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Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 17-04-2018, 09:56
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
man stays on train past his stop...

... is he a fare evader?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHvGXh4xsBo
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-04-2018, 09:54
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
at the end of 3 and 4. its because they can...

at the end of 3 and 4. its because they can stack sets on the platforms and to prevent people getting on the wrong set.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-04-2018, 13:49
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
also, there are now B platforms in heuston.

also, there are now B platforms in heuston.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-03-2018, 11:04
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
every general and local election.

every general and local election.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-03-2018, 14:02
Replies: 62
Views: 4,003
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
IE have hit the upper limit of fares, which is...

IE have hit the upper limit of fares, which is why there are so many on-line discounted options, andy further upward trands will be counter productive.

Closing lines - there are some low hanging...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2018, 12:06
Replies: 62
Views: 4,003
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
if metro integrates with D-U, fine - although...

if metro integrates with D-U, fine - although with D-U if you turn ther Howth branch into a shuttle you have capacity to put a DART spur into the airport.

However, we have now seen metro for what it...
Forum: DART 28-02-2018, 11:53
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
it is cause and effect. untill the abandonment...

it is cause and effect.

untill the abandonment of DART underground the IE plan for to order electric trains and have them running on the maynooth and northern line, which was due to the electrified...
Forum: Dublin Cork 28-02-2018, 11:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
i was contacted by people who were told to...

i was contacted by people who were told to telephone the next day, and they were having problems still on the monday. i assume it was all sorted out.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-02-2018, 13:17
Replies: 62
Views: 4,003
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
DART Underground is the ideal solution. Everyone...

DART Underground is the ideal solution. Everyone accepted that it was, right up to the moment the first cheque had to be written. Then the money vanished into the fiscal space on the most spurious...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-02-2018, 13:11
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
although im not willing to meet Derek's old bet...

although im not willing to meet Derek's old bet with Barry Kenny of walking the track playing his banjo in the nip if Navan was ever built, I pesonally think this is all just a pipedream.

i count 4...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-02-2018, 13:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,131
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
a total disaster. at least the proper refund...

a total disaster. at least the proper refund proceedure was carried out in cork - dont know about tralee/intermediate stops.


most modern fleet in europe.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-02-2018, 21:19
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
The awareness that such a thing exists and could...

The awareness that such a thing exists and could turn up randomly/at a moments notice would be the general deterrence and mood setter.

And the transport police could have validly arrested her under...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-02-2018, 10:37
Replies: 62
Views: 4,003
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
Ireland 2040 - Rail Elements.

It hasnt been officially announced yet and the websire is down (great start).

http://npf.ie/about/

from listening to the radio this morning and other speculation it could be -


Metro North
DART...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-02-2018, 10:31
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
doesnt matter if they feel they ahve been lied to...

doesnt matter if they feel they ahve been lied to or not, they dont have the authority for a third party or mobile phone details or anything.

we have been campaigning for a transport police for a...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-02-2018, 12:53
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
We get complaints about LUAS as well. Speaking...

We get complaints about LUAS as well.

Speaking of which -and anecdotal evidence is the worst kind - there are a lot of complaints on twitter in the last month of fainting on the green line in the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-02-2018, 12:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
believe it or not, you are allowed to "stick...

believe it or not, you are allowed to "stick your nose in", as we often hear when there are stories of people being attacked followed by replies of "everyone just walked by, why didn't they help...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-02-2018, 11:16
Replies: 2
Views: 813
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rural-rail-n...

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/rural-rail-networks-under-threat-without-460m-rescue-package-36572515.html

chicken and egg
Forum: DART 07-02-2018, 11:01
Replies: 4
Views: 875
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
the initiative has already broken down - as Colm...

the initiative has already broken down - as Colm pointed out (and was covered in the media the next day) it didnt even work at the launch as wheelchair users were left stranded on the train. I'd be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-02-2018, 10:50
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
I find it surprising that in this day and age of...

I find it surprising that in this day and age of licenced security staff and full-time revenue collectors for Irish rail that this sort of case can still happen. the law on what constitutes illegal...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 29-01-2018, 16:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,131
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
in a real word, yes. but the repair and upkeep...

in a real word, yes.

but the repair and upkeep of the track is not paid from the same pocket as the costs of replacement bus services so it doesnt happen.

the reality seems to be that this track...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 29-01-2018, 16:19
Replies: 11
Views: 1,622
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
Navan Line was discussed to death 10 and more...

Navan Line was discussed to death 10 and more years ago here. There is a spur which can be used into Connolly, but to be realistic you are waiting for the DART expansion and perhaps a railcar...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-04-2017, 17:00
Replies: 26
Views: 7,236
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
the blue bit is already causing confusion and...

the blue bit is already causing confusion and stupidity on social media. Some think you will have to hop off a green line tram and change to a blue line tram at stephens green. Also: the lines are...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-04-2017, 16:58
Replies: 9
Views: 3,244
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
legislation starts...

legislation starts here

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1927/act/15/enacted/en/print#sec14

amended by section 5 of the 1962 act (but not that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-04-2017, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 3,244
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
you are mixing up too different things. The man...

you are mixing up too different things.

The man in Donegal went to court and got a licence which allowed him to open to sell/display alcohol on Good Friday. Once he has a license, you can buy...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 31-03-2017, 10:38
Replies: 38
Views: 5,969
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
not to mention that the actual reductions they...

not to mention that the actual reductions they want in Expressway (for example) are quite small when you look at it per departure/bus/worker but looked at over a year are quite substantial.
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