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Unread 16-04-2008, 12:33   #1
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Default [16-4-2008] Maynooth and Sligo disruption

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=237

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Maynooth Services currently suspended by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 16th April - 12.50pm

Iarnrod Eireann regret to inform customers that due to a signalling fault Maynooth Services currently suspended.

Dublin Bus are currently honouring rail tickets on relevant services on this route.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=228

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Service Disruption : Sligo - Connolly service by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 12.45hrs 16th April

Iarnród Eireann advises customers that the 9.00hrs and 11.05hrs Sligo to Dublin services are currently delayed by up to 90 minutes due to a signalling fault.

Customers are advised that where delays exceed 60 minutes, customers are eligible for refund vouchers under our Passengers Charter

Refund voucher application forms may be downloaded here

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience
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Unread 16-04-2008, 12:52   #2
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200 stranded on Sligo to Dublin train
Wednesday, 16 April 2008 13:08
More than 200 passengers on the Iarnród Éireann Sligo to Dublin rail service are stuck at the station in Clonsilla after a signal fault this morning.

The train left Longford at 10.15am but was delayed initially in Westmanstown for 35 minutes and came to a halt again in Clonsilla.


Passengers have just been told that power failure is responsible for the delay.

An ambulance has arrived in Clonsilla to take away a person who has fallen ill on the train.

Passengers on board the train said Iarnród Éireann had not given them any indication when the train will continue its journey.

There are no taxis or local bus services yet available at the station to allow passengers continue on their journeys.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0416/train.html

- This sounds very weird. I take it the train stopped at the station no?
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Unread 16-04-2008, 13:02   #3
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Once again another screw up, despite new track, new signaling and new trains the Sligo line is no better than the bad old days, in fact its probably worse

There is meant to be an emergency generator at each signaling location to deal with power failures, needless to say these frequently don't start due to poor maintenance

There are fairly strict procedures to swiftly deal with total signaling failures, there is a gate keeper on duty in Clonsilla who would be more than able to walk down the line to manually operate the level crossing beyond Clonsilla
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Unread 16-04-2008, 13:09   #4
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Update

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Service Disruption : Sligo - Connolly service by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 14.00hrs 16th April

Iarnród Eireann advises customers that the 11.05hrs and 13.05 Sligo to Dublin services are currently experiencing significant delays due to a signalling fault

Bus Transfers are operating between Sligo and Boyle Stations.

We are working to rectify the fault, and this website will be updated as further information is available.

Customers are advised that where delays exceed 60 minutes, customers are eligible for refund vouchers under our Passengers Charter

Refund voucher application forms may be downloaded here

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
Interesting the 9.00 ex sligo service is no longer mentioned?

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Maynooth Services currently suspended by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 16th April - 14.15hrs

Iarnrod Eireann regret to inform customers that due to a signalling fault Maynooth Services currently suspended.

We are working to recify the fault, and this website will be update as futher information is available.

Dublin Bus are currently honouring rail tickets on relevant services on this route.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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Unread 16-04-2008, 13:13   #5
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This is from AA Roadwatch.ie

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TRAVEL NEWS* * Irish Rail services between Maynooth and Dublin will be suspended for a short period this afternoon – the time of which will be announced soon. At this time Dublin Bus will honour all Maynooth rail tickets. This is due to a signals failure at Porterstown.
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Unread 16-04-2008, 14:07   #6
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Could be one of those rush hour evenings

AA Roadwatch.ie

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16/4/2008 Services suspended on Irish Rail Maynooth Dublin Line
Irish Rail services between Maynooth and Dublin are suspended until at least 4pm due to a signals failure at Porterstown.

Dublin Bus will honor all valid Maynooth rail tickets.
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Unread 16-04-2008, 14:29   #7
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Note that on the intercity arrivals board

http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey...e_arrivals.asp

There is a maynooth train due in at Connolly, Scheduled time 12:16, expected time 15:25 over 3 hours late.
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Unread 16-04-2008, 14:47   #8
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Will the Kenny brother give us our money back!
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:19   #9
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AA Roadwatch update

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*TRAVEL NEWS* * Irish Rail services between Maynooth and Dublin are suspended until further notice due to a signals failure at Porterstown. Dublin Bus will honor all valid Maynooth rail tickets
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:19   #10
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How in this day and age can a signallying fault cause suspension of services for most of a day?
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:25   #11
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All the signalling engineers are somewhere between Wicklow and Rosslare working on the Rosslare project

The Sligo line is plagued with signalling faults no one seems to know why I count 5 fairly major ones in the last 5 months or so. Thats more or less equal to the total number of serious signalling faults for the rest of the network in the same period.

Admittedly today appears to be a fault on the 1970's Clonsilla panel since its Porterstown, however since that is linked to the new system it could be that at fault, the rest of the setup is all mid to late 1990's with the section beyond Maynooth being 2006
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:26   #12
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it's beyond me

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UPDATE: Service Disruption : Sligo services by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 16.15hrs 16th April

Iarnród Eireann advises customers that Sligo//Dublin services are currently suspended due to a signalling fault.

We are working to rectify the fault, and this website will be updated as further information is available.

Customers are advised that where delays exceed 60 minutes, customers are eligible for refund vouchers under our Passengers Charter

Refund voucher application forms may be downloaded here

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused
So sligo services are suspended now?
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:29   #13
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If the fault is Porterstown at the very worse Maynooth - Druncondra so Mullingar - Sligo can be run, backup signaling panel is in Mullingar

Of course the notice doesn't say Docklands is cancelled as well
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:36   #14
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Will Bus eireann accept irish rail tickets this evening?
refunds from IE are uselss as they are in the form of vouchers. Not much use if you have an annual ticket
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:41   #15
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There is no agreement with Bus Eireann to take tickets, they might, they might not accept them

Refunds are increasingly being issued on dockets which can be cashed at stations, this appears to be the case when a large sum is involved, however it is practice

Really we could set up an exchange program of cash for delay vouchers, or those more generous could donate them to us to pay the bills of keeping the show on the road
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Update- Irish rail website

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Maynooth Line Services currently suspended by Corporate Communications


Wednesday 16th April - 16.45hrs

Iarnród Éireann regret to inform customers that due to a signalling fault, Maynooth Line and Docklands/Clonsilla Services are currently suspended.

We are working to rectify the fault, and this website will be update as further information is available.

Dublin Bus are currently honouring rail tickets on relevant services on this route.

Iarnrod Eireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.
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Unread 16-04-2008, 15:58   #17
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And RTE

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More than 200 passengers on the Iarnród Éireann Sligo to Dublin rail service are stuck at the station in Clonsilla after a signal fault this morning.

The train left Longford at 10.15am but was delayed initially in Edgeworthstown for 35 minutes and came to a halt again in Clonsilla.


Passengers have been told that power failure is responsible for the delay.

An ambulance was called to attend a person who fell ill on a second train travelling from Dublin to Sligo which was delayed at Coolmine.

A spokeswoman for Iarnród Éireann said Maynooth commuter services are not expected to be disrupted this evening.

http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0416/train.html
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You never going to get this

All Maynooth line Docklands services are suspended
Full service to Longford Sligo is OPERATING

Thats the official line from IE, that said I don't have much faith in it
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Where did you hear that mark?

The sligo line notice on the website was only updated ten minutes ago. doesn't say anything like that?!

If a signalling fault is stopping maynooth/clonsilla from running, how are longford/sligo getting past porterstown?

The last power failure at clonsilla station nearly 10 years ago, services did not run again until 5:15 the next day!

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Fairly certain thats what Jean Cregan from the Corporate Communications Office in Connolly said on the 5pm news on Today FM

Like I said I don't have any faith in it

Confirmed thats on the traffic news again Today FM
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