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Forum: Dublin Limerick 12-05-2011, 16:11
Replies: 24
Views: 15,198
Posted By Laois Commuter
No - service 8 is non stop Portlaoise Hospital -...

No - service 8 is non stop Portlaoise Hospital - Newlands Cross, both request stops. BE still operate a weekend 124 (round trip Saturday, inboind only Sunday) with a lot of empty running. ...
Forum: Dublin Limerick 05-05-2011, 21:40
Replies: 24
Views: 15,198
Posted By Laois Commuter
BE12 now runs non-stop Portlaoise - Newlands...

BE12 now runs non-stop Portlaoise - Newlands Cross via the M7/N7, some of which run via the airport to Dublin. Dublin Coach have beaten them with a superior product (to both road and rail) which,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 03-10-2008, 11:53
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By Laois Commuter
Sorry Thomas - was that a response to my post? ...

Sorry Thomas - was that a response to my post? And I think you mean "pored", rather than the use of a jug you seem to suggest ;)

The whole fleet will not be in place in December - the 6 car trains...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 03-10-2008, 11:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,772
Posted By Laois Commuter
The thrust of that I agree with. However, with...

The thrust of that I agree with. However, with the Dublin-centred economy we have (created by Dublin centered politicians), caused the land price rise which ruled out significant "family friendly"...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 02-10-2008, 11:01
Replies: 32
Views: 15,071
Posted By Laois Commuter
Yes, you are paying to get there. You are not...

Yes, you are paying to get there. You are not necessarily paying for a seat!

There are a number of reasons why a shortage of carriages can occur; unplanned maintenance (eg accident damage,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-10-2008, 15:03
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By Laois Commuter
How many crews are at Longford - and how many...

How many crews are at Longford - and how many trains start there? A Gorey starter is only likely to require two shifts - a morning and an evening. Factor in spare cover for rest days, leave,...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-10-2008, 13:01
Replies: 32
Views: 15,071
Posted By Laois Commuter
With respect, you got where you were going. ...

With respect, you got where you were going. Breakdowns will always occur. Operators do not have fleets of spare trains sitting there to cover every possible eventuality.



DART is a very different...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-10-2008, 12:51
Replies: 32
Views: 15,071
Posted By Laois Commuter
I would suggest "some" rather than...

I would suggest "some" rather than "many". BUt I don't have access to the working timetable, so can't coment. Do you? My comment was aimed at the generality of posts on that subject.

As to the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-10-2008, 08:38
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By Laois Commuter
However, if a journalist can't phrase things...

However, if a journalist can't phrase things clearly and concisely (when writing is his job) how can he criticise others??

LC
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-10-2008, 08:34
Replies: 32
Views: 15,071
Posted By Laois Commuter
That is a stupid and unrealistic aspiration. No...

That is a stupid and unrealistic aspiration. No commuter service in the world provides, or even attempts to provide 100% seating at all times - it is simply not viable or realistic to do so without...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 26-09-2008, 11:57
Replies: 31
Views: 11,117
Posted By Laois Commuter
NOW what's wrong with them?? More track to...

NOW what's wrong with them?? More track to inspect = more overtime. I despair.....

LC
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2008, 19:33
Replies: 15
Views: 5,806
Posted By Laois Commuter
Not in my experience. In fact, intermediate...

Not in my experience. In fact, intermediate departures tend to be late, as recovery time is placed towards the end of the journey. The 0515 ex Cork invariably leaves Portarlington late; drivers do...
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2008, 11:24
Replies: 15
Views: 5,806
Posted By Laois Commuter
The 2155 is slightly unfair, as it allows for...

The 2155 is slightly unfair, as it allows for closure of the fast lines for maintenance / engineering work, with operation on the slower relief lines. The point is valid however. Look also at St...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 23-09-2008, 08:10
Replies: 22
Views: 17,691
Posted By Laois Commuter
Highlighted, maybe. NOT name - for a variety of...

Highlighted, maybe. NOT name - for a variety of reasons. Should say where seat is reserved from and to only, so others know it is otherwise free. This would also allow seat to have multiple...
Forum: Commuter Services 22-09-2008, 08:01
Replies: 7
Views: 3,305
Posted By Laois Commuter
The 1805 Dublin - Portlaoise makes a similar...

The 1805 Dublin - Portlaoise makes a similar claim at Portarlington for the Galway and Westport lines. OK for Galway, but Westport??? Never heard a manual override.

Also on 1805, the station...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-09-2008, 08:02
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
You've hit the nail on the head there. For many,...

You've hit the nail on the head there. For many, a taxi could be provided, free of charge, but they would still use their cars unless physically prevented from doing so.

LC
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-08-2008, 15:30
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
Yep. Even ignoring the "fixed costs"...

Yep. Even ignoring the "fixed costs" of insurance, tax, and part of the depreciation, servicing intervals will be reduced, tyre replacement will increase, and the journey time may not be quite as...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-08-2008, 12:26
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
Fine. But again, that is your choice. It is...

Fine. But again, that is your choice. It is rather different to your earlier post "but there is no public transport provided." There is - you choose to go a different way.

OTOH, there is a bus...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-08-2008, 10:13
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
Obviously I do not know your work times, but this...

Obviously I do not know your work times, but this link http://www.collinscoaches.ie/timetable.html appears to offer connections covering most commutes. They appear to arrive on time - I have seen...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-08-2008, 08:10
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
How? You have already I believe indicated that...

How? You have already I believe indicated that they have no powers to fine. That problem has started to appear as on-street parking charging has been introduced, and motorists have lost their...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-08-2008, 13:59
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
So you choose to live 10 miles from the station. ...

So you choose to live 10 miles from the station. Why should you be subsidised by those who live closer? When looking for my current home, walking distance to the station was one of the criteria I...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2008, 14:44
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
I don't deny bus licensing needs a shake up in...

I don't deny bus licensing needs a shake up in this country. Splitting tendering and operation would be a start, and allowing proper commercial operation would be a goodsecond step. However,...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2008, 12:44
Replies: 281
Views: 94,286
Posted By Laois Commuter
"Rail users to pay 500 per year to park By...

"Rail users to pay 500 per year to park
By Kevin Doyle

Saturday August 23 2008

THE controversial decision by CIE to introduce parking charges at train stations has passed the point of no...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 14-08-2008, 14:06
Replies: 6
Views: 2,405
Posted By Laois Commuter
In an ideal world, everything would run like...

In an ideal world, everything would run like clockwork and failures would never happen. <Irony> Like on our road system, for example <\Irony>

Back in the real world. So a train ran late this...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 14-08-2008, 11:22
Replies: 6
Views: 2,405
Posted By Laois Commuter
Depends on what the problem was. Modern...

Depends on what the problem was. Modern computer-controlled trains often fail to talk to each other correctly, and uncoupling sets can make it worse. If the problem occured as the train was due out,...
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