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Unread 10-08-2020, 09:11   #18
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I suppose my point was more whether it was a good idea. I guess longer distance traffic on the Sligo line is rare enough that it can be scheduled to avoid disrupting that traffic. Itís not a conversation we could have about the Kildare line.

The ideal situation here is to have a stopping train from Dublin arrive and pull into a third platform, just ahead of an InterCity from Dublin and an InterCity from Sligo, with passengers from intermediate stations heading to Longford, Sligo etc. able to change. Then it sets off to Dublin with any connecting passengers from places further down the line to stations en route. The relative lack of complexity on the Sligo line compared to the lines ex-Heuston, which split and split again, means itís something that can work relatively well on it. It looks like Enfield would at least have the space to build for such a scenario, even if we can only dream of those levels of connectivity.
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