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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-02-2009, 23:36
Replies: 42
Views: 11,464
Posted By Donal Quinn
be careful with that!...

be careful with that! (http://blogs.chron.com/techblog/archives/2006/09/free_public_wif.html)
Forum: Intercity and Regional 09-02-2009, 10:11
Replies: 347
Views: 133,661
Posted By Donal Quinn
after a while where things had gotten better on...

after a while where things had gotten better on the trains last friday was a nightmare

17:50 to galway, queues in heuston were completely screwed up, people joinoing the wrong queues and when...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-02-2009, 12:11
Replies: 1
Views: 1,769
Posted By Donal Quinn
"Smarter travel" statement from RUI

Hi all
Just to let you know we released a statement yesterday on the so-called "Smarter Travel" doc released by Minister Dempsey.
http://www.railusers.ie/news/news.php?year=2009&no=2.html

We didn't...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-02-2009, 15:47
Replies: 34
Views: 15,934
Posted By Donal Quinn
i've only used them once - just got the dart to...

i've only used them once - just got the dart to dunlaoghaire and bought a ticket to carlisle (don't ask!) at the ferry terminal

not sure how much discount you get if buying from irish station -...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 27-01-2009, 15:46
Replies: 11
Views: 3,510
Posted By Donal Quinn
had a chat about this when buying my ticket this...

had a chat about this when buying my ticket this weekend - innocently asking could i renew my weekender which is about to expire. He said they are not doing them anymore but that there would be a...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 12-01-2009, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 5,031
Posted By Donal Quinn
welcome to the board bamurf thanks for the...

welcome to the board bamurf

thanks for the comments - we can definitely identify with them

unfortunately we don't have easy answers but the daily frustrations that face commuters are a key part of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-01-2009, 15:45
Replies: 24
Views: 4,303
Posted By Donal Quinn
anti social behaviour is an ongoing problem for...

anti social behaviour is an ongoing problem for Irish rail passengers

there is an atmosphere of total impunity - they know they can get away with alot before the gardai are called and even then...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 05-01-2009, 12:26
Replies: 21
Views: 8,568
Posted By Donal Quinn
i think it depends on how obsessed you are with...

i think it depends on how obsessed you are with the gadgets and how useful they are and what stage in the development cycle the gadget is

for example - i bought an mp3 player in 1999 - relatively...
Forum: Luas Discussion 20-12-2008, 11:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,948
Posted By Donal Quinn
my wife witnessed the red line crash tram was...

my wife witnessed the red line crash

tram was entering smithfield from town side and hit the front of a taxi that was probably breaking a red light heading north on a narrow lane that leads up to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-12-2008, 11:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,077
Posted By Donal Quinn
when i saw the title i thought it was this luas...

when i saw the title i thought it was this luas poster (ignore the colour) that some thoughtful student used his/her tippex pen to correct
Forum: Dublin Galway 02-12-2008, 10:25
Replies: 17
Views: 7,846
Posted By Donal Quinn
Park and Ride from Athenry to Galway this Christmas! by Corporate Communications

looks like a good development - anecdotally i would have noticed an increase in people using the train to go to galway from athenry over the last few years.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 25-11-2008, 14:00
Replies: 32
Views: 17,024
Posted By Donal Quinn
kishogue added - i also found...

kishogue added - i also found this
http://www.irishrail.ie/projects/pdf/Proposed_Main_works.pdf

which is probably what i was looking for in the first place but the google map would be more useful...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 25-11-2008, 12:57
Replies: 32
Views: 17,024
Posted By Donal Quinn
back to my map obsession i was trying to locate...

back to my map obsession

i was trying to locate this and got confused - i found reference to clondalkin station being in two different places. given that there are a few stations on the move, would...
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-11-2008, 11:15
Replies: 13
Views: 5,169
Posted By Donal Quinn
that explains why i heard an announcement one...

that explains why i heard an announcement one good Friday saying that "this is the only place in the country you can buy drink today!"
Forum: Intercity and Regional 18-11-2008, 16:12
Replies: 347
Views: 133,661
Posted By Donal Quinn
another twist in the seat reservations tale went...

another twist in the seat reservations tale

went to athenry and back last weekend

new train on the way down - seats not marked - ahh well. i was there early so sat in them - grand

on the way back...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-10-2008, 12:55
Replies: 42
Views: 11,464
Posted By Donal Quinn
no mention of this on BE website - where did u...

no mention of this on BE website - where did u hear?
Forum: Luas Discussion 24-10-2008, 09:33
Replies: 2
Views: 1,872
Posted By Donal Quinn
doh -thanks tralph

doh -thanks tralph
Forum: Luas Discussion 23-10-2008, 12:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,872
Posted By Donal Quinn
[22-10-08] Luas not running Red Cow to Tallaght

[22-10-08] Luas not running Red Cow to Tallaght

In stark contrast to wednesday's lack of announcements on the green line there were loads of announcements in station and in trams about the red line...
Forum: Luas Discussion 22-10-2008, 11:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,063
Posted By Donal Quinn
i caught a city-bound tram at milltown yesterday...

i caught a city-bound tram at milltown yesterday evening. maybe i had just missed an announcement but there was none made on the tram. at cowper i was standing beside the open door and heard the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-10-2008, 17:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By Donal Quinn
[Irish Times.com] Plan for new Luas route unveiled

Plan for new Luas route unveiled

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

The route of the planned new Luas through west Dublin was unveiled today with tram lines running from Trinity College in the city centre to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-10-2008, 09:44
Replies: 0
Views: 1,158
Posted By Donal Quinn
[Reuters] Spain to invest 20bn euros in transport

check out the % - 50% in railways and 29% roads...

MADRID, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The Spanish Public Works Ministry said on Wednesday it expected to invest 19.27 billion euros ($26.3 billion) on...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-10-2008, 14:55
Replies: 31
Views: 5,446
Posted By Donal Quinn
Dick fearn had a letter in this mornings Metro in...

Dick fearn had a letter in this mornings Metro in response. Movements are vital to allow for early starts...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-09-2008, 09:55
Replies: 31
Views: 5,446
Posted By Donal Quinn
great work guys, well done

great work guys, well done
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 05-09-2008, 12:47
Replies: 0
Views: 1,761
Posted By Donal Quinn
geeky usb smart card thingy in france

another example of other countries doing interesting things to make passengers lives easier

http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/04/french-public-rail-trials-rfid-usb-combo-ticket-system/



Quite happy...
Forum: Commuter Services 03-09-2008, 09:38
Replies: 17
Views: 3,945
Posted By Donal Quinn
sallins on sunday was unmanned and no sign of a...

sallins on sunday was unmanned and no sign of a TVM
no ticket checker in heuston either ...
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