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Unread 24-05-2016, 10:23   #1
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Default [27+29/5/2016] Services before and after Bruce Springsteen concert

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http://www.transportforireland.ie/tr...concerts-2016/

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RAIL SERVICES FRIDAY 27TH MAY

Special 08.00 Cork to Heuston
Special 10.45 Limerick to Heuston
Special 12.38 Mallow to Heuston
Special 14.40 Galway to Heuston
Special 14.50 Drogheda to Connolly
Special 23.10 Drumcondra to Connolly
Special 23.00 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Regular 23.17 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 23.35 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 23.50 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 00.20 Clonsilla to M3 Parkway
Special 00.04 Connolly to Greystones
Special 00.05 Connolly to Howth
Special 00.30 Heuston to Galway
Special 00.40 Heuston to Cork (with a connection to Limerick)
Regular 23.30 deferredto 23.45 Pearse to Drogheda and will call additionally at Clongriffin
NIR Special 23.55 Connolly to Belfast Central
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RAIL SERVICES SUNDAY 29TH MAY

Special 11.20 Cork to Heuston (with a connection from Limerick)
Special 07.10 Tralee to Heuston (with a connection from Cork)
Special 13.30 Galway to Heuston
Special 13.00 Drogheda to Connolly
Special 15.15 Drogheda to Connolly
Special 14.35 Dundalk to Connolly
Special 15.00 Maynooth to Connolly
Special 15.50 Maynooth to Connolly
Special 16.30 Maynooth to Connolly
Special 18.00 Maynooth to Connolly
Special 23.10 Drumcondra to Connolly
Special 23.00 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 23.20 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 23.35 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 23.50 Drumcondra to Maynooth
Special 00.20 Clonsilla to M3 Parkway
Special 00.04 Connolly to Greystones
Special 00.05 Connolly to Howth
Special 00.30 Heuston to Galway
Special 00.40 Heuston to Cork (with a connection to Limerick)
Regular 23.30 deferred to 23.45 Pearse to Drogheda
There is also a 23:40 Drumcondra Longford on the irish rail timetable for sunday not listed there
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yet again irish rail seem to have a problem with concert fans not from Cork/Limerick as the specials don't services intermediate stations.
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A lot of these services are not in the IE journey planner, so there is some doubt as to the accuracy of that list.
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Galway one stops at 5 stations and Cork one stops at 4. I guess there is an element limiting capacity to a certain level as if they added more stops they would nee more services.

I'm more annoyed that they have yet to operate to Sligo and Waterford as they saw fit to schedule services last minute for Garth Brooks before he cancelled and I think they had good uptake.
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Galway one stops at 5 stations and Cork one stops at 4. I guess there is an element limiting capacity to a certain level as if they added more stops they would nee more services.

I'm more annoyed that they have yet to operate to Sligo and Waterford as they saw fit to schedule services last minute for Garth Brooks before he cancelled and I think they had good uptake.
cork train stops only at the junction to allow change to limerick.

ah yeah but GB is like Shaws, almost countrywide, the Boss must be a big city thing.
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Presuming that they're running Longford because of the convenience thing (ie train be running empty hours later anyway)

Sligo would cost money (ie driver, fuel etc)
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A lot of these services are not in the IE journey planner, so there is some doubt as to the accuracy of that list.
Yep I have to agree with you on that. There seems to be. A mismatch between the 2. I wonder where nta/tfi got that list from
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the cork/galway lates are on the main page, but they remind you that you have to book the next day for returns.

maybe because the others are local trains they aren't bookable and so they haven't put them up on the planner?
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The Longford / Sligo thing is probably because numbers fall off so dramatically beyond Longford and a bus would probably easily manage the load.

In this like so many things, it would make a real difference to the Sligo service, if Bus Eireann and Irish Rail services were integrated so that you could use the return part of a rail ticket on a bus. This would basically cost nothing and would make the service significantly better.

For bonus points, they could have the later busses stop somewhat near the railway stations so people didn't have to walk a mile in the pouring rain in the middle of the night to get their cars from the carpark.
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