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Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 31-01-2020, 17:31
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Traincustomer
It is those things because of the lack of...

It is those things because of the lack of ambition and vision, in my view, on both the part of I… and the NTA.

It ought to be a key cross-country corridor.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 30-01-2020, 23:13
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By Traincustomer
Good to see the line receiving a mention but not...

Good to see the line receiving a mention but not sure where the "branch line" terminology emanated from - perhaps from the "via the Waterford branch line." wording on the I… Dublin to Tipp fares page...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-01-2020, 12:58
Replies: 56
Views: 28,422
Posted By Traincustomer
In the very unlikely event that the line to...

In the very unlikely event that the line to Kingscourt reopened I believe it would serve as a railhead for the broader area rather than just serving Nobber and Kingscourt per se.

Bailieborough (c....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-12-2019, 21:55
Replies: 284
Views: 180,443
Posted By Traincustomer
After 22 years of serving the North Wales route...

After 22 years of serving the North Wales route Virgin Trains bow out this Saturday, 7th December, 2019, with Avanti West Coast (https://www.avantiwestcoast.co.uk/) taking over on Sunday.

Same...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 21-10-2019, 12:54
Replies: 0
Views: 982
Posted By Traincustomer
Gorey Local Link

Today, Monday 21st October, 2019 what must be the earliest scheduled Local Link route in the country began operation with journeys from Riverchapel, Courtown and surrounds into Gorey.

The route is...
Forum: Dublin Cork 23-09-2019, 21:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,529
Posted By Traincustomer
Thurles station - Local Link bus

Today, 23rd September 2019, Local Link Tipperary introduced a Thurles Railway Station - town - Newport - University of Limerick - Limerick bus route.

Numbered 391 there are three journeys in each...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-07-2019, 13:14
Replies: 284
Views: 180,443
Posted By Traincustomer
Updates

Rosslare - Fishguard

Allocations

The SailRail and foot passenger allocations are often sold out on Rosslare-Fishguard these days due to the usual ship, Stena Europe, being away in drydock. The...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-06-2019, 22:45
Replies: 56
Views: 28,422
Posted By Traincustomer
In my recollection the same party who basically...

In my recollection the same party who basically didn't give a toss about letting Rosslare-Waterford be closed...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 06-05-2019, 17:48
Replies: 28
Views: 35,019
Posted By Traincustomer
I notice the Dublin Area Train & Tram...

I notice the Dublin Area Train & Tram Services map (https://www.transportforireland.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dublin_Train-Tram_Map_ENGLISH.pdf) dated December 2017 displays the following note...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-04-2019, 14:03
Replies: 0
Views: 3,084
Posted By Traincustomer
Timetable leaflets availability

Passing through Connolly recently I was pleased to see that timetable leaflets for all lines were available. Traditionally the likes of the Nenagh line wouldn't have been stocked there but sheets for...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 28-03-2019, 21:19
Replies: 28
Views: 35,019
Posted By Traincustomer
No Leap Card reader at Kilcoole unfortunately....

No Leap Card reader at Kilcoole unfortunately. Took the train there myself this evening and the booking office clerk at Bray confirmed I couldn't use Leap Card so spent 90c over the odds purchasing a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-10-2018, 20:36
Replies: 284
Views: 180,443
Posted By Traincustomer
I understand your concern. It would be very...

I understand your concern. It would be very imprudent for any operator to suggest withdrawing these tickets as while the revenue is low on an individual basis revenue quickly stacks up over days and...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-10-2018, 14:30
Replies: 284
Views: 180,443
Posted By Traincustomer
Transport for Wales

Transport for Wales Rail (https://tfwrail.wales/)commenced today Sunday 14th October, 2018 (replacing Arriva Trains Wales).

SailRail section riddled with outdated info such as showing the pre-May...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-10-2018, 20:45
Replies: 64
Views: 21,728
Posted By Traincustomer
I've chartered a train to collect my prize...:D

I've chartered a train to collect my prize...:D
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-10-2018, 20:38
Replies: 64
Views: 21,728
Posted By Traincustomer
Aside... 84N (city - Greystones) thrice...

Aside...



84N (city - Greystones) thrice nightly early hours of Saturdays & Sundays.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-08-2018, 21:10
Replies: 13
Views: 8,000
Posted By Traincustomer
In terms of the stations... The new platform at...

In terms of the stations...

The new platform at Limerick Junction will be opposite the main platform (used by Cork/Dublin trains). I quote from the site notice

"The development will consist of the...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 11,780
Posted By Traincustomer
Apologies - I think we may have been speaking at...

Apologies - I think we may have been speaking at cross purposes Ė I thought you were referring to no through ticketing from this side (Ireland) hence my comments/questions.

The Irish Rail timetable...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 14:34
Replies: 20
Views: 11,780
Posted By Traincustomer
Thatís right Eddie regarding SailRail...

Thatís right Eddie regarding SailRail availability in the UK.

Years ago in the card ticket era one could buy a ticket from any station to any station including the UK yet despite all the investment...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 20:36
Replies: 0
Views: 3,332
Posted By Traincustomer
Bus Connects (integration with rail)

With roadshows underway around the city (https://www.busconnects.ie/media/1263/confirmed-information-session-locations-august-2018.pdf) perhaps it is timely to discuss how, if implemented, Bus...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-08-2018, 20:09
Replies: 20
Views: 11,780
Posted By Traincustomer
Why is there still no through ticketing?

The connectivity with the Fishguard sailings is indeed much better since May of last year but through ticketing ex-UK has still not been re-enabled (it was available in 2013).

A perusal of any of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 18:34
Replies: 13
Views: 7,295
Posted By Traincustomer
It also used to apply on provincial bus services...

It also used to apply on provincial bus services as a late great-aunt of mine would pay for the first 20 miles or so from Dublin to a particular town and then be able to use her pass the remainder of...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 25-06-2018, 16:20
Replies: 0
Views: 5,116
Posted By Traincustomer
Local Link Granard route serving Longford station

The Local Link route 865 from Granard to Longford via Ballinalee operated by Donnelly's/Pioneer Bus Company is now serving Longford railway station.

The timetable may be viewed on the Local Link...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-06-2018, 16:03
Replies: 13
Views: 7,295
Posted By Traincustomer
There are provincial and indeed city routes where...

There are provincial and indeed city routes where the only services of the day are at "peak hours" so the argument for restrictions is fundamentally flawed.

The crux of the issue, as I see it, is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-06-2018, 17:14
Replies: 284
Views: 180,443
Posted By Traincustomer
LeapCard being accepted on the Ferrylink (same as...

LeapCard being accepted on the Ferrylink (same as cash fares) and no Leap 90 discount.
Forum: Dublin Sligo 04-06-2018, 17:12
Replies: 22
Views: 6,320
Posted By Traincustomer
Bold text: my...

Bold text: my emphasis

Source:
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/news/12-per-cent-increase-in-subsidy-for-public-transport-sees-passengers-numbers-jump/
Published Sunday 3rd June. Aside: rather...
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