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Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 16-07-2012, 18:47
Replies: 17
Views: 9,105
Posted By sean
There's a cap on the number of trains that can be...

There's a cap on the number of trains that can be sent into Connolly, and the Docklands station is not very popular - the Midland route also prevents service to Drumcondra.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-07-2012, 18:34
Replies: 45
Views: 16,574
Posted By sean
I'm with the Senator on this one - in the New...

I'm with the Senator on this one - in the New York area in the U.S. Metro North and Long Island Railroads do on-train ticket sales as a matter of routine - but there's a significant penalty, 10-20%...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 26-01-2012, 21:45
Replies: 19
Views: 12,873
Posted By sean
Isn't this kinda academic though? AFAIK none of...

Isn't this kinda academic though? AFAIK none of the Mk3s are servicable, I.E. have let the lot, even the push pulls, rot away.
Forum: Dublin Sligo 26-12-2011, 01:15
Replies: 22
Views: 10,953
Posted By sean
As for the Cork line, I remember being pea green...

As for the Cork line, I remember being pea green with jealousy when the new CAF Dublin-Cork carriages landed (photographed by the IRN types in the Port) and Dublin-Sligo still had only 29000...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-12-2011, 01:16
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By sean
Driver said vandals had set a motorbike on fire...

Driver said vandals had set a motorbike on fire on the tracks at Broombridge (or Boombridge as I call it).

Train crawled past Boombridge area on the Maynooth side of the platforms, possibly there...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-12-2011, 00:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By sean
I was on the 19:05 from Dublin going home to...

I was on the 19:05 from Dublin going home to Longford. Train was delayed leaving Connolly by roughly 30 minutes.

The driver kept us well informed at the time and again just before departure. On...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 25-11-2011, 19:56
Replies: 29
Views: 9,857
Posted By sean
FYP.

FYP.
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 13-09-2011, 20:57
Replies: 9
Views: 6,543
Posted By sean
Yay :D about time. Gotta give credit to IE for...

Yay :D about time. Gotta give credit to IE for fixing this error, even if their interest was belated.

Never should have been called "Phoenix Park" to begin with.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-09-2011, 00:43
Replies: 63
Views: 15,706
Posted By sean
We have them out here on the Sligo line (the...

We have them out here on the Sligo line (the 29000s I mean) and they are uncomfortable as **** with interior engine noise, awful suspension, "plastic fantastic" interior decor etc.

The 2800s are, in...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 23-08-2011, 23:43
Replies: 16
Views: 6,083
Posted By sean
GOOD!!! I've always thought that "Phoenix...

GOOD!!!

I've always thought that "Phoenix Park" was a pointless, confusing and irrelevant station name. It's about damn time something was done about it.
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-08-2011, 03:01
Replies: 13
Views: 8,216
Posted By sean
Unfortunately the government seems to be taking...

Unfortunately the government seems to be taking the easy options of massacring the capital budget far more than the day-to-day spending, so it would not be prudent to assume that anything is safe.
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 12-08-2011, 23:49
Replies: 13
Views: 8,216
Posted By sean
now let's just hope there's the money to build it!

now let's just hope there's the money to build it!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2011, 20:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,692
Posted By sean
Would it be possible/legal to have a "quiet...

Would it be possible/legal to have a "quiet carriage" whereby there weren't any announcements, just the rolling visual display? Listening to robo-dude rambling for ages in two languages is one thing...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-07-2011, 23:11
Replies: 153
Views: 42,516
Posted By sean
Either that or abandon the 1st class label and...

Either that or abandon the 1st class label and just make the seats available to everyone under all circumstances. (i.e. not just the trains that have the sets but are not timetabled for first...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-07-2011, 16:24
Replies: 153
Views: 42,516
Posted By sean
Yes, to give the impression of 'more space' at...

Yes, to give the impression of 'more space' at the seats ...

like I said, a joke.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 12-07-2011, 04:19
Replies: 0
Views: 1,992
Posted By sean
Some new Irish Rail promotions:

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up about some new IE promotions, in particular, for anyone living in Dublin, there is a Dublin to anywhere in the Republic day-return on Saturday for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-07-2011, 04:12
Replies: 153
Views: 42,516
Posted By sean
Exactly, from what I've seen of the...

Exactly, from what I've seen of the "Premier" seats when those sets come on the Sligo line, the service is a joke, it's clearly "Premier" in name only.

Incidentally, I saw a 22k set going down the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-06-2011, 19:53
Replies: 30
Views: 11,881
Posted By sean
That would be my question too. Why not deal with...

That would be my question too. Why not deal with the road first and the car park next?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-06-2011, 11:48
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By sean
I think it's Court of Criminal Appeals.

I think it's Court of Criminal Appeals.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 12-06-2011, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 5,166
Posted By sean
Don't forget that Rosslare Europort station is...

Don't forget that Rosslare Europort station is gone, replaced by Rosslare "Harbour" station which is some distance away from the port.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-06-2011, 09:56
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By sean
Gee ... what a surprise :rolleyes:

Gee ... what a surprise :rolleyes:
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 08-06-2011, 23:44
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By sean
In that case I think I'll be leaving the car...

In that case I think I'll be leaving the car on-street as much as I do now.

Basically here's my interest in this:
I live in Drumcondra and about once a week I take a late morning / early afternoon...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 08-06-2011, 23:15
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By sean
will the M3-Connolly trains serve Drumcondra?

will the M3-Connolly trains serve Drumcondra?
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 08-06-2011, 19:00
Replies: 12
Views: 3,345
Posted By sean
Off-peak services to/from Maynooth soon only...

Off-peak services to/from Maynooth soon only hourly? Methinks I'll be getting to know Dublin Bus (and my car) a little better. :mad:
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-06-2011, 10:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By sean
http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/54/cat_FAC...

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/54/cat_FACEPALM.jpg
Words fail me :mad:
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