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Forum: Commuter Services 08-08-2019, 09:38
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Inniskeen
The engineering works apply from around 1000 -...

The engineering works apply from around 1000 - 1600 and involve cancellation of Midleton services and Single Line Working for Cobh services. These cancellations are additional to driver related...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 08-08-2019, 09:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By Inniskeen
It has been lifted to 70 mph so far but is...

It has been lifted to 70 mph so far but is expected to be raised to 90 mph later this year. The AHBs will not attract a lower speed limit as up to 100 mph is permitted through such crossings in the...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 04-08-2019, 07:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By Inniskeen
Lisburn to Lurgan has already been refurbished,...

Lisburn to Lurgan has already been refurbished, similar process to Cork line and carried out primarily at night during 2017 and 2018 using the Irish Rail based ballast cleaner with a few weekend...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 03-03-2019, 18:51
Replies: 28
Views: 28,898
Posted By Inniskeen
Has Irish Rail applied or do they no longer have...

Has Irish Rail applied or do they no longer have any input ?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-01-2019, 09:43
Replies: 25
Views: 4,902
Posted By Inniskeen
I wouldn't entirely rule out basic refurbishment...

I wouldn't entirely rule out basic refurbishment of the 2700s either - surely if heritage groups can maintain and restore much older equipment, Irish Rail could manage to resuscitate the 2700s ?
Forum: Dublin Belfast 08-12-2018, 23:50
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Inniskeen
If that is the case I would insist on them giving...

If that is the case I would insist on them giving you a covering letter referencing the Leap card number and explaining the validity.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 08-12-2018, 08:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Inniskeen
The ticket I have is very similar, it is also a...

The ticket I have is very similar, it is also a rail smart card in exactly the format you describe. In my case though the ticket is not valid in NI.

I might be wrong but as far as I am aware Leap...
Forum: Commuter Services 07-12-2018, 19:15
Replies: 2
Views: 3,038
Posted By Inniskeen
That is a very attractive map, I am not sure that...

That is a very attractive map, I am not sure that some of the detail is entirely correct but far superior and more informative than the official versions.

A few points.

Stations Bayside to Howth...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 07-12-2018, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 2,991
Posted By Inniskeen
What form does your ticket take now ? There are...

What form does your ticket take now ?

There are a lot of locations on Irish Rail that don't have barriers so I am not sure that a leap card format would no origin/destination information would be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2018, 12:39
Replies: 13
Views: 4,443
Posted By Inniskeen
Wow - 100 million tons of freight !!! One hopes...

Wow - 100 million tons of freight !!!

One hopes that the Director of Train operations can sort out the self inflicted mess that now afflicts virtually all services on the "Connolly" side of the...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 18-10-2018, 10:13
Replies: 4
Views: 3,803
Posted By Inniskeen
Apart from the Enterprise almost all of the...

Apart from the Enterprise almost all of the limited Dundalk commuter service is operated by 29000 railcars, the only exception being the 0630 from Newry to Dublin and the 2335 from Pearse which are...
Forum: Nenagh Line 10-10-2018, 23:12
Replies: 5
Views: 4,138
Posted By Inniskeen
Irish Rail say "Operational Reasons" -...

Irish Rail say "Operational Reasons" - appears to be more convenient to run buses than to sort out the problems caused by cable theft.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 24-09-2018, 18:05
Replies: 1
Views: 2,274
Posted By Inniskeen
Apparently reached Dublin at 2018 followed...

Apparently reached Dublin at 2018 followed closely followed by an NIR C3K. 1120 ex Dublin was a similar disaster, left Dublin at 1346 and returned to Dundalk around 1850 just as the line was cleared....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 20:38
Replies: 64
Views: 14,523
Posted By Inniskeen
While there were indeed a number of train...

While there were indeed a number of train failures, as well as cancellations due to driver issues, most of the problems this week were self inflicted and arose from the obsession with increasing...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-09-2018, 19:26
Replies: 64
Views: 14,523
Posted By Inniskeen
Unless I have missed something, the new timetable...

Unless I have missed something, the new timetable requires 18 sets to cover advertised services - not all in motion given that turnaround in some instances is up to 20 minutes (at Bray). There may be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-09-2018, 15:39
Replies: 64
Views: 14,523
Posted By Inniskeen
Several 4 car sets during the morning and evening...

Several 4 car sets during the morning and evening peak on Monday. Reports of a 2 piece also.
Forum: Commuter Services 11-09-2018, 00:06
Replies: 3
Views: 3,760
Posted By Inniskeen
Lots of people left behind due to earlier...

Lots of people left behind due to earlier departure of many services, particularly at Greystones and at various locations on the northern line.

Multiple 4 car sets in operation including two...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 06-09-2018, 19:08
Replies: 79
Views: 21,904
Posted By Inniskeen
Oh dear, some people won't see increasing usage...

Oh dear, some people won't see increasing usage of the WRC as good news !
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 11:06
Replies: 64
Views: 14,523
Posted By Inniskeen
Unfortunately the approach of simply throwing...

Unfortunately the approach of simply throwing more time into the schedules rather than addressing the underlying issues does not have a great track record (pun intended !).

DART running is currently...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-09-2018, 14:47
Replies: 64
Views: 14,523
Posted By Inniskeen
I wouldn't call it a joke, I would call it ill...

I wouldn't call it a joke, I would call it ill advised and impractical and significantly less robust than the current timetable. It achieves very little other than unneeded additional off peak DART...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 21-08-2018, 20:05
Replies: 79
Views: 21,904
Posted By Inniskeen
Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !

Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !
Forum: DART 12-08-2018, 18:28
Replies: 5
Views: 2,992
Posted By Inniskeen
Main takeaway is that rather than attempt to...

Main takeaway is that rather than attempt to address the timetable defects the well tried, tested and failed approach of simply adding more time to the schedules is being applied yet again e.g...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 11:53
Replies: 20
Views: 6,288
Posted By Inniskeen
There isn't that big a difference between daily...

There isn't that big a difference between daily numbers on the Dublin/Belfast and Dublin/Cork services if the recent NTA census is to be believed. It would appear that boardings at Cork are 1885...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-08-2018, 11:20
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By Inniskeen
You have made a lot of assertions, most of which...

You have made a lot of assertions, most of which appear to have little basis in fact. Steam trains are extremely popular and have been operating successfully in preservation for almost 60 years....
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 29-07-2018, 08:22
Replies: 20
Views: 9,022
Posted By Inniskeen
Think your times at Rosslare are a bit off....

Think your times at Rosslare are a bit off. Anyway the point being made is that there are now no rail connections to the southwest which was always the principal orogin/destination on the Irish side...
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