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shweeney 06-11-2009 09:14

New Timetable - changes to evening service
 
In addition to being moved back by 5 mins to 1730, the evening commuter service no longer calls at GCD or Lansdowne.

Now I appreciate that passengers from those stations can get the Dart that runs 5 mins ahead and change at Dun Laoghaire, but given that the diesel now has a longer running time (26 mins Connolly-Dun Laoghaire when it was 24 mins before with the extra stops) why not just leave those stops in? It doesn't make any sense, and a lot of people do get this service from Lans Rd.

Also, a lot of passengers on this train currently (50% at least) are heading for Bray and Greystones and most of these will now transfer to the earlier Dart leaving the diesel service quite lightly used between CY and DL while the previous Dart will be absolutely jammed.

sublimity 06-11-2009 13:39

It will probably be packed to the rafters by the time it leaves Pearse. Don't forget its coming from Maynooth!

shweeney 06-11-2009 14:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by sublimity (Post 50787)
It will probably be packed to the rafters by the time it leaves Pearse. Don't forget its coming from Maynooth!

most of the Maynooth passengers currently disembark at Connolly.

The existing train is a 4-coach 29000 (was a 6-coach before the Malahide incident) and while it is standing-only leaving Pearse, its not "packed to the rafters" in the way the Northern Line trains are.

My point is that at least half the people on this train are going to Bray and Greystones and most of these passengers will switch to the Greystones dart 5 minutes earlier which will be packed to the rafters as a result and will be made worse by Sth Wicklow and Wexford commuters getting on at GCD and (in particular) Lansdowne.

sublimity 06-11-2009 17:20

Ok I get your point.


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