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Unread 17-11-2017, 11:57   #1
Jamie2k9
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Now online, almost no changes but:

Waterford - 1-2 minutes less on some services
Galway - 1-2 minutes less, some have extra time added
Cork - 4-5 minutes less, ex Cork now xx.25
Limerick - 2-3 minutes less, up to 8 Sundays
Westport - 3-5 minutes less

It does look like certain parties have disrupted the Connolly changes.....but Sligo gets extra 3 minutes for Broombridge but not showing as stopping yet.

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Unread 17-11-2017, 21:58   #2
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Difficult to understand how Waterford - Limerick Junction services will be anything up to 10 minutes slower considering all the work carried out on the line.

A case of make it look bad to support a case for closure? As usual there is no accountability apparent.
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Unread 18-11-2017, 16:07   #3
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Connolly side changes repeat the well established depressing pattern of journey time downgrades on Sligo, Rosslare, Belfast and DART.

The main changes affect Sligo and Rosslare trains which are up to 16 minutes slower with several others being 8 or more minutes slower.

There are a few inconsequential changes to other services including many DART trains having an extra two minutes dropped into the schedule.

An oddity is the extension of the 1730 from Drogheda which now runs to Pearse. It is not clear what set now forms the 1840 to Drogheda although the 1718 from Maynooth now terminates in Connolly rather than Pearse.

The evening train from Rosslare no longer arrives in Connolly before the departure of either the 2050 to Belfast or 2052 to Drogheda.
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Unread 18-11-2017, 17:37   #4
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Difficult to understand how Waterford - Limerick Junction services will be anything up to 10 minutes slower considering all the work carried out on the line.

A case of make it look bad to support a case for closure? As usual there is no accountability apparent.
Maybe the "bus" needs more time

Carrick to Clonmel and Tipp to Limerick sections appear to get a few extra minutes each.

Looking at Real Time Data over Sep/Oct all services are completing the services to schedule and some have 2-3 minutes to spare. It sounds like typical Irish Rail attitude to schedule planning.
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Unread 20-11-2017, 13:39   #5
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Irish Rail must really want to close the lone to Wexford. The speed south of Gorey has got so poor that a racing cyclist would beat the train. I understand that there are capacity problems from Bray into Dublin, but there's no excuse for the speeds at the southern end of the line.
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Unread 20-11-2017, 16:09   #6
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Many Rosslare trains are almost unchanged in terms of overall times. Some are slower: is this an attempt to iron out some punctuality problems?

What is truly disgraceful is that despite the online bookings being available post December 9th, the Irish Rail website says you can't book beyond Dec 9th (you get this if you click on Timetables on the home page). In fact the journey planner does allow such bookings. This is the situation at 5pm on today November 20.

Does the right hand know what the left hand is doing in the crazy world of the Irish Rail website?
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Unread 22-11-2017, 12:31   #7
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Update on IE Website. On the home page it says:
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Customers can now book services post 9th December from today 17th November.
However if you click on timetables it says:
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Bookings beyond 9th December - Customers are advised that bookings beyond the 9th December are currently unavailable online.
This is still the case (Nov 22) 5 days after post-Dec 9th bookings were made available.
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Unread 11-12-2017, 11:32   #8
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Irish Rail have said to use the journey planner going forward as there is no PDF timetable.

Is there not to be a printed DART and Commuter timetable anymore?
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Unread 11-12-2017, 23:04   #9
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Irish Rail have said to use the journey planner going forward as there is no PDF timetable.

Is there not to be a printed DART and Commuter timetable anymore?
It was uploaded today (Monday).

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