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Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 18-09-2019, 05:38
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Mark Gleeson
20:47 looks likely but the return service from...

20:47 looks likely but the return service from Maynooth is a problem

20:47 is a bit early, something after 9pm would be more attractive
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 17-09-2019, 11:39
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Later evening service beyond Maynooth

Looks like there may be news on the long promise late evening service beyond Maynooth.

No confirmation on dates or timings currently
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-09-2019, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 4,231
Posted By Mark Gleeson
That risk is far too high and the performance in...

That risk is far too high and the performance in recent years shows there is evidence to back the case.

It is completely unfair on passenger paying full fare to be delayed, it also leaves Irish Rail...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-09-2019, 06:38
Replies: 12
Views: 4,231
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Another failure yesterday 2 in fact, Hot box...

Another failure yesterday

2 in fact,
Hot box trip in Kerry Sunday morning
Total failure at Sallins during the evening Sunday intercity peak, delays of up to 100 minutes.


Same locomotive sat down...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-09-2019, 06:25
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Mark Gleeson
divide by 520 for each trip 1 return per weekday

divide by 520 for each trip

1 return per weekday
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-08-2019, 10:16
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Irish Rail finally starting to comply with EC1371 Passenger rights

No notice has been made officially about this, but for the first time we have compliance with the requirement for cash refunds for annual ticket...
Forum: Commuter Services 29-08-2019, 12:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a bigger project for the 29k's pending,...

There is a bigger project for the 29k's pending, the floor structure needs to be completely replaced.

Its not a case of money, its a case of need and the fleet is needed in service

Its only if...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 26-08-2019, 10:43
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By Mark Gleeson
New Arrangements At Limerick Junction

It may have taken 150 odd years but finally Limerick Junction has platforms for all directions for all trains.

As of Sunday last, a new Cork bound platform is in place so trains between Dublin and...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-08-2019, 20:56
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is space set aside for at least 4 shelter...

There is space set aside for at least 4 shelter on the platform.

Poor show the shelters not installed at opening.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-08-2019, 11:01
Replies: 93
Views: 24,473
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Up until the early 1990's there basically was a...

Up until the early 1990's there basically was a skeleton service on Sundays until the late afternoon, no suburban services at all. It was fairly easy to find a few trains spare to run extra services,...
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 15-08-2019, 07:31
Replies: 9
Views: 6,022
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a...

Vandalism is the main cause. Howth Junction was a huge problem

Each lift now has a camera watching each door, if the request button is pressed the lift will not respond until a CCTV operator...
Forum: Commuter Services 15-08-2019, 07:08
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on...

Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on time.

The fleet is slowly being repainted as required, capacity requirements mean it is not possible to take units out of service en mass for repainting....
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 11-08-2019, 04:28
Replies: 9
Views: 6,022
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of...

Policy has moved away from lifts in favour of ramps. Ramps don't break down.

The railway works order on Maynooth line upgrade is due soon and this will cover a multitude of works.

Once the minimum...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 18-07-2019, 10:26
Replies: 6
Views: 2,131
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Its major works and total renewal, level...

Its major works and total renewal, level crossings etc. The platforms are being replaced almost entirely as well. The security arrangements are likely to be interesting to say the least.

The...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-07-2019, 16:15
Replies: 13
Views: 5,920
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Current on time performance of the Dublin Cork is...

Current on time performance of the Dublin Cork is poor, very poor in fact so this bridge will bring us back to normal.

The bridges needs a full fit out, lifts etc so its not magically going to open...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-07-2019, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,920
Posted By Mark Gleeson
December timetable change should be in operation.

December timetable change should be in operation.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-06-2019, 13:21
Replies: 11
Views: 2,791
Posted By Mark Gleeson
201 project has been cancelled. Rail is very...

201 project has been cancelled.

Rail is very efficient to start with, so very little change is needed.

The ICR/22k fleet is likely to get the new gearbox/stage V engine/hybrid drive combo which...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-06-2019, 12:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have asked before, no word yet.

We have asked before, no word yet.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-06-2019, 11:34
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The mock up in the members area of the forum has...

The mock up in the members area of the forum has the drawings
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2019, 09:33
Replies: 44
Views: 22,726
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Navan just isn't happening, the M3 made sure of...

Navan just isn't happening, the M3 made sure of that

The cost at 2004 prices was 465 million, not including trains, so you can imagine it to be upwards of 600 million by now. It doesn't wash.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 19-06-2019, 09:29
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The first coach of each 4 coach set and either...

The first coach of each 4 coach set and either the first and 5 or last of a fixed 8 piece will have a toilet.

We cannot show the mock up drawings we have seen in public due copyright, but...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 09:23
Replies: 24
Views: 3,991
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: 24
Views: 3,991
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: 24
Views: 3,991
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: 3,871
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...
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