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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-04-2018, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Mark Gleeson
In theory platforms 2-8 can be split A/B...

In theory platforms 2-8 can be split A/B (possibly even a C)

Max is 9 coaches, so 3*3 or 4 + 5
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-04-2018, 06:50
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Seems like its not even at planning application...

Seems like its not even at planning application stage

http://www.eplanning.ie/TipperaryCC/AppFileRefDetails/18600453/0
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-04-2018, 06:49
Replies: 8
Views: 211
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] New platform planned at Limerick Junction

New platform planned at Limerick Junction to keep time improvements on...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-04-2018, 18:07
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We are following up on this It is unacceptable...

We are following up on this

It is unacceptable

For Luas you must pay or have a valid ticket, an Irish Rail issued ticket will state 'IFS' to indicate Luas valid
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-04-2018, 17:49
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Booking office can but ticket machines cannot...

Booking office can but ticket machines cannot

Its an open issue with Irish Rail currently, it might get resolved this year
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-04-2018, 11:03
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Mark Gleeson
You are entitled to 1. The most appropriate...

You are entitled to

1. The most appropriate ticket
2. Your entitlement (if such is possible) to a through ticket to avail of the protections and rights of EU rights.

In the case of Dundalk -...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-03-2018, 13:02
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Engineering said no last time Its possible, of...

Engineering said no last time

Its possible, of course given the money

The arrival of the Phoenix Park tunnel service has added a spanner into the system as to meet the future demand the Midland...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-03-2018, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Great idea, but it was ruled out last time...

Great idea, but it was ruled out last time around.

The drawings do not show an Irish Rail station
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-03-2018, 18:43
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Charlemont situation is going to be very...

Charlemont situation is going to be very messy

The line will have to be 3m below road level and then rise to 5m above, so 8m, 1 in 25 give you 200m needed and since platforms have to be level all...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-03-2018, 11:14
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Due copyright issues please do not copy and paste...

Due copyright issues please do not copy and paste full articles

To avoid legal issues your post has been edited
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-03-2018, 09:42
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark Gleeson
SDO is really a UK invention and a legacy...

SDO is really a UK invention and a legacy practice which got in and is still there, not aware of it used anywhere in Europe, where the policy is passengers responsibility to check before exiting...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-03-2018, 09:35
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
What we know of the Metrolink www.metrolink.ie...

What we know of the Metrolink www.metrolink.ie (yes the website is legit and owned by the NTA) engineering wise won't work...

Its basically the original Metro plan which as we all know had to be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-03-2018, 21:24
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark Gleeson
SDO would only be of value on the Rosslare line,...

SDO would only be of value on the Rosslare line, Rathdrum in particular, all other routes can cope with 7 coaches which is the longest realistic set length likely to be seen.

Rosslare can take 5,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-03-2018, 19:53
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Metro (insert favorite name here) is coming again

Looks like another PR gig tomorrow in Dublin

Despite having a route, planning permission, we are going to drop all that and start again.

Usual talk of 60m platforms, as always living in the current...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-03-2018, 19:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark Gleeson
20 minutes isn't sufficient, need at least 40....

20 minutes isn't sufficient, need at least 40. And you need a spare set, so you need 7.

Cork needs 7 + 1 spare which is the MK4 fleet, its currently running as 5 or 6 plus some ICR's

9 car is used...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-03-2018, 12:08
Replies: 4
Views: 815
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its impossible for someone to get your...

Its impossible for someone to get your ticket

Each ticket number is unique plus 3 of the digits are purely for verification purposes so its ticket number plus a 3 digit pin


In circumstances where...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 14-03-2018, 12:05
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Mark Gleeson
It won't be the first but if we do see closures...

It won't be the first but if we do see closures it will be number 3 or 4 on the list
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-03-2018, 19:26
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Mk4 are for Dublin Cork only, not certified or...

Mk4 are for Dublin Cork only, not certified or equipped for use in Northern Ireland, hourly service would need 6 sets at least for Dublin Belfast plus spare, so 3 on top of current, funding is shared...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-03-2018, 09:00
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
What is curious is there is no shortage of...

What is curious is there is no shortage of passengers

Morning and evening peak are wedged to the extent that its time to increase the online fares or significantly reduce the number of seats...
Forum: DART 03-03-2018, 13:09
Replies: 1
Views: 686
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Infrastructure looks ok The line is designed to...

Infrastructure looks ok

The line is designed to flood and drain between Salthill and Merrion so should be fine

Biggest concern is the overhead wires being damaged

Seawall is in a bad way at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-03-2018, 17:01
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Thats exactly it stop gap short term thinking

Thats exactly it stop gap short term thinking
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2018, 18:28
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have spent close to 100 million on the...

We have spent close to 100 million on the planning for Metro North, West, DU, KRP2, Airport DART as well as some property acquisition.

Well you can throw in the entire Red Luas, that was the 'cheap'...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2018, 18:22
Replies: 62
Views: 3,876
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The anti-metro bias has always been founded on...

The anti-metro bias has always been founded on the grounds that the Metro doesn't have any passengers today. Irish Rail has 45 million and the situation isn't great for them right now.

Metro will...
Forum: DART 26-02-2018, 16:04
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Problem with this is this is relatively unproven,...

Problem with this is this is relatively unproven, heavy, expensive and more likely to break down.

Over any reasonable timeframe it is cheaper electrify and use a straight electric train.

We need a...
Forum: DART 25-02-2018, 17:52
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Mark Gleeson
No tender has been issued as such anything is...

No tender has been issued as such anything is speculation

In short its a bad idea
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