Originally Posted by dowlingm
I don't think that last is a fair statement since the timetable change. The move to 1705 has made the service far less attractive to your usual 9-5 commuter, and it doesn't get in early enough for the 8-4 or 8.30-4.30 commuter. Add to that the level of staffing required to operate the line (including Killonan
, which I mistakenly thought was CTC as far as Birdhill), the need to position a set to Nenagh to operate the morning service and the high competition in the morning rush ex Nenagh (JJK dep 0730 arr 0830, BE dep 0745 arr 0835, IE dep 0745 arr 0840) and it gives the appearance of a moneypit.
apologies, what i meant to say was our proposed timetable served the function of providing for commuters very well.
in fact the pre-alan kelly time table did just that too. The evening Alan Kelly Limerick departures only make sense when you consider that they had to provide the connections to the 1705 and 1800 ex-dublin. It just makes a mess of the thing.