Tens of millions have been spent on this line on new track, bridges, fencing, level crossing and vegetation control.
Zero effort has been made to leverage any benefit in terms of more frequent or more relevant services. The existing timetable serves primarily those travelling to/from Dublin and somewhat accidentally shoppers heading into Waterford for five hours or so shopping.
Every excuse under the sun is used to avoid catering for special events be it Spraoi, Winterval or Sporting. Irish Rail regard the line as a nuisance and treat it accordingly.
Ironically this is one of the few lines in the country where the railway could easily compete on journey time with other modes.