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Forum: Dublin Belfast Yesterday, 23:50
Replies: 6
Views: 169
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 Yesterday, 08:36
Replies: 6
Views: 169
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: 354
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: 6
Views: 169
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: 1,329
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, 11:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
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 11-10-2018, 00:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,310
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, 19:05
Replies: 1
Views: 1,138
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, 21:38
Replies: 53
Views: 5,969
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, 20:26
Replies: 53
Views: 5,969
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, 16:39
Replies: 53
Views: 5,969
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, 01:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
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, 20:08
Replies: 63
Views: 12,074
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, 12:06
Replies: 53
Views: 5,969
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, 15:47
Replies: 53
Views: 5,969
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, 21:05
Replies: 63
Views: 12,074
Posted By Inniskeen
Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !

Pretty much the same approach as Irish Rail !
Forum: DART 12-08-2018, 19:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,620
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, 12:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,070
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, 12:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
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, 09:22
Replies: 20
Views: 5,065
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...
Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 16-06-2018, 16:32
Replies: 20
Views: 3,236
Posted By Inniskeen
First occasion was a fatality at Malahide. Not...

First occasion was a fatality at Malahide.

Not sure about last night, it appears the 2315 special from Malahide to Connolly (an 8 car 29k stopping at all stations) had door problems at Portmarnock....
Forum: Dublin Sligo 07-06-2018, 12:54
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By Inniskeen
I believe item 2) (or a very similar variant) may...

I believe item 2) (or a very similar variant) may come crashing onto the stage shortly resulting in service cancellations.

Another major issue with IR's proposed timetable is not that the necessary...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 07-06-2018, 12:25
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By Inniskeen
I would love to be more positive but it is clear...

I would love to be more positive but it is clear and obvious that the existing infrastructure is challenged to efficiently and reliably support the present level of service. We know that the 50%...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 08:11
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By Inniskeen
Incidentally restoration of the early morning...

Incidentally restoration of the early morning service to Sligo and the later evening return service together with, I assume, the re-scheduling of the 0800 from Dublin and the 1800 from Sligo requires...
Forum: Dublin Sligo 05-06-2018, 07:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,415
Posted By Inniskeen
Hope the NTA & Irish Rail are following the...

Hope the NTA & Irish Rail are following the timetable change chaos saga in the UK. Ten minute DART alone will generate unwanted congestion, adding additional Maynooth and Kildare services as well...
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