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Forum: Commuter Services 02-09-2019, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 1,640
Posted By ACustomer
The 2800 fleet is 10 2-car units, or 20 coaches.

The 2800 fleet is 10 2-car units, or 20 coaches.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2019, 15:46
Replies: 96
Views: 27,065
Posted By ACustomer
If a CEO has identified a capital project which...

If a CEO has identified a capital project which looks necessary or promising, how long does it take for this to get translated into actual investment activity?

I have a feeling that for a large...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 25-08-2019, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
Posted By ACustomer
Looking at some photos of the new down main...

Looking at some photos of the new down main Limerick Junction platform, there are no shelters and it's a very exposed spot. Should be real fun on a windy wet day. Also the platform appears to be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-08-2019, 16:51
Replies: 96
Views: 27,065
Posted By ACustomer
The key is to identify the constraints to service...

The key is to identify the constraints to service improvements. Before you can make much use of extra rolling stock, you have to tackle track capacity. For Galway/Mayo services the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-08-2019, 10:18
Replies: 96
Views: 27,065
Posted By ACustomer
I was surprised to see a discussion of...

I was surprised to see a discussion of overcrowding on a Westport-Dublin train appearing on the WRC thread.

Leaving that aside, I have just read the 2 Irish Times pieces (Friday Aug 23) on...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-08-2019, 07:53
Replies: 9
Views: 1,372
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: 10
Views: 1,640
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: 699
Posted By ACustomer
No excuse!

No excuse!
Forum: Commuter Services 07-08-2019, 17:09
Replies: 4
Views: 699
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: 2,602
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: 1,473
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: 1,473
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: 2,602
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: 2,602
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: 6,346
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: 6,346
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: 3,345
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: 3,345
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: 3,345
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: 3,345
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: 3,345
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: 1,669
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: 4,682
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: 96
Views: 27,065
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: 96
Views: 27,065
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...
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