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Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-04-2017, 17:00
Replies: 22
Views: 4,067
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
the blue bit is already causing confusion and...

the blue bit is already causing confusion and stupidity on social media. Some think you will have to hop off a green line tram and change to a blue line tram at stephens green. Also: the lines are...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-04-2017, 16:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
legislation starts...

legislation starts here

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1927/act/15/enacted/en/print#sec14

amended by section 5 of the 1962 act (but not that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-04-2017, 15:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,877
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
you are mixing up too different things. The man...

you are mixing up too different things.

The man in Donegal went to court and got a licence which allowed him to open to sell/display alcohol on Good Friday. Once he has a license, you can buy...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 31-03-2017, 10:38
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
not to mention that the actual reductions they...

not to mention that the actual reductions they want in Expressway (for example) are quite small when you look at it per departure/bus/worker but looked at over a year are quite substantial.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 31-03-2017, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
obvious that they got out of dodge before the...

obvious that they got out of dodge before the High Court started sitting at 11 o clock.

very nasty stuff, and (unless I am mistaken) to do it on a day where people may be actually getting their pay...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 30-03-2017, 11:39
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
Well, thats the whole question, isnt it. Do we...

Well, thats the whole question, isnt it. Do we as a society want to have a public transport system or not and assuming we do, how much do we pay for it?

the problems within BE seem to be centred on...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-03-2017, 14:33
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
i can see any strike in IE/BAC being injuncted as...

i can see any strike in IE/BAC being injuncted as there are actually no industrial relations issues existing at the moment. its not good enough to say there may be something in the future because of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 24-03-2017, 10:57
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
actually what i said was 100% true as that was...

actually what i said was 100% true as that was how it was at the time. glad to hear they operate differently nowadays (which term can mean anything since the late 90's when I moved out of the city)
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-03-2017, 10:54
Replies: 38
Views: 4,417
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
none. the unions flagged this two weeks ago when...

none.

the unions flagged this two weeks ago when it last looked like there was going to be an all out strike in BE. therefore they have allowed this to happen. whatever small amount of public...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 20-03-2017, 16:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,771
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
but still arrives 5 mins later than before (which...

but still arrives 5 mins later than before (which admittedly isnt massive, but still).

was it constantly delayed by DART/Commuter traffic?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-03-2017, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 3,402
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
sounds like a balls up.

sounds like a balls up.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-03-2017, 11:50
Replies: 9
Views: 2,048
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
bad as the train is, the fact that dublin bus...

bad as the train is, the fact that dublin bus uses a sunday service is a joke. my childhood is jam packed with memories of having to walk to the terminus to get a 36 bus into the parade, and the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-03-2017, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
its been raised. "easy to appeal" is...

its been raised.

"easy to appeal" is the sort of thing I say to clients, but its easy for me to say. For them its the feeling of anxiety for not being believed, frustration at being stopped and...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-03-2017, 12:26
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
as i said earlier in the thread, if the staff are...

as i said earlier in the thread, if the staff are going onto the trains with a ticket machine in their hand then happy days. If they will be also helping someone get on and off at a stop for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-03-2017, 16:16
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
just rang templemore and thurles. the majority...

just rang templemore and thurles. the majority still use the booking office, not the machines. I can ring around more stations if you want.

here is an example - two neighbours of mine, in their...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-03-2017, 16:48
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
if the on board train staff are ticket vendors...

if the on board train staff are ticket vendors then i suppose many of the problems of unstaffed stations can be neutralised, but you are still left with those who need assistance...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 02-03-2017, 17:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,088
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
Why cant we have both? Loath to say, but there...

Why cant we have both?

Loath to say, but there are plenty of people who dont have access to the online booking system.

Also the on-line system isnt really responsive to the actual as opposed to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-03-2017, 17:11
Replies: 9
Views: 2,492
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
Although there really isnt any space capacity (if...

Although there really isnt any space capacity (if there was I would assume M3 and the Newbridge-GCD service would be getting it today) for such an urgent need, if there was one I would imagine it...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-02-2017, 15:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
the 22k's i use dont do that. its a very small...

the 22k's i use dont do that. its a very small screen, does it scroll along?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-01-2017, 17:10
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
going to and from tullamore this should be your...

going to and from tullamore this should be your train type.

you should check this out beforehand

http://www.irishrail.ie/travel-information/bicycle-information
Forum: Dublin Belfast 04-01-2017, 15:59
Replies: 261
Views: 43,150
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
AFAIK the seats are the same old seats just new...

AFAIK the seats are the same old seats just new covering and padding on them.

they were once very dark/90's contemportary inside, they must have gone the other way now.

i enjoyed the DD's more than...
Forum: Nenagh Line 04-01-2017, 15:40
Replies: 46
Views: 8,744
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
i have heard a rumour of an odd event on the...

i have heard a rumour of an odd event on the nenagh line this morning - that the train to brophy was severely overcrowded (and that 80 got on at cloughjordan...)

apparently the 16.55 ex limerick...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-12-2016, 12:11
Replies: 7
Views: 3,330
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
we've heard nothing. Berney is 100% correct. ...

we've heard nothing.

Berney is 100% correct. Also, where are they going to magic up these trains from?

I suppose in some dewy eyed future when the PPT is a commuter railcar there will be spare 22K...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 09-12-2016, 12:03
Replies: 9
Views: 3,031
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
my comments are in Bold.

my comments are in Bold.
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-12-2016, 11:42
Replies: 46
Views: 8,744
Posted By Thomas J Stamp
that would be a very small demographic to build...

that would be a very small demographic to build an economic case for keeping the line - and make no mistake, it is a beatiful line to travel on, if only it would allow you to go on times which make...
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