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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-03-2019, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive...

Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive engineering works excuse/explanation. These works mean that there are revised timetables to take account of them: failure to meet revised schedules is not...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-03-2019, 08:10
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By ACustomer
Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my...

Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my second paragraph was intended to refer to all services, not just DART: For example the successive monthly punctuality (Jan-March 2019) for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 28-03-2019, 10:47
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By ACustomer
2019 Train performance

Looking at the IE homepage twitter feed there seems to be almost daily cancellations of scheduled DARTS (usually a North/Southbound plus the returning South/Northbound working). Invariably this is...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 04-03-2019, 07:59
Replies: 28
Views: 23,750
Posted By ACustomer
@berneyarms: OK, so that means that the NTA are...

@berneyarms: OK, so that means that the NTA are useless. I could list other huge expenditures they are proposing, while neglecting ongoing facilities.

The capital/current distinction can be carried...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 03-03-2019, 15:44
Replies: 28
Views: 23,750
Posted By ACustomer
Kilcoole is, let's face it, a backwater. What...

Kilcoole is, let's face it, a backwater. What about the lack of TVM and Train displays at Broombridge? Does Irish Rail not realise that Broombridge is no longer a semi burned-out wreck but a major...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 16:35
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By ACustomer
In that case, does what the CEO of IE has to say...

In that case, does what the CEO of IE has to say about investment plans have any significance? Come to think of it can IE senior management make any decisions of any significance when you take...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 31-01-2019, 12:44
Replies: 26
Views: 9,694
Posted By ACustomer
Goods: you say your journey was about 2 hours:...

Goods: you say your journey was about 2 hours: from where to where? Sligo trains generally run from Maynooth to Connolly calling only at Drumcondra. A non-stop Maynooth to Pearse would make no sense...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 12:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By ACustomer
This is a tender for 60 to 80 pre-owned (2nd...

This is a tender for 60 to 80 pre-owned (2nd -hand) DMU vehicles. Unless Brazil or somewhere in Australia has any old stock to flog off, then a re-gauging will be involved, which should be a complex...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 31-12-2018, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By ACustomer
IE Broombridge and Luas

Today I visited the Broombridge interconnection between the LUAS and the Maynooth line. LUAS had displays showing departure times as well as timetables. The IE platforms were devoid of displays (the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-12-2018, 11:48
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By ACustomer
Mark, that's interesting. I get the impression...

Mark, that's interesting. I get the impression that projects get forever tossed around between Irish Rail (and maybe CIE for fixed assets), the NTA, and of course the Department of Transport. A case...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-12-2018, 22:13
Replies: 25
Views: 3,504
Posted By ACustomer
The order for extra cars for strengthening ICR...

The order for extra cars for strengthening ICR sets makes a lot of sense. However given the cancellation of the 2700 and the 201 loco projects, I would not count the chickens yet.

The intention to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-11-2018, 15:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,242
Posted By ACustomer
Is Director of Train Operations a new post within...

Is Director of Train Operations a new post within IE Senior Management? The Guardian job description goes well beyond what most sensible people would think of a "train operations", such as industrial...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2018, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,939
Posted By ACustomer
Red face Doh! :o

Doh! :o
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2018, 08:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,939
Posted By ACustomer
How could a DART be reversed into platform 1 at...

How could a DART be reversed into platform 1 at Connolly? It's not electrified.
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 14:22
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By ACustomer
Mark Gleeson: What you imply is almost that the...

Mark Gleeson:

What you imply is almost that the NTA would ask for a tender before deciding on whether to have a programme of rolling stock purchases. I thought that the way things should work would...
Forum: Commuter Services 12-10-2018, 08:29
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By ACustomer
huggy: don't put all the blame on Irish Rail. The...

huggy: don't put all the blame on Irish Rail. The National Transport Authority has arguably an even greater responsibility. Also the Government Departments of Housing/Local Government (or whatever...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-10-2018, 16:21
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By ACustomer
That means you need about 6 2600 sets readily...

That means you need about 6 2600 sets readily available for Cork-based services. Add in a couple of sets undergoing overhaul, repairs etc accounts pretty well for the 2600 fleet. That leaves 10 2-car...
Forum: Commuter Services 11-10-2018, 12:48
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By ACustomer
huggy, comcor, thanks. The report in the journal...

huggy, comcor, thanks. The report in the journal is dated July 2017. Has there been any move on this since? Some IE projects seem to take forever.

I should imagine that the plan is to release the...
Forum: Commuter Services 10-10-2018, 22:22
Replies: 22
Views: 3,399
Posted By ACustomer
There are 13 or 14 2-car class 2700 sets which...

There are 13 or 14 2-car class 2700 sets which are hidden away in storage. Last year there appeared to have been plans to refurbish and return them to service. These units should be the obvious first...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 12:52
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By ACustomer
What made me put the initial question was that...

What made me put the initial question was that the Nenagh line disruptions were "due to operational reasons", with no mention of track improvements. Mind you, they may be doing some desperately...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 08:44
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By ACustomer
Well, I hope that's good news and that some...

Well, I hope that's good news and that some improvement in the current dreadful running times will result.

However for a line which is regularly slated as being ripe for closure and a basket case,...
Forum: Nenagh Line 08-10-2018, 09:43
Replies: 5
Views: 3,041
Posted By ACustomer
Nenagh Line Cancellations

The IE website has details (Oct 8th) of upcoming cancellations and bus substitutions between Limerick and Ballybrophy until December 9th. It would appear that normal services are virtually suspended...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-08-2018, 15:59
Replies: 64
Views: 11,852
Posted By ACustomer
I haven't had time to do a comprehensive trawl...

I haven't had time to do a comprehensive trawl but some of the IE online PDF timetables have Dec 8th as the expiry date (e.g. Waterford and Westport/Ballina routes). I thought Sept 8th was the change...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-08-2018, 08:55
Replies: 64
Views: 11,852
Posted By ACustomer
Drumcondra? Is Bertie making a comeback?

Drumcondra? Is Bertie making a comeback?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-08-2018, 08:53
Replies: 69
Views: 18,149
Posted By ACustomer
I normally disagree with Goods on specific...

I normally disagree with Goods on specific issues. However railway infrastructure cannot be neatly partitioned into Passenger or Freight. The viability of a rail line is surely related to the total...
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