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Unread 13-12-2006, 22:44   #1
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Angry 2007 Timetable - Northern Suburban Line

If I'm not mistaken, the new timetable is now online at irishrail.ie
It is only valid to 2nd Oct 07 - I assume this is linked into Spencer dock completion.
Without analysing it too much, there appears to be no new services at all for commuters on the Northern suburban line. Timings have improved by 1-2 minutes.
The lack of evening services still continues, and in general the other off peak services are still poor.
There is still a big gap on a Sunday returning from town. There is only 1 service between 3.30pm and 7pm. I think this puts off most familes from using the train to go into town on a Sunday, as while the services will get them in, they are not prepared to wait for hours to return. I really hoped this timetable would have seen this gap addressed.
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Unread 14-12-2006, 01:05   #2
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I know its a little off - topic but
who is actually responsible for timetables?, Had a friend who rang IE regarding trains on Sunday evening a few yrs back, the fact that people working in retail finished at 6, and there was no train to home on. the response was "well the person who does the timetable,so he knows best" my friend now drives btw.
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Unread 18-12-2006, 12:58   #3
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Default Kildare Commuter Route - Christmas arrangements

I notice that the IE web site have today (18/12) posted Christmas commuter timetable arrangements for DART, Northern & Maynooth routes.

Nothing about Kildare.

It is not obvious if this is an oversight or if there will be no commuter service over the holiday period on the Kildare route.

Does anybody have any light to shed on this?
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Unread 18-12-2006, 13:04   #4
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Normal Saturday service 27/28/29/30 Dec. The notice was issued by Northern and Eastern/DART not Southern and Western, there is no suburban manager anymore in overal control

And there is a massive typo in the notice

The Gorey train leaves at 20:25 not 22:25 as IE published

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Unread 18-12-2006, 15:24   #5
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Unhappy Kildare Commuter Route - Christmas Eve Service

It also seems that there will no commuter service on the Kildare route on Sunday next (24th) Christmas Eve .
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Unread 18-12-2006, 18:20   #6
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The Gorey train leaves at 20:25 not 22:25 as IE published
IE have changed the notice to 20:25

Once again IE can't proof read

Wait till Wednesday concerning Sunday 24th on Kildare line, no Sunday service is in the published timetable but good chance there will be something on Sunday

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Unread 19-12-2006, 16:35   #7
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That notice has been updated now. Kildare/newbridge services wont run christmas eve, new years eve or new years day. As well as christmas day and stephens day. Hopefully with the new timetable this will not repeat itself next year . They should have run a saturday timetable for christmas eve and maybe new years eve. 6.30 last train to maynooth is too early.
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Unread 19-12-2006, 19:10   #8
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Default Kildare Route Christmas Arrangements

As I was in Heuston station this evening (19th) with a few minutes to spare, I called over to the staff congregation area marked "Customer service" to pick up a copy of the Christmas period timetable for the Kildare/Dublin commuter service.

The staff on duty had no idea what I was talking about.

Can somebody on the IE management team please wake up & start thinking "Customer/ commuter" ; failing that, can the Department of Transport put an additional action point to address this fairly obvious service shortfall into the Service Level Agreement that, as I undersatnd it, goes with the annual funding subvention.
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Unread 19-12-2006, 19:12   #9
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The 2006 service level agreement does not have an entry for Sunday on Kildare local, I know I have a copy

What is provided over Christmas matches the SLA, there is no difference between Sat and Mon-Fri on the local Kildare except one train which starts Kildare instead of Newbridge

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Unread 22-12-2006, 07:54   #10
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If I'm not mistaken, the new timetable is now online at irishrail.ie
Where is this?

http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey...timetables.asp has the 2006 timetable

http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/your_jo...timetables.asp resolves to the above.

http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/your_jo...timetables.asp doesn't work.
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Unread 22-12-2006, 09:57   #11
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It's online in that if you query (on irishrail.ie) any date within the new timetable (i.e. do a search for Dublin to Wicklow on 3rd Feburary and the correct, new times are returned). But not the PDFs yet.

The new times have been entered into the database.
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Unread 31-12-2006, 19:46   #12
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And there is a massive typo in the notice

The Gorey train leaves at 20:25 not 22:25 as IE published
While IE fixed the website this typo exists on the notices up on trains and at stations

Proof reading clearly not a priority in IE
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