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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-08-2018, 21:10
Replies: 7
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Posted By Traincustomer
In terms of the stations... The new platform at...

In terms of the stations...

The new platform at Limerick Junction will be opposite the main platform (used by Cork/Dublin trains). I quote from the site notice

"The development will consist of the...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Traincustomer
Apologies - I think we may have been speaking at...

Apologies - I think we may have been speaking at cross purposes Ė I thought you were referring to no through ticketing from this side (Ireland) hence my comments/questions.

The Irish Rail timetable...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 14:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Traincustomer
Thatís right Eddie regarding SailRail...

Thatís right Eddie regarding SailRail availability in the UK.

Years ago in the card ticket era one could buy a ticket from any station to any station including the UK yet despite all the investment...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 20:36
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By Traincustomer
Bus Connects (integration with rail)

With roadshows underway around the city (https://www.busconnects.ie/media/1263/confirmed-information-session-locations-august-2018.pdf) perhaps it is timely to discuss how, if implemented, Bus...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-08-2018, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 2,378
Posted By Traincustomer
Why is there still no through ticketing?

The connectivity with the Fishguard sailings is indeed much better since May of last year but through ticketing ex-UK has still not been re-enabled (it was available in 2013).

A perusal of any of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 18:34
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Traincustomer
It also used to apply on provincial bus services...

It also used to apply on provincial bus services as a late great-aunt of mine would pay for the first 20 miles or so from Dublin to a particular town and then be able to use her pass the remainder of...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 25-06-2018, 16:20
Replies: 0
Views: 377
Posted By Traincustomer
Local Link Granard route serving Longford station

The Local Link route 865 from Granard to Longford via Ballinalee operated by Donnelly's/Pioneer Bus Company is now serving Longford railway station.

The timetable may be viewed on the Local Link...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-06-2018, 16:03
Replies: 13
Views: 949
Posted By Traincustomer
There are provincial and indeed city routes where...

There are provincial and indeed city routes where the only services of the day are at "peak hours" so the argument for restrictions is fundamentally flawed.

The crux of the issue, as I see it, is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-06-2018, 17:14
Replies: 279
Views: 121,602
Posted By Traincustomer
LeapCard being accepted on the Ferrylink (same as...

LeapCard being accepted on the Ferrylink (same as cash fares) and no Leap 90 discount.
Forum: Dublin Sligo 04-06-2018, 17:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By Traincustomer
Bold text: my...

Bold text: my emphasis

Source:
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/12-per-cent-increase-in-subsidy-for-public-transport-sees-passengers-numbers-jump/
Published Sunday 3rd June. Aside: rather...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 22-05-2018, 11:54
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Traincustomer
On 1st June the Rosslare line is dealt another...

On 1st June the Rosslare line is dealt another blow with the introduction of a new bus route (with up to nine services in each direction daily) by a private operator Gorey - Arklow - Wicklow - city -...
Forum: Dublin Galway 15-05-2018, 16:06
Replies: 0
Views: 520
Posted By Traincustomer
Ballinasloe station - Portumna Local Link bus

Local Link Galway have introduced a scheduled publc bus service, route 547, linking Portumna to Ballinasloe railway station via Laurencetown and Portiuncula Hospital as well as Ballinasloe town...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-05-2018, 14:43
Replies: 279
Views: 121,602
Posted By Traincustomer
Minor Stena Line sailing schedule alteration Dublin-Holyhead

From today, Monday 14th May 2018, the 15.10hrs Dublin - Holyhead sailing is advanced to depart at 14.50hrs. Crossing time remains unchanged at 3 hours 30 minutes.

The connecting Ferrylink bus for...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-05-2018, 01:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Traincustomer
Ought it not to be I… and the NTA doing research...

Ought it not to be I… and the NTA doing research of this nature?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-05-2018, 22:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,228
Posted By Traincustomer
Irish Rail will not run an extra Wicklow/Wexford train

From source at: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/no-extra-rail-service-for-wicklow-36865917.html

Money or no money for additional services it is increasingly apparent that there...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-04-2018, 20:25
Replies: 279
Views: 121,602
Posted By Traincustomer
Dublin Swift introduced (Dublin-Holyhead) & minor sailing schedule changes:

The Jonathan Swift fast craft has been replaced by the Dublin Swift fast craft and there are some minor changes to sailing times as follows:

08.45 Dublin - Holyhead has been advanced to sail at...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-04-2018, 20:15
Replies: 279
Views: 121,602
Posted By Traincustomer
Rosslare terminal improvements

A number of improvements have been made recently...new seating both downstairs and upstairs (foot passenger lounge) with unique family table seats in the latter.

The former shop unit in the corner...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-04-2018, 19:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By Traincustomer
I thought the Customer First programme, which the...

I thought the Customer First programme, which the NTA have apparently splashed millions on, was supposed to address issues such as that raised in this thread?

Aside:

It has been my experience that...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-04-2018, 20:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Traincustomer
Subway

I note the overall anticipated cost is Ä3.5M.

Has a subway been costed? While it would cause very short-term disruption in the construction phase long-term it may be markedly cheaper (no lifts to...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 31-03-2018, 22:39
Replies: 0
Views: 950
Posted By Traincustomer
50 Years of Northern Ireland Railways

Source & further reading:
http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/NI-Railways/also-on-ni-railways/ni-railways-50th-anniversary/
Forum: DART 01-02-2018, 20:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,217
Posted By Traincustomer
In Connolly today I didn't see any information,...

In Connolly today I didn't see any information, either posters or leaflets, about this. Seems a good scheme in principle.
Forum: Luas Discussion 23-12-2017, 18:44
Replies: 14
Views: 5,118
Posted By Traincustomer
Shelters

I notice that there is a total absence of shelters at some locations e.g. Trinity. Is this because such structures are not allowed at these locations for planning/aesthetic reasons?

I have always...
Forum: Dublin Cork 04-12-2017, 01:00
Replies: 31
Views: 17,431
Posted By Traincustomer
Relocation of bus stop

As mentioned upthread here is the official Bus …ireann release:



Source: http://buseireann.ie/news_timetable.php?id=2504&month=Nov
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-11-2017, 21:58
Replies: 22
Views: 4,552
Posted By Traincustomer
Difficult to understand how Waterford - Limerick...

Difficult to understand how Waterford - Limerick Junction services will be anything up to 10 minutes slower considering all the work carried out on the line.

A case of make it look bad to support a...
Forum: Luas Discussion 08-11-2017, 18:27
Replies: 14
Views: 5,118
Posted By Traincustomer
That's good news. Is free travel planned for the...

That's good news. Is free travel planned for the initial days?

I recall travelling St. Stephen's Green / Harcourt Street to Dundrum and Milltown on the opening day/s of the Green Line. (Is that as...
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