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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 18-11-2018, 14:58
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By berneyarms
It was at a talk at some point that a member of...

It was at a talk at some point that a member of CME staff said that the Mark 4 sets were under too much pressure. As I understand it there are 6 sets in daily use, the sixth coming out later in the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-11-2018, 19:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By berneyarms
Post There arenít any Mk 4 sets in storage. They are...

There arenít any Mk 4 sets in storage. They are all in use on rotation.

As I understand it the maintenance requirements were too tight previously so hence less sets are now in daily use.

ICR covers...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-11-2018, 18:46
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By berneyarms
Isnít this simply recruiting for a replacement...

Isnít this simply recruiting for a replacement for Jim Meade (now CEO) in the Director, Railway Undertaking role (basically head of railway operations), albeit with a different title?
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-11-2018, 21:00
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
Out of interest, what would you have done? I...

Out of interest, what would you have done?

I donít think closing removing most of stops at a station would go down well locally.
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 14:16
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By berneyarms
Well thatís an issue for the NTA to decide upon.

Well thatís an issue for the NTA to decide upon.
Forum: Commuter Services 06-11-2018, 12:42
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By berneyarms
Oranmore-Galway is classed as an Intercity...

Oranmore-Galway is classed as an Intercity journey and is priced accordingly.

All the other journeys you list are within the suburban fares matrices which receive a higher level of subsidy.
Forum: Commuter Services 17-10-2018, 14:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By berneyarms
As I suggested above - 2700s and ICR options...

As I suggested above - 2700s and ICR options vetoed by the NTA.

An utterly shambolic approach to investment in the railways and dealing with the rolling stock shortage.
Forum: Commuter Services 15-10-2018, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,530
Posted By berneyarms
As far as Iím aware the 2700 refurb is on hold...

As far as Iím aware the 2700 refurb is on hold and may not even happen, and I am pretty sure that the 41 extra ICR coaches was vetoed by the NTA.

Rolling stock (or more precisely the lack of any new...
Forum: Nenagh Line 08-10-2018, 19:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By berneyarms
Track relaying I believe.

Track relaying I believe.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 16-09-2018, 07:35
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
That was from Friday and the reason was that a...

That was from Friday and the reason was that a number of services operated by one train were cancelled due to either no driver being available or a mechanical fault with the train itself. Other...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2018, 19:47
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
Not sure that a timetable change would resolve...

Not sure that a timetable change would resolve ďan operational issueĒ that caused some trains not to operate - that suggests either no driver or a mechanical issue with the train that was to operate...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 10:23
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
That all assumes that the current DART timetable...

That all assumes that the current DART timetable and more specifically the running times reflect reality - I would argue that they donít and DART punctuality statistics would tend to bear that...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-09-2018, 21:14
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
Well perhaps you should be taking this up with...

Well perhaps you should be taking this up with the NTA as theyíre the ones driving the 10 minute DART - not Irish Rail.

As I understand it all of the PIS signs in stations are flagging it at this...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 03-09-2018, 15:08
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
Not at all. Youíre vastly overestimating the...

Not at all. Youíre vastly overestimating the rolling stock requirements.

Most will still be 6 or 8 car.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-08-2018, 14:31
Replies: 53
Views: 5,968
Posted By berneyarms
It might help if you explained exactly why you...

It might help if you explained exactly why you think that?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 10-08-2018, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
I know all of that - my point all along was - if...

I know all of that - my point all along was - if you want to do online you canít due to ATW not enabling it.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 19:25
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
Try doing it online via the arriva trains wales...

Try doing it online via the arriva trains wales website.
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 09-08-2018, 13:42
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
The issue is that using the Rosslare-Fishguard...

The issue is that using the Rosslare-Fishguard route it is impossible to buy a sail/rail ticket using any Irish station other than Rosslare Europort as the origin/destination, despite the connections...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 31-07-2018, 21:01
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
That sailing arrives and departs only on three...

That sailing arrives and departs only on three days of the week and it has completely different times each day - not exactly easy to produce a rail timetable around that and keep everyone else on the...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 30-07-2018, 19:31
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
Would that not be a decision for the NTA given...

Would that not be a decision for the NTA given that they now specify service levels for all PSO services, be they bus or rail?
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 30-07-2018, 19:30
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
Posted By berneyarms
Erm there is a rail connection off the Irish...

Erm there is a rail connection off the Irish Ferries sailing into Rosslare.

The ferries arrive from France at either 11:00 or 11:30. The train leaves at 12:55.

That allows for wriggle room if the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 26-06-2018, 22:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By berneyarms
That provincial bus restriction was only on...

That provincial bus restriction was only on Friday evenings on departures between 16:00 & 19:00 from Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Not exactly unreasonable.

The city bus restrictions applied to Dublin,...
Forum: Mallow-Cork-Cobh/Midleton 26-06-2018, 20:46
Replies: 2
Views: 2,058
Posted By berneyarms
Thatís the result of the long running mentoring...

Thatís the result of the long running mentoring dispute which wasnít helped by the previous CEO who dug his heels in.

Hopefully when the current crop of trainees are passed out this problem will be...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 25-06-2018, 13:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,652
Posted By berneyarms
Just to clarify that DB are receiving a...

Just to clarify that DB are receiving a replacement vehicle for every bus transferred to Go Ahead - these will expand the service on routes retained by DB.

The PSO fleet in Dublin will expand by...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 19:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By berneyarms
Just to add that the reasons for the collapse of...

Just to add that the reasons for the collapse of the service with Northern Rail are:

1) Delays in delivering infrastructure improvements by Network Rail resulting in insufficient drivers completing...
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