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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion Today, 14:35
Replies: 34
Views: 14,679
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway...

Had the M3 not been built we would have a railway to Navan, no question.

Had the M3 Parkway station been on the northern side of the toll as was the original plan to site it at Drumree near...
Forum: Dublin Belfast Today, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The current issue Leap reader has two features, a...

The current issue Leap reader has two features, a simple green/red to confirm tagged on. However if you are not tagged on they can see on the screen the ticket information.

I have routinely...
Forum: DART 20-11-2018, 09:21
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our contact did acknowledge our email and...

Our contact did acknowledge our email and typically gets minor issues like this fixed in 24-48 hours.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-11-2018, 14:21
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a real job and a seat a the table. There is...

Its a real job and a seat a the table.

There is a director of infrastructure so a director of train operations isn't unreasonable

In the old days it would be GM Intercity and GM Suburban
Forum: DART 15-11-2018, 14:14
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Good catch, 2.50 is correct...

Good catch, 2.50 is correct http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_info/fare_calc_2018.php?station_from=PERSE&station_to=SHILL&stage1=Submit


Digital manager in Irish Rail informed
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 15:59
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Fundamentally its a funding and service...

Fundamentally its a funding and service issue.

The Dublin Short Hop zone is a 1970's construction broadly set up around the Dublin services division of CIE (Bus and Rail for Dublin under a single...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-11-2018, 13:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The CEO's position is really easy My unit costs...

The CEO's position is really easy

My unit costs are declining
Record passenger numbers

Passengers are just a obstruction towards cutting costs further.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2018, 12:03
Replies: 13
Views: 1,384
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail seeking director of train operations

https://jobs.theguardian.com/job/6805187/director-of-train-operations-railway-undertaking-/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2018, 11:45
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Mark Gleeson
2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k

2140 Pearse Drogheda is a 29k
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 31-10-2018, 21:56
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Mark Gleeson
30/10/2018 Passenger stabbed on commuter train

Shocking
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/man-rushed-to-hospital-after-being-stabbed-on-dart-train-37477049.html
https://www.thejournal.ie/anti-social-behaviour-4314275-Oct2018/

2140 Pearse...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 23-10-2018, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,094
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its a guaranteed connection. Its likely to be a...

Its a guaranteed connection.

Its likely to be a 29000
Forum: Commuter Services 16-10-2018, 16:11
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish...

The 41 extra was the fastest solution as Irish Rail could have leveraged the existing contracts to buy more from Rotem, but the window on this was quite tight. The ICR is a known quantity so it would...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 10:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover...

The deal is the 2700 will return. They will cover Limerick and Ballina shuttle services. The 2700 is for more suited to regional work and may release an ICR or two

This will release the 2800 back...
Forum: Nenagh Line 09-10-2018, 15:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,349
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There was some serious cable theft recently which...

There was some serious cable theft recently which put the ETS out of service. The splitting of trains at Nenagh requires the ETS banking staff setup which doesn't work with pilot working.

The track...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-10-2018, 11:15
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.

0620 Maynooth Pearse now terminates at Connolly.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-10-2018, 09:25
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Winner

Winner
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 15:05
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Some progress 0630 from Dundalk makes stops 0742...

Some progress

0630 from Dundalk makes stops
0742 Portmarnock
0745 Clongriffin

0645 from Drogheda stops
0729 Portmarnock

Still doesn't address the multitude of other issues
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-09-2018, 23:56
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Commuters are well known not to able to count (my...

Commuters are well known not to able to count (my DART was a coach short etc) so unless someone has a photo of a 2 coach train we cannot comment.

There are certainly 4 coach trains out there, in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-09-2018, 12:31
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is no actual increase in the number of DART...

There is no actual increase in the number of DART services at peak hours.

The existing timetable always had a few extra trains thrown in at peak, so the 0747 Bray Connolly and trains to/from Dun...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2018, 13:49
Replies: 53
Views: 6,116
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The commuter services terminating at Connolly at...

The commuter services terminating at Connolly at weekends is forward planning given Pearse will be closed many weekends to allow the roof to be replaced
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-08-2018, 12:00
Replies: 63
Views: 12,228
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is a passenger ONLY forum Further...

This is a passenger ONLY forum

Further discussion of freight will result in a ban
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 15-08-2018, 15:58
Replies: 18
Views: 5,291
Posted By Mark Gleeson
https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_...

https://www.raiu.ie/download/pdf/170913_ie_a_dart_derailment_dun_laoghaire.pdf

Report confirm points not correctly clamped
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 11-08-2018, 14:29
Replies: 18
Views: 5,291
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as...

Internally Irish Rail has categorised this as 'Operator Error - IM'

1665

Points we photographed had not been correctly clamped...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 10:03
Replies: 20
Views: 5,111
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing...

Irish Rail will issue a ticket for any routing you want, via Rosslare or Dublin

On the UK side its dependent on the train timetable being loaded by the UK operators, this is not something Irish Rail...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 13:19
Replies: 20
Views: 5,111
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a list of stations which can issue Sail...

There is a list of stations which can issue Sail Rails

http://www.irishrail.ie/rail-fares-and-tickets/sailrail-uk-ferry

Can be purchased online with Irish Ferries or by phone with Irish Rail or...
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