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Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 26-08-2020, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,448
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Full timetable nationwide resume from 31st...

Full timetable nationwide resume from 31st August.

There was been major works undertaken in recent weeks on both track and bridges
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2020, 16:05
Replies: 11
Views: 6,335
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Gardai suddenly have found resources and the...

Gardai suddenly have found resources and the response time is prompt

COVID has been very interesting, things which were thought of as being impossible are now possible.

Can we get the gardai to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-07-2020, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Extra details July 6th the locomotive was failed...

Extra details

July 6th the locomotive was failed with a fuel leak at Limerick Junction, I've seen a photo of this and its hard to tell but it does look like there is a small bend in the frame at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-07-2020, 22:46
Replies: 2
Views: 2,526
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Structural failure of a locomotive on a Dublin Cork service

Been circulating for some days, but the Rail Accident Investigation unit has confirmed the events now

"Underframe cracking of a Class 201 locomotive (No. 224), 7th July 2020"

224 has basically...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-07-2020, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 5,356
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross...

There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross bypass has hurt the future opportunities.

The doc is vague, the Green party are out canvasing for feedback and expanding
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-07-2020, 19:29
Replies: 11
Views: 6,335
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have raised this with DART management. The...

We have raised this with DART management.

The biggest problem is groups of teens running amok
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 13-07-2020, 19:28
Replies: 13
Views: 4,448
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have been unable to get any clarity on getting...

We have been unable to get any clarity on getting full service back up and running.

The relaying appears to be proper new track not panels recovered from elsewhere
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-06-2020, 17:14
Replies: 0
Views: 3,199
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] New train control centre

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/new-heuston-station-control-centre-to-manage-250-000-train-movements-a-year-1.4281580

Finally work is underway
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 16:42
Replies: 56
Views: 42,966
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Navan is about item 30 on a list of...

Navan is about item 30 on a list of priorities

We can't get to Navan until after DART underground happens, isn't space in the city centre to take the demand

It would be 1200 boarding each AM based...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-01-2020, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 5,270
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its...

Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its not good enough

Where are the CSO's we were promised?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-01-2020, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 6,436
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is an election coming Dublin Belfast is...

There is an election coming

Dublin Belfast is underserved it should have double if not triple the current demand, but due to the long dragged out peace process and now Brexit the uncertainty is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:35
Replies: 56
Views: 42,966
Posted By Mark Gleeson
So have we, it was never published but was left...

So have we, it was never published but was left on a table during a public consultation meeting, given it is now 10+ years a free document would need to be prepared.

The estimated cost was on the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:32
Replies: 1
Views: 4,934
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This fix was done ages ago Not all terminal...

This fix was done ages ago

Not all terminal stations and common starting points during engineering works were fitted with the CIE wifi units. This was addressed. When we noticed Rosslare wasn't...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 4,944
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major...

Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major changes

There will be a series of retimings around Limerick Junction and the ongoing line speed improvements on Dublin Cork.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-12-2019, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 7,138
Posted By Mark Gleeson
It is not included in this 5 year program

It is not included in this 5 year program
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-12-2019, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 7,138
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is the second 5 year arrangement. This...

This is the second 5 year arrangement.

This really is money only to maintain the network and to address degraded assets. There is no real benefit other that the infrastructure not getting...
Forum: DART 04-12-2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 9,160
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a...

If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a blockhouse at Howth Junc. The staff there are not mobile they are there to coordinate operations.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-11-2019, 22:21
Replies: 5
Views: 9,390
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid

Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-11-2019, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 9,390
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Late Night Services 2019

Pre Christmas late night services, normal fares apply

Friday/Saturday nights from Dec 6th onwards

Dart services
Dublin Connolly to Greystones
12.30am
1.30am

Dublin Pearse to Howth
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-11-2019, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 9,135
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The only offers from the UK were for...

The only offers from the UK were for Pacers...

The new 41 is a clear demonstration of how not to order, had we ordered in 2016 we would not be having a discussion today.

All previous orders were...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-11-2019, 16:45
Replies: 2
Views: 6,509
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The official line is to tag on/off On the Green...

The official line is to tag on/off

On the Green line before the extensions opened, there was a pattern of tag on in Sandyford and no tag off, as it didn't matter.

You should tag on, it does make...
Forum: DART 25-10-2019, 07:04
Replies: 6
Views: 9,160
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a security room at Howth Junction and it...

There is a security room at Howth Junction and it staffed throughout operational hours
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-10-2019, 15:03
Replies: 4
Views: 6,131
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The American model of rent a cops everywhere...

The American model of rent a cops everywhere isn't what people want, but the US is a scary place in general.

Rarely see cops in Germany, yet
1. People behave
2. If you call the cops you get a...
Forum: DART 02-10-2019, 12:20
Replies: 6
Views: 9,160
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There should be security at Howth Junction thats...

There should be security at Howth Junction thats what we have been told, will follow up
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2019, 04:24
Replies: 2
Views: 6,570
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin...

Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin Cork train times
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