Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Intercity and Regional > Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 28-01-2018, 14:32   #1
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 679
Default Ballycar Floods again (Jan 2018)

IE website reports bus substitutions probably for several weeks between Limerick and Ennis due to flooding at Ballycar. Same old performance while the Board of Works and other bodies play pass the buck. I wonder if the costs of bus subsitutions and foregone revenue over the past 10 years would have paid a sizeable proportion of the costs of fixing the problem.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 29-01-2018, 15:24   #2
Thomas J Stamp
Chairman/Publicity
 
Thomas J Stamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: The Home of Hurling
Posts: 2,708
Default

in a real word, yes.

but the repair and upkeep of the track is not paid from the same pocket as the costs of replacement bus services so it doesnt happen.

the reality seems to be that this track will be flooded every winter for weeks if not months at a time and it should be resolved and future proofed.
__________________
We are the passengers
Thomas J Stamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-03-2018, 21:50   #3
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 679
Default

Irish rail website reports that normal rail services between Limerick and Ennis are due to resume to-morrow, March 21st.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 21-03-2018, 09:12   #4
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 813
Default

What is the actual solution here? The height of the line was raised some time ago, but it seems to have had little impact. And while people regularly cast doubt on the Western Rail Corridor, I don't think anyone is seriously threatening the Limerick-Ennis portion.
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 21-03-2018, 15:43   #5
Jamie2k9
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,066
Default

The solution is who pays the 10 million required to improve drainage Irish Rail or the OPW. Both have argued over the last 6 years about the issue.
Jamie2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:05.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.