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Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 05-03-2019, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 22,614
Posted By comcor
I can see the need in stations with significant...

I can see the need in stations with significant InterCity service or commuter service beyond the Leap boundaries.

However, aside from Heuston and Connolly, and maybe Pearse and Kent, I'm struggling...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2019, 21:59
Replies: 67
Views: 17,407
Posted By comcor
Surprisingly, for once I agree with you. Once...

Surprisingly, for once I agree with you.

Once Greenways have been built, rail will never run again, even if there are significant demographic changes (imagine if a successful multi-national saw...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-02-2019, 14:36
Replies: 64
Views: 11,305
Posted By comcor
If you are moving the set anyway, you may as well...

If you are moving the set anyway, you may as well let passengers use the service.

It's probably over a decade ago now, but there was a time that a set repositioned from Tralee to Cork on a Sunday...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 12:58
Replies: 25
Views: 3,264
Posted By comcor
Is rail going the same way as the bus service...

Is rail going the same way as the bus service with the NTA owning the rolling stock, but with the Irish Rail responsible for operation and maintenance?

And do Irish Rail own the 2700s?

If the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-01-2019, 08:53
Replies: 25
Views: 3,264
Posted By comcor
Cobh needs 2tph all day whenever there is a...

Cobh needs 2tph all day whenever there is a cruise ship in. Given that is 83 days this year, you get to the point where you have to wonder should it just be 2tph every day and provide benefits for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-01-2019, 13:06
Replies: 25
Views: 3,264
Posted By comcor
What on earth is the thinking on 4tph from...

What on earth is the thinking on 4tph from Athenry to Galway? Much busier routes don't have anything like that level of service and it parallels a motorway.

Try getting the Kerry line or the...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 12-12-2018, 07:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,281
Posted By comcor
I understand that, but few people are going to...

I understand that, but few people are going to change their phone operating system just because of a better Leap Card app.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2018, 13:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,281
Posted By comcor
Even if you don't have Android, you can call up...

Even if you don't have Android, you can call up the Leap website with other operating systems, and that has details of the loaded tickets, plus the Leap Card number, so there is that...
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 12:28
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By comcor
That explains why there is a difference, but to...

That explains why there is a difference, but to me it suggests a problem with the way it is approached.

Oranmore-Galway is a commuter journey albeit one that is often completed on InterCity trains....
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 11:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,726
Posted By comcor
Why are commuter fares in Galway so expensive?

The fare for the 11km journey from Oranmore to Galway is €6, which seems exceedingly bad value.

Similar distances are:-

Portmarnock-Connolly (€2.50 Leap/€3.30 Cash)
Dún Laoghaire-Tara St (€2.50...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-10-2018, 15:18
Replies: 8
Views: 4,677
Posted By comcor
Fares determination for next...

Fares determination for next year

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Fares_Determination_2018_Final.pdf

I'll leave it to others to decide what surprises them, but for my...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 16:40
Replies: 22
Views: 3,147
Posted By comcor
If and when those units show up, are there plans...

If and when those units show up, are there plans to cascade some of the other units out of Dublin? Cobh has also been struggling with capacity this year, particularly because demand can be so uneven...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-10-2018, 13:24
Replies: 22
Views: 3,147
Posted By comcor
2600s also operate Cork-Cobh/Midleton/Mallow I...

2600s also operate Cork-Cobh/Midleton/Mallow

I think 2 x 2-car sets for Midleton, 1 x 2-car set + 1 x 4-car set for Cobh to operate peak schedule. I'm not sure how it works for Mallow. There seems...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-10-2018, 11:48
Replies: 22
Views: 3,147
Posted By comcor
It's strange that the article refers to putting...

It's strange that the article refers to putting them on tracks around Limerick.

Even allowing for the Limerick Junction shuttle, Nenagh branch, Waterford and WRC services, Limerick isn't going to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-09-2018, 15:01
Replies: 67
Views: 17,407
Posted By comcor
The problem there is that the Athenry-Tuam...

The problem there is that the Athenry-Tuam motorway has completely blown Tuam's score to pieces. Where it had 100 for lack of road competition, that is now a 0. It's score is now a rather mid-table...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-09-2018, 15:35
Replies: 67
Views: 17,407
Posted By comcor
For a lot of us, the concern is how meaningful...

For a lot of us, the concern is how meaningful the figures are.

The number includes passengers from Ennis to Limerick (always healthy enough) and Athenry to Galway (probably benefitting from...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-08-2018, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,571
Posted By comcor
What about letting them run on Sunday on...

What about letting them run on Sunday on Waterford-Limerick Junction.

The line should be fit for it and there would be no interfering with regular traffic.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-08-2018, 09:22
Replies: 20
Views: 4,463
Posted By comcor
Although Belfast is a bigger city, there are a...

Although Belfast is a bigger city, there are a few drags on performance compared to Cork, largely based on the change in jurisdiction. Plenty of Cork-based civil servants have to travel to meetings...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2018, 22:20
Replies: 20
Views: 4,463
Posted By comcor
As I understand it the way journeys are...

As I understand it the way journeys are categorized can flatter one line over another. For example a Dublin-Thurles journey will be automatically counted and a Dublin-Cork line journey, even if the...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 26-06-2018, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 3,568
Posted By comcor
[Article] Lack of train drivers hitting Cork commuters

https://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/Lack-of-train-drivers-hitting-Cork-commuters-2b5bc86f-640e-4961-b438-f9fa7aeed377-ds

How does any company allow a situation to develop where it is down 30% of its...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 16:37
Replies: 13
Views: 4,602
Posted By comcor
The big question mark I would have about...

The big question mark I would have about withdrawing at Peak hours is regarding FTP holders who are attending appointments, especially medical appointments. This is getting even more of an issue as...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-03-2018, 08:39
Replies: 22
Views: 8,851
Posted By comcor
I noticed that last time I was on the train to...

I noticed that last time I was on the train to Dublin.

At 10:18 it told us the doors were about to close.

All the way up, it told us it was the 10:20 train.

It was the 10:25 train.

It's very...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-03-2018, 15:50
Replies: 62
Views: 11,737
Posted By comcor
I presume they are planning to cut and cover in...

I presume they are planning to cut and cover in Swords. The route there certainly seems designed to keep costs down rather than be of use to commuters or businesses in the town.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 21-03-2018, 09:12
Replies: 4
Views: 3,062
Posted By comcor
What is the actual solution here? The height of...

What is the actual solution here? The height of the line was raised some time ago, but it seems to have had little impact. And while people regularly cast doubt on the Western Rail Corridor, I don't...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2018, 11:01
Replies: 62
Views: 11,737
Posted By comcor
While I have no belief that the Light Rail in...

While I have no belief that the Light Rail in Cork will actually happen, I've seen some suggestions that the Cobh and Midleton lines could be converted to a Light Rail solution, which would then run...
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