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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-01-2012, 19:22
Replies: 306
Views: 136,830
Posted By al2637
Hi, I'm not sure if this has already been...

Hi,

I'm not sure if this has already been discussed, but can you top up the Leap card at an Irish Rail ticket machine? I've been using it fine on the buses since Christmas, and used it on the train...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-10-2010, 14:50
Replies: 4
Views: 1,993
Posted By al2637
There is already a discount card in NL. Costs 55...

There is already a discount card in NL. Costs 55 a year, then entitles you (AND THREEE PEOPLE TRAVELLING WITH YOU!) to a 40% discount on all trains after 9am, and all day at weekends. It's a no...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 28-04-2010, 16:53
Replies: 17
Views: 5,998
Posted By al2637
IIS or Apache doesn't matter, they can both...

IIS or Apache doesn't matter, they can both tunnel to each other, in fact I'd assume they'd have an SSL layer at the front (usually a separate hardware device.. doing SSL on a webserver isn't the...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 28-04-2010, 13:54
Replies: 17
Views: 5,998
Posted By al2637
Oh course they can, it's called a load balancer,...

Oh course they can, it's called a load balancer, or simple mod_jk in Apache. We do this all the time.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 15-04-2010, 15:36
Replies: 58
Views: 20,908
Posted By al2637
Couldn't IE just hand out a rail only smart card...

Couldn't IE just hand out a rail only smart card to people with these problems for free, then they can use the existing mag strip ticket on the "integrated" part of the journey?

What a total mess. ...
Forum: Commuter Services 09-03-2010, 20:34
Replies: 62
Views: 17,317
Posted By al2637
Sorry if this is a totally stupid question, but...

Sorry if this is a totally stupid question, but why wouldn't IE replace it? If the card is defective or no longer works, surely it's the passengers right to have it replaced?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-12-2009, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,949
Posted By al2637
The Government can also reduce the subsidy, or...

The Government can also reduce the subsidy, or decrease the maximum charge these companies can charge if they wanted to force the issue. Many ways to skin this particular cat.
Forum: Intercity and Regional 05-11-2009, 15:13
Replies: 10
Views: 5,253
Posted By al2637
Maybe a stupid question.. but why? Why stop...

Maybe a stupid question.. but why?

Why stop people for Maynooth using intercity trains to get home in the evening?

I live in Amsterdam, you can use your local metro ticket (GVB) on intercity trains...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 24-09-2009, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,634
Posted By al2637
Heard a few years ago (was automated too from...

Heard a few years ago (was automated too from what I remember).. never did figure it out.

The XXX train to YYY is delayed by ZZZ minutes due to poor air quality
Forum: DART 09-07-2009, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 6,902
Posted By al2637
In contrast you can take a bike on the A'dam...

In contrast you can take a bike on the A'dam metro at any time, including peak. There are special parking areas in each carriage in which the bike is stowed (basically a metal hook you put the weel...
Forum: Commuter Services 06-07-2009, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,050
Posted By al2637
Dutch Rail: A.W. Veenman 521,291 + 159,515...

Dutch Rail:

A.W. Veenman 521,291 + 159,515 (bonus)

A Meerstadt 459,603 + 140,639

M Niggebrugge: 459,603 + 140,639

I don't really know what each of them does, but NS is a large company with the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2009, 01:52
Replies: 126
Views: 49,129
Posted By al2637
Oh, and with regards where to purchase a ticket.....

Oh, and with regards where to purchase a ticket.. they make it very clear the cheapest tickets are from the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2009, 01:47
Replies: 126
Views: 49,129
Posted By al2637
Irish Rail, if you're reading: http://www.ns.nl,...

Irish Rail, if you're reading:
http://www.ns.nl, or in English: http://www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers

e.g. type Amsterdam Centraal -> Rotterdam Centraal

Notice the box on the left which gives...
Forum: Commuter Services 10-06-2009, 18:57
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
I've never had this problem.. you need to be...

I've never had this problem.. you need to be quite close to the reader for it to pick it up



Yes, we're transitioning at the moment.. the strippenkaart will eventually be pased out altogether. The...
Forum: Commuter Services 22-05-2009, 12:48
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
Yup, some do, some don't, I dont see that as an...

Yup, some do, some don't, I dont see that as an issue tho.. there is nothing stopping DB putting a smart card reader at the bottom of the stairs for people to tag off on... the readers don't have to...
Forum: Commuter Services 22-05-2009, 09:32
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
How come? The Amsterdam system requires you to...

How come? The Amsterdam system requires you to tag off on a bus.

It really is very simple, tag on when you get on a metro, tram, bus or boat, tag off when you get off, 0.70 base + 0.10c per km......
Forum: Commuter Services 21-05-2009, 13:36
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
What is the difficulty with the staged fares? If...

What is the difficulty with the staged fares?

If we go down the route of base fare + km, then the bus still needs to know each stop it is at?

But yea, hopefully the current fare system should be...
Forum: Commuter Services 21-05-2009, 11:52
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
I agree, from a technical perspective integrated...

I agree, from a technical perspective integrated fares should just be a software upgrade once the hardware, infrastructure and processes are in place.

But moving Dublin to an integrarted fares...
Forum: Commuter Services 21-05-2009, 08:27
Replies: 81
Views: 20,768
Posted By al2637
Do we have any idea how the integratiged...

Do we have any idea how the integratiged ticketing (or dare I say integrated fares?) will actually work?

They are rolling the system out at the moment in Amsterdam, it's actually quite simple to...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-04-2009, 08:14
Replies: 28
Views: 4,053
Posted By al2637
Try having the ticket barriers read that :mad:

Try having the ticket barriers read that :mad:
Forum: Commuter Services 15-04-2009, 13:00
Replies: 16
Views: 3,271
Posted By al2637
In contrast, the ticket checkers at the Amsterdam...

In contrast, the ticket checkers at the Amsterdam Biljmer/ArenA station were handing out paper and crayons to anyone with kids on Monday afternoon when I passed through.

(resists urge to make joke...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-04-2009, 13:59
Replies: 42
Views: 6,981
Posted By al2637
from:...

from: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2009/0401/breaking51.htm (fair usage snippet)
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-03-2009, 09:42
Replies: 42
Views: 6,981
Posted By al2637
It's not being built to primarily serve the...

It's not being built to primarily serve the airport.
Forum: Luas Discussion 26-02-2009, 13:52
Replies: 8
Views: 3,890
Posted By al2637
I've always found the speed of the Luas to be...

I've always found the speed of the Luas to be slow in general. Living in Amsterdam it can be very belt and braces as they speed through the city, nearly all of which is on street, non...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-01-2009, 11:18
Replies: 48
Views: 9,644
Posted By al2637
Sorry, I know the Dutch system is off topic, but...

Sorry, I know the Dutch system is off topic, but to answer the question, they accept a Dutch pin card (debit), which quite literally EVERYONE has. There are always some machines which will take...
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