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Forum: Events, Happenings and Media Yesterday, 19:31
Replies: 1
Views: 203
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross...

There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross bypass has hurt the future opportunities.

The doc is vague, the Green party are out canvasing for feedback and expanding
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion Yesterday, 19:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have raised this with DART management. The...

We have raised this with DART management.

The biggest problem is groups of teens running amok
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare Yesterday, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have been unable to get any clarity on getting...

We have been unable to get any clarity on getting full service back up and running.

The relaying appears to be proper new track not panels recovered from elsewhere
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-06-2020, 17:14
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] New train control centre

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/new-heuston-station-control-centre-to-manage-250-000-train-movements-a-year-1.4281580

Finally work is underway
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 16:42
Replies: 56
Views: 35,381
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Navan is about item 30 on a list of...

Navan is about item 30 on a list of priorities

We can't get to Navan until after DART underground happens, isn't space in the city centre to take the demand

It would be 1200 boarding each AM based...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-01-2020, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,441
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its...

Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its not good enough

Where are the CSO's we were promised?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-01-2020, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,327
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is an election coming Dublin Belfast is...

There is an election coming

Dublin Belfast is underserved it should have double if not triple the current demand, but due to the long dragged out peace process and now Brexit the uncertainty is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:35
Replies: 56
Views: 35,381
Posted By Mark Gleeson
So have we, it was never published but was left...

So have we, it was never published but was left on a table during a public consultation meeting, given it is now 10+ years a free document would need to be prepared.

The estimated cost was on the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:32
Replies: 1
Views: 2,303
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This fix was done ages ago Not all terminal...

This fix was done ages ago

Not all terminal stations and common starting points during engineering works were fitted with the CIE wifi units. This was addressed. When we noticed Rosslare wasn't...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 2,324
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major...

Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major changes

There will be a series of retimings around Limerick Junction and the ongoing line speed improvements on Dublin Cork.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-12-2019, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By Mark Gleeson
It is not included in this 5 year program

It is not included in this 5 year program
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-12-2019, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 3,643
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is the second 5 year arrangement. This...

This is the second 5 year arrangement.

This really is money only to maintain the network and to address degraded assets. There is no real benefit other that the infrastructure not getting...
Forum: DART 04-12-2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 5,462
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a...

If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a blockhouse at Howth Junc. The staff there are not mobile they are there to coordinate operations.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-11-2019, 22:21
Replies: 5
Views: 5,086
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid

Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-11-2019, 12:16
Replies: 5
Views: 5,086
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Late Night Services 2019

Pre Christmas late night services, normal fares apply

Friday/Saturday nights from Dec 6th onwards

Dart services
Dublin Connolly to Greystones
12.30am
1.30am

Dublin Pearse to Howth
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 10-11-2019, 16:56
Replies: 14
Views: 5,274
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The only offers from the UK were for...

The only offers from the UK were for Pacers...

The new 41 is a clear demonstration of how not to order, had we ordered in 2016 we would not be having a discussion today.

All previous orders were...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-11-2019, 16:45
Replies: 2
Views: 3,573
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The official line is to tag on/off On the Green...

The official line is to tag on/off

On the Green line before the extensions opened, there was a pattern of tag on in Sandyford and no tag off, as it didn't matter.

You should tag on, it does make...
Forum: DART 25-10-2019, 07:04
Replies: 6
Views: 5,462
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is a security room at Howth Junction and it...

There is a security room at Howth Junction and it staffed throughout operational hours
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 15-10-2019, 15:03
Replies: 4
Views: 3,318
Posted By Mark Gleeson
The American model of rent a cops everywhere...

The American model of rent a cops everywhere isn't what people want, but the US is a scary place in general.

Rarely see cops in Germany, yet
1. People behave
2. If you call the cops you get a...
Forum: DART 02-10-2019, 12:20
Replies: 6
Views: 5,462
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There should be security at Howth Junction thats...

There should be security at Howth Junction thats what we have been told, will follow up
Forum: Dublin Cork 24-09-2019, 04:24
Replies: 2
Views: 3,579
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin...

Not exactly trying to coordinate with the Dublin Cork train times
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 24-09-2019, 04:17
Replies: 11
Views: 4,635
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Thats a useful change, any extra minute late...

Thats a useful change, any extra minute late night is a win
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 18-09-2019, 05:38
Replies: 11
Views: 4,635
Posted By Mark Gleeson
20:47 looks likely but the return service from...

20:47 looks likely but the return service from Maynooth is a problem

20:47 is a bit early, something after 9pm would be more attractive
Forum: Longford-Maynooth-Dunboyne-Clonsilla-Dublin line 17-09-2019, 11:39
Replies: 11
Views: 4,635
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Later evening service beyond Maynooth

Looks like there may be news on the long promise late evening service beyond Maynooth.

No confirmation on dates or timings currently
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 09-09-2019, 19:24
Replies: 12
Views: 8,850
Posted By Mark Gleeson
That risk is far too high and the performance in...

That risk is far too high and the performance in recent years shows there is evidence to back the case.

It is completely unfair on passenger paying full fare to be delayed, it also leaves Irish Rail...
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