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Unread 21-06-2010, 11:56   #5
Mark Gleeson
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Originally Posted by Colm Moore View Post
We have been working on this.
All services nationwide with the following exceptions carry bikes

Dublin - Maynooth/Longford/Drogheda/Dundalk/Gorey/Enniscorthy/Wexford
Cork - Cobh/Midleton/Mallow

The timetable now clearly states which routes and which trains carry bikes, this is due to us pointing out EC/1371/2007 requires this information to be made available before train.

Safety issues remain as no DART or commuter train is fitted with any appropriate racks or restraints to ensure a bike is secured while on the train. I don't see this being resolvable without significant capital expense but the rack could compromise capacity at peak hour. Safety is the key concern and no compromises are acceptable

The accepted industry approach is bike parking at stations which can cope with greater numbers.

Further expansion of bike facilities is dependent on a significant uptake on the facilities provided for intercity and regional services.
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