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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-04-2017, 15:26
Replies: 25
Views: 8,630
Posted By grainne whale
Too many bikes on trains

This morning I took the 8.27am from Hazelhatch to Heuston. This was a 3 carriage train. There were bikes (not folding ones) in the exit / entrance areas all along the train. The train was packed and...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 30-03-2017, 13:56
Replies: 38
Views: 8,626
Posted By grainne whale
Yes but that saving multiplied by a certain...

Yes but that saving multiplied by a certain amount of journeys :rolleyes: and surely they have enough information as to which routes and days they need a large coach.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-03-2017, 16:25
Replies: 38
Views: 8,626
Posted By grainne whale
Yes I always wondered why they use the full size...

Yes I always wondered why they use the full size (very expensive) coaches on routes that don't require them. Silly really :confused:
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 08-02-2017, 10:14
Replies: 26
Views: 9,445
Posted By grainne whale
I had to make my mind up - whether I got 67X...

I had to make my mind up - whether I got 67X straight to the office door (very over crowded) or stay on the train and have my 20min walk to the office each morning (40mins) each day - I chose the...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 07-02-2017, 09:31
Replies: 26
Views: 9,445
Posted By grainne whale
Actually I use a shuttlebus to and from...

Actually I use a shuttlebus to and from Hazelhatch station. I would not be bothered driving - it saves me a fortune in petrol and carparking charges. I also arrived relaxed for work in the mornings,...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 16-01-2017, 09:45
Replies: 3
Views: 7,791
Posted By grainne whale
Twice recently I was left stranded at Hazelhatch...

Twice recently I was left stranded at Hazelhatch Station as the bus driver never waited for the Heuston service to arrive at Hazelhatch. Once the Grand Canal train arrived he drove off, this is very...
Forum: Commuter Services 22-11-2016, 12:19
Replies: 62
Views: 18,569
Posted By grainne whale
I think that they may have been sold a while ago,...

I think that they may have been sold a while ago, but not developed yet.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-11-2016, 10:35
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
It's really not easy to get to from Celbridge -...

It's really not easy to get to from Celbridge - the road network is not great - drive into Lucan and then up to Adamstown Station - if you drive that route - well you might as well just continue you...
Forum: Commuter Services 14-11-2016, 09:36
Replies: 62
Views: 18,569
Posted By grainne whale
Actually there are a large no of people who find...

Actually there are a large no of people who find that Heuston is the best station for them : HSE, Revenue, Dublin City Council, Courts Service, St James Hospital, students/staff DIT. Trains running...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-11-2016, 12:30
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
If you commuted on that route you would notice...

If you commuted on that route you would notice that quite a few passengers use Clondalkin station. The car park at Hazelhatch is massive and only a quarter full - I wonder why :confused:
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-11-2016, 09:12
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
Yes I find the same, I always encourage...

Yes I find the same, I always encourage friends/neighbours to use the train Celbridge/Hazelhatch to Dublin as it is far more pleasant than a bus journey, but again it's the parking charges that put...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2016, 13:01
Replies: 25
Views: 9,788
Posted By grainne whale
- It's still quicker - the train goes 'round the...

- It's still quicker - the train goes 'round the world for sport' before it gets into Conolly and even then it's a good bit away from the major shopping areas.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2016, 11:32
Replies: 25
Views: 9,788
Posted By grainne whale
Nope, the bus is much quicker (66X) with bus...

Nope, the bus is much quicker (66X) with bus lanes and far cheaper fares especially with Leap.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2016, 09:12
Replies: 25
Views: 9,788
Posted By grainne whale
Cheaper for the occasional traveller to take the...

Cheaper for the occasional traveller to take the bus.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-11-2016, 09:07
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
Now that would be an idea - free parking where...

Now that would be an idea - free parking where stations 'are miles from anywhere' should be free - ie Hazelhatch/ Celbridge
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 03-11-2016, 15:24
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
That may very well be the case - however it...

That may very well be the case - however it discourages people from travelling by train (where I live in Celbridge) nobody is going to drive to the station (1.5 miles from town) and pay for parking...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-11-2016, 14:30
Replies: 25
Views: 9,788
Posted By grainne whale
Yes, typical - I'm delighted to say that I'll be...

Yes, typical - I'm delighted to say that I'll be purchasing my last Short Hop Annual Rail Ticket for 2017 soon - I wont be commuting to Heuston from end of May 2017 - 'money for old rope' not a...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2016, 08:46
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
Scrap, car parking changes at stations and people...

Scrap, car parking changes at stations and people will use the train more. Travelling by bus is just as quick and no car parking changes.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2016, 08:43
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
Yes, it won't be too far off now, my point is...

Yes, it won't be too far off now, my point is that they are not actually travelling for free (we) have made our contribution over all the years of working.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-10-2016, 13:45
Replies: 57
Views: 18,170
Posted By grainne whale
Tell me more - people travelling for free...

Tell me more - people travelling for free (legally):eek:
Forum: Commuter Services 06-09-2016, 17:31
Replies: 62
Views: 18,569
Posted By grainne whale
Thanks for that but I have to apply for my Annual...

Thanks for that but I have to apply for my Annual Taxsaver Ticket next month - what am I supposed to do with it, if the Feeder Bus does not suit the trains that I generally use to get to Heuston. It...
Forum: Commuter Services 06-09-2016, 12:57
Replies: 62
Views: 18,569
Posted By grainne whale
Useless for me as the are no Feeder Bus times...

Useless for me as the are no Feeder Bus times shown fron Celbridge to / from Hazelhatch Station - it looks I will be applying for a Dublin Bus Taxsaver Ticket this year for the first time in the...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 19-07-2016, 10:10
Replies: 63
Views: 22,842
Posted By grainne whale
Yes I have more or less the same problem. I work...

Yes I have more or less the same problem. I work on Wood Quay, and commute to and from Hazelhatch, I also use the feeder bus to / from Celbridge. Trains serving Connolly / Grand Canal Dock are no use...
Forum: GENERAL ELECTION 2016 18-04-2016, 10:24
Replies: 5
Views: 9,860
Posted By grainne whale
I wouldn't take any notice of a man 'who thinks...

I wouldn't take any notice of a man 'who thinks more of his horses than his children' - you never heard the whole interview, I take it!
Forum: Commuter Services 19-01-2016, 11:02
Replies: 196
Views: 54,003
Posted By grainne whale
I feel the same - I have had the Taxsaver Short...

I feel the same - I have had the Taxsaver Short Hop Rail for the last umpteen years and between journey time increasing and certain trains running late it makes sense for me now to switch to Dublin...
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