still in the long grass.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-01-2014, 15:08
Replies: 70
Views: 22,710
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Isn't Cherry Orchard/Park West barriered?

Isn't Cherry Orchard/Park West barriered?
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 19-12-2013, 16:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,574
Posted By Thomas Ralph
I thought IÉ DMUs weren't cleared north of the...

I thought IÉ DMUs weren't cleared north of the border any more?
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 18-12-2013, 15:50
Replies: 18
Views: 5,310
Posted By Thomas Ralph
https://twitter.com/cybernoelie/statuses/413325728...

https://twitter.com/cybernoelie/statuses/413325728038805504 has a photo
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-12-2013, 09:56
Replies: 2
Views: 1,669
Posted By Thomas Ralph
16-25 Railcards stopped

IÉ has quietly snuck out that 16-25 Railcards will no longer be issued. The card replaced the Faircard around 5 years ago. Cards in circulation will be accepted up to their expiry date.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-12-2013, 09:43
Replies: 70
Views: 22,710
Posted By Thomas Ralph
I understand that the verification is done over...

I understand that the verification is done over the phone on the spot and in the event everything checked out the pass is handed back with an apology. Further compensation would not be relevant.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 09-12-2013, 15:40
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Reports of a cyclist vs tram collision

Reports of a cyclist vs tram collision
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 07-12-2013, 23:16
Replies: 21
Views: 6,090
Posted By Thomas Ralph
So is that Saturday and Sunday at 0100, 0200 and...

So is that Saturday and Sunday at 0100, 0200 and 0300?
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 07-12-2013, 23:13
Replies: 27
Views: 5,311
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Agreed especially with a diesel, doing an all...

Agreed especially with a diesel, doing an all shacks service would be very slow.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 06-12-2013, 11:29
Replies: 12
Views: 5,913
Posted By Thomas Ralph
For Ryanair it was the UK Office of Fair Trading...

For Ryanair it was the UK Office of Fair Trading that told them all unavoidable fees have to be rolled up into the headline price. No such rule in Ireland and IÉ does not sell tickets originating...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-12-2013, 16:51
Replies: 38
Views: 13,875
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Yes because the employer purchases the ticket on...

Yes because the employer purchases the ticket on behalf of the employee the question of where the refund goes gets tied up in all sorts of legal knots.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-12-2013, 09:25
Replies: 38
Views: 13,875
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Actually that is being phased out. A few...

Actually that is being phased out. A few remaining train operating companies have a system whereby they give 5% or 10% off season ticket renewals if targets are not met, or they can declare a day...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-11-2013, 08:55
Replies: 21
Views: 6,090
Posted By Thomas Ralph
That used to be (and possibly still is) one of...

That used to be (and possibly still is) one of the rationales for running route 91.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 27-11-2013, 12:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By Thomas Ralph
Customers choosing to book separate tickets are...

Customers choosing to book separate tickets are not covered in the event of a delay at where their ticket splits.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-11-2013, 12:27
Replies: 306
Views: 139,361
Posted By Thomas Ralph
747 also accepts 30-day rambler tickets which for...

747 also accepts 30-day rambler tickets which for most people will be 6 weeks as the days don't have to be consecutive.
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