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Unread 18-10-2010, 15:56   #1
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Default DART Bray to Connolly

Over the last 3-4 weeks this journey has taken at least 45 minutes in both directions during the monring or evening. For example I will take the 8am DART southbound from Shankill and it will not arrive in Connolly until at least 5 mins after schduled timetable ...the same goes for the return journey in the evening.

Does anyone have any idea if the timetables that CIE publish are accurate? I have only noticed this in the last few weeks. I see that there is some slab track section that is delaying the journey between Dun Laoighre and Sandycove but I dont exactly know what this is.

Overall though its very frustrating ..
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Unread 18-10-2010, 16:01   #2
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Well, the latest DART punctuality rating is sub-80%.
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Unread 20-10-2010, 15:07   #3
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10 mins late all this week - mainly in the northbound direction. Very frustrating but with CIE there is nothing you can do. I would imagine it happens on every peak hour DART.

those DART puntuality tables need to be revised to <50%
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Unread 21-10-2010, 08:52   #4
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IE are quoting 79.93% to 5 minutes which is the international standard. We should aspire to 95% or better. Its the worst performance for a month I've ever seen and this month will be worse

The all in number is 72% to 5 minutes but that includes bridge strikes and trains striking people. Within 10 minutes is 92% all in. Those are our numbers as distinct from Irish Rail's manipulated numbers

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Originally Posted by DART 13/9/2010-10/10/2010
Total delay minutes 17214
Average delay per train 4.29
Trains operated 4011
Within 3 40.56%
Within 5 72.08%
Within 10 92.55%
Irish Rail will disagree with our numbers but they seem to be more representative of the reality

The 7:55 was less than 3 minutes late this morning

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Unread 21-10-2010, 09:41   #5
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It is mainly the same 2 bottlenecks - train rrunning slow between DL and Sandycove or vice versa ..followed by a delay between Tara and Connolly. I presume the latter is because of occupied platforms at Connolly. A combination of the 2 can mean 10 min delays ...and the delay between Tara and Connolly is getting more and more frequent.
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Unread 21-10-2010, 09:48   #6
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For the record

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E904 07:55 Bray Howth
Date_______Due________Actual_____Delay
01/10/2010_9:03:00____9:13:42____0:10:42
04/10/2010_9:03:00____9:10:36____0:07:36
05/10/2010_9:03:00____9:08:42____0:05:42
06/10/2010_9:03:00____9:07:48____0:04:48
07/10/2010_9:03:00____9:11:30____0:08:30
08/10/2010_9:03:00____9:09:54____0:06:54
11/10/2010_9:03:00____9:11:12____0:08:12
12/10/2010_9:03:00____9:10:36____0:07:36
13/10/2010_9:03:00____9:06:12____0:03:12
14/10/2010_9:03:00____9:08:24____0:05:24
15/10/2010_9:03:00____9:09:48____0:06:48
18/10/2010_9:03:00____9:13:42____0:10:42
19/10/2010_9:03:00____9:11:42____0:08:42
20/10/2010_9:03:00____9:15:18____0:12:18
21/10/2010_9:03:00____9:05:54____0:02:54
Average 0:07:51
Least 0:02:54
Worst 0:12:18
The actual arrival time in Howth is actually 30-45 seconds before the train actually came to a halt in the platform, so the average is over 8 minutes delay

The DL - Sandycove issue is worth 90 seconds at most

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Unread 21-10-2010, 18:01   #7
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It is mainly the same 2 bottlenecks - train rrunning slow between DL and Sandycove or vice versa ..followed by a delay between Tara and Connolly. I presume the latter is because of occupied platforms at Connolly. A combination of the 2 can mean 10 min delays ...and the delay between Tara and Connolly is getting more and more frequent.
Also, in the morning, southbound Northern Line trains are delayed due to speed restrictions from Drogheda to Laytown. These trains are then late on the HJ-Connolly section and this has a knock-on effect on DART and commuter services southbound and their returns northbound.
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Unread 28-10-2010, 10:05   #8
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Maybe Irish Rail should think about updating their timetables to reflect actual reality. According to the timetable train arriving in Clontraf Northbound is 08.45 - it hasnt arrived before 08.52 for weeks now ...

This morning it took 18 mins to get from Pearse to Clontarf - a journey that should take 10 mins apparently.
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Unread 28-10-2010, 11:57   #9
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This morning it took 18 mins to get from Pearse to Clontarf - a journey that should take 10 mins apparently.
You probably could walk that section in the same amount of time!

What is the reason for the speed restriction between DL - Sandycove?
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Unread 28-10-2010, 18:50   #10
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Points failure at Clontarf Road this morning before 7am. All services up to 10am delayed. But don't worry it was a big secret, so you won't find any mention of it anywhere.....
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