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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-06-2018, 08:13
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By ACustomer
dowlingm: from your referenced piece in the...

dowlingm: from your referenced piece in the Examiner: (he being Seamus Brennan).

I'm sure other EU governments gave him short shrift on that one!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 16:52
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By ACustomer
As far as I am aware, peak hour constraints used...

As far as I am aware, peak hour constraints used apply to Dublin Bus only. In any event, the only serious case for its introduction are for the morning peak on DB, and IE on Dublin Suburban and DART....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By ACustomer
New Free Travel Row

The Indo is running a story about a suggestion from a senior civil servant that some peak-hour limitations be put on the use of the FTP:...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 31-05-2018, 22:07
Replies: 22
Views: 1,030
Posted By ACustomer
On the customer-merits of 22k ICRs versus 29k...

On the customer-merits of 22k ICRs versus 29k scommuter stock on the Sligo line, take (Inniskeen), (ThomasJ) and (Inniskeen).

I assume the choice is between 4-ICR and 8-29k (4-29k is obviously...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 08:59
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By ACustomer
Eddie: Belfast to Coleraine is single track from...

Eddie: Belfast to Coleraine is single track from about 6 miles outside Belfast. (It used to be double as far as Ballymena). What makes the present service on the Derry line so good is the absence of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-05-2018, 19:42
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By ACustomer
And IE want to move towards largely unstaffed...

And IE want to move towards largely unstaffed DART stations. Brilliant!
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-05-2018, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By ACustomer
The proposed discussion has sustainable funding...

The proposed discussion has sustainable funding as a major item. This relates to how the recurrent operation of public transport is funded (and organised) and is in a sense separate from major...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 20-03-2018, 21:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By ACustomer
Irish rail website reports that normal rail...

Irish rail website reports that normal rail services between Limerick and Ennis are due to resume to-morrow, March 21st.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-03-2018, 13:59
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
The obvious solution to the paradox of...

The obvious solution to the paradox of overcrowding and low revenue is to limit the FTP scheme to off-peak travel. In practice this would identify a limited number of trains ineligible for FTP. There...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2018, 18:49
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
Mark, you could also throw in the new cross-city...

Mark, you could also throw in the new cross-city LUAS, which in many respects a cheapo substitute to Metro North most of the way to Finglas, and which may be "stranded" if the Metro North-South goes...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2018, 22:08
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
Ronald Binge: So you would like a €3billion...

Ronald Binge:

So you would like a €3billion project to go ahead without any proper evaluation? If the answer is "no" then why indulge in ad hominem attacks on McCarthy? If the answer is "yes" then...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2018, 18:37
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
The more one looks at the rail element of the...

The more one looks at the rail element of the Plan, the worse it gets.

First, Metro North-South. The original Green line (Sandyford-Stephen’s Green) was engineered for heavier Metro trains between...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-02-2018, 12:30
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: No it's not. Quite the opposite:...

James Shields:

No it's not. Quite the opposite: there are several road crossings between Sandyford and Bride's Glen. Its also quite limited in terms of curvature and line speed.

The whole thing...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-02-2018, 20:50
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
Colm McCarthy has a good Indo piece on the...

Colm McCarthy has a good Indo piece on the extravagant costs of the new Metro proposals and also on the likely relatively poor benefits. Costs are in the same ballpark as Dart Underground and...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-02-2018, 21:06
Replies: 62
Views: 5,278
Posted By ACustomer
The rail elements of this plan appear to be very...

The rail elements of this plan appear to be very badly thought out.

Electrifying to Hazlehatch was always supposed to be part of Dart Underground. Electrifying it as part of a Phoenix Park Tunnel...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-02-2018, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By ACustomer
I think the unfortunate Irish Rail employee...

I think the unfortunate Irish Rail employee should have got the monetary award, given the abuse directed at him. How can Irish Rail enforce compliance with ticketing requirements given (a) the lack...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 28-01-2018, 14:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,519
Posted By ACustomer
Ballycar Floods again (Jan 2018)

IE website reports bus substitutions probably for several weeks between Limerick and Ennis due to flooding at Ballycar. Same old performance while the Board of Works and other bodies play pass the...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 21-01-2018, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,261
Posted By ACustomer
Goods: Yes, but the root of the problem is...

Goods:

Yes, but the root of the problem is restrictive planning, zoning and infrastructure within 20lm of Dublin city centre which has strangled housing supply and lead to such a huge price...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 10-01-2018, 14:26
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By ACustomer
Half barriers (operating automatically on the...

Half barriers (operating automatically on the approach of a train) are used all over Europe and North America, especially on low-traffic and medium-to-low speed routes. Why is Ireland so special?...
Forum: Commuter Services 10-01-2018, 14:20
Replies: 28
Views: 6,141
Posted By ACustomer
This discussion shows up the dysfunctional...

This discussion shows up the dysfunctional governance of public transport investment decisions in Ireland. Major projects such as Motorways, rail electrification and new routes, main airports, all...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 09-01-2018, 19:04
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By ACustomer
The main purpose of Waterford-Mallow since about...

The main purpose of Waterford-Mallow since about 1906 was Rosslare Boat traffic, especially the Rosslare Express. This is from another era, and there is not much point in wasting energy on nostalgia...
Forum: Commuter Services 08-01-2018, 20:53
Replies: 28
Views: 6,141
Posted By ACustomer
Underground: Really great, this is straight out...

Underground:

Really great, this is straight out of Yes Minister (or maybe Father Ted). If this is remotely true, then the Department of Transport and its minister are even more useless than I had...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 08-01-2018, 20:48
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By ACustomer
Mallow-Waterford had literally dozens and dozens...

Mallow-Waterford had literally dozens and dozens of level crossings which would sooner or later have killed it off. Great for scenery, but not much regular passenger potential.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-12-2017, 08:40
Replies: 39
Views: 6,657
Posted By ACustomer
Comcor. I agree let's not get side-tracked, but...

Comcor. I agree let's not get side-tracked, but the line you mention runs along a heavily-populated coastal strip linking several large towns (Lagos, Portimao, Faro, Olhao, Tavira and Vila Real de...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-12-2017, 20:59
Replies: 39
Views: 6,657
Posted By ACustomer
I don't know what about other European countries....

I don't know what about other European countries. The question was asked about Portugal versus the WRC, and I thought I answered it.
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