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Forum: Dublin Cork 02-09-2019, 16:30
Replies: 9
Views: 5,592
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: 5,592
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: 1,619
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: 601
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: 96
Views: 26,922
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: 9
Views: 1,335
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: 96
Views: 26,922
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: 16,767
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: 6,403
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: 7,227
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?
Forum: Concerts and Sport Specials 10-07-2016, 14:27
Replies: 32
Views: 32,122
Posted By dowlingm
what makes you think they made money? That's the...

what makes you think they made money? That's the basis of the rest of your post.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 09-07-2016, 20:46
Replies: 25
Views: 10,923
Posted By dowlingm
This one?...

This one? http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1950/act/12/section/64/enacted/en/html

The mail pier doesn't exist any more surely? :D
Forum: Luas Discussion 28-06-2016, 03:10
Replies: 31
Views: 11,760
Posted By dowlingm
Here in Toronto the tramway used to be laid in a...

Here in Toronto the tramway used to be laid in a very basic fashion but it got hammered by use especially by the post-PCC trams. Now the concrete is laid in layers and rubber pads used for vibration...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-03-2016, 19:28
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By dowlingm
Belfast Transport Hub (Great Victoria Street redevelopment)

This popped into my twitter feed this morning

http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/infrastructure/single-view/view/belfast-transport-hub-planning-underway.html

So, is this generally good news for...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 28-12-2015, 22:52
Replies: 11
Views: 4,738
Posted By dowlingm
Used public transport in Christmas Day, operating...

Used public transport in Christmas Day, operating on Sunday schedule (https://www.ttc.ca/News/2015/December/1218_Holiday_Sched.jsp), to get an express bus...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 20-12-2015, 18:46
Replies: 35
Views: 13,043
Posted By dowlingm
Exactly. The real issue is that they weren't...

Exactly. The real issue is that they weren't cleared and used years ago rather than deploying 29Ks every so often.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 17-12-2015, 02:34
Replies: 35
Views: 13,043
Posted By dowlingm
How many of these Newry passengers are there to...

How many of these Newry passengers are there to be perturbed at this point? Is this actually worthwhile or just kept going to suit political or IE managerial whims?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-11-2015, 15:44
Replies: 7
Views: 3,659
Posted By dowlingm
Irish Rail information technology hits new low

It seems the arrivals display in Heuston runs on Windows XP. To be fair, the jagged UI graphics and colour scheme on the arrivals display itself have the look of how RTE would show sports scores...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-11-2015, 05:04
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By dowlingm
Ah, should have remembered Belview worked like...

Ah, should have remembered Belview worked like that. Thanks for the explanation!
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-11-2015, 03:08
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By dowlingm
that's interesting - had considered a crossover...

that's interesting - had considered a crossover at Dunkitt but thought the ETS issue a showstopper. Is there a practical distance limit between the ETS token being received and the start of the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2015, 04:55
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By dowlingm
nope. You'd have to have an ETS cabin there...

nope. You'd have to have an ETS cabin there rather than Waterford West for the section to Carrick-on-Suir. Maybe one day Clonmel will get an Alan Kelly into government and some dosh will be found for...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 31-10-2015, 09:24
Replies: 261
Views: 72,329
Posted By dowlingm
Now that the 22s have been doing Enterprise...

Now that the 22s have been doing Enterprise refurb runs, the excuses for not increasing frequency on the route using them just come down to cash. I would have converted the whole service to 22s but...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-10-2015, 15:58
Replies: 38
Views: 10,888
Posted By dowlingm
(re: PPT electrification) diesel/electric units...

(re: PPT electrification)

diesel/electric units operating GCD-P10-Hazelhatch-beyond could raise and drop their pans... wouldn't be cheap...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-10-2015, 15:50
Replies: 29
Views: 11,104
Posted By dowlingm
an environment without...

an environment without TUPE...
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/10/01/contract-flipping-leaves-york-transit-employees-feeling-like-temporary-workforce.html
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-10-2015, 15:49
Replies: 54
Views: 20,626
Posted By dowlingm
bringing back 2700 makes more sense for regional...

bringing back 2700 makes more sense for regional usage, unless IE figured out the inter-set coupling issue they used to have? Limerick Depot seemed to have them figured out for usage there until they...
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