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Edward Ryan 29-04-2008 20:56

New 16:40 Dublin-Gorey service
 
The new 16:40 Connolly-Gorey service is due to start on Tuesday 6th May. Big question will this operate with all the current drivers issues? On asking at Connolly Info this evening I was told it would indeed operate however the local train staff think it is doubtful.

Mark have you heard anything about this new service operating as planned or are looking at another journey crammed into the evening Enniscorthy service?

Ed

Mark Gleeson 29-04-2008 20:58

Wouldn't bet on it running it really depends we don't know

It will be a 22k as well

Edward Ryan 30-04-2008 09:19

Thank you Mark. One of my fellow commuters rang Abbey Street yesterday inquiring about the new service only to be told that there was no new services planned for Gorey untill December.

Ed

Mark Gleeson 30-04-2008 09:27

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There is a strong chance the 16:40 is part of the existing roster since it was pencilled in for the 2007 timetable as well, that is to say there is a link in the roster which includes driving the 16:40 out and back which already is filled, as in it doesn't require any extra drivers

We don't know, what we do know is it won't run on Monday 5th despite what the Irish Rail website says
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KSW 02-05-2008 07:58

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Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 32858)
It will be a 22k as well

I would be literally schuffed if the Gorey service got the new train.

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Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson (Post 32875)
There is a strong chance the 16:40 is part of the existing roster

There is a chance but now people are saying well im not going to the station only to find the service not operating and then waiting for the 17:25......

ThomasJ 02-05-2008 08:09

According to the timetable the 17:25 (41 minutes) is actually faster than the 16:40 (42 minutes) at getting to bray.... by 1 minute

Although the 16:40 (1 hour 53 mins) is faster than the 17:25 (1 hr 54 mins) at getting to gorey by 1 minute.

The fastest train of the peak hour to gorey is still the 18:37 with 1 hour 47 minutes

ThomasJ 02-05-2008 13:39

Just confirmation of what has been said all along

Quote:

New Gorey Commuter Service to Start on Tues 6th May by Corporate Communications


A new Gorey Commuter Service will commence on Tues 6th May next. The service will depart Connolly at 16:40hrs and a return service will operate from Gorey at 19:23hrs.

This service will be operated by the new Intercity Railcars

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=369

KSW 02-05-2008 19:10

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Originally Posted by ThomasJ (Post 32953)
Just confirmation of what has been said all along
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=369

So good news at last:) Figures crossed

shweeney 07-05-2008 09:15

picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)

Mark Hennessy 07-05-2008 09:21

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Originally Posted by shweeney (Post 33055)
picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)

Yeah saw those models, you could tell they hadn't endured nearly 2 hours on a packed commuter train ;)

KSW 07-05-2008 09:59

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Originally Posted by shweeney (Post 33055)
picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)

Saw those models myself, The guy was wearing shorts!!....
Like I said in another thread IE made themselfs look bad.

ThomasJ 07-05-2008 10:09

out of interest how was the trek?

KSW 07-05-2008 10:12

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Originally Posted by ThomasJ (Post 33060)
out of interest how was the trek?

It was painful:) ......

Wonder will the same type train operate today

robdrysdale 07-05-2008 11:07

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Originally Posted by Edward Ryan (Post 32874)
Thank you Mark. One of my fellow commuters rang Abbey Street yesterday inquiring about the new service only to be told that there was no new services planned for Gorey untill December.

Ed

I was in Abbey Street shop one day changing my ticket. Information is provided by a surly lady reading directly out of the IE timetable book. Not exactly a good example of a modern information system. It probably wasn't in the book and the timetables change each December. It'll be next December before it's in the new book and before it exists in her mind.

IE staff, if you're reading. You need to get your act together with the information you provide. Reading from a book which can be out of date as soon as there is a service change, is a very poor show.

Mark Gleeson 07-05-2008 11:08

16:40 is clearly shown in the current (Dec 2007) edition

ThomasJ 21-05-2008 18:44

There is a mail in this mornings metro in which a commuter asks what is the point in irish rail sending a dart out two minutes before the 16:40 connolly gorey leaving them stuck behind all the way.

I agree i would have thought they would have at least send it out behind the dun laoghaire bound dart

Mark Gleeson 21-05-2008 18:49

You ain't going to find a gap to give it as fast run

Its 1 minute quicker to Gorey than the 17:25

Edward Ryan 21-05-2008 18:52

I was talking to some of my fellow commuters about that artical in the metro and they are in favour of that Dart as it is the one they catch to Bray to connect with the service. If it was earlier they would not make the new service.

Ed

shweeney 22-05-2008 15:48

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Originally Posted by Edward Ryan (Post 33387)
I was talking to some of my fellow commuters about that artical in the metro and they are in favour of that Dart as it is the one they catch to Bray to connect with the service. If it was earlier they would not make the new service.

Ed

ok then the relevant question is why doesn't this service stop at GCD, Lansdowne and DunLaoghaire like the 1725. It certainly has time to do so (irishrail.com says it takes 42 mins to Bray, 1 minute slower than the 1725)

Colm Donoghue 22-05-2008 18:49

cos it's an intercity? they are often slower than suburban services....
check out Mallow to Cork times and the type of services


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