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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-05-2016, 14:52
Replies: 5
Views: 4,051
Posted By laoisfan
WOW!!! :D

WOW!!! :D
Forum: Dublin Cork 21-05-2015, 13:36
Replies: 34
Views: 20,010
Posted By laoisfan
Would you agree that it's roughly 73 miles...

Would you agree that it's roughly 73 miles (thereabout) from Ballybrophy to Dublin?

If so....100 miles....73 miles....totally doable. I know people who drive up/down every day from...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-05-2015, 14:15
Replies: 34
Views: 20,010
Posted By laoisfan
Thurles? For those of us at Ballybrophy, Cork...

Thurles?

For those of us at Ballybrophy, Cork is every bit commutable as Dublin is. Even a drive down to Thurles to hop on the train to Cork to work in Cork City Centre or Mahon Business Park is...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 28-01-2015, 12:07
Replies: 6
Views: 4,726
Posted By laoisfan
[article] Rail upgrade will slash 15 minutes off Dublin-Cork trip

Rail upgrade will slash 15 minutes off Dublin-Cork trip (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/rail-upgrade-will-slash-15-minutes-off-dublincork-trip-30943928.html)
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-01-2015, 22:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,594
Posted By laoisfan
I was on the 5:05pm Tralee going to...

I was on the 5:05pm Tralee going to Ballybrophy.

The train driver was brilliant, providing us with information as soon as he could provide it. When we were allowed to pull into the platform at...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 21-01-2015, 15:40
Replies: 0
Views: 2,340
Posted By laoisfan
Iarnród Éireann says there’s ‘no basis’ for possible train driver strike

Iarnród Éireann says there’s ‘no basis’ for possible train driver strike (http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/iarnrod-eireann-strike-action-1894336-Jan2015/)
Forum: All stops to Thurles 12-12-2014, 15:16
Replies: 91
Views: 54,978
Posted By laoisfan
I could be wrong but...I believe there has been...

I could be wrong but...I believe there has been or perhaps it is currently still-in-progress a review of all train stations on the network in terms of passenger numbers. This is to justify the...
Forum: Commuter Services 30-10-2014, 11:44
Replies: 47
Views: 16,807
Posted By laoisfan
I got my last monthly in work yesterday (ticket...

I got my last monthly in work yesterday (ticket for November). Decided to go back to an annual ticket (Ballybrophy-Dublin Heuston, work in Park-West). Ordered it based on current price of €3400 so...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 21-10-2014, 08:45
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
Our regular station master in Ballybrophy said...

Our regular station master in Ballybrophy said this morning that the 06:00 Cork-Dublin train lost time somewhere between Mallow-Charleville.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 20-10-2014, 14:44
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
But the 06:00 Cork-Dublin is affected, it is...

But the 06:00 Cork-Dublin is affected, it is running on average 10-15 minutes late each morning through Ballybrophy.

The fact it arrives in Dublin is besides the point. It's affecting other services.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 20-10-2014, 14:42
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
The 06:00 Cork to Dublin service went through...

The 06:00 Cork to Dublin service went through Ballybrophy 20 minutes later than normal this morning. I have no doubt it arrived "on time" into Heuston.

The 06:40 Limerick to Dublin ( 07:44...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 16-10-2014, 15:57
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
The "driver slept it out" was intended...

The "driver slept it out" was intended as a joke. And also why couldn't the driver sleep it out? They are human after all. I've slept it out on a few occasions.

Any how...I think I've found the real...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 10-10-2014, 11:24
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
At the very least they have phones in the office...

At the very least they have phones in the office and are well capable of making a call and find out the reason why (our regular station master at Ballybrophy does this). Whether or not he gets the...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 10-10-2014, 10:44
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
@Inniskeen maybe it has had no major impact this...

@Inniskeen maybe it has had no major impact this morning but it has been having plenty of impact over the last 3 weeks for me getting to work on time at Park West. If they are unable to provide...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 10-10-2014, 09:18
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
So the 06:00 Cork-Dublin was running late this...

So the 06:00 Cork-Dublin was running late this morning by about 7 minutes.

I asked the Station Master in Ballybrophy what is the reason that this train is late for the last 3 weeks, with the...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 09-10-2014, 15:34
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
The 06:00 Cork is causing delays to other...

The 06:00 Cork is causing delays to other services namely the the 07:44 from Ballybrophy (this is the 06:40am from Limerick) and it has also impacted the 08:10 commuter service from Portlaoise. It...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 07-10-2014, 15:06
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
Thanks Jamie2k9, I'm not buying the leaves on the...

Thanks Jamie2k9, I'm not buying the leaves on the track excuse...certainly not for 3 weeks straight!
Forum: All stops to Thurles 07-10-2014, 14:22
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
@berneyarms In the 3 weeks the 06:00...

@berneyarms

In the 3 weeks the 06:00 Cork-Dublin has been running late not a single staff member at Ballybrophy/Portlaoise was able to offer a reason why it was late. RPU staff were unable to offer...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 07-10-2014, 14:10
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
Irish Rail replied to my tweet with the following...

Irish Rail replied to my tweet with the following link.

Linky (http://www.irishrail.ie/blog/post?a=330)
Forum: All stops to Thurles 07-10-2014, 13:56
Replies: 44
Views: 16,538
Posted By laoisfan
Why is the 06:00 Cork to Dublin running 10 minutes late?

Hi,

Just wondering can anyone explain why the 06:00 Cork to Dublin train is running consistently 10 minutes late each morning for the last 3 weeks?

This impacts on several other trains, in my case...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 15-08-2014, 15:52
Replies: 12
Views: 7,407
Posted By laoisfan
Majority of the time it is a 4 coach but...

Majority of the time it is a 4 coach but sometimes a 3 coach. Perhaps once, on a rare occasion it was a 6 coach but I assumed they were merely moving stock back up to Dublin.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 15-08-2014, 08:57
Replies: 12
Views: 7,407
Posted By laoisfan
The 06:40 Limerick (departs 07:44 Ballybrophy)...

The 06:40 Limerick (departs 07:44 Ballybrophy) was on time this morning so I changed at Portlaoise (08:00) and was able to get the 08:10 to Park West.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 14-08-2014, 15:43
Replies: 12
Views: 7,407
Posted By laoisfan
The route is on the JP, change at Sallins....

The route is on the JP, change at Sallins.

Changing at Portlaoise is not on the JP for that route, I simply do it because time allows me to do it, no other reason.

My issue is more so the sneering...
Forum: All stops to Thurles 14-08-2014, 15:39
Replies: 12
Views: 7,407
Posted By laoisfan
No the 06:40 did not pass the 08:10 service at...

No the 06:40 did not pass the 08:10 service at Kildare.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 13-08-2014, 14:47
Replies: 12
Views: 7,407
Posted By laoisfan
Chap at Portlaoise

Hi

Have to rant :)

I commute from Ballybrophy to Park West on a daily basis.

I usually get the 07:44 (06:40 Limerick) and according to the timetable this is what I am meant to do.

07:44 Dep...
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