Just a few points on the numbers.
Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson
Standard Dublin Cork train
5 * 69
1 * 28
1 * 44
= 417 + 6 Wheelchair spaces
Friday capacity is 11676 Makes that less than 9% Approx 2.5 million journeys per annum.
Plus bus licence is for ONE bus per service, anything extra is a breach of licence with the NTA
1) About half the MK4 sets are now running in a reduced formation with only four standards.
2) If the Cork service is carrying 2.5 million per annum (Irish Rail up to recently were quoting around 3.5 million) then the approximate average number of trips generated per train (188 services per week) needs to be something around 255.
3) Given that Tralee and Limerick trips appear to be separately counted and there is nothing remotely approaching an avergae of 255 passengers arriving or departing from Cork, the intermediate business must be very healthy. I would imagine that the majority of intermediate trips are generated on Portlaoise locals as well as Galway, Westport, Limerick and Tralee services.