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Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 18-11-2014, 23:41
Replies: 28
Views: 30,693
Posted By JamesK
A little over two years after the first post on...

A little over two years after the first post on this thread, the promised ticket machine and leap card equipment has still not been installed at this station.
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 04-02-2014, 23:31
Replies: 28
Views: 30,693
Posted By JamesK
In response to Traincustomer, when comments were...

In response to Traincustomer, when comments were requested by IrishRail at the draft timetable stage and prior to the withdrawal of the midday Connolly to Arklow train and its return over two years...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 02-02-2014, 18:40
Replies: 28
Views: 30,693
Posted By JamesK
In response to your query, the shelter was a...

In response to your query, the shelter was a basic metal box type structure (no glass) with seating inside for about four passengers. The concrete foundations are still visible. I can only conclude...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-02-2014, 21:09
Replies: 28
Views: 30,693
Posted By JamesK
I used to use Kilcoole station on a regular basis...

I used to use Kilcoole station on a regular basis to travel to and from Wicklow on the late morning train that ran to Arklow or Gorey. At that time (about three years ago), a basic shelter with a...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 09-11-2013, 17:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,391
Posted By JamesK
The fatality actually happened at Newcastle...

The fatality actually happened at Newcastle rather than at Kilcoole with the train, the 0940 ex Connolly, being held at the site for some time.

The line re-opened in time for the passage of the 1255...
Forum: Nenagh Line 04-08-2012, 20:57
Replies: 64
Views: 29,850
Posted By JamesK
To add to the previous message, today (July 4),...

To add to the previous message, today (July 4), the 1705 Limerick to Ballybrophy service which is the only evening service on the branch on a Saturday departed with four passengers - one for...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 05-11-2011, 17:26
Replies: 58
Views: 14,369
Posted By JamesK
An outcome of the Dodder bridge works is that the...

An outcome of the Dodder bridge works is that the south Wexford line saw activity yesterday when the sets employed on Bray/ Rosslare Europort service were swopped over using that route.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2011, 19:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,644
Posted By JamesK
As a regular user of the southbound service at...

As a regular user of the southbound service at 1302 from Kilcoole to Wicklow and the 1509 service northbound from Wicklow to Kilcoole, I cannot say that I am overjoyed with the new timetable. I had...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 09-05-2011, 20:31
Replies: 33
Views: 15,777
Posted By JamesK
A strange anomaly seems to exist in the system...

A strange anomaly seems to exist in the system vis-a-vis the online fares charged for journeys on 1205 service from Connolly to Arklow and the return ex Arklow at 1435. While one can get a fare of...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 07-11-2010, 11:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,396
Posted By JamesK
The delay to this service and to the following...

The delay to this service and to the following 1435 Arklow to Maynooth service was caused by an incident at Wicklow station where a passenger fell whilst boarding/leaving a train and was injured.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 31-07-2010, 19:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,416
Posted By JamesK
Today, the 1330 ex Connolly arrived in Wicklow at...

Today, the 1330 ex Connolly arrived in Wicklow at 1520 with plenty of standees. Southbound passengers boarding there were being advised that a train and bus were being provided; presumably, they...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 23-05-2010, 09:59
Replies: 77
Views: 47,728
Posted By JamesK
Assuming that the closure goes ahead and that the...

Assuming that the closure goes ahead and that the proposed replacement bus services are put in place, it will be interesting to see whether at a later date, at least some of the latter are quietly...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 17-04-2010, 07:47
Replies: 102
Views: 45,930
Posted By JamesK
Like other contributors to this thread, my view...

Like other contributors to this thread, my view is that in the medium term, the Waterford to Rosslare route should be part of a Galway to Rosslare (or Wexford) service that has convenient connections...
Forum: Commuter Services 03-11-2009, 23:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,523
Posted By JamesK
One thing that only becomes clear when one makes...

One thing that only becomes clear when one makes a schedule enquiry on the main IE website is that the 11.35 Connolly to Gorey and 14.48 return will not be operating at all on Saturday next. The...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 22-09-2009, 20:09
Replies: 7
Views: 6,278
Posted By JamesK
In my opinion and at the very least, the relevant...

In my opinion and at the very least, the relevant Irish Rail schedules should carry an advisory to the effect that 'passengers intending to transfer between the railway station and the ferry terminal...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 08-02-2009, 11:26
Replies: 57
Views: 12,857
Posted By JamesK
According to a staff member with whom I spoke...

According to a staff member with whom I spoke yesterday, the problem south of Arklow will not be rectified and service reinstated between Gorey and Greystones until late this week.

The Irish Rail...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 06-12-2008, 23:21
Replies: 2
Views: 4,493
Posted By JamesK
For the record, both of the afternoon services...

For the record, both of the afternoon services left Wicklow c. 25 minutes late as they had to await buses arriving from points south. As both of these trains go forward to Maynooth, I would imagine...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 06-12-2008, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 4,493
Posted By JamesK
No Train Service South of Wicklow

Train services have been replaced by buses south of Wicklow today (December 6) and the same will prevail for part of tomorrow. This is not listed as a Travel Alert on IE's website; potential...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 23-07-2008, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 7,849
Posted By JamesK
I would presume that the proportion of rail...

I would presume that the proportion of rail passengers arriving at/ leaving from Rosslare Europort who are connecting from/to ferries is unknown. On the trip I described at the start of this thread,...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-07-2008, 22:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,927
Posted By JamesK
I can also report a favourable experience when...

I can also report a favourable experience when dealing with the Revenue Protection arm of IrishRail. One Saturday, I boarded the 1231 train at Kilcoole to travel to Wicklow with a view to walking...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 23-07-2008, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 7,849
Posted By JamesK
1546 Limerick Junction - Enniscorthy

Yesterday, travelled end-to-end on the 1546 Limerick - Enniscorthy service. As services on the Limerick Junction to Rosslare route are mentioned but infrequently in these postings, what follows may...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 03-05-2008, 19:32
Replies: 23
Views: 9,666
Posted By JamesK
Today (Saturday), the 11.35 ex Connolly for Gorey...

Today (Saturday), the 11.35 ex Connolly for Gorey and the 13.05 ex Connolly for Rosslare Harbour passed through Wicklow on time. However, the 13.00 ex Rosslare Harbour was c. 15 minutes late passing...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-02-2008, 10:26
Replies: 224
Views: 44,858
Posted By JamesK
Cancellation of 11.35 Connolly to Gorey

Today (Saturday) as on many Saturdays, I had intended to catch this train at 12.31 from Kilcoole to Wicklow. Now, at the last minute, the service is cancelled with NO replacement service southbound...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 06-01-2008, 19:59
Replies: 27
Views: 11,759
Posted By JamesK
When I arrived at Wicklow today on the 0949 ex...

When I arrived at Wicklow today on the 0949 ex Connolly, passengers for the northbound service were waiting at the station forecourt for the substitute bus. The failed unit passed northwards through...
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