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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-02-2020, 00:00
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
WRC users increase

https://connachttribune.ie/western-rail-corridor-users-up-according-to-irish-rail/?fbclid=IwAR0fPItMsWac-QG1XgxZHeezSOcac3zarL7M5ZF8dUlO-ujeQfluUPxlkMs
Naysayers and economists resisted the reopening...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 01-02-2020, 22:25
Replies: 8
Views: 7,685
Posted By Goods
Yes this could be a very valuable connecting line...

Yes this could be a very valuable connecting line between East and west one of the few and extending to Limerick and onto Galway and with ambition onto Sligo via the western rail corridor. The...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 23:44
Replies: 56
Views: 42,675
Posted By Goods
It would be great to think that there is actually...

It would be great to think that there is actually a list of transport priorities. Experience shows us that policy decisions often respond to the strength of the lobby. Politically Navan railway line...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 09:28
Replies: 56
Views: 42,675
Posted By Goods
Navan railway link

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/public-transport-in-meath-is-broken-there-is-no-work-life-balance-1.4155424

The lobby meeting on reopening the railway infrastructure around Navan is long...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-01-2020, 19:24
Replies: 56
Views: 42,675
Posted By Goods
Kingscourt railway reopen

https://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/09/26/4180153-cavan-td-wants-kingscourtnavan-rail-line-reopened/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-01-2020, 21:41
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Heavy rail census 2019

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/National_Heavy_Rail_2019_FA_ONLINE.pdf
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-12-2019, 23:00
Replies: 56
Views: 42,675
Posted By Goods
Navan railway review advanced

https://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/roundup/articles/2019/12/06/4183278-video-transport-minister-confirms-review-of-navan-rail-line-feasibility-will-happen-next-year/
Looks as if the reality of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-12-2019, 11:11
Replies: 6
Views: 9,095
Posted By Goods
Rail link to Shannon airport

http://www.clare.fm/news/shannon-airport/hopes-rail-link-shannon-airport-limerick-boost-passenger-numbers/
Joined up thinking at last - link to Foynes should also be reopened instead of the endless...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-11-2019, 20:40
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Very informative I had thought that Dub -Cork was...

Very informative I had thought that Dub -Cork was congested the whole way. The real success for freight would be like in Europe where many movements would take place during off peak times and at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-11-2019, 16:03
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Very fair points and I agree that eliminating...

Very fair points and I agree that eliminating rail freight link to Cork under the new plan is not good planning at a time when IE is trying to reduce its carbon footprint.
I hadnít realised that...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-11-2019, 21:00
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Ballina leading the way

https://www.handling-network.com/tracking-irish-railfreight/
Ballina leading the way in IWT trains. If WRC was in place a link between Ballina and Cork or Rosslare would open many options for rail use
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-09-2019, 09:49
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Agree completely capital funding is a gap though...

Agree completely capital funding is a gap though I think IR planning is faulty as we seem to suddenly realise that demand has increased despite the graph going up for years. Irish Rail board is a...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-09-2019, 18:00
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
https://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland...

https://amp.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/dart-commuters-told-to-avoid-morning-rush-hour-952384.html?__twitter_impression=true
Demand for commuter rail has never been as high and instead of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-09-2019, 21:11
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/busines...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/iarnrod-eireann-has-11m-deficit-as-user-numbers-rise-938937.html
The data shows the extent that there is demand for rail service in IE yet the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-08-2019, 17:05
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Essentially we are arguing the same point that...

Essentially we are arguing the same point that the railway system could be much better and meet the obvious demand with investment. A set of priorities is required to be decided by policy makers and...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-08-2019, 15:12
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Yes I think that the lesson is that we should not...

Yes I think that the lesson is that we should not be continuously surprised by such an event itís down to absence of analysis and planning using the data that must be available to predict when there...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-08-2019, 22:21
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
overcrowding from west

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/i-ll-never-travel-on-irish-rail-again-1.3994455

Overcrowding on trains from the west today reinforce the point that rail will be used if the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-07-2019, 00:46
Replies: 6
Views: 9,095
Posted By Goods
Alex a genuinely well researched and positive...

Alex a genuinely well researched and positive contribution to the rail discussion in Ireland. Your experience from a country like Germany is refreshing though some will argue here against your points...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-07-2019, 16:03
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
I agree that there are many rail priorities that...

I agree that there are many rail priorities that have gathered dust over time probably the most inexplicable one is failing to extend the railway to Navan from M3 as was the intention.
Railways are...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-07-2019, 16:34
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
No surprise that the population down the country...

No surprise that the population down the country are a second thought in terms of transport which is probably why western Rail Corridor has so little central political...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-06-2019, 21:44
Replies: 56
Views: 42,675
Posted By Goods
Greens give lead on railways

https://www.greenparty.ie/government-failure-on-public-transport-is-pushing-ireland-towards-traffic-and-climate-standstill-greens/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-06-2019, 08:29
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/upload...

https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/National_Heavy_Rail_2018_V8_Web.pdf
I think the data on the Limerick - Galway route speaks for itself in terms of usage.
If you take a...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 09-06-2019, 09:36
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
Fastest growing numbers on rail network

https://fleet.ie/western-rail-corridor-passenger-numbers-continue-to-increase/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-06-2019, 19:41
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
I agree there are many priorities and bottle...

I agree there are many priorities and bottle necks though there were many naysayers when phase 1 of WRC was reopened and data has shown that passenger numbers have surpassed what Irish rail had...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 05-06-2019, 22:28
Replies: 103
Views: 59,039
Posted By Goods
http://www.irishrail.ie/news/wrc-consultation?fbcl...

http://www.irishrail.ie/news/wrc-consultation?fbclid=IwAR1KycfLBydXV3CCLwb47-Uxr6isAIWm4WvYslWRG9NS7RI4ZzPQT5BDBOM

Public consultation on western rail corridor
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