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Forum: Up To Date Travel Information Today, 07:53
Replies: 5
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Posted By ACustomer
Any news of how people are coping with the climb...

Any news of how people are coping with the climb up over the footbridge when connecting from a Dublin-Cork train into a Limerick Junction - Limerick connection? Is extra time allowed for this? It...
Forum: Commuter Services 12-08-2019, 22:42
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By ACustomer
I presume that the rostering of sets involves...

I presume that the rostering of sets involves splitting 8 car into 2x4-car formations at some point in the day, and re-combining 4-car into 8-car formations at a later stage, possibly in a different...
Forum: Commuter Services 07-08-2019, 19:04
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By ACustomer
No excuse!

No excuse!
Forum: Commuter Services 07-08-2019, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By ACustomer
Daily service cancellations

Over the past few weeks (since about mid-July) the Iarnrod Eireann website has had almost daily cancellations of DARTs (2 to 4 services), Cork-Middleton and Cork-Cobh (4 to 8 services) and...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 04-08-2019, 10:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By ACustomer
Has the line speed been raised from the previous...

Has the line speed been raised from the previous 60 to 65 mph? It doesn't seem to be reflected in running times. Should be good for 90 (apart from a couple of AHB crossings)
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2019, 16:26
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ACustomer
Alex: You made similar points in your first...

Alex:

You made similar points in your first post. To a great extent I would agree with you.

First a bit of history. CIE was broken up about 50 years ago into 3 companies, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-07-2019, 15:48
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By ACustomer
AlexderFranke: A few observations. I would agree...

AlexderFranke: A few observations. I would agree with much of what you have to say, but there are some reservations.
First, forget about re-opening Athlone-Mullingar as a solution to congestion...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-07-2019, 20:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just...

Jamie2k9: Thanks. It's a long closure for just 1.7km of track renewal (+ Lurgan platforms). I shudder to think what might be the impact of renewing all the rather bad track between Lurgan and...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-07-2019, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By ACustomer
July-August Enterprise disruption

I see that there will be bus transfers on all Enterprise services for a 4-week period (July 27 to August 23) due to engineering works between Portadown and Lisburn. Apparently almost all NIR...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-07-2019, 08:15
Replies: 13
Views: 5,388
Posted By ACustomer
As the new L Jcn platform simply removes a...

As the new L Jcn platform simply removes a constraint on current operations it could usefully be be brought into operation when conflicts or delays might arise (as with the 1700 ex Heuston). Careful...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-07-2019, 16:00
Replies: 13
Views: 5,388
Posted By ACustomer
I just saw the new platform at Limerick Junction...

I just saw the new platform at Limerick Junction yesterday: virtually no sign of anyone working on site, apart from a digger which was probably clearing the rubble form the demolished engine...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 24-06-2019, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACustomer
The Climate Action Plan is quite radical and...

The Climate Action Plan is quite radical and ambitious when it comes to emissions form home heating, electricity generation and private car transport: items which are likely to involve tens of...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-06-2019, 18:58
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: There was a piece in to-day's...

James Shields: There was a piece in to-day's Irish Times (by their motoring correspondent) on how impossibly ambitious are the Climate Action Plan targets for electric cars. It would require that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 18:37
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACustomer
James Shields: You are right - moving people...

James Shields: You are right - moving people (and freight :( ) from road to rail is important. But this means that rail system capacity needs to be increased radically. No mention of that in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 11:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACustomer
On a more detailed look, the LUAS capacity...

On a more detailed look, the LUAS capacity enhancement consists of delivering and commissioning the longer 55m trams for the Green line, which are extra modules to convert existing 45 metre trams....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-06-2019, 07:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,125
Posted By ACustomer
Climate Action Plan

One would think that rail transport did not exist, when reading the new government Climate Action Plan. For example:

Data is given for CO2 emissions from cars, trucks, buses ships, but no mention at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 16:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,126
Posted By ACustomer
"Commuter" Trains

A very annoying media habit is referring to Intercity Trains as "Commuter Trains". Yesterday, according to the Indo, a woman had a baby on a Galway-Dublin "commuter" train and men were arrested for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 07-06-2019, 15:06
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By ACustomer
Earlier I referred to the UK electrification...

Earlier I referred to the UK electrification fiasco. There is a really good article in Rail Engineer ("Getting Electrification Right") which should be compulsory reading for anyone looking at the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-06-2019, 14:43
Replies: 81
Views: 22,193
Posted By ACustomer
Maybe the reason why the consultation does not...

Maybe the reason why the consultation does not seem to involve the NTA is that it has been done to placate WRC lobbyists; hence the "political" (DoT) origin of the exercise.

I would hope that the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 05-06-2019, 19:29
Replies: 81
Views: 22,193
Posted By ACustomer
Irish Rail website to-day (June 5th, 2019) has...

Irish Rail website to-day (June 5th, 2019) has notice of a consultation process on possible extension of the WRC to (i) Athenty-Tuam and (ii) Tuam-Claremorris. It appears to be done in conjunction...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-05-2019, 11:32
Replies: 7
Views: 2,996
Posted By ACustomer
To-day's Irish Times has a report which...

To-day's Irish Times has a report which highlights the truly awful lack of communication from Irish rail yesterday.

As of now (1230pm Wednesday 29th) the Irish Rail website has no updates since...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-05-2019, 16:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By ACustomer
I know this sounds a bit nostalgic, but over 80...

I know this sounds a bit nostalgic, but over 80 years ago Prof Drumm's patent battery trains were effectively doing 50km on a full charge. So what's with all this fancy new lithium battery...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 27-05-2019, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 3,158
Posted By ACustomer
What is the lead time for having the overhead,...

What is the lead time for having the overhead, substations etc in place and ready for use? Also what about specifications for any new depot or depots? (Let's hope they make a better job of this than...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-03-2019, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By ACustomer
Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive...

Jamie2k9: I don't quite buy the extensive engineering works excuse/explanation. These works mean that there are revised timetables to take account of them: failure to meet revised schedules is not...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-03-2019, 09:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By ACustomer
Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my...

Berneyarms: I should have made it clearer that my second paragraph was intended to refer to all services, not just DART: For example the successive monthly punctuality (Jan-March 2019) for...
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