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Forum: Dublin Sligo 02-03-2011, 16:10
Replies: 19
Views: 11,370
Posted By Fergal
I would say that if trains were rostered to...

I would say that if trains were rostered to always go from Sligo to Rosslare via platform 7, and all Rosslare trains departed from platform 7 too it could work. Trains could access the trainshed by...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 01-03-2011, 16:53
Replies: 19
Views: 11,370
Posted By Fergal
Why doesn't the Sligo train use platform 7 in Connolly station.

I note in the timetable that it takes quite a long time (40 minutes!) for the Sligo train to get the short distance from Maynooth to Dublin. It also blocks every other movement coming from Drumcondra...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-02-2011, 16:31
Replies: 42
Views: 18,787
Posted By Fergal
What about the off-peak side of that timetable....

What about the off-peak side of that timetable. As far as I can see, that's an even bigger mess than the peak, especially for Malahide DART services, where 2 trains will call in 10 minutes, followed...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-11-2010, 14:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,532
Posted By Fergal
Is that an official announcement of better than...

Is that an official announcement of better than average punctuality?
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2010, 16:32
Replies: 7
Views: 3,651
Posted By Fergal
The 18 is a useful bus anyway, but it is crippled...

The 18 is a useful bus anyway, but it is crippled by the route - it is s l o w going through the narrow orbital roads connecting the south suburbs. No way of solving that though.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 12-10-2010, 12:13
Replies: 15
Views: 4,016
Posted By Fergal
Can we expect any further reductions in...

Can we expect any further reductions in Dublin-Cork times when the soon-to-occur Limerick Junction works are done?
Forum: All stops to Thurles 06-10-2010, 10:01
Replies: 18
Views: 9,318
Posted By Fergal
Can you give an estimate of exactly what journey...

Can you give an estimate of exactly what journey times we should expect?
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-09-2010, 15:58
Replies: 61
Views: 26,145
Posted By Fergal
My point is that people who have cars have always...

My point is that people who have cars have always done this, and so, are not going to be the cause of an exodus of train passengers.
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 15-09-2010, 14:31
Replies: 61
Views: 26,145
Posted By Fergal
What? Reading to Birmingham is grade-separated...

What? Reading to Birmingham is grade-separated dual carriageway the whole way: M4, A34, M40 is a direct route. Britain's motorway and dual carriageway network is comprehensive, and long distance...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-09-2010, 15:29
Replies: 13
Views: 3,230
Posted By Fergal
Well, all existing trams on the Green line would...

Well, all existing trams on the Green line would have to be refitted - otherwise we would have a crippled service. That is well over half the Luases. It would be a massive expenditure. Better to just...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 10-09-2010, 15:23
Replies: 16
Views: 7,284
Posted By Fergal
Is there any likelihood that Limerick Junction...

Is there any likelihood that Limerick Junction will get a proper redesign with another platform, so that Dublin - Cork and Cork - Dublin trains can call together, along being able to run a direct...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 25-07-2010, 20:21
Replies: 347
Views: 158,319
Posted By Fergal
Enterprise 24 July 2010

11.00 am Enterprise from Connolly.

-Boarded train with reserved seats. The reserved carriage was signed on the platform at Connolly, and names were printed out and placed at the correct seat. Train...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-07-2010, 21:33
Replies: 26
Views: 32,411
Posted By Fergal
Journey times on the Cork Dublin route

I've heard a lot about journey time padding on this route. Currently, it takes about 2hours 50 minutes for a typical journey. What is the fastest that this journey could be done at, with 3 or 4...
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