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Unread 20-10-2015, 15:28   #21
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Maybe so however aren't all toilets on the 29 accessible?
There are 2 toilets per 4 car set, one of which is wheelchair accessible. However, even putting a wheelchair user in the wrong end of the coach with the accessible toilet renders it pretty much unavailable to them.

I often see wheelchairs put in a coach with no toilet at all, and it would not be easy to get a wheelchair through the gangway between coaches.

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Going back to the original question, what is the actual rule? Can bikes be carried at peak times on any train with bike racks fitted? As I mentioned before, the rule seems to have been applied differently in different stations.

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Going back to the original question, what is the actual rule? Can bikes be carried at peak times on any train with bike racks fitted? As I mentioned before, the rule seems to have been applied differently in different stations.

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Bicycles can only be carried on Intercity services at peak times. The spaces must be reserved online and a valid ticket purchased for the journey for the bike.

They cannot be used on any commuter service, even those operated by ICRs with bike racks, at peak times.

By Intercity services they mean:
Dublin-Cork
Dublin-Limerick
Dublin-Tralee
Dublin-Athlone
Dublin-Galway
Dublin-Westport
Dublin-Waterford
Dublin-Sligo
Dublin-Rosslare
Dublin-Belfast
Limerick-Galway
Limerick-Limerick Junction
Limerick-Ballybrophy
Limerick Junction-Waterford
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Bicycles can only be carried on Intercity services at peak times. The spaces must be reserved online and a valid ticket purchased for the journey for the bike.

They cannot be used on any commuter service, even those operated by ICRs with bike racks, at peak times.

By Intercity services they mean:
Dublin-Cork
Dublin-Limerick
Dublin-Tralee
Dublin-Athlone
Dublin-Galway
Dublin-Westport
Dublin-Waterford
Dublin-Sligo
Dublin-Rosslare
Dublin-Belfast
Limerick-Galway
Limerick-Limerick Junction
Limerick-Ballybrophy
Limerick Junction-Waterford
It's not currently possible to reserve Limerick Junction
to Waterford online so if boarding at Waterford, Limerick Junction
or Tipp town buy at the ticket office. For the other three
stations along the route buy from the ticket checker onboard.
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Default Too many bikes on trains

This morning I took the 8.27am from Hazelhatch to Heuston. This was a 3 carriage train. There were bikes (not folding ones) in the exit / entrance areas all along the train. The train was packed and there was only standing room all the way into Heuston. A chap with an ordinary bike then decided to board in this area also at Hazelhatch, with the result that people at Adamstown, Clondalkin and Parkwest had either either to manoeuvre past the bike or try to board at another door. The were 5 of us and a bike in this small space in the 1st carriage for the remainder of the journey. This is a safety issue, and also an access issue. What happens if a train has to be evacuated, an wheelchair user wishes to board, or somone injures themselves getting past a bike.
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A couple of I've been sorely tempted to accidentally knock a bike into a doorway when getting off which would hardly do the wheel a lot of good. It would be a shame if it fell out of the train entirely and got left behind somewhere like Broombridge.

Mind you, you shouldn't have to board intercity rolling stock for a commuter journey like this.
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