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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 20:38
Replies: 38
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Posted By Inniskeen
While there were indeed a number of train...

While there were indeed a number of train failures, as well as cancellations due to driver issues, most of the problems this week were self inflicted and arose from the obsession with increasing...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-09-2018, 19:26
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By Inniskeen
Unless I have missed something, the new timetable...

Unless I have missed something, the new timetable requires 18 sets to cover advertised services - not all in motion given that turnaround in some instances is up to 20 minutes (at Bray). There may be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-09-2018, 15:39
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By Inniskeen
Several 4 car sets during the morning and evening...

Several 4 car sets during the morning and evening peak on Monday. Reports of a 2 piece also.
Forum: Commuter Services 11-09-2018, 00:06
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Inniskeen
Lots of people left behind due to earlier...

Lots of people left behind due to earlier departure of many services, particularly at Greystones and at various locations on the northern line.

Multiple 4 car sets in operation including two...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-09-2018, 19:08
Replies: 61
Views: 9,195
Posted By Inniskeen
Oh dear, some people won't see increasing usage...

Oh dear, some people won't see increasing usage of the WRC as good news !
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 11:06
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By Inniskeen
Unfortunately the approach of simply throwing...

Unfortunately the approach of simply throwing more time into the schedules rather than addressing the underlying issues does not have a great track record (pun intended !).

DART running is currently...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-09-2018, 14:47
Replies: 38
Views: 2,506
Posted By Inniskeen
I wouldn't call it a joke, I would call it ill...

I wouldn't call it a joke, I would call it ill advised and impractical and significantly less robust than the current timetable. It achieves very little other than unneeded additional off peak DART...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-08-2018, 20:05
Replies: 61
Views: 9,195
Posted By Inniskeen
Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !

Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !
Forum: DART 12-08-2018, 18:28
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By Inniskeen
Main takeaway is that rather than attempt to...

Main takeaway is that rather than attempt to address the timetable defects the well tried, tested and failed approach of simply adding more time to the schedules is being applied yet again e.g...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 11:53
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Inniskeen
There isn't that big a difference between daily...

There isn't that big a difference between daily numbers on the Dublin/Belfast and Dublin/Cork services if the recent NTA census is to be believed. It would appear that boardings at Cork are 1885...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 11:20
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By Inniskeen
You have made a lot of assertions, most of which...

You have made a lot of assertions, most of which appear to have little basis in fact. Steam trains are extremely popular and have been operating successfully in preservation for almost 60 years....
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 29-07-2018, 08:22
Replies: 20
Views: 3,471
Posted By Inniskeen
Think your times at Rosslare are a bit off....

Think your times at Rosslare are a bit off. Anyway the point being made is that there are now no rail connections to the southwest which was always the principal orogin/destination on the Irish side...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 16-06-2018, 15:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,008
Posted By Inniskeen
First occasion was a fatality at Malahide. Not...

First occasion was a fatality at Malahide.

Not sure about last night, it appears the 2315 special from Malahide to Connolly (an 8 car 29k stopping at all stations) had door problems at Portmarnock....
Forum: Dublin Sligo 07-06-2018, 11:54
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
I believe item 2) (or a very similar variant) may...

I believe item 2) (or a very similar variant) may come crashing onto the stage shortly resulting in service cancellations.

Another major issue with IR's proposed timetable is not that the necessary...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 07-06-2018, 11:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
I would love to be more positive but it is clear...

I would love to be more positive but it is clear and obvious that the existing infrastructure is challenged to efficiently and reliably support the present level of service. We know that the 50%...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 07:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
Incidentally restoration of the early morning...

Incidentally restoration of the early morning service to Sligo and the later evening return service together with, I assume, the re-scheduling of the 0800 from Dublin and the 1800 from Sligo requires...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 06:57
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
Hope the NTA & Irish Rail are following the...

Hope the NTA & Irish Rail are following the timetable change chaos saga in the UK. Ten minute DART alone will generate unwanted congestion, adding additional Maynooth and Kildare services as well...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 01-06-2018, 06:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
Just to be clear, we are taking about a 4 car...

Just to be clear, we are taking about a 4 car 2900 operating the 1305 on a Friday , so if you had 350 passengers at least 160 would be standing. On a 4 ICR, the number standing would be 70. To be...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 31-05-2018, 12:48
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
The point I am making is that there are rarely...

The point I am making is that there are rarely 280 or more passengers on the 1305 to Sligo on a Friday or any other day. So by subsituting a 29k you are degrading the customer experience...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 30-05-2018, 20:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
A 4 car ICR has around 280 seats, a 4 car 2900...

A 4 car ICR has around 280 seats, a 4 car 2900 about 190. The 1305 Sligo (on a Friday or any other day) wouldn't typically load more 300 passengers. The reasons for the Friday arrangement is to...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 28-05-2018, 09:52
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Inniskeen
I don't think it has anything to do with capacity...

I don't think it has anything to do with capacity on the 1305 - the 4 car 2900 provides less seats than the ICR.

The set of the 1305 is used to augment the 1600 to Sligo on Fridays. There are...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 21:03
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By Inniskeen
In fact Belfast to Coleraine has a half-hourly...

In fact Belfast to Coleraine has a half-hourly service during the morning and evening peak !
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-05-2018, 07:16
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Inniskeen
There is very little comparison between Bray and...

There is very little comparison between Bray and Buttevant. At Buttevant the points were being operated independently and in conflict with the signalling system. At Buttevant trains were running at...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-05-2018, 00:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Inniskeen
In fairness, I wouldn't describe the event as...

In fairness, I wouldn't describe the event as minor - a fire in a relay room is not a trivial issue. Depending on the damage this disruption could go on for weeks although the coded messages from...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-05-2018, 00:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By Inniskeen
The surprising thing about this incident is the...

The surprising thing about this incident is the service arrangements that have between adopted, particularly the decision to introduce single line working between Dalkey and Bray.

Had both lines...
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