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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-11-2018, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 602
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: 1
Views: 251
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: 261
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...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-11-2018, 13:07
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The CEO's position is really easy My unit costs...

The CEO's position is really easy

My unit costs are declining
Record passenger numbers

Passengers are just a obstruction towards cutting costs further.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2018, 12:03
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail seeking director of train operations

https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6805187/director-of-train-operations-railway-undertaking-/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2018, 11:45
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Mark Gleeson
2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k

2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 31-10-2018, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By Mark Gleeson
30/10/2018 Passenger stabbed on commuter train

Shocking
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-rushed-to-hospital-after-being-stabbed-on-dart-train-37477049.html
https://www.thejournal.ie/anti-social-behaviour-4314275-Oct2018/

2140 Pearse...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 23-10-2018, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a guaranteed connection. Its likely to be a...

Its a guaranteed connection.

Its likely to be a 29000
Forum: Commuter Services 16-10-2018, 16:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish...

The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish Rail could have leveraged the existing contracts to buy more from Rotem, but the window on this was quite tight. The ICR is a known quantity so it would...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 10:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover...

The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover Limerick and Ballina shuttle services. The 2700 is for more suited to regional work and may release an ICR or two

This will release the 2800 back...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 15:47
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There was some serious cable theft recently which...

There was some serious cable theft recently which put the ETS out of service. The splitting of trains at Nenagh requires the ETS banking staff setup which doesn't work with pilot working.

The track...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:15
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.

0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-10-2018, 09:25
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Winner

Winner
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 15:05
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Some progress 0630 from Dundalk makes stops 0742...

Some progress

0630 from Dundalk makes stops
0742 Portmarnock
0745 Clongriffin

0645 from Drogheda stops
0729 Portmarnock

Still doesn't address the multitude of other issues
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-09-2018, 23:56
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Commuters are well known not to able to count (my...

Commuters are well known not to able to count (my DART was a coach short etc) so unless someone has a photo of a 2 coach train we cannot comment.

There are certainly 4 coach trains out there, in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-09-2018, 12:31
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is no actual increase in the number of DART...

There is no actual increase in the number of DART services at peak hours.

The existing timetable always had a few extra trains thrown in at peak, so the 0747 Bray Connolly and trains to/from Dun...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2018, 13:49
Replies: 52
Views: 5,322
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The commuter services terminating at Connolly at...

The commuter services terminating at Connolly at weekends is forward planning given Pearse will be closed many weekends to allow the roof to be replaced
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-08-2018, 12:00
Replies: 62
Views: 11,166
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is a passenger ONLY forum Further...

This is a passenger ONLY forum

Further discussion of freight will result in a ban
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 15-08-2018, 15:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,815
Posted By Mark Gleeson
https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_...

https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_derailment_dun_laoghaire.pdf

Report confirm points not correctly clamped
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-08-2018, 14:29
Replies: 18
Views: 4,815
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as...

Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as 'Operator Error - IM'

1665

Points we photographed had not been correctly clamped...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 10:03
Replies: 20
Views: 4,662
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing...

Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing you want, via Rosslare or Dublin

On the UK side its dependent on the train timetable being loaded by the UK operators, this is not something Irish Rail...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 4,662
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a list of stations which can issue Sail...

There is a list of stations which can issue Sail Rails

http://www.irishrail.ie/rail-fares-and-tickets/sailrail-uk-ferry

Can be purchased online with Irish Ferries or by phone with Irish Rail or...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 14:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay...

Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay when a steam train is around is vastly more

1. They breakdown, vastly more often per mile operated
2. They get stuck, steam/coal issues
3. They trip...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 10:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Time to ban steam trains?

Once again a steam train broke down leading to delays of 2 hours. The same train last year broke down before it even left Connolly

Broke down between Wicklow and Greystones resulting in delays to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-08-2018, 18:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,740
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Lack of a motorway helps Dublin Belfast numbers...

Lack of a motorway helps

Dublin Belfast numbers really should be on a par with Cork but due to a combination of poor frequency, slow journey and the lack of historical flows of people due the border...
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