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Unread 15-08-2010, 22:42   #1
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Question [15/08/2010] 17:50 Tralee-Heuston

My friend was traveling on this service today and as the train was approaching Mallow the driver said that all passengers would have to change train due to a mal function in carrage 3. He also said the train will have to be hauled back to bentier to get an emergency service.

The train was a 3car set.

Any idea of what happened??

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Unread 16-08-2010, 07:28   #2
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Doesn't make much as sense as the 17:50 left Mallow on time and arrived Heuston ontime.

Unclear if trains were changed at Mallow but even if that occurred it was still ontime at Dublin
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Unread 16-08-2010, 11:35   #3
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I also was suprised by this. When they get to Mallow there was a 6car waiting. You can make up about 20 minutes between Kildare and Hueston. The train only had to stop in Limerick Junction and Thurles.
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Within Irish Rail's definitions at no point was the train late.

It was 8 minutes down leaving Mallow, 7 at Limerick Junc, 4 at Thurles and appeared to reach Heuston a minute or so early
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Why take the train to Banteer for servicing?
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Unread 16-08-2010, 12:50   #6
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As I said it doesn't make sense

It was probably some class of swap to keep the 3 coach set in Kerry.

Next question if a train breaks down and you change trains but arrive on time, is it a cancellation? "operate as planned?"
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