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Forum: Intercity and Regional 30-04-2010, 13:12
Replies: 123
Views: 78,907
Posted By TomB
Guide to SailRail from an Irish perspective

I've been doing the boat+train option to London for a while now. For various reasons I think it's a far superior option to going cattle class on Ryanair. The service is also more popular than you'd...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-04-2010, 18:13
Replies: 85
Views: 34,666
Posted By TomB
I'm on this service as I type so I got to try it...

I'm on this service as I type so I got to try it out.

It's very slow. Much slower than accessing the web through my phone (Vodafone network) via bluetooth. WiFi signal strength very good...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 16-03-2010, 12:09
Replies: 102
Views: 71,785
Posted By TomB
Sorry, I probably didn't express that very well...

Sorry, I probably didn't express that very well -- I wasn't making pot shots at posters here, merely making a wider observation that there will be the inevitable hoo-ha in local and national media...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-03-2010, 20:06
Replies: 102
Views: 71,785
Posted By TomB
I'd like to make a gentle prediction that 90% of...

I'd like to make a gentle prediction that 90% of the people who will call for these lines not to be closed won't have actually travelled on them in the last 2 years.

Last Autumn we were visiting a...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 20-11-2008, 21:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,981
Posted By TomB
Two new trains stuck together and my caffeine addiction...

When I get an early train from Limerick to Dublin, I normally have a bit of a need for some coffee (however awful it is).

The new trains on the Limerick Dublin route are two 3-coach railcars stuck...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 01-10-2007, 19:31
Replies: 3
Views: 10,848
Posted By TomB
I still think Cork/Cobh line passengers get...

I still think Cork/Cobh line passengers get shafted relative to their Dublin counterparts:



(posted a year ago on this thread (http://railusersireland.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1437) -- some other...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 01-10-2007, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 3,707
Posted By TomB
http://thomas.bibby.ie/platform11/boardpics/interc...

http://thomas.bibby.ie/platform11/boardpics/intercity_extension.jpg

They took my old ticket off me and gave me that instead.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 30-09-2007, 21:35
Replies: 5
Views: 3,707
Posted By TomB
Intercity Extensions and "Rail Users Ireland Guide to Ticketing" page on website

The guide to ticketing on the RUI site (http://www.railusersireland.org/passenger_info/ticketing.php) states that Dublin-Limerick tickets are valid on the Dublin-Cork line.

I wasn't aware of this...
Forum: Dublin Cork 30-09-2007, 21:27
Replies: 1
Views: 4,279
Posted By TomB
30-Sep-2007 (Sunday) 18:30 Cork Dublin - Calcutta Express!

This train was packed today. Three stops (Mallow, Charleville, Thurles), people were standing from Mallow onwards.

If this is a regular occurrence (which I'm assuming it is -- as far as I know...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 05-08-2007, 09:01
Replies: 7
Views: 2,651
Posted By TomB
Absolutely fantastic news. Congratulations to...

Absolutely fantastic news. Congratulations to the two of you.
I think the new arrival has done well already to choose such wonderful parents!
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-04-2007, 20:06
Replies: 38
Views: 7,720
Posted By TomB
Disclaimer: I live beside the Broadstone...

Disclaimer: I live beside the Broadstone alignment

I really don't know what John Lynch is playing at here. The Broadstone-Liffey Junction alignment is the hidden jewel of transport in Dublin: it's...
Forum: Dublin Cork 22-04-2007, 21:34
Replies: 4
Views: 5,555
Posted By TomB
Citygold refund because of no waiter service?

I took CityGold down to Cork this weekend. There was no in-seat service.
Am I entitled to a refund, and if so what are the relevant clauses in the conditions of carriage/customer charter?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-03-2007, 21:36
Replies: 9
Views: 3,504
Posted By TomB
WMV format here:...

WMV format here: http://www.radioireland.ie/lastword/2032007-16.wmv -- IE spin at about 1:00, Derek flies the flag for the ordinary passenger at about 5:10

Interestingly enough, Derek also appears...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-02-2007, 20:36
Replies: 17
Views: 5,534
Posted By TomB
I was in Waterford this weekend and did a bit of...

I was in Waterford this weekend and did a bit of research on this (well ok, I read the local paper and asked a few locals). Let's get one thing straight -- all that BE are doing is replacing some of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-02-2007, 21:42
Replies: 13
Views: 11,050
Posted By TomB
Please don't. So much damage to the future of...

Please don't. So much damage to the future of transport infrastructure in this country has been done by Johnson's Railway Gazetteer or whatever it's called. Seriously, those maps are dangerous. ...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 09-02-2007, 08:16
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By TomB
Thanks for that Mark. Might be a useful bit of...

Thanks for that Mark. Might be a useful bit of information to put on the P11 site: http://www.platform11.org/passenger_info/ticketing.php

Now of course what would be really useful is if I could...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 08-02-2007, 20:03
Replies: 3
Views: 2,417
Posted By TomB
Sounds as if you have to change your graphics...

Sounds as if you have to change your graphics settings...try this:

Right click on Display, go to Properties, click on Settings click on Advanced.

One of the 6+ tabs that you will now see will give...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 08-02-2007, 19:46
Replies: 8
Views: 3,411
Posted By TomB
Returning back from different station

Hi Folks,

This weekend I'll be travelling down on Friday to Cork and coming back up to civilisation on Sunday from Millstreet.

Normally, we just buy a return ticket to Cork, and have never had...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-12-2006, 10:45
Replies: 12
Views: 3,009
Posted By TomB
I have to admit I never thought Sean Barrett was...

I have to admit I never thought Sean Barrett was the best bloke in the world after he fined me 50 as Junior Dean for having an unauthorised party on Trinity campus years ago.

But that prejudice...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 20-12-2006, 23:19
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By TomB
2Funki4Decorations2! (sorry, that was lame...)

2Funki4Decorations2!

(sorry, that was lame...)
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 14-12-2006, 21:25
Replies: 7
Views: 6,730
Posted By TomB
welcome to the board, dave! :)

welcome to the board, dave! :)
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 14-12-2006, 18:06
Replies: 30
Views: 11,849
Posted By TomB
Being from the country I passed my test as soon...

Being from the country I passed my test as soon as I could at 18.

I sold my first car when I moved to Africa, and didn't bother with one when I came back as I've always lived within 30 minutes walk...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 14-12-2006, 17:54
Replies: 4
Views: 6,114
Posted By TomB
Ahh Sandra, I hope that doesn't mean you're...

Ahh Sandra, I hope that doesn't mean you're leaving us?
Forum: Intercity and Regional 13-12-2006, 19:51
Replies: 7
Views: 3,529
Posted By TomB
Yes you can, and it's only 8.50 euro cheaper, so...

Yes you can, and it's only 8.50 euro cheaper, so that's obviously what I'm going to do.
But if the two parents were travelling, as they normally do, that would be 67 euro more expensive...

To put it...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 13-12-2006, 09:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,529
Posted By TomB
I rang the IE helpline this morning to ask about...

I rang the IE helpline this morning to ask about this.

The answer I got was that it is impossible to book standard class seats with a family ticket. The reason I was given was that because it is a...
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