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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion Yesterday, 13:33
Replies: 6
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Posted By dowlingm
Google Maps shows it as...

Google Maps shows it as 1400m.
https://goo.gl/maps/MupBzTTKMkGUHEiU7
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-11-2020, 04:12
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By dowlingm
Toronto has 3 million people in the city proper...

Toronto has 3 million people in the city proper and the rail link failed; it only continues now because it was retooled with additional stops to facilitate commuting. I’ve often thought that rail is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-11-2020, 04:17
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By dowlingm
Sixmilebridge to Shannon rail study money announced

https://twitter.com/brianleddin/status/1326181797433126914?s=21
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-07-2020, 23:35
Replies: 1
Views: 2,789
Posted By dowlingm
No Broombridge?

No Broombridge?
Forum: Dublin Sligo 31-07-2020, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 12,258
Posted By dowlingm
Did this ever get built? If I read Google Maps...

Did this ever get built? If I read Google Maps correctly it looks like “no”. Maybe IE felt the 6 (undetailed) conditions were unacceptable / outside their budget.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2020, 20:31
Replies: 12
Views: 7,358
Posted By dowlingm
Given that the existing Carrigaloe station is...

Given that the existing Carrigaloe station is only accessible in one direction and has a limited catchment, abandoning it and building a new accessible “Carrigaloe and Ballynoe” station north of...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 24-07-2020, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 7,358
Posted By dowlingm
I was surprised to learn that there is a decent...

I was surprised to learn that there is a decent sized double track section around Carrigtwohill - I thought it was full single with a double track terminus. The terminal section could be extended...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-07-2020, 18:20
Replies: 12
Views: 7,358
Posted By dowlingm
A halt wouldn’t do much harm if it was adjoining...

A halt wouldn’t do much harm if it was adjoining a PSR. Not sure if there is one in Crusheen. A station with a passing loop would inject flexibility into the timetable - but given the failure to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-07-2020, 12:22
Replies: 12
Views: 7,358
Posted By dowlingm
Crusheen (between Ennis and Gort) is on the...

Crusheen (between Ennis and Gort) is on the Network Statement as a forthcoming station :)

http://eiretrains.com/Photo_Gallery/Railway%20Stations%20C/Crusheen/IrishRailwayStations.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2020, 03:26
Replies: 11
Views: 8,156
Posted By dowlingm
https://twitter.com/joeseward1/status/128385301905...

https://twitter.com/joeseward1/status/1283853019050803200?s=21

Passenger removed from 1900 Dublin-Cork by Gardai for failing to wear a mask
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 18:15
Replies: 56
Views: 46,561
Posted By dowlingm
Getting 50mph Tara traffic off the Belfast...

Getting 50mph Tara traffic off the Belfast mainline (and allowing the Drogheda-Navan branch to be put into neglect and rustage) would be handy though,...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 30-01-2020, 18:07
Replies: 8
Views: 9,172
Posted By dowlingm
Waterford-Limerick Junction gets a shoutout

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jan/29/10-europes-best-rural-train-rail-journeys-branch-lines
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-01-2020, 11:27
Replies: 6
Views: 7,522
Posted By dowlingm
I would agree that a Drogheda Enterprise stop...

I would agree that a Drogheda Enterprise stop makes sense unless the bridge is twinned (seems unlikely), and I doubt local politicians would sit still for it being dropped even if it was.

As for...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-01-2020, 03:27
Replies: 6
Views: 7,522
Posted By dowlingm
High speed rail... feasibility study... maybe

From the proposed deal to restore Stormont
https://sluggerotoole.com/2020/01/10/we-have-a-piece-of-paper-it-looks-like-a-stormont-deal-tbc/

Good news for Parsons or whichever consulting shop gets...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 20-10-2019, 01:59
Replies: 4
Views: 6,948
Posted By dowlingm
Toronto is the closest Canadian equivalent to an...

Toronto is the closest Canadian equivalent to an American city in respect to crime and it is by no means common to see police/special constables at each station or anything like it. Missouri has a...
Forum: Dublin Cork 02-09-2019, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 10,056
Posted By dowlingm
Big changes in the housing market since the prior...

Big changes in the housing market since the prior Charleville trial (and that trial was only commuter not intercity from Dublin) but it’s hard to shake the “nope we tried it once and it failed end...
Forum: Dublin Cork 31-08-2019, 15:03
Replies: 9
Views: 10,056
Posted By dowlingm
With the new platform at the Junction, and using...

With the new platform at the Junction, and using the 1700 express timings, an 0600 departure could serve the Junction at 0726, arrive Mallow at 0758 and assume the current Mallow commuter departure...
Forum: Commuter Services 31-08-2019, 14:07
Replies: 10
Views: 8,599
Posted By dowlingm
wouldn’t be so urgently needed if the 2700s were...

wouldn’t be so urgently needed if the 2700s were serviceable, the idea of acquiring UK stock hadn’t been a dead end, and meanwhile the announced 41 22K middle units are still years from delivery...
Forum: Intercity and Regional 27-08-2019, 00:49
Replies: 3
Views: 6,649
Posted By dowlingm
Waterford is the redheaded stepchild at the...

Waterford is the redheaded stepchild at the Junction :D
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 25-08-2019, 19:18
Replies: 103
Views: 64,910
Posted By dowlingm
All the carry on about Ennis-Collooney and money...

All the carry on about Ennis-Collooney and money spent on tarmacing a swathe of Ardrahan while Athlone-Mullingar went with barely a whimper. I fancy the latter will be regretted more in the long run...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 24-08-2019, 17:36
Replies: 11
Views: 5,942
Posted By dowlingm
Perhaps the "we have to wait for the annual...

Perhaps the "we have to wait for the annual schedule change" will be deployed here. IE have made a mess of small changes in the past - like the Alan Kelly Express - so caution on the destination...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-07-2019, 14:30
Replies: 103
Views: 64,910
Posted By dowlingm
The balancing of Dublin's growth can come from...

The balancing of Dublin's growth can come from strengthening western and southern urban centres, but Athenry-Claremorris is the middle or end of that process, not the beginning.

Athlone-Mullingar...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-02-2019, 03:28
Replies: 64
Views: 29,521
Posted By dowlingm
Can't even get an 0600 toward Cork/Limerick....

Can't even get an 0600 toward Cork/Limerick. Running one to Sligo seems a bit much!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 27-06-2018, 02:53
Replies: 13
Views: 9,781
Posted By dowlingm
Examiner piece from 2006 when Seamus Brennan...

Examiner piece from 2006 when Seamus Brennan opened this can of worms
https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/brennan-lifts-restrictions-from-free-travel-passes-10444.html
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-09-2016, 20:05
Replies: 12
Views: 8,287
Posted By dowlingm
What's with the peak on the 0800 Greystones being...

What's with the peak on the 0800 Greystones being Sydney Parade? UCD?
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