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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 17:48
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Mark Gleeson
I don't think there is even a point to start...

I don't think there is even a point to start thinking about doing this,

Keep it very very simple
1. If you have a state pension of any type you get free travel
2. No companions unless medical need...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 13:04
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If all we did was to remove the companion pass...

If all we did was to remove the companion pass and only issue it when medically needed (i.e. cannot travel without) it would clean things up

The whole scheme is a mess
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-06-2018, 11:23
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Teenager 'with gun' threatened Italian students on Dart

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/teenager-with-gun-threatened-italian-students-on-dart-37033581.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-06-2018, 07:44
Replies: 13
Views: 703
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] Calls for Robert Watt to be fired after suggesting ban on free bus holders

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/calls-for-robert-watt-to-be-fired-after-suggesting-ban-on-free-bus-holders-from-public-transport-in-rush-hour-37032725.html
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 19-06-2018, 10:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a...

The Rail Accident Investigation Unit has opened a preliminary investigation into the events of Friday and Saturday. As a result the CCTV, OTMR and CTC tapes will likely be secured for...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 17-06-2018, 14:32
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train...

Transport police wouldn't be much use on a train between 2 stations

While we would like a Transport police, the NBRU needs to realise that its members are part of the problem by failing to...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 17-06-2018, 08:12
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This could have been a huge loss of life The...

This could have been a huge loss of life

The 2355 Dublin Belfast special would have been close to 90mph in that section

You should never ever get out onto the tracks, but here is classic Irish...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-05-2018, 15:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
Posted By Mark Gleeson
CEO was appointed last week Jim Meade...

CEO was appointed last week Jim Meade

http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/management-team

It doesn't matter who is CEO (an outsider would help a bit) if there is no money
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-05-2018, 15:05
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The whole relay room burnt out, cables melted so...

The whole relay room burnt out, cables melted so it will take a long time to sort out

Guys in white protective suits working away with air being pumped in

Now of course
1. The fire happened as a...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-05-2018, 10:26
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This morning was a disaster, every train leaving...

This morning was a disaster, every train leaving Bray was progressively more and more delayed
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-05-2018, 05:22
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Single line pilot man working is in place on the...

Single line pilot man working is in place on the northbound track between Dalkey platform 1 and Bray. All the points in Bray are clamped so only a single route is possible.

Appears that several DART...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 20-05-2018, 18:20
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Will continue till next weekend at the very...

Will continue till next weekend at the very least

1. 0630 and then every 30 minutes till 0830 train from Bray to Connolly/Howth
2. Between 0900 and 1630, a shuttle between Dalkey and Bray leaving...
Forum: Commuter Services 19-05-2018, 09:16
Replies: 10
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Painting of the worst sets are continuing There...

Painting of the worst sets are continuing

There have been some patchwork repairs to the floors but its probably going to drag on until mid life overhaul
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 19-05-2018, 09:14
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Looks like the CTC blockhouse at the end of...

Looks like the CTC blockhouse at the end of platform 2 Bray had an electrical fault leading to a fire

This building controls the signalling from Bray Head to north of Shankill.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 19-05-2018, 08:53
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Dalkey - Greystones suspended

Due to a fire at Bray there will be no trains for the at least the rest of the weekend

Bus transfers Connolly - Greystones for Rosslare line services

Dublin Bus will accept tickets

From...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-05-2018, 20:14
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Gleeson
To be fair in most EU cities suburban stations...

To be fair in most EU cities suburban stations are rarely staffed but there is a much greater security and revenue protection focus. I would have my ticket checked once in a 3 day visit to Berlin...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 11-05-2018, 06:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its 2 DART + 1, actually as a DART would occupy...

Its 2 DART + 1, actually as a DART would occupy a platform at Greystones

You could have 6 trains an hour in a single direction, probably even 8 but thats no help.

Extra trains are not happening,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-05-2018, 11:48
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Gleeson
http://www.thejournal.ie/dart-trains-planned-and-o...

http://www.thejournal.ie/dart-trains-planned-and-organised-4001430-May2018/
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-05-2018, 09:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,071
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its possible to get a 0815 arrival at Connolly,...

Its possible to get a 0815 arrival at Connolly, that would require a further train southwards in the evening

The reality is Bray Greystones is a huge risk and any delay has serious impacts.

Best...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-05-2018, 08:19
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Clongriffin - Attack of mob with knives and other weapons

Gang of youths at least 5 in number, possibly more went on a rampage at Clongriffin approx 2230 Tuesday night

Train wrecked
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-04-2018, 04:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Nothing in the post yet. I would expect the...

Nothing in the post yet.

I would expect the usual talking shop. It all about money and unless the minister is will to cough up no amount of talking will fix matters.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-04-2018, 19:57
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Mark Gleeson
In theory platforms 2-8 can be split A/B...

In theory platforms 2-8 can be split A/B (possibly even a C)

Max is 9 coaches, so 3*3 or 4 + 5
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-04-2018, 06:50
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Seems like its not even at planning application...

Seems like its not even at planning application stage

http://www.eplanning.ie/TipperaryCC/AppFileRefDetails/18600453/0
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-04-2018, 06:49
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] New platform planned at Limerick Junction

New platform planned at Limerick Junction to keep time improvements on...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-04-2018, 18:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,358
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We are following up on this It is unacceptable...

We are following up on this

It is unacceptable

For Luas you must pay or have a valid ticket, an Irish Rail issued ticket will state 'IFS' to indicate Luas valid
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