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Forum: Luas Discussion 04-06-2010, 15:51
Replies: 34
Views: 11,590
Posted By MrX
I thought the Luas had some kind of automation...

I thought the Luas had some kind of automation which prevented it from passing a stop signal ?

Clearly isn't the case in the city centre at least if it was possible to jump the lights!
Forum: All stops to Thurles 11-12-2009, 08:49
Replies: 22
Views: 14,668
Posted By MrX
They really need to look at shortening the...

They really need to look at shortening the scripts, there's no need for such long-winded phrasing.

"Welcome aboard! - this 11:00 service to Cork" (for Cork just sounds weird)
"Smoking on board is...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-08-2009, 10:38
Replies: 22
Views: 10,074
Posted By MrX
Hmm, sounds like specifications aren't one of...

Hmm, sounds like specifications aren't one of Irish Rail's strong points. I'm begining to wonder what their strong points actually are?!

I suppose, it's not surprising given the fact that in lots of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-08-2009, 09:21
Replies: 22
Views: 10,074
Posted By MrX
Wasn't the Cork-Dublin line only recently...

Wasn't the Cork-Dublin line only recently completed removing sections of jointed track. I certainly remember there being sections of track that caused that clunk-clunk sound associated with 1950s...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-08-2009, 21:59
Replies: 22
Views: 10,074
Posted By MrX
Perhaps it's because CIE companies always...

Perhaps it's because CIE companies always consider passengers to be an inconvenience the interferes with the smooth operation of an efficient public transport system. They should be thankful that...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-08-2009, 20:59
Replies: 22
Views: 10,074
Posted By MrX
I really didn't like the tone that the Irish Rail...

I really didn't like the tone that the Irish Rail spokesperson took. He basically implied that Rail Users Ireland are a bunch of trainspotter cooks.

People expect a decent level of service, this is...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 29-07-2009, 15:40
Replies: 71
Views: 19,540
Posted By MrX
Why are the fares so expensive compared to the...

Why are the fares so expensive compared to the DART ?

It's only 2.75 single from Dublin City Centre Stations to Bray, which is 19km away.

Midleton is 22km from Kent Station, Cork, yet it's...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-06-2009, 13:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,875
Posted By MrX
While standards have definitely improved,...

While standards have definitely improved, particularly since the introduction of the MK4 trains on the Cork-Dublin line, I have certainly experienced absolutely disgraceful behaviour from IE...
Forum: Dublin Cork 15-01-2009, 12:32
Replies: 3
Views: 11,113
Posted By MrX
Well, on the morning I went there I was rushing...

Well, on the morning I went there I was rushing for a train. You don't always have time to go wandering around looking for an attendant. This car park is at least as big as the space in Heuston, if...
Forum: Dublin Cork 13-01-2009, 00:21
Replies: 3
Views: 11,113
Posted By MrX
Parking at Kent Station - inadequate ticket machines

I used the large longer-term Kent Station, Cork car park for the first time in quite a while and was pretty horrified at the way it operates.

Rather than a barrier-system like Heuston, it has...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 23-09-2008, 01:58
Replies: 22
Views: 14,668
Posted By MrX
They could really do with removing some of the...

They could really do with removing some of the ridiculously verbose unnecessary PA announcements.

A simple "Next station : XXXXXXX"
This is : XXXXXXX

would suffice on most commuter services.

There...
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-09-2008, 10:24
Replies: 6
Views: 3,518
Posted By MrX
There's scope for an improved bus service into...

There's scope for an improved bus service into Glanmire/Riverstown which could call at Kent Station. Likewise, the midleton busses etc ought to stop there to pick up / drop off. Even if they don't...
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-09-2008, 10:19
Replies: 15
Views: 4,766
Posted By MrX
Well they could adopt the Japanese approach. If a...

Well they could adopt the Japanese approach. If a train is late, the driver has to get off and personally apologise to all the passengers at the final destination!
Forum: Commuter Services 22-09-2008, 10:13
Replies: 7
Views: 3,070
Posted By MrX
It comes down to the fact that Iarnrod Eireann...

It comes down to the fact that Iarnrod Eireann simply cannot get the fine detail right EVER.

There's no quality control or consistency of service. One train does things right, the next doesn't. Some...
Forum: Dublin Kerry 19-06-2008, 06:17
Replies: 6
Views: 5,070
Posted By MrX
So the message to tourists is: Bikes are carried...

So the message to tourists is:

Bikes are carried on some trains and not others. So, if you're going cycling in Kerry, please find alternative transport as Irish Rail cannot make up their minds as to...
Forum: Dublin Cork 17-06-2008, 10:25
Replies: 32
Views: 7,791
Posted By MrX
Well, the minister is ultimately politically...

Well, the minister is ultimately politically responsible and cares about his reputation as does his party.

CIE / Iarnrod Eireann are not going to really bother reacting if any lobby group puts them...
Forum: Dublin Cork 16-06-2008, 08:11
Replies: 32
Views: 7,791
Posted By MrX
Well, given that they're ultimately responsible...

Well, given that they're ultimately responsible to the Minister for Transport and given that he has allowed this situation to occur and reoccur we really should be calling for his immediate...
Forum: Dublin Cork 30-05-2008, 10:41
Replies: 32
Views: 7,791
Posted By MrX
Well all it says to me is that as an organisation...

Well all it says to me is that as an organisation (workers and management) Iarnrod Eireann doesn't give a toss about the travelling public it's paying customers and the tax payers who bankroll its...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2008, 08:49
Replies: 121
Views: 56,754
Posted By MrX
Well, our company's just decided never to use...

Well, our company's just decided never to use Irish Rail again. We've had a huge problem all week because of a lack of trains to/from Cork and have now resorted to fly+car hire. We've also just moved...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-05-2008, 07:01
Replies: 121
Views: 56,754
Posted By MrX
Did management actually ask them to do something...

Did management actually ask them to do something unreasonable?
Or, is it another hissy fit ?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-05-2008, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 8,516
Posted By MrX
Well they're faster than a non-direct bus, but...

Well they're faster than a non-direct bus, but that's set to change if the bus starts averaging motorway speeds the entire route down.

Irish Rail seem to be determined to build a 1960s railway...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 20-05-2008, 10:31
Replies: 45
Views: 14,756
Posted By MrX
I had one of their ticket vendors shout abuse and...

I had one of their ticket vendors shout abuse and chase me down a platform because I gave him a €2 coin that he didn't recognise. It was a coin from Finland and perfectly legal tender, he just didn't...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-05-2008, 10:10
Replies: 10
Views: 3,800
Posted By MrX
It's still very sloppy not to have them running...

It's still very sloppy not to have them running correctly!
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-05-2008, 10:08
Replies: 18
Views: 8,516
Posted By MrX
Well, if they don't do something about the...

Well, if they don't do something about the average times on the Cork-Dublin route people will simply drive once the motorway's complete. It's not too far from completion either!

It seems crazy that...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-05-2008, 10:02
Replies: 10
Views: 3,800
Posted By MrX
The internal doors not being present is...

The internal doors not being present is ridiculous. I don't understand why Iarnrod Eireann isn't maintaining them properly. If there's something wrong with them they ought to be fixed, not just...
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