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Unread 05-09-2013, 18:16   #1
Kilkea
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Default Hazelhatch delays 05.09.13

On the 6.10 from Heuston to Portlaoise. Announcement that a train has broke down at Hazelhatch and we cannot depart. Anyone know if it is only the slow track blocked? Tempted to jump on 6.35 Waterford if fast track is open.
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17.10 to Athlone failed after departing Hazelhatch, departures starting to resume while around 45 minute delays for services that went after the 17.10.

At least they did the sensible thing and stopped departures.

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17.10 to Athlone failed after departing Hazelhatch, departures starting to resume while around 45 minute delays for services that went after the 17.10.

At least they did the sensible thing and stopped departures.
The 17.10 train actually does not stop at Hazelhatch the first stop is Newbridge. Breakdowns are happening quite frequently now, will passengers be compensated again, like they were after the 9th July fiasco.

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The 17.10 train actually does not stop at Hazelhatch the first stop is Newbridge. Breakdowns are happening quite frequently now, will passengers be compensated again, like they were after the 9th July fiasco.
Yeah it uses the fast track but by the time it passed Hazelhatch it had a delay of 20 minutes because of the problems.

Wouldn't say breakdowns are happening a lot, its the first passenger service in a while to cause a hold up. remember in July it wasn't a train.

Overall they handled it better than July.
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Yeah it uses the fast track but by the time it passed Hazelhatch it had a delay of 20 minutes because of the problems.

Wouldn't say breakdowns are happening a lot, its the first passenger service in a while to cause a hold up. remember in July it wasn't a train.

Overall they handled it better than July.
Actually it was a great inconvenience as I had to run someone in as far as Heuston to catch the 9pm Cork train. He was waiting for the 8.13pm from Hazelhatch to Heuston to link up with it, however when he reached the station (Hazelhatch) this was already running 15 mins late with no guarantee that it would reach Heuston in time. And yes, the breakdowns are quiet frequent and annoying as I had to make an unnecessary car journey because of it.
PS The delay in July was due to an incident at Kildare, which was sorted out by lunchtime, however the other causes, IR certainly had some control over: a signalling failure and the breakdown on a maintenance vehicle. - IR really run a shoddy service - ie. no investment.

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Actually it was a great inconvenience as I had to run someone in as far as Heuston to catch the 9pm Cork train. He was waiting for the 8.13pm from Hazelhatch to Heuston to link up with it, however when he reached the station (Hazelhatch) this was already running 15 mins late with no guarantee that it would reach Heuston in time. And yes, the breakdowns are quiet frequent and annoying as I had to make an unnecessary car journey because of it.
PS The delay in July was due to an incident at Kildare, which was sorted out by lunchtime, however the other causes, IR certainly had some control over: a signalling failure and the breakdown on a maintenance vehicle. - IR really run a shoddy service - ie. no investment.
Fair enough, we'll agree to disagree on breakdowns being frequent.

You should take the no investment up with Department of Transport as all they see bothered with is roads. The link below might give you some idea why such problems are happening and who is to blame for it....

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news...-29529647.html
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