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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 09:23
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is something being sought Probably at the...

This is something being sought

Probably at the first door and the very last door on the train, be a ramp which bridges the gap between the train and the platform edge,
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 11-06-2019, 10:46
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There will be no selective door opening, it is...

There will be no selective door opening, it is not needed
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-05-2019, 13:55
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have to look at the long term sustainability....

We have to look at the long term sustainability. Irish Rail is hemorrhaging money due to the need to run these 'thin' commuter routes.

So there needs to be a coherent policy which clearly states...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-05-2019, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
I believe we are back in 'normal'...

I believe we are back in 'normal' operation.

These things only tend to go wrong if a change is made, but given the condition of the CTC mainline room in Connolly it wouldn't surprise me if it was...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
So 10 hours on the system is still not fixed,...

So 10 hours on the system is still not fixed, while Irish Rail says it is using 'manual signaling' it really means without the computer, we are not talking about flags and lamps. It is perfectly safe...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 08:21
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Full service has resumed but its going to be a...

Full service has resumed but its going to be a day of delays while things sort out

Real time information is likely to be completely wrong for some time until the control centre in Connolly is back...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 07:11
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Services resuming, however it is intercity only,...

Services resuming, however it is intercity only, commuter services remain suspended between Portlaoise/Hazelhatch and Heuston/Phoenix Park

It appears we have gone to manual control with the local...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 07:04
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
What do we have is the following 0540 Portlaoise...

What do we have is the following

0540 Portlaoise Heuston
0550 0615 Cork Heuston
0615 Limerick Heuston

Are moving under manual signaling. The track is locked to allow this, Galway and Waterford...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-05-2019, 06:31
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Hazelhatch has been set as the boundary,...

Hazelhatch has been set as the boundary, performance on battery would not be sufficient to run on the 160kph 2 track section.

To be honest we need to pull in the commuting situation if you choose to...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-05-2019, 06:25
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Mark Gleeson
28/5/2019 All Services to/from Heuston suspended

Major CTC signalling fault at approx. 0530 this morning has shutdown all rail services to/from Heuston. It wasn't until 0609 that Irish Rail communicated this.

This impacts all services on...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 14:34
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is enough to just get to Maynooth and...

There is enough to just get to Maynooth and back

BUT here is the stinker you cannot charge while stationary as the overhead wire would melt if you pulled more than about 150amps while stationary....
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 13:36
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The spec which isn't publicly available Mix of...

The spec which isn't publicly available

Mix of fixed 4 and 8 coach sets of 20-21m coaches
1 toilet per 4 coaches
Battery is expected to weigh in at 3.5-4 tons per coach, life span of 10-15 years for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 13:31
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[PR] DART Battery Train Tender Issued

Yes they want to use batteries instead of overhead wires

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/tender-process-begins-for-the-largest-and-greenest-fleet-order-in-irish-public-transport-history/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-05-2019, 08:40
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The junction issue isn't a problem if you...

The junction issue isn't a problem if you schedule trains to pass at the junction so you schedule a non conflicting arrangement

The plan is reasonable, possibly a bit overstating the demand needs, 6...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-02-2019, 08:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,332
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The Mk4 only runs a single route, always the same...

The Mk4 only runs a single route, always the same configuration so it tends to work a lot better.

The 22k has a lot of random configuration issues, there are certainly hardware failures and there...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-02-2019, 07:26
Replies: 25
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mark Gleeson
To be very clear the NTA do not own any rail...

To be very clear the NTA do not own any rail assets at this time.

We asked them why not and why they should to allow for future competition.

Irish Rail set the specification of all orders, the NTA...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 29-01-2019, 15:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Technically there are two solutions here Point...

Technically there are two solutions here

Point to Point + Dublin city buses (its not just Dublin Bus...)
Point to Point + Luas

Thats complex as its a new ticket type which needs to be understood...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 27-01-2019, 20:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Point + Point + 9x/145/Luas as far as Georges...

Point + Point + 9x/145/Luas as far as Georges Dock is +440

There is new for 2019


Thats Bus OR Luas, not both but its unclear

While a fare exists, its going to be some time before it is actually...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-01-2019, 17:14
Replies: 25
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Extra trains are provided as a matter of routine...

Extra trains are provided as a matter of routine off peak at Cobh when a cruise ship is in town and resources permit.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 23-01-2019, 17:00
Replies: 6
Views: 2,889
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We would like to add this functionality into our...

We would like to add this functionality into our site but we do not have access to the fare rules and tables beyond Dundalk and we don't know the routing rules (is Derry via Bleach Green or via the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-01-2019, 20:09
Replies: 25
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its only 2 trains each way an hour, nothing...

Its only 2 trains each way an hour, nothing really

Athenry Galway cannot be beaten in time terms by car, its impossible to get to Eyre Square faster


Cork Commuter is already 2 trains per hour at...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-01-2019, 21:05
Replies: 25
Views: 3,904
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Orders are 41 ICR (confirmed but not signed)...

Orders are

41 ICR (confirmed but not signed) primarily for capacity on medium distance commuter services

A framework agreement for up to 600 bi/tri mode 4 coach commuter trains, this is entirely...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 19:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have raised this previously, Enterprise train...

We have raised this previously, Enterprise train managers are not a huge number so know the score, Translink conductors not so.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 15:04
Replies: 18
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Yup and those codes will make no sense to a...

Yup and those codes will make no sense to a Translink employee
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 12:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This actually make some sense 2 = Irish Rail 228...

This actually make some sense

2 = Irish Rail
228 = Holywood (Furtherest point valid?) Central is 225 I think

Leapcard app doesn't have the NI station list in it
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