Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Intercity and Regional > Dublin Cork
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:14   #1
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default Dublin Cork Passenger Survey

Students in Cork Institute of Technology in conjunction with Irish Rail are undertaking a case study review of Dublin Cork passenger experience

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HF6FR7D
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 10:28   #2
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 760
Default

What Irish Rail really needs to know are the views of those who fly, drive or take the bus between Dublin and Cork. THese are the people they need to attract in greater numbers.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 11:08   #3
Traincustomer
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ar an traein
Posts: 589
Default

Interestingly Aircoach have today commenced an express coach service on their existing Cork to Dublin route which completes the journey between the two city centres in 3 hours. (3 and a half hours Cork to Dublin Airport).
Traincustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 11:23   #4
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

You can't fly between Dublin and Cork anymore...
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 12:35   #5
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 854
Default

Hmmm...

That sounds barely credible within the speed limits

252km between Dublin and Cork

149km with a speed limits of 100km/h for a bus
91km with a speed limits of 80km/h for a bus
12km with a lower speed limit of 30km/h to 60 km/h

That all adds up to just over 2h 50 mins.

So are they expecting incredibly benign traffic lights or are they building speeding into the schedule?

Quite frankly, at bad times of day, you could lose that at Dunkettle alone.
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 15:18   #6
Kilocharlie
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 395
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by comcor View Post
Hmmm...

That sounds barely credible within the speed limits

252km between Dublin and Cork

149km with a speed limits of 100km/h for a bus
91km with a speed limits of 80km/h for a bus
12km with a lower speed limit of 30km/h to 60 km/h

That all adds up to just over 2h 50 mins.

So are they expecting incredibly benign traffic lights or are they building speeding into the schedule?

Quite frankly, at bad times of day, you could lose that at Dunkettle alone.
Speed limit for buses is 80km/h! See Rules of the Road http://www.rotr.ie/rules-for-driving...-vehicles.html
Kilocharlie is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 15:25   #7
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 854
Default

And yet here's a government website that says it's 100km/h on a motorway

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...n_ireland.html

Nice to see consistency...
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 15:29   #8
Colm Moore
Local Liaison Officer
 
Colm Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,442
Default

From Cork
3.2km @ 50km/h = 0h04
2.8km @ 60km/h = 0h03
236km @ 100km/h = 2h22
2.9km @ 60km/h = 0h03
5.2km @ 50km/h = 0h06
1.0km @ 30km/h = 0h02

Total 2h39 (congestion and toll plazas aside)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilocharlie View Post
Speed limit for buses is 80km/h! See Rules of the Road http://www.rotr.ie/rules-for-driving...-vehicles.html
That is out of date. See: http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2008/en/si/0546.html

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traincustomer View Post
Interestingly Aircoach have today commenced an express coach service on their existing Cork to Dublin route which completes the journey between the two city centres in 3 hours. (3 and a half hours Cork to Dublin Airport).
Only the express services are scheduled for 3 hours Cork-Dublin. Stopping services are scheduled to take 3h45.

http://www.aircoach.ie/table.routes.cork.php
__________________

Last edited by Colm Moore : 02-04-2012 at 16:12.
Colm Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 19:46   #9
Thomas Ralph
IT Officer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Greenwich, London
Posts: 1,860
Default

The survey seems to think you can use a smartcard to travel from Dublin-Cork
Thomas Ralph is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 02-04-2012, 20:16   #10
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

All annual tickets are issued as smart cards

Monthly taxsavers for Dublin short hop are now smartcard as well with renewals issued via the smartcard action list, so you 'collect' your next months ticket a you pass through the gates
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 12-08-2012, 20:50   #11
Roseanne
New to the board
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 12
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Traincustomer View Post
Interestingly Aircoach have today commenced an express coach service on their existing Cork to Dublin route which completes the journey between the two city centres in 3 hours. (3 and a half hours Cork to Dublin Airport).
I saw this just last night funnily enough. I was looking for a cheap fare from Dublin to Cork. Bus Eirann takes about four hours so that was out of the question, the last thing I thought of was an Aircoach and I found this by accident. I knew they travelled to Belfast but hadn't realised they started this route. I see the fare from the city centre is only 22 return as well, which is a fantastic price IMO.
Roseanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 14-03-2013, 20:22   #12
JohnDough
New to the board
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 13
Default re Recent survey

I happened to be on board a few weeks ago when a survey was taking place and gave them hell about the state of this train ,filthy dirty outside,no trolley appeared until past Limerick Junction and their prices are crazy ,toilets wet as usual,no mains sockets again,wi-fi a joke switched to O2,very uncomfortable seating it was like sitting on a board ,unruly children allowed roam up and down train,when we got on to the catering carriage told in no uncertain terms that it was for meal paying passengers only and to barge our way through train to get a hard seat, can you blame people using their cars with all this s**t going on. Get the finger out Leo!!
JohnDough is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 14:58.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.