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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-01-2019, 16:17
Replies: 2
Views: 1,981
Posted By Mickey H
Failure of seat reservation system

Not a day goes past without at least one complaint on social media about reservations not switched on. This is almost always on ICR operated services and only rarely on mk4

Is it due to staff...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-12-2018, 14:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,008
Posted By Mickey H
New Trains

According to the latest issue of the British magazine "Modern Railways" Irish Rail intend to order 41 intermediate cars for 22K units as this has finally been approved by the NTA. They will be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-11-2018, 23:21
Replies: 13
Views: 4,539
Posted By Mickey H
NIR have been running their washer wagon to Newry...

NIR have been running their washer wagon to Newry but only once a week (Sunday afternoons)
Forum: Dublin Belfast 19-09-2018, 17:46
Replies: 1
Views: 2,295
Posted By Mickey H
1035 ex Belfast 19-9-18

BBC and social media reports state this train has been stuck "outside Newry" for 7 hours due to fallen trees with little information to passengers and only 1 free cup of tea offered.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-09-2018, 17:17
Replies: 64
Views: 14,802
Posted By Mickey H
"Due to operational issues the following...

"Due to operational issues the following services will not operate this evening: 16.20 Howth to Bray service 18.25 Bray to Malahide service 20.04 Greystones to Malahide service 21.45 Malahide to Bray...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-09-2018, 11:28
Replies: 64
Views: 14,802
Posted By Mickey H
I take it the largest DART train will now be 4...

I take it the largest DART train will now be 4 car with perhaps even 2 car 8100s running about?
Forum: DART 19-05-2018, 09:35
Replies: 1
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Forum: Dublin Cork 12-05-2018, 17:53
Replies: 0
Views: 3,809
Posted By Mickey H
Another stellar performance from Irish Rail

Major delays and cancellations out on Heuston line at present, allegedly due to vandalism to signalling. Multiple complaints on social media from stuck passengers who have not even had a driver...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-03-2018, 15:13
Replies: 18
Views: 6,216
Posted By Mickey H
Some SDO is operated in Switzerland

Some SDO is operated in Switzerland
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-02-2018, 15:19
Replies: 4
Views: 4,361
Posted By Mickey H
More rubbish form politicians

I'll be surprised if anything gets built:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ireland-2040-5bn-dublin-rail-plan-to-see-metro-built-and-dart-line-extended-1.3394683
Forum: Dublin Cork 17-02-2018, 12:54
Replies: 8
Views: 3,859
Posted By Mickey H
Mega delays due to mk4 failure

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=irish%20trains%20past%20and%20present

(16.02.2018)

"The 1700 from Heuston failed somewhere between Knocklong and Charleville (reportedly close to...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 23-12-2017, 14:36
Replies: 0
Views: 2,303
Posted By Mickey H
Trying to hide breakdowns

There seems to be a delibarate policy of no longer reporting Dublin- Belfast and vv failures on the part of translink (not so sure about IE) on twitter etc

I think we are on the third serious...
Forum: DART 17-11-2017, 16:07
Replies: 0
Views: 2,391
Posted By Mickey H
Person hit by train Sydney Parade

Services suspended Landsdowne Road to Dun L.

Dublin bus accepting tickets
Forum: Dublin Sligo 17-11-2017, 12:55
Replies: 3
Views: 3,667
Posted By Mickey H
1305 Sligo 17/11/17

Is a single 29K Is this unusual these days?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-10-2017, 16:45
Replies: 9
Views: 5,173
Posted By Mickey H
Five strikes called

http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-rail-strike-talks-collapse-3655708-Oct2017/?utm_source=shortlink

Wednesday 1 November
Tuesday 7 November
Tuesday 14 November
Thursday 23 November
Friday 8 December
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 18-10-2017, 11:25
Replies: 25
Views: 5,309
Posted By Mickey H
How much of this is genuine weather disruption...

How much of this is genuine weather disruption and how much management who don't care and other staff who have no interest in running a punctual service.

Due to restricted signalling introduced due...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 22-09-2017, 15:51
Replies: 2
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mickey H
The website has now been changed to...

The website has now been changed to state

"All Dublin/Belfast services will operate as a bus transfer throughout, serving Drogheda, Dundalk, Newry and Portadown." on these dates.

Note that there...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 18-09-2017, 17:23
Replies: 2
Views: 3,351
Posted By Mickey H
Buses throughout 28/29 October

Due to Engineering Works between Malahide and Skerries and Lisburn and Newry bus transfers will operate on Belfast services.

Saturday 28th October and*Sunday 29th OctoberDublin Connolly*and...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-07-2017, 11:53
Replies: 1
Views: 3,944
Posted By Mickey H
Allegeded serious incident at Connolly

http://pca.st/Oi38 (RTE)

As trains cannot move with the doors open was the woman interviewed making it up as she went along?

The member of staff said to be on the train would surely have...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-04-2017, 08:13
Replies: 2
Views: 3,071
Posted By Mickey H
Seat reservation warning

I was recently booking tickets for a Sligo line journey. One ticket plus reservation and one reservation for a person entitled to free travel. It allocated two seats "A00" and would not let me change...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-03-2017, 12:02
Replies: 38
Views: 10,604
Posted By Mickey H
https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0328/863077-bus-eirea...

https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0328/863077-bus-eireann/ (extracts)


Workers at both those companies are to be balloted next week on taking industrial action in sympathy with and in support of Bus...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 27-03-2017, 20:33
Replies: 38
Views: 10,604
Posted By Mickey H
What is the earliest a strike complying with...

What is the earliest a strike complying with legislation could begin? I know there has to be 7 days' strike notice but are there specified timescales for conducting a ballot?
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-03-2017, 08:50
Replies: 38
Views: 10,604
Posted By Mickey H
"In a statement this morning, Iarnród...

"In a statement this morning, Iarnród Éireann has advised passengers that all services are operating on all routes today."

RTE Website 0850
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-03-2017, 08:41
Replies: 38
Views: 10,604
Posted By Mickey H
Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that there...

Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that there will be significant disruption to Intercity rail services today, Friday 24th March, arising from picketing associated with the Bus Éireann dispute....
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-03-2017, 08:37
Replies: 38
Views: 10,604
Posted By Mickey H
Why is Cork affected? I did not think BE and IR...

Why is Cork affected? I did not think BE and IR shared the depot there?

What legal justification is there for refusing to cross a picket line when it is a separate company's staff who are in dispute?
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