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Unread 31-07-2009, 07:28   #25
comcor
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Originally Posted by on the move View Post
Because of the single track on the new CART route, there can only be trains at the rate of one an hour. Double-track them, and you can have as many as you like.
That's just plain wrong.

There's double track to Glounethaune, with single track for the 10 km to Midleton with a passing loop in Carrigtwohill. Trains can run every 15 minutes with this arrangement.

So they can double even the rush hour frequency. Add to that the ability to put on longer trains and you can have up to 6 times start-up capacity.

Even if it was the wrong decision, it will be a long time before we find out.
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