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Forum: DART 12-08-2018, 18:28
Replies: 5
Views: 160
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: 458
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: 181
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: 2,375
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: 1,400
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,193
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: 1,227
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: 1,114
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: 1,114
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: 1,114
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...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 23-05-2018, 00:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,227
Posted By Inniskeen
The N11 corridor has become a very busy commuter...

The N11 corridor has become a very busy commuter route. Sadly the railway is now barely relevant due to poor service frequency, limited seating capacity and tediously slow journey times especially on...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-04-2018, 09:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,604
Posted By Inniskeen
Unfortunately Irish Rail's ticketing, online and...

Unfortunately Irish Rail's ticketing, online and TVM, is idiotically restrictive in terms of the tickets you can buy. The Irish Rail approach appears to be - if our our online/TVM system can't sell...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-03-2018, 09:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,436
Posted By Inniskeen
Yes 2100 Cork is a multi-unit ICR, and splits to...

Yes 2100 Cork is a multi-unit ICR, and splits to form the 0550 & 0615 Cork to Heuston. It may well be a 7 car formation although traffic on any of these services would rarely stretch a 3 car...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-03-2018, 22:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By Inniskeen
The fact that Galway is such an unpleasant and...

The fact that Galway is such an unpleasant and congested city from a motorist's point of view should help keep the line open.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-03-2018, 22:45
Replies: 18
Views: 2,436
Posted By Inniskeen
Waterford, Westport & Galway would all 7 x...

Waterford, Westport & Galway would all 7 x ICR formations regularly, perhaps on a daily basis.

I am only aware of a 5 car ICR operating to Rosslare on one occasion, it is very rare.

As for 8 car...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-03-2018, 11:15
Replies: 18
Views: 2,436
Posted By Inniskeen
Belfast hourly could easily be run with 5 sets...

Belfast hourly could easily be run with 5 sets (+1 spare) especially if the current idiotic time wasting schedules were tightened up. There is often sufficient time in Drogheda or Dundalk on...
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-02-2018, 22:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By Inniskeen
Not necessarily, a remote pilotman can be...

Not necessarily, a remote pilotman can be appointed in CTC.
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-02-2018, 16:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,634
Posted By Inniskeen
Why would they need a pilotman ?

Why would they need a pilotman ?
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