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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-09-2018, 06:35
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
That was from Friday and the reason was that a...

That was from Friday and the reason was that a number of services operated by one train were cancelled due to either no driver being available or a mechanical fault with the train itself. Other...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 18:47
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
Not sure that a timetable change would resolve...

Not sure that a timetable change would resolve ďan operational issueĒ that caused some trains not to operate - that suggests either no driver or a mechanical issue with the train that was to operate...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 09:23
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
That all assumes that the current DART timetable...

That all assumes that the current DART timetable and more specifically the running times reflect reality - I would argue that they donít and DART punctuality statistics would tend to bear that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-09-2018, 20:14
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
Well perhaps you should be taking this up with...

Well perhaps you should be taking this up with the NTA as theyíre the ones driving the 10 minute DART - not Irish Rail.

As I understand it all of the PIS signs in stations are flagging it at this...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-09-2018, 14:08
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
Not at all. Youíre vastly overestimating the...

Not at all. Youíre vastly overestimating the rolling stock requirements.

Most will still be 6 or 8 car.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2018, 13:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,364
Posted By berneyarms
It might help if you explained exactly why you...

It might help if you explained exactly why you think that?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 17:04
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
I know all of that - my point all along was - if...

I know all of that - my point all along was - if you want to do online you canít due to ATW not enabling it.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 18:25
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
Try doing it online via the arriva trains wales...

Try doing it online via the arriva trains wales website.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 12:42
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
The issue is that using the Rosslare-Fishguard...

The issue is that using the Rosslare-Fishguard route it is impossible to buy a sail/rail ticket using any Irish station other than Rosslare Europort as the origin/destination, despite the connections...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 31-07-2018, 20:01
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
That sailing arrives and departs only on three...

That sailing arrives and departs only on three days of the week and it has completely different times each day - not exactly easy to produce a rail timetable around that and keep everyone else on the...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 30-07-2018, 18:31
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
Would that not be a decision for the NTA given...

Would that not be a decision for the NTA given that they now specify service levels for all PSO services, be they bus or rail?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 30-07-2018, 18:30
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By berneyarms
Erm there is a rail connection off the Irish...

Erm there is a rail connection off the Irish Ferries sailing into Rosslare.

The ferries arrive from France at either 11:00 or 11:30. The train leaves at 12:55.

That allows for wriggle room if the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 21:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By berneyarms
That provincial bus restriction was only on...

That provincial bus restriction was only on Friday evenings on departures between 16:00 & 19:00 from Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Not exactly unreasonable.

The city bus restrictions applied to Dublin,...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 26-06-2018, 19:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,120
Posted By berneyarms
Thatís the result of the long running mentoring...

Thatís the result of the long running mentoring dispute which wasnít helped by the previous CEO who dug his heels in.

Hopefully when the current crop of trainees are passed out this problem will be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-06-2018, 12:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,436
Posted By berneyarms
Just to clarify that DB are receiving a...

Just to clarify that DB are receiving a replacement vehicle for every bus transferred to Go Ahead - these will expand the service on routes retained by DB.

The PSO fleet in Dublin will expand by...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 18:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By berneyarms
Just to add that the reasons for the collapse of...

Just to add that the reasons for the collapse of the service with Northern Rail are:

1) Delays in delivering infrastructure improvements by Network Rail resulting in insufficient drivers completing...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 17:03
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By berneyarms
Thatís a lot of doom and gloom predicted...

Thatís a lot of doom and gloom predicted there.

Given that DART running times are to increase (per the last draft) to reflect reality that should mean greater reliability not poorer.

Letís wait and...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 04-06-2018, 17:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,532
Posted By berneyarms
I would imagine this is simply reinstating the...

I would imagine this is simply reinstating the trains that were cut from the timetable during the recession to cut costs.

Restoring the 07:05 and 09:05 ex-Dublin and the 17:00 and 19:00 ex-Sligo...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 22-05-2018, 13:23
Replies: 11
Views: 1,356
Posted By berneyarms
This wasnít minor - the signalling panel caught...

This wasnít minor - the signalling panel caught fire. Thatís as bad as it can get.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 22-05-2018, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By berneyarms
Bit difficult to add trains when thereís damn all...

Bit difficult to add trains when thereís damn all spare rolling stock. I think you may be engaging in a bit of hyperbole here.

The Local Link services are an important addition across the country...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-05-2018, 18:27
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By berneyarms
Bray - Greystones can handle two DARTs in each...

Bray - Greystones can handle two DARTs in each direction per hour plus up to two additional services, which are normally used for the DSE Line services) - thatís the max operationally that you would...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-05-2018, 18:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By berneyarms
So what service elsewhere on the network would...

So what service elsewhere on the network would you shorten/cancel to provide the rolling stock for such an additional service?

Not sure what increasingly apparent evidence there is of antipathy...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-12-2017, 23:26
Replies: 22
Views: 5,153
Posted By berneyarms
Itís primarily the DART timetable though, as all...

Itís primarily the DART timetable though, as all the commuter routes have their own route timetables. Itís generally the last of the main timetables to be published, based on previous changes.

As to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-12-2017, 23:04
Replies: 22
Views: 5,153
Posted By berneyarms
It was uploaded today (Monday).

It was uploaded today (Monday).
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-12-2017, 00:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,409
Posted By berneyarms
Same providers as on the Enterprise - Clare based...

Same providers as on the Enterprise - Clare based Corporate Catering.
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