Too many staff?
Travelled last week one day on the 16.25 Waterford to Linerick Junction train.
About 40-50 odd people I'd say used the service - more than I expected.
One thing that struck me was the number of Irish Rail staff I saw eg manning level crossings adjacent to the stations. How many are there for the 4 trains that go each day? I would have thought key to this line's survival would be complete automation with the only staff required being a driver and a guard to collect fares.