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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-11-2020, 11:42
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By ACustomer
Why is it that lobbying for railway investment is...

Why is it that lobbying for railway investment is in inverse proportion to any likely ratio of benefits to costs?

At the moment any money spent on this study would be better given as a direct...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 31-08-2020, 10:46
Replies: 13
Views: 5,769
Posted By ACustomer
Situation rectified now (1140am). I see that most...

Situation rectified now (1140am). I see that most Dublin-Cork services are slower, especially in the down direction from Mallow to Cork. A new outbreak of timetable padding?
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 31-08-2020, 08:28
Replies: 13
Views: 5,769
Posted By ACustomer
This morning (0930 Aug 31) the IE website has a...

This morning (0930 Aug 31) the IE website has a timetable section announcing resumption of full services from to-day. However the PDF timetables are still the temporary ones dating from early...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 25-08-2020, 08:53
Replies: 13
Views: 5,769
Posted By ACustomer
Good to see this line (and the Nenagh line?)...

Good to see this line (and the Nenagh line?) re-open. A great piece of mixed messaging when combined with Government advice to avoid public transport where possible.
Trains on this line are usually...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 11-08-2020, 18:32
Replies: 18
Views: 12,034
Posted By ACustomer
comcor: something like you are advocating already...

comcor: something like you are advocating already occurs at Maynooth. Most Dublin-Sligo trains arrive at Maynooth a few minutes after a suburban train and picks up passengers from intermediate...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-08-2020, 18:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,552
Posted By ACustomer
rigel kent: Sorry, but that's the only bit of...

rigel kent:

Sorry, but that's the only bit of your post I can agree with. Have you any idea of the estimated cost (to the nearest Billion )? Then what about a shot at the estimation of the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 23-07-2020, 08:14
Replies: 12
Views: 6,995
Posted By ACustomer
Normally Midleton and Cobh services are provided...

Normally Midleton and Cobh services are provided by 2-car DMUs. All platforms can take 4 cars without any alteration. So the capacity of the existing hourly service could be doubled without extra...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2020, 10:46
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
IE Website reporting 40 min delay to to-day's...

IE Website reporting 40 min delay to to-day's 0700 Heuston-Cork at Limerick Junction pending arrival of Gardai from Limerick. Another maskless chancer? Good to see enforcement of the rules, so often...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 16-07-2020, 13:03
Replies: 2
Views: 3,264
Posted By ACustomer
There is a surprisingly well-informed piece in...

There is a surprisingly well-informed piece in the Examiner about this: See https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40016177.html
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 09-07-2020, 22:32
Replies: 13
Views: 5,769
Posted By ACustomer
The line has been completely closed between...

The line has been completely closed between Tipperary and Clonmel for track relaying these last few weeks. Also there has been extensive relaying work near Nenagh on the North Tipp line.

The cynic...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-07-2020, 18:21
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
New on IE website: The first sentence is clear...

New on IE website:

The first sentence is clear enough. But the second sentence would seem to imply that while one can make an online booking for 30 August, one will not have an assigned seat. Could...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-07-2020, 18:21
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
New on IE website: The first sentence is clear...

New on IE website:

The first sentence is clear enough. But the second sentence would seem to imply that while one can make an online booking for 30 August, one will not have an assigned seat. Could...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-07-2020, 17:09
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
This is a shambles. If there is a requirement to...

This is a shambles. If there is a requirement to wear masks, it should be enforced. We are getting a lot of scare-mongering about the danger of foreign travel, when we cannot enforce even rudimentary...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-06-2020, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
About a month since I wrote the above piece, and...

About a month since I wrote the above piece, and still no official action apart from "encouraging" people on public transport to wear face coverings. Meanwhile even the the dithering UK authorities...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-06-2020, 12:27
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
About a month since I wrote the above piece, and...

About a month since I wrote the above piece, and still no official action apart from "encouraging" people on public transport to wear face coverings. Meanwhile even the the dithering UK authorities...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 22-05-2020, 11:34
Replies: 11
Views: 7,830
Posted By ACustomer
Coronavirus and Public Transport

At present capacity on all forms or public transport is reduced by about 80% due to social distancing requirements. If the country is to get back to a level of economic activity which is sustainable,...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 31-01-2020, 16:51
Replies: 8
Views: 8,924
Posted By ACustomer
A friend was staying in Clonmel hotel and...

A friend was staying in Clonmel hotel and enquired about directions to the railway station. Answer: "what railway station?": - they were unaware the town had a train service.

Maybe if Irish Rail let...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-01-2020, 10:28
Replies: 3
Views: 6,320
Posted By ACustomer
I see that the RTE link in the first post also...

I see that the RTE link in the first post also mentioned that passengers on the 1799 Heuston-Cork got a surprise when the train failed to stop at Mallow. Given that all down trains are scheduled to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-01-2020, 09:48
Replies: 6
Views: 7,266
Posted By ACustomer
Mark: I would agree with much of what you...

Mark: I would agree with much of what you say.

Dublin-Belfast through traffic is relatively low and hourly services are a pipe-dream, without the extensive capacity-enhancing measures you mention....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-12-2019, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 7,967
Posted By ACustomer
I think the main point of the announcement is...

I think the main point of the announcement is that funds are being committed on a 5-year basis, rather than the usual annual allocation of public money. This should improve the ability to plan...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-11-2019, 17:04
Replies: 103
Views: 63,027
Posted By ACustomer
Ballina-Cork via Athlone, Athenry and Linerick...

Ballina-Cork via Athlone, Athenry and Linerick "works", but there are 2 reversals/runarounds necessary (Athlone and Limerick). Via Athlone and Portarlington there is only one reversal (at Port). Both...
Forum: Nenagh Line 10-11-2019, 19:03
Replies: 6
Views: 13,283
Posted By ACustomer
There are very extensive closures scheduled...

There are very extensive closures scheduled between Birdhill and Ballybrophy during November and December. Apparently relaying has commenced in the Ballybrophy-Roscrea section. Any chance that the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2019, 13:54
Replies: 14
Views: 10,221
Posted By ACustomer
Posted by Jamie 2k9: An interesting point....

Posted by Jamie 2k9:

An interesting point. People in IE probably know a thing or two about what is likely to work. In that case where did the idea of the 185s come from? Somewhere in the NTA, the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-10-2019, 21:58
Replies: 14
Views: 10,221
Posted By ACustomer
This link is interesting:...

This link is interesting: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/tender-out-for-up-to-80-pre-owned-trains-to-meet-urgent-demand-1.3813067

So in March of this year they hoped for 60 to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-10-2019, 16:53
Replies: 14
Views: 10,221
Posted By ACustomer
I've just had a look at the websites of members...

I've just had a look at the websites of members of "The Circus" (i.e the TII, the NTA, DOT, and IE ) to see what they have to say about investment in rail transport.

TII have some stuff about LUAS,...
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