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Unread 04-03-2009, 16:06   #1
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Default 20:05 Enniscorthy Dublin Canceled Many Days

20:05 Enniscorthy Dublin is a bus for the following dates

2-5,9-13,17 March.

As is normal Irish Rail are burying this
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Unread 04-03-2009, 16:52   #2
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And don't I know. Last night I arrived at Gorey train station at 19.10 only to find the service is cancelled. I asked the station staff and told me the service is cancelled I asked him did the 16.40 operate from Dublin, he said yes etc..

I asked him is the 20.25 service operating he said no it will be a bus transfer. I had to ask him why is this. "Engineering Works" I asked him what about the DART from Greystones to Dublin he said they were operating as normal just the services from Gorey/Rosslare at night. 20.35 DART operates, 21.24 Bus, 21.30 DART operates. The previous train from Gorey 18.50 operates to Dublin why cant the 19.23 and the 20.25 operate. Doesnt make sense that the DART services are cleared to and from Greystones and not the last two services from Gorey/Enniscorthy but it does make sense to leave the train in Gorey and Enniscorthy unless they need to be re-fueled etc..
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I reckon that will be scrapped for the new timetable.

A direct intercity train from Rosslare will most likely replace it, although it will probably depart Enniscorthy around the same time as current, or a bit earlier.

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Unread 04-03-2009, 17:59   #4
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There are engineering works overnight on the DART line which means the empty 4:10 and 4:30 services from Connolly cant run, so they leave the trains in Gorey overnight
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Unread 06-03-2009, 14:29   #5
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Overhead Line Maintenance Work - Connolly/Rosslare Alterations - Mon 9th - Fri 13th March by Corporate Communications

To facilitate overhead Line Maintenance Work between Connolly and Bray the following alterations to the Connolly/Rosslare route will apply:

Please note a 20-25 minute delay may occur.

Monday 9th March

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by bus.

Tuesday 10th - Thursday 12th March

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by bus.

Friday 13th March

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Overhead Line Maintenance Work - Connolly/Rosslare Alterations - 23rd to 27th March by Corporate Communications

To facilitate overhead Line Maintenance Work between Connolly and Bray the following alterations to the Connolly/Rosslare route will apply:

Please note a 20-25 minute delay may occur.

Monday 23rd March

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by bus.

Tuesday 24th - Thursday 26th March

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by bus.

Friday 13th March

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
Should read Friday 27th March not 13th
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Overhead Line Maintenance Work - Connolly/Rosslare Alterations - 14th to 17th April by Corporate Communications

To facilitate overhead Line Maintenance Work between Connolly and Bray the following alterations to the Connolly/Rosslare route will apply:

Please note a 20-25 minute delay may occur.

Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th April

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

19.23 Gorey to Connolly service is cancelled.

20.05 Enniscorthy to Connolly service is substituted by bus.

Friday 17th April

05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Europort service is substituted by bus.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
So once again notice appears, after the changes
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http://www.buseireann.ie/news.php?id=709&month=Apr
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Revamped Dublin-Rosslare Service from Bus Éireann Now Serves Dublin Airport 20 Times a Day

Bus Éireann has revamped its No 2 Dublin-Rosslare service by increasing the number of departures from Rosslare and Dublin every day and extending it to Dublin Airport via the Port Tunnel.

The no 2 Dublin-Rosslare service now departs 20 times a day from Rosslare and 20 times a day from Dublin, up from 12 departures a day from each location.

Customers will also benefit from the convenience of hourly departure times. Services departing from Rosslare are now hourly from 5.30am to 9.30pm and every two hours from 9.30pm to 5.30am. Services from Dublin are now hourly from 5am to 9pm, and every two hours from 9pm to 5am.

The no 2 route now also arrives and departs at Dublin Airport 20 times a day providing customers with an excellent value for money alternative to travelling to the Airport by car as it means they can avoid taxi fares or car parking charges. Using the Port Tunnel also significantly reduces journey times between Dublin city centre and Dublin Airport.

The Dublin-Rosslare route services major population centres such as Arklow, Gorey, Enniscorthy, Wexford Town and Rosslare Harbour and a number of towns along the route. The journey time from Rosslare to Dublin Airport is 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Fares on the route provide excellent value for money with customers able to travel from Wexford to Dublin Airport for just €19 return. Return fares from other destinations are - Enniscorthy-Dublin Airport €18, Gorey-Dublin Airport €16.50, and Arklow-Dublin Airport €15.

“Bus Éireann is delighted to provide an enhanced service for customers travelling between Rosslare and Dublin. These improvements will provide passengers with a comfortable, relaxing and great value for money way of getting to Dublin city and Dublin Airport. With fuel prices and car parking charges being so high, it has never been easier to save money by leaving the car behind and travelling with Bus Éireann,” said Andrew McLindon, Media and PR Manager, Bus Éireann.

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Oh the irony...

When are we going to see a revamp on the Dublin-Rosslare rail line??? I know I keep harping on about it but it really is a joke. Maybe someday in the future Iarnrod Eireann will surprise us...
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I rang IE yesterday and she clearly said the 19.23 was canceled but the 20.05 was operating. I also rang the Customer Information Line 018054288 and that to said it was operating.

I was on last nights bus transfer stopping at Arklow, Wicklow, Greystones, then Bray. Getting the DART to Connolly. DART left at 22.20 getting into Dublin @ 23.05 thats a 45minute delay for paying €16.80 Gorey to Dublin than traveling with Bus Eireann for thinks its €14-? and quicker.
On the up side I think Bus Eireann have done them selfs proud. Thats why the trains are gone quiet.

If these two services are canceled next week then IE are pulling strings.
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The 20.05 is a bus transfer from Monday 20th April to Thursday 23rd April and the 19.23 Gorey/Connolly is canceled Monday-Thursday except Friday According to the IE site . If IE do not want to operate the new Intercity 19.23 Gorey to Dublin why dont they just tell the customers that they do not want to ope rte this service it makes more sense to park the train at Gorey overnight instead of Coming from Dublin.

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Default 19.23 Gorey/Dublin OPERATING!

Appears the 16.40 Connolly/Gorey which operates the 19.23 Gorey/Connolly service is finally operating this week.

Is this a mess up on the IE website OR is this service back to normal.
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Unread 27-06-2009, 23:51   #13
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Appears the 16.40 Connolly/Gorey which operates the 19.23 Gorey/Connolly service is finally operating this week.

Is this a mess up on the IE website OR is this service back to normal.
Work is finished. Everything is back to normal.

Whether a 22K works the 1923 is the big question. Last Thursday the 16.40 and Friday morning 06.00 were 29 operated due to 22K failure yet again.
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Why is the 22k failing on this line? I mean it's only a new train!
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Why is the 22k failing on this line? I mean it's only a new train!
Since the 22K were introduced on the Gorey-Connolly run there has been numerous problems with the service. Failures have led to delays on the 16.40 service and the 06.00 ex Gorey has ended up cancelled on two occasions as the new train sat broke down in the siding in Gorey. Time keeping in wet weather is poor and in hot weather the new trains seem to be overheating.

29000 trains are regularly substituting for the new 22K. I was delighted when the new trains entered service on the line but the delays, tehnical problems and failures I like many of my fellow commuters wish the 29000 take over operating the Gorey trains again.
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Hmmm. Well I suppose 29000 are more suited to Gorey commuter services so maybe in a few months IR should take the 22k off the 0600 and 1640 and leave the Gorey commuters with commuter trains. I think it was a bit silly to put the 22k on the Gorey line in the first place.
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Work is finished. Everything is back to normal.
Well not quite.

I normally get on the 20.05 evening service to Connolly, when I'm in Dun Laoghaire on a Friday night, which arrives (or should do) at 21.45. Usually it runs, but this week I was there on a Thursday night, and (having forgot to check the details on IR ) enquired at DL station if it would be running on Thursday night. The bloke in the ticket office looked surprised that I would ask such a question, and having looked through his book of timetables, was satisfied that it was running.

Naturally enough, the next train at 21.45 to the city, was the one going to Howth. If IE's staff can't figure it out, what chance the passengers?
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