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Unread 27-07-2009, 09:28   #1
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Default Midleton Line Opening - with Buses

Just looked at the online timetables for the first 2 days of the new service. The last two trains in each direction have been substituted by buses! What a flying start. Only in Cork.....
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Unread 27-07-2009, 09:30   #2
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Yup knew that was coming

The line will have to CLOSE in September for a number of days as well since the junction with the Cobh line was never installed, they are currently using the original mechanical signaling as a stop gap
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Unread 27-07-2009, 11:47   #3
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yeah, saw that this morning on the journey planner! is there any reason for these bus substitutions?
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They've been going on on the Cobh line for months.

It's supposedly for engineering works, but I have a suspicion that it's down to either a lack of drivers or an attempt to avoid paying overtime.
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So it's cheaper to hire a bus and pay its driver and the fuel than to operate a train? That would be a major own-goal for IE.
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So it's cheaper to hire a bus and pay its driver and the fuel than to operate a train? That would be a major own-goal for IE.
Mark G has lots of good info about the Cork area situation, from what I hear it is majorly disfunctional down there.
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