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Unread 24-09-2006, 21:08   #1
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Default [24-9-2006] 19.30 Cork Dublin

Reports have come in that the 19.30 ex Cork service to Dublin had a problem en-route. Apparently a number of coaches filled with smoke and the train was halted between Charleville and Limerick Junction. The train is believed to be one of the new Mk4s. Unconfirmed reports say that the doors were opened to ventilate the train. Railcars were summoned from Limerick to the junction to provide cover. The last known whereabouts of the train, was in the vicinity of Knocklong, moving slowly northwards.

The exact cause of the smoke is currently unknown.
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Here we go again

We have lost count of the number of incidents involving the new trains which have left passengers seriously delayed

Best guess on past history is that the smoke originated from a failure in the braking system. This results in a thick grey smoke with a heavy smell of burning carbon

The airconditioning is meant to immediately lock down if smoke is detected

Train is well over an hour late when it go moving again it will be exteremly late into Dublin

Full 100% refund applies http://www.platform11.org/passenger_...hp#their_fault

No noitice on IE website
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Original report is still awaiting definate confirmation.
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This is what the IE web site tells you currently.

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Travel Alerts
• No Current Travel Alerts.
If tonights report proves true, then its another example of IE operating in a victorian age rather than a real time age.

RTE Teletext runs very efficient Airport info. Maybe its about time IE started to embrace 1980s technology, just to start with. A real time facility for arr and dep info on our rail network is long since passed the point of mere necessicity.
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I was at a trade gig about 10 years ago and the IE crew had a normal PC over a modem (this was the era of 14400) and I could see every train over the entire DART area and all nicely color coded by there on time status

This is easy stuff
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Confirmed it was a brake fault which was the source of smoke, brakes no end of trouble on the new trains

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