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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion Yesterday, 09:17
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Inniskeen
Unfortunately Irish Rail's ticketing, online and...

Unfortunately Irish Rail's ticketing, online and TVM, is idiotically restrictive in terms of the tickets you can buy. The Irish Rail approach appears to be - if our our online/TVM system can't sell...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-03-2018, 10:06
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Inniskeen
Yes 2100 Cork is a multi-unit ICR, and splits to...

Yes 2100 Cork is a multi-unit ICR, and splits to form the 0550 & 0615 Cork to Heuston. It may well be a 7 car formation although traffic on any of these services would rarely stretch a 3 car...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-03-2018, 23:51
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By Inniskeen
The fact that Galway is such an unpleasant and...

The fact that Galway is such an unpleasant and congested city from a motorist's point of view should help keep the line open.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-03-2018, 23:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Inniskeen
Waterford, Westport & Galway would all 7 x...

Waterford, Westport & Galway would all 7 x ICR formations regularly, perhaps on a daily basis.

I am only aware of a 5 car ICR operating to Rosslare on one occasion, it is very rare.

As for 8 car...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-03-2018, 12:15
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By Inniskeen
Belfast hourly could easily be run with 5 sets...

Belfast hourly could easily be run with 5 sets (+1 spare) especially if the current idiotic time wasting schedules were tightened up. There is often sufficient time in Drogheda or Dundalk on...
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-02-2018, 23:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Inniskeen
Not necessarily, a remote pilotman can be...

Not necessarily, a remote pilotman can be appointed in CTC.
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-02-2018, 17:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,108
Posted By Inniskeen
Why would they need a pilotman ?

Why would they need a pilotman ?
Forum: All stops to Thurles 22-02-2018, 17:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Inniskeen
An obvious approch would be for both Maynooth and...

An obvious approch would be for both Maynooth and PPT trains to run into a greatly expanded Docklands station, the PPT trains via Drumcondra and North Strand Junction and Maynooth/M3 trains via...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 22-02-2018, 07:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By Inniskeen
Trains starting from Hazelhatch are essentially...

Trains starting from Hazelhatch are essentially empty arriving at Adamstown. Up to about two years ago there would often be barely one car in the station car park. There is huge scope for service...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 30-01-2018, 07:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Inniskeen
I doubt the growth in usage on the northern line...

I doubt the growth in usage on the northern line has been anything approaching uniform or indeed in line with the growth in commutter trips across all modes. Capacity and service quality are severe...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 27-01-2018, 14:08
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Inniskeen
I would imagine usage of this service is modest...

I would imagine usage of this service is modest given the combination of limited frequency, unattractive journey time, chronic overcrowding (large numbers standing from Pearse with no seats available...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 26-01-2018, 00:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Inniskeen
Not sure what's the motivation for the 2040 ex...

Not sure what's the motivation for the 2040 ex Dundalk. Probably more to do with driver rosters and set links than any particular demand for Dublin bound trains at this time of the evening. Services...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 25-01-2018, 18:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By Inniskeen
Really very unusual for the 1713 to be an ICR, if...

Really very unusual for the 1713 to be an ICR, if it was it is nothing to do with the extension of the service to Newry.

Dundalk and Drogheda have a pretty rubbish service at this stage, it would...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-01-2018, 07:45
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Inniskeen
Ah the famous ten minute DART, the project to...

Ah the famous ten minute DART, the project to extend rush hour chaos and delay throughout the day to address a probkem that doesn't exist.
Forum: Commuter Services 12-01-2018, 07:42
Replies: 28
Views: 4,746
Posted By Inniskeen
Diverting the Belfast line through the airport...

Diverting the Belfast line through the airport has so much to commend it but is way beyond the current restricted vision for public transport in general and rail in particular. It will happen...
Forum: Dublin Cork 10-12-2017, 11:13
Replies: 31
Views: 15,398
Posted By Inniskeen
It is very poorly integrated into the existing...

It is very poorly integrated into the existing concourse and if exiting from other than platform 5 it is a bit of a battle to access. A re-arrangement of the barriers, barrickades, turnstiles and...
Forum: Commuter Services 25-11-2017, 21:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By Inniskeen
And it is going to get even slower and less...

And it is going to get even slower and less reliable when the fantasy 10 minute interval DART service is introduced !
Forum: Luas Discussion 25-11-2017, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By Inniskeen
I imagine the spur will be used to store trams...

I imagine the spur will be used to store trams between busier periods.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-11-2017, 17:07
Replies: 22
Views: 3,076
Posted By Inniskeen
Connolly side changes repeat the well established...

Connolly side changes repeat the well established depressing pattern of journey time downgrades on Sligo, Rosslare, Belfast and DART.

The main changes affect Sligo and Rosslare trains which are up...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-11-2017, 08:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Inniskeen
While punctual arrivals of Belfast trains at...

While punctual arrivals of Belfast trains at Connolly are as rare as hen's teeth, early departures are routine - not much chance of an apology though or more importantly addressing the issue.

Cork...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 18-11-2017, 08:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,237
Posted By Inniskeen
I may be out of touch but I thought 4x2900 on the...

I may be out of touch but I thought 4x2900 on the 1305 to Sligo on Fridays was exactly the normal arrangement. The ICR thus released then strengthens later services, notably the 1505 to Sligo which...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-11-2017, 17:18
Replies: 31
Views: 10,411
Posted By Inniskeen
Navan North, on the Kingscourt line, was part of...

Navan North, on the Kingscourt line, was part of Phase 2 of the line from Clonsilla. I would think that this would be a common sense part of any reopening either via Dunboyne or Drogheda.

Not sure...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-11-2017, 17:24
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By Inniskeen
Can't imagine the unions being too cooperative...

Can't imagine the unions being too cooperative with roster changes associated with a new timetable so probably won't happen unless dispute is settled.soon.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 06-11-2017, 17:42
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By Inniskeen
There are indeed engineering works on this line...

There are indeed engineering works on this line over the next few days as belatedly advised by Irish Rail on November 3rd. Given the short notice you might think these are emergency works but it...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2017, 13:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By Inniskeen
Current timetable with some tinkering in the...

Current timetable with some tinkering in the morning and evening seems to be extent of it on the Connolly side apart perhaps for some offpeak improvements on the Maynooth line. Services on some...
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