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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-07-2008, 14:46
Replies: 42
Views: 15,431
Posted By Garrett
It should be very simple to just install a Wifi...

It should be very simple to just install a Wifi hotspot in every IE station around the country. I mean, we're not talking about a whole lot of stations here, about a 100 I think it is.

A hotspot in...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 22-06-2008, 15:17
Replies: 42
Views: 15,431
Posted By Garrett
Is there WiFi in any of the train stations? I...

Is there WiFi in any of the train stations? I imagine a good start to providing Internet access to customers would be to install a Wifi router in all train stations.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-06-2008, 20:58
Replies: 22
Views: 7,427
Posted By Garrett
There's talk about using LR55 type tracks for the...

There's talk about using LR55 type tracks for the Galway Luas:

http://www.lr55.com/
http://www.lr55-rail-road-system.co.uk/

I'm not an expert on this, but I just thought I'd let ye know. Mark...
Forum: Luas Discussion 05-06-2008, 13:22
Replies: 34
Views: 15,305
Posted By Garrett
Yup. When I first came to Orléans in France in...

Yup. When I first came to Orléans in France in 2000, they had just finished their new light rail line, almost identical to the Luas in Dublin. Since day one, the ticket machines at all the stops have...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 24-04-2008, 17:40
Replies: 31
Views: 12,788
Posted By Garrett
Branding should be on the tickets first and...

Branding should be on the tickets first and foremost. This will be visible to everybody instantly. It will also put pressure on the DTA to get integrated ticketing up and running because they will be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-02-2008, 12:13
Replies: 30
Views: 7,587
Posted By Garrett
Yep, you're completly mad! :D Just kidding cos I...

Yep, you're completly mad! :D Just kidding cos I haven't a clue myself but sure I love the aul crayonism anyhows. ;) As Derek says, we have to be wary about acting out railway fantasies from behind...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-02-2008, 12:07
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
I think you misunderstood what I meant by...

I think you misunderstood what I meant by "system". I wasn't suggesting moving away from the current system of issuing tickets, as indeed that would have been loosing sight of the issue. I was...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-02-2008, 11:34
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
I've always disagreed with you on this issue and...

I've always disagreed with you on this issue and it appears I always will. I don't believe that we are loosing sight of the actual issue. What we are discussing is a radical overhaul of the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-02-2008, 07:56
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
I think most of us would agree with you, but...

I think most of us would agree with you, but there still is a place for peak fares. The basic principle of what I (and some others) are proposing is the introduction of higher peak fares on weekends...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-02-2008, 09:53
Replies: 13
Views: 4,055
Posted By Garrett
Careful now! The "dopey electorate" are...

Careful now! The "dopey electorate" are commuters and their views have to be taken in context. Many have never lived with or truly experienced long term a proper public transport network, so you...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 30-01-2008, 10:43
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
Well of course groups should be pre-booked, with...

Well of course groups should be pre-booked, with maybe a little flexibility in case they miss the train or something. They may be high mainatenance but hey, they're still passengers! And what's this...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 29-01-2008, 16:38
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
With regards the fares issue, just push IE to...

With regards the fares issue, just push IE to stop issuing bloody return tickets! Go the Ryanair/Aer Lingus/Everybody Else model and issue tickets based on one-way trips. Special offers should be...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-01-2008, 22:02
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
I hope what you mean is that this is how you...

I hope what you mean is that this is how you interpret IE's behaviour on the matter. If IE, or anybody else, actually believes that such behaviour would be acceptable then they require some serious...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-01-2008, 18:48
Replies: 35
Views: 7,675
Posted By Garrett
Great to hear you say it out loud Mark. This is...

Great to hear you say it out loud Mark. This is my one (and only?) area of "expertise" when it comes to public transport.


This one particularly pisses me off. Whereas the European trend is to move...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-01-2008, 15:41
Replies: 127
Views: 20,273
Posted By Garrett
So, as I understand it: - Pace to Navan will...

So, as I understand it:
- Pace to Navan will never happen
- Drogheda to Navan could be a runner
- Financing a rail project to Navan could jeopardise finance for the Interconnector.

Those who...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-12-2007, 13:14
Replies: 19
Views: 3,985
Posted By Garrett
:D I'd almost print that on a t-shirt! :D

:D
I'd almost print that on a t-shirt! :D
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-12-2007, 16:18
Replies: 13
Views: 3,438
Posted By Garrett
As I said, Galway Co. Co. could have done a lot...

As I said, Galway Co. Co. could have done a lot better. What's more, the new Galway-Ballinasloe dual carriageway will not be far from both Woodlawn and Attymon. Me thinks there's a lot of potential...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-12-2007, 17:54
Replies: 13
Views: 3,438
Posted By Garrett
yes, very true, sometimes painfully true, but...

yes, very true, sometimes painfully true, but true nonetheless :p


and they create a ticking timebomb because the truth always gets out sooner or later! It's all a question of IR managment being...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-12-2007, 17:33
Replies: 14
Views: 5,922
Posted By Garrett
That would suprise me honestly. I suppose it...

That would suprise me honestly. I suppose it would depend more on the journey being taken and the circumstances. If doubling back is necessary because of a lack of or ineffecient services then yes, I...
Forum: Dublin Cork 06-12-2007, 02:56
Replies: 42
Views: 21,332
Posted By Garrett
That does sound good indeed, although I almost...

That does sound good indeed, although I almost always take the Dublin-Galway train. I'll really make an effort to check out the service this Christmas. One of the advantages of living away from home...
Forum: Dublin Cork 03-12-2007, 23:32
Replies: 42
Views: 21,332
Posted By Garrett
Hmmm, am caught between two opinions here. Kinda...

Hmmm, am caught between two opinions here. Kinda agree with the guy on some points and kinda think he has some form of rage disorder or serious stress issues. Anyhows, having read the responses from...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 01-11-2007, 18:49
Replies: 0
Views: 1,557
Posted By Garrett
RTE News "Off the Rails: The state of freight"

Saw this on the RTE news website:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/1031/transportwed.html

I wasn't very impressed with the report, although I suppose it's good to see some form of prime time media...
Forum: Luas Discussion 10-07-2007, 13:06
Replies: 23
Views: 11,194
Posted By Garrett
I think this post has gone quite off topic. I'm...

I think this post has gone quite off topic. I'm the first to admit that whenever possible I like to go on about little nitty gritty issues and whine about the need for a zonal system in Dublin. (see,...
Forum: Luas Discussion 09-07-2007, 16:52
Replies: 23
Views: 11,194
Posted By Garrett
Luas takes up a lot of space, the difference...

Luas takes up a lot of space, the difference being that money was available to change the layout and make space. Saying that bendy buses are "no good for Heuston" seems a bit harsh to me, but I'm the...
Forum: Luas Discussion 09-07-2007, 15:53
Replies: 23
Views: 11,194
Posted By Garrett
I haven't been at Heuston for quite some time...

I haven't been at Heuston for quite some time now, but I agree with 2Funki that a few small (dare I say it, common sense) changes would do wonders for the 90. A digital display is the obvious...
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