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Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-01-2011, 13:49
Replies: 54
Views: 21,972
Posted By CorkALVIN
Add to those the large numbers of adventurous...

Add to those the large numbers of adventurous young backpackers from all corners of the world 'doing' Europe. Also, Cyclists, and when the dreaded volcanic ash or 'wrong kind of snow' strikes on the...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-01-2011, 13:23
Replies: 77
Views: 40,395
Posted By CorkALVIN
Surely, by far and away the most sensible way to...

Surely, by far and away the most sensible way to restore a decent service-pattern on the Waterford-Rosslare Route would be to extend the existing Dublin-Waterford trains onwards to Rosslare, or...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 07-01-2011, 12:53
Replies: 61
Views: 21,868
Posted By CorkALVIN
Any more news about if anything is happening...

Any more news about if anything is happening about getting the line reopened? Not surprised that the replacement bus service has totally collapsed during the periods of snow; IE should have...
Forum: Limerick Ennis 07-01-2011, 12:09
Replies: 53
Views: 27,390
Posted By CorkALVIN
The most obvious way to justify more stations and...

The most obvious way to justify more stations and higher speed would be if a potentially profitable short spur was built to serve Shannon Airport and town from somewhere such as Cratloe. The line...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 07-01-2011, 12:04
Replies: 2
Views: 8,598
Posted By CorkALVIN
While this thread is over a year old, I do find...

While this thread is over a year old, I do find it of great interest. Ever since the joy of getting a train service again to Midleton, I thought it was pointless to run ANY of the Cobh or Midleton...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 07-01-2011, 11:45
Replies: 3
Views: 1,371
Posted By CorkALVIN
I too had it up to here last night; was on the...

I too had it up to here last night; was on the 5.30pm from Cork to Heuston which didn't arrive until nearly 10. It stopped three times at unscheduled stops such as Charleville, Ballybrophy and even...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 07-01-2011, 11:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,892
Posted By CorkALVIN
While searching thoroughly through the thread on...

While searching thoroughly through the thread on the NZ forum, I also sound a link to 'Firxt' (Surely they can find a more catchy name than this?) at: http://firxt.com/trains.php
firxt is about the...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 07-01-2011, 11:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,892
Posted By CorkALVIN
Talking Let's have a 'Google Railview' like Streetview!

While over in Cork for Christmas Holidays, it occurred to me that although Google has created a magnificent resource with its Streetview, there is no rail equivalent as yet. A quick web search I...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-07-2010, 17:30
Replies: 103
Views: 32,073
Posted By CorkALVIN
Talking Dart Subway Route

One suggestion here is that the proposed tunnels should be built to Berne Gauge so as to allow doubledeck rolling-stock which might become necessary for increasingly busy commuter routes, as well as...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-07-2010, 17:21
Replies: 9
Views: 6,041
Posted By CorkALVIN
Sail Rail

Thomas Ralph is probably right; the system hasnt yet been updated; I would assume that the booking computers at British stations would flag up all similar names as you type in the first letters, such...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 08-07-2010, 17:14
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By CorkALVIN
You must have been very lucky to have had no...

You must have been very lucky to have had no problem with staff challenging you bringing a bike on board Midleton-Cork services. Since I have started using them, I always dismantle and pack my bike...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 08-07-2010, 16:54
Replies: 10
Views: 5,253
Posted By CorkALVIN
Here in England there are several examples of...

Here in England there are several examples of such restrictions, particularly at major stations just outside London, such as Watford Junction, where many long distance trains which make this stop,...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 18-06-2010, 21:17
Replies: 0
Views: 1,305
Posted By CorkALVIN
Standup Comedy/performance relating to Transport Issues!

Just a bit more to introduce myself to the Forum; as well as being involved in railway campaigns, such as for bike spaces on trains and reopening disused lines, I'm a (drag) cabaret artiste in my...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-06-2010, 20:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,362
Posted By CorkALVIN
Navan to Dunboyne.

..And I still can't understand why the much cheaper and quicker option of reopening the EXISTING freight-only route from Drogheda-Navan has not been explored as analternative, especially during a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2010, 20:41
Replies: 9
Views: 6,041
Posted By CorkALVIN
A few weeks ago I tried booking through by train...

A few weeks ago I tried booking through by train and ferry from Sheffield to MIDLETON on the recently reopened line in Cork, but the computers at Sheffield would not recognise Midleton as a...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 17-06-2010, 17:39
Replies: 11
Views: 4,474
Posted By CorkALVIN
Bike campaign

As a long-term member of Dublin Cycling Campaign, although not as active currently as a few years back, I'm keen on helping to formulate a proper Bike-Friendly policy on IE trains; I'll provide more...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 03-06-2010, 17:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By CorkALVIN
Thumbs up Thanks, Comcor for the tip about not posting on...

Thanks, Comcor for the tip about not posting on matters of infrastructural development in the 'cafe' area (You're right about Ballincollig needing Light Rail; the ALVIN Network WILL include new...
Forum: Rail Users Ireland Canteen 01-06-2010, 17:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,871
Posted By CorkALVIN
I'm New!!!

Hi, there, Just thought I'd introduce myself in the proper manner by saying hello.

I live in the UK, but have relatives in Cork so I know the city very well. I've been doing a bit of research over...
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