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Forum: Dublin Belfast 05-04-2019, 09:42
Replies: 6
Views: 3,991
Posted By Padna
Thanks for the reply. A couple of years ago I...

Thanks for the reply. A couple of years ago I heard that the revenue was split according to the mileage on each side of the border but more recently I heard that it's kept by whichever operator sells...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 04-04-2019, 08:16
Replies: 6
Views: 3,991
Posted By Padna
Does anyone know if the revenue from the sale of...

Does anyone know if the revenue from the sale of cross-border tickets is retained by the operator that sells the ticket or if it's split between Irish Rail and Translink based on the mileage on...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-01-2019, 18:57
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Padna
The Leap card certainly raised a few eyebrows...

The Leap card certainly raised a few eyebrows among the ticket checkers in Lanyon Place this week. It looks like Translink management was aware of the change but news of it had not filtered down to...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 13-01-2019, 22:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Padna
My Leap card finally arrived in Friday's post. I...

My Leap card finally arrived in Friday's post. I have downloaded the Android app, which can read the card OK on my phone. It shows the Origin as 'Dundalk' although it quite unhelpfully shows the...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 08-12-2018, 21:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Padna
I was told by a Taxsaver staff member that they...

I was told by a Taxsaver staff member that they would no longer be issuing me with an 'old-style card' with the station names and expiry date printed on it. I guess they have totally eliminated them...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 07-12-2018, 18:22
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Padna
It's an Irish Rail Smart Card (credit card style)...

It's an Irish Rail Smart Card (credit card style) with my photo and name on it. It also has 'Dundalk-Belfast' and 'Dec18exp' printed on it. It will open the barriers in Dundalk but can't be read by...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 07-12-2018, 08:19
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By Padna
Cross-border annual tickets

I live in Dundalk and work in Belfast. For the past four years I have bought an annual Irish Rail point-to-point ticket valid for travel between Dundalk and Belfast, and it has worked well for me. I...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-11-2017, 10:34
Replies: 29
Views: 15,880
Posted By Padna
Apologies for resurrecting an old thread if...

Apologies for resurrecting an old thread if something about this has been posted more recently, but this is all I found when I searched the forum.

I hold an annual Dundalk-Belfast ticket and am...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 02-06-2016, 14:30
Replies: 9
Views: 6,362
Posted By Padna
AFAIK, those resident in NI but working in the...

AFAIK, those resident in NI but working in the ROI are still able to access all NHS services in NI. They are also eligible to apply to the HSE for an ROI medical card if their income is below the...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 29-04-2016, 21:57
Replies: 261
Views: 67,863
Posted By Padna
Tonight's 2050 northbound wasn't an Enterprise.

Tonight's 2050 northbound wasn't an Enterprise.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 13-04-2016, 06:55
Replies: 261
Views: 67,863
Posted By Padna
Believe there's also a problem with the 0735...

Believe there's also a problem with the 0735 northbound. Not good when neither of the early morning services will reach its destination on time!
Forum: Dublin Belfast 13-04-2016, 06:49
Replies: 261
Views: 67,863
Posted By Padna
0645 southbound is stopped on the line just south...

0645 southbound is stopped on the line just south of Portadown this morning. Due to a 'train fault' according to Translink's Twitter feed.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 06-04-2016, 17:26
Replies: 261
Views: 67,863
Posted By Padna
Currently on the 1805 southbound from Belfast and...

Currently on the 1805 southbound from Belfast and it's an Enterprise.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-03-2016, 09:28
Replies: 3
Views: 2,745
Posted By Padna
Great Victoria Street is probably more...

Great Victoria Street is probably more "central" than Central Station in terms of Belfast city centre. I would think that the distance from the south into GVS is also a little bit less, so journey...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 13-01-2016, 14:11
Replies: 261
Views: 67,863
Posted By Padna
Latest update on the Translink website...

Latest update on the Translink website (http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Enterprise/enterprise-travel-updates/):

Enterprise Service Information, Wednesday 13th January

**Updated 1220...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 16-12-2015, 15:44
Replies: 35
Views: 12,070
Posted By Padna
Passengers travelling from Newry, Dundalk and...

Passengers travelling from Newry, Dundalk and Drogheda to work in Dublin city centre and looking to be in their workplace by 9am would have had an extra 27, 20 and 18 minutes in bed respectively if...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 14-12-2015, 14:30
Replies: 5
Views: 4,906
Posted By Padna
You're right. I reckon now that's what I should...

You're right. I reckon now that's what I should have done, although it wasn't suggested to me as an option when I phoned them on Friday.

Anyway, I sent the card back to them by registered post on...
Forum: Commuter Services 14-12-2015, 07:33
Replies: 196
Views: 61,281
Posted By Padna
Looks like that average speed has been calculated...

Looks like that average speed has been calculated based on the distance by road between the two cities. Using the distance by rail, the actual average speed is around 50 mph. Still way too slow...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 11-12-2015, 16:41
Replies: 5
Views: 4,906
Posted By Padna
Thanks, Mark. I phoned them and they suggested...

Thanks, Mark.

I phoned them and they suggested calling in to the office in Dublin with it or sending it back by registered post (with a letter explaining the problem). The latter is the better...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 10-12-2015, 21:03
Replies: 5
Views: 4,906
Posted By Padna
Irish Rail Smart Card

I have an annual season ticket issued by Irish Rail that is valid for travel between Dundalk and Belfast from 1 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015. At the top it states "Rail Smart Card" and then underneath...
Forum: Commuter Services 24-11-2015, 22:22
Replies: 196
Views: 61,281
Posted By Padna
The changes to the Dublin-Belfast timetable...

The changes to the Dublin-Belfast timetable should make the Enterprise service more attractive for commuters, especially cross-border commuters. Those travelling into Dublin will be able to arrive at...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 28-05-2015, 09:08
Replies: 11
Views: 7,130
Posted By Padna
Compensation finally arrived in yesterday's post...

Compensation finally arrived in yesterday's post - a few days beyond the 30 day limit specified in the EU regulation.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 19-05-2015, 13:00
Replies: 11
Views: 7,130
Posted By Padna
Thanks, Mark. The office in Connolly should have...

Thanks, Mark.

The office in Connolly should have received the original vouchers which I returned with a letter of explanation on Thursday, 23rd April (26 days ago now). I handed them to a staff...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 16-05-2015, 13:40
Replies: 11
Views: 7,130
Posted By Padna
No sign of that refund yet!

No sign of that refund yet!
Forum: Dublin Belfast 20-04-2015, 11:47
Replies: 11
Views: 7,130
Posted By Padna
Thanks, Mark. Will give that a go.

Thanks, Mark. Will give that a go.
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