What is curious is there is no shortage of passengers
Morning and evening peak are wedged to the extent that its time to increase the online fares or significantly reduce the number of seats available for online sales.
Which unpopular something will have to be done with the free travel scheme, as you can now have a full to standing train but still loose money on it. Being rather conservative Irish Rail is short 7 million, but the reality its closer to 14 million from the FTP scheme. Thats a massive chunk of cash.
That would sort the deficit out as well as open up options for later evening services which in turn could take pressure off the evening peak hour
Last edited by Mark Gleeson : 10-03-2018 at 08:03.