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Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 05-03-2019, 20:56
Replies: 25
Views: 21,314
Posted By Jamie2k9
Indeed and they have even removed surplus TMVs at...

Indeed and they have even removed surplus TMVs at Heuston (ones at P6-8) All they need to do now is move all ones in the ticket hall to the main concourse. Daily queues yet those in the ticket hall...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 04-03-2019, 12:43
Replies: 25
Views: 21,314
Posted By Jamie2k9
There are plenty of stations with surplus TMVs,...

There are plenty of stations with surplus TMVs, one could be moved and placed next to the Luas ones.

Stations with 4+ TMVs when likely in excess of 80% is Leap, Annaul or Free Travel is a poor uss...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 03-03-2019, 15:08
Replies: 25
Views: 21,314
Posted By Jamie2k9
There website is out of date. It also says...

There website is out of date. It also says Thomastown has no TMV when it has for well over a year.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-02-2019, 14:23
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
Im aware of the operational aspect but the point...

Im aware of the operational aspect but the point was more about demand thus showing this restoration for what it is a complete waste of time and money. It fits in with IR strategy of running a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-02-2019, 13:29
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
They rejected calls for a commuter morning...

They rejected calls for a commuter morning service into Sligo in early 2018 from Longford (arriving 8/8.30). Yet fast forward 9 months and there is suddenly demand. Its simply not the case.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 12:03
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
What data did Irish rail have, absolutely...

What data did Irish rail have, absolutely nothing. Operational convenience was put ahead of the customer and signed off by NTA.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 11:02
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
I agree and said it may pick up traffic but...

I agree and said it may pick up traffic but whatever it does pick up is insignificant to justify a restoration. It was a simple box ticking by the NTA.

I fully stand by my crazy comment. They had...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-02-2019, 09:11
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
There was only around 5 passengers on the 06.55...

There was only around 5 passengers on the 06.55 to Sligo this morning with a few joining in Drumcondra. Would bet there was 0 departing Maynooth. I know the route gets a lot of local traffic but...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-02-2019, 22:05
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Jamie2k9
After a poor period even by IE standards in...

After a poor period even by IE standards in September-November period it has really improved since they have put a person in charge and what Mark says above.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 15:01
Replies: 25
Views: 2,820
Posted By Jamie2k9
NTA own 22000s not sure if ownership of the rest....

NTA own 22000s not sure if ownership of the rest. NTA have final say on 2700 refurb irrespective of ownership. By all accounts its just to costly to do it.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-01-2019, 13:59
Replies: 20
Views: 4,069
Posted By Jamie2k9
Which one?, none should be calling there. The...

Which one?, none should be calling there. The Up/Down fast platforms are signed out of use so would only be used in an emergency/disruption.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-01-2019, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 4,069
Posted By Jamie2k9
2018 passengers numbers on Waterford route were...

2018 passengers numbers on Waterford route were 1.38m up 9.5% (120k) passing the previous record of 1.37m in 2007. Capacity likely up 0.5% if even...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-01-2019, 22:05
Replies: 25
Views: 2,820
Posted By Jamie2k9
What excuse have the NTA given for the time...

What excuse have the NTA given for the time wasting on ordering the ICRs?

They have been looking at it for months and its going to take a few more before anything is sorted. We know its not...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-11-2018, 00:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jamie2k9
Good to know ideally IE should be running...

Good to know ideally IE should be running Drogheda-Newry and possibly Heuston-Kildare once a week.

I am open to correction but they used to run other areas on the network years ago when they had a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-11-2018, 15:16
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jamie2k9
I fully accept its bad on Belfast route, if the...

I fully accept its bad on Belfast route, if the refurb didn't happen the ICRs would unlikely have passed the border so again I refer back to the fact for 20 years they didn't have such an option and...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-11-2018, 14:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jamie2k9
They coped for 20 years on the route, using the...

They coped for 20 years on the route, using the ICR is the easy way out. Last year they had capacity, this year they had to use the spare ICR and have now had to stop it. From what I understand it...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-11-2018, 21:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jamie2k9
You don't honestly believe anything will change...

You don't honestly believe anything will change with this appointment do you?

There is still MarkIVs parked up doing nothing yet there are still scenes like when capacity is cut (unconfirmed) most...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-11-2018, 22:20
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
Well firstly the services were cut a few years...

Well firstly the services were cut a few years ago along with Waterford to save costs because usage was pretty poor. I don't see whats changed so firstly I would like to know the NTA and IE rational...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-11-2018, 21:16
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
I fail to see the need for this on the Sligo...

I fail to see the need for this on the Sligo line, not the extra service but rather returning the old schedule. They could think outside the box and offer a better service. 20-25 minutes added time...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-11-2018, 17:58
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
http://www.irishrail.ie/news/december2018timetable...

http://www.irishrail.ie/news/december2018timetable

Proposeld timetable changes from December on Connolly side.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2018, 23:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,672
Posted By Jamie2k9
What are the current lot doing who are tasked...

What are the current lot doing who are tasked with the job besides failing to grasp or deal with the problems. Another level of managers/directors means more book passing!

CEO could stand in...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 23-10-2018, 14:20
Replies: 4
Views: 2,246
Posted By Jamie2k9
23.35 is now a direct 7 days a week, this...

23.35 is now a direct 7 days a week, this commenced 24 of Sep (Mon-Thur were added)

They have not updated PDFs and one assumes station timetables.
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 18:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By Jamie2k9
Taught it had been decided against in favor of...

Taught it had been decided against in favor of 300 hybrid. If they did go for the 300 and possibly a few more then its 37+ 8 car units should ensure ICRs are completely removed off Maynooth, M3, N...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-10-2018, 21:03
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By Jamie2k9
No 2600s will leave Cork, they are all needed...

No 2600s will leave Cork, they are all needed more or less and operate Commuter/Mallow and Cork/Tralee a few times a week.

There is only 26 2700 coaches (12 x 2 and 2 x 1) and its unclear if all...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-10-2018, 18:11
Replies: 64
Views: 10,401
Posted By Jamie2k9
Whats the problem with 06.20, arriving in Pearse...

Whats the problem with 06.20, arriving in Pearse at 07.05 isn't even peak.

The way things are going with Maynooth, Newbridge/Hazelhatch will have a far superior service to Pearse and GCD over a long...
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