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Forum: Commuter Services 16-10-2018, 15:11
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish...

The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish Rail could have leveraged the existing contracts to buy more from Rotem, but the window on this was quite tight. The ICR is a known quantity so it would...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 09:04
Replies: 22
Views: 848
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover...

The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover Limerick and Ballina shuttle services. The 2700 is for more suited to regional work and may release an ICR or two

This will release the 2800 back...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 14:47
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There was some serious cable theft recently which...

There was some serious cable theft recently which put the ETS out of service. The splitting of trains at Nenagh requires the ETS banking staff setup which doesn't work with pilot working.

The track...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-10-2018, 10:15
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.

0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-10-2018, 08:25
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Winner

Winner
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 14:05
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Some progress 0630 from Dundalk makes stops 0742...

Some progress

0630 from Dundalk makes stops
0742 Portmarnock
0745 Clongriffin

0645 from Drogheda stops
0729 Portmarnock

Still doesn't address the multitude of other issues
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-09-2018, 22:56
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Commuters are well known not to able to count (my...

Commuters are well known not to able to count (my DART was a coach short etc) so unless someone has a photo of a 2 coach train we cannot comment.

There are certainly 4 coach trains out there, in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-09-2018, 11:31
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is no actual increase in the number of DART...

There is no actual increase in the number of DART services at peak hours.

The existing timetable always had a few extra trains thrown in at peak, so the 0747 Bray Connolly and trains to/from Dun...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2018, 12:49
Replies: 45
Views: 4,205
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The commuter services terminating at Connolly at...

The commuter services terminating at Connolly at weekends is forward planning given Pearse will be closed many weekends to allow the roof to be replaced
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-08-2018, 11:00
Replies: 61
Views: 10,198
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is a passenger ONLY forum Further...

This is a passenger ONLY forum

Further discussion of freight will result in a ban
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 15-08-2018, 14:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,312
Posted By Mark Gleeson
https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_...

https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_derailment_dun_laoghaire.pdf

Report confirm points not correctly clamped
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-08-2018, 13:29
Replies: 18
Views: 4,312
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as...

Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as 'Operator Error - IM'

1665

Points we photographed had not been correctly clamped...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 09:03
Replies: 20
Views: 4,186
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing...

Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing you want, via Rosslare or Dublin

On the UK side its dependent on the train timetable being loaded by the UK operators, this is not something Irish Rail...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 12:19
Replies: 20
Views: 4,186
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a list of stations which can issue Sail...

There is a list of stations which can issue Sail Rails

http://www.irishrail.ie/rail-fares-and-tickets/sailrail-uk-ferry

Can be purchased online with Irish Ferries or by phone with Irish Rail or...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 13:15
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay...

Delays happens, thats life. The risk of a delay when a steam train is around is vastly more

1. They breakdown, vastly more often per mile operated
2. They get stuck, steam/coal issues
3. They trip...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Time to ban steam trains?

Once again a steam train broke down leading to delays of 2 hours. The same train last year broke down before it even left Connolly

Broke down between Wicklow and Greystones resulting in delays to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-08-2018, 17:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Lack of a motorway helps Dublin Belfast numbers...

Lack of a motorway helps

Dublin Belfast numbers really should be on a par with Cork but due to a combination of poor frequency, slow journey and the lack of historical flows of people due the border...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2018, 12:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By Mark Gleeson
These are not generally available in a consistent...

These are not generally available in a consistent format


Cork local 1.32m
Dublin Area 32.77m

Total Nationwide 45.5m

So regional/intercity is 12m of which Dublin Cork is about 3m
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 27-07-2018, 09:50
Replies: 20
Views: 4,186
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Plenty of trains meet the...

Plenty of trains meet the ferry

Weekdays

Departures for Fishguard from Rosslare are
08:00 (no connection)
18:10 (13:36 from Connolly arrives 16:20)

Departures for Pembroke from Rosslare are
08:45...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Mark Gleeson
I don't think there is even a point to start...

I don't think there is even a point to start thinking about doing this,

Keep it very very simple
1. If you have a state pension of any type you get free travel
2. No companions unless medical need...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 13:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If all we did was to remove the companion pass...

If all we did was to remove the companion pass and only issue it when medically needed (i.e. cannot travel without) it would clean things up

The whole scheme is a mess
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-06-2018, 11:23
Replies: 0
Views: 933
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Teenager 'with gun' threatened Italian students on Dart

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/teenager-with-gun-threatened-italian-students-on-dart-37033581.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 07:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,021
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Calls for Robert Watt to be fired after suggesting ban on free bus holders

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/calls-for-robert-watt-to-be-fired-after-suggesting-ban-on-free-bus-holders-from-public-transport-in-rush-hour-37032725.html
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 19-06-2018, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a...

The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a preliminary investigation into the events of Friday and Saturday. As a result the CCTV, OTMR and CTC tapes will likely be secured for...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 17-06-2018, 14:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,710
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train...

Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train between 2 stations

While we would like a Transport police, the NBRU needs to realise that its members are part of the problem by failing to...
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