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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 21:18
Replies: 38
Views: 2,365
Posted By Eddie
The reason the NTA is driving this is that the...

The reason the NTA is driving this is that the "Bus Connects" scheme which is due to go live in a year's time and is predicated on there being a higher frequency Dart service so that it can deliver...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-08-2018, 23:16
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By Eddie
I think any manned station in the UK would be...

I think any manned station in the UK would be able to sell you a Sail Rail Ticket (as well as a ticket to any other station in the UK).

What's stopping for example Dun Laoghaire, Bray etc from...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 31-07-2018, 18:56
Replies: 20
Views: 3,446
Posted By Eddie
Regrettably there has been no service between...

Regrettably there has been no service between Rosslare and Waterford for about 4 years and before this, there was only one return service daily for some time before this, which was inadequate.

There...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2018, 07:05
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Eddie
"Take the Easy Route" Supplement in Sunday Times, 22/7/18

In last Sunday's Sunday Times there was a supplement with Ireland's "Top 30 Train Journeys".

I therefore expected to see the likes of Waterford to Limerick or Limerick to Galway featuring somewhere...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Eddie
Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly...

Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly service, Belfast to Coleraine (not every 30 minutes as I first thought) with a connecting service to Portrush which makes a single line possible.

That...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 07:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By Eddie
I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is...

I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is similar. I traveled on the Derry / Belfast line just over a year ago. My recollection is that Belfast to Coleraine is double tracked - about two...
Forum: DART 02-03-2018, 19:50
Replies: 1
Views: 1,249
Posted By Eddie
Flooding Between Salthill & Monkstown and Seapoint

The Dart lines were under water again today after being battered by crashing waves at high tide.

I assume this does not unsettle the line once the water has drained off?

A small section of the...
Forum: DART 26-02-2018, 15:29
Replies: 11
Views: 1,368
Posted By Eddie
I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too...

I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too for Ireland.

It shouldn't take any longer than 5 years to plan for and electrify a line. The lifespan of a train is significantly longer.

The...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-02-2018, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,843
Posted By Eddie
Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and...

Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and taxis to the intended destination as well as full refunds in these circumstances?

I'm pretty sure that's what happens in the UK.

I also wonder what the...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-01-2018, 00:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By Eddie
Interesting ... so this is why you see massive...

Interesting ... so this is why you see massive subsidies per passenger journeys on some of these lines. You bring in low revenues, in part because you only operate twice a day and you operate twice a...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 06-01-2018, 08:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By Eddie
Too many staff?

Travelled last week one day on the 16.25 Waterford to Linerick Junction train.

About 40-50 odd people I'd say used the service - more than I expected.

One thing that struck me was the number of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-01-2018, 21:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,507
Posted By Eddie
That's great, Jamie2k9, thanks.

That's great, Jamie2k9, thanks.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-01-2018, 17:36
Replies: 2
Views: 2,507
Posted By Eddie
Semi Flexible Tickets

If I buy one of these tickets, it says that I can also use the train before or after, without changing the booking.

Does this still apply even if the route and / or the semi-flexible fare is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-12-2017, 12:53
Replies: 2
Views: 2,012
Posted By Eddie
It was €40 for Dublin Bus, and I think that was 4...

It was €40 for Dublin Bus, and I think that was 4 full days and 2 part days of strike action.

€4 a day certainly does not recover actual costs paid for alternative means of transport.

I suspect...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-11-2017, 23:01
Replies: 22
Views: 5,153
Posted By Eddie
"Iarnród Éireann plans a further and more...

"Iarnród Éireann plans a further and more significant timetable revision in the first half of 2018 to enhance DART frequency"

Oh dear. Not that old chestnut again where they increase frequency but...
Forum: Luas Discussion 25-11-2017, 00:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,872
Posted By Eddie
It'll mean trams can turn around at St Stephen's...

It'll mean trams can turn around at St Stephen's Green (if coming from Brides Glen / Sandyford) as now without blocking other trams going to or coming from the northside.

I'd say it will be quite...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-11-2017, 22:29
Replies: 306
Views: 134,616
Posted By Eddie
Good to see that the inconsistencies of fares in...

Good to see that the inconsistencies of fares in the suburban areas of the cities outside Dublin are being addressed in the next fares determination. Recently used a leapcard to go from Ballincollig...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-04-2017, 22:27
Replies: 279
Views: 125,107
Posted By Eddie
Talking A definite improvement and Irish Rail won't need...

A definite improvement and Irish Rail won't need to delay the last train from Rosslare in the summer months any more.

All we need now is an early morning train to get into Rosslare to meet the 8am...
Forum: DART 29-03-2017, 23:33
Replies: 6
Views: 5,547
Posted By Eddie
There are old station platforms on Woodbrook Golf...

There are old station platforms on Woodbrook Golf Course - wonder if the proposed Dart station is there?

But sounds like it's as much to do about an interchange station with an extended Green Luas...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-03-2017, 23:10
Replies: 38
Views: 7,706
Posted By Eddie
Had a day trip to Derry back in February,...

Had a day trip to Derry back in February, utilising the €8.99 BE on-line offer. Ironically, shortly after, it was announced that the Dubin - Derry route was closing from May. Ulster Bus also operate...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-03-2017, 08:06
Replies: 279
Views: 125,107
Posted By Eddie
I presume these are the same services used by...

I presume these are the same services used by Stena, which depart at 7.15am, 2pm and 7pm.

Might be awkward departing Dublin Port if either Adventurer or Ulysses is late running, assuming they are...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-03-2017, 07:00
Replies: 20
Views: 5,342
Posted By Eddie
You probably only need and handful of people...

You probably only need and handful of people buying €70- €80 walk up fares to cover the marginal expense of covering 1 or 2 shifts at a station. Not everyone is motivated by cheap advance tickets. ...
Forum: Nenagh Line 22-12-2016, 22:23
Replies: 46
Views: 15,456
Posted By Eddie
A few weeks ago (just after my last post on this...

A few weeks ago (just after my last post on this thread in fact) I did a Dublin to Ennis (via Athenry) to Dublin (via Limerick Junction) loop because the booking engine allowed me to. I would have...
Forum: Nenagh Line 23-11-2016, 07:24
Replies: 46
Views: 15,456
Posted By Eddie
Why is it not possible to book Dublin to Limerick...

Why is it not possible to book Dublin to Limerick via this line? I know it's slower and requires a change, but there are plenty of other examples where longer journey times via non-direct routes are...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 13-11-2016, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 17,616
Posted By Eddie
Request Stop

Had been meaning for ages to walk on the beach from Greystones to Wicklow but finally managed to get out to do the Newcastle to Kilcoole leg recently.

When I got to Kilcoole, I thought how great it...
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