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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-07-2019, 13:14
Replies: 283
Views: 161,925
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: 44
Views: 22,762
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: 30,694
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: 1,433
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: 30,694
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: 283
Views: 161,925
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: 283
Views: 161,925
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SailRail section riddled with outdated info such as showing the pre-May...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: 15,872
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: 15,872
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: 5,934
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: 9,683
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: 9,683
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: 2,965
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: 9,683
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: 6,242
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: 3,851
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: 6,242
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: 283
Views: 161,925
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: 4,987
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...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 22-05-2018, 11:54
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By Traincustomer
On 1st June the Rosslare line is dealt another...

On 1st June the Rosslare line is dealt another blow with the introduction of a new bus route (with up to nine services in each direction daily) by a private operator Gorey - Arklow - Wicklow - city -...
Forum: Dublin Galway 15-05-2018, 16:06
Replies: 0
Views: 4,074
Posted By Traincustomer
Ballinasloe station - Portumna Local Link bus

Local Link Galway have introduced a scheduled publc bus service, route 547, linking Portumna to Ballinasloe railway station via Laurencetown and Portiuncula Hospital as well as Ballinasloe town...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-05-2018, 14:43
Replies: 283
Views: 161,925
Posted By Traincustomer
Minor Stena Line sailing schedule alteration Dublin-Holyhead

From today, Monday 14th May 2018, the 15.10hrs Dublin - Holyhead sailing is advanced to depart at 14.50hrs. Crossing time remains unchanged at 3 hours 30 minutes.

The connecting Ferrylink bus for...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-05-2018, 01:06
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By Traincustomer
Ought it not to be I… and the NTA doing research...

Ought it not to be I… and the NTA doing research of this nature?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-05-2018, 22:38
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By Traincustomer
Irish Rail will not run an extra Wicklow/Wexford train

From source at: https://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/no-extra-rail-service-for-wicklow-36865917.html

Money or no money for additional services it is increasingly apparent that there...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-04-2018, 20:25
Replies: 283
Views: 161,925
Posted By Traincustomer
Dublin Swift introduced (Dublin-Holyhead) & minor sailing schedule changes:

The Jonathan Swift fast craft has been replaced by the Dublin Swift fast craft and there are some minor changes to sailing times as follows:

08.45 Dublin - Holyhead has been advanced to sail at...
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