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Unread 31-10-2008, 13:47   #1
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Default [8-9/11/2008] Claremorris Westport

There will be bus transfers between Claremorris and Westport on the evening of Sat 8th Nov and the morning of Sun 9th Nov due to engineering works somewhere between Manualla Junc and Westport

The effected trains will run direct to/from Ballina instead of Westport

Irish Rail of course saying nothing yet

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Unread 03-11-2008, 13:37   #2
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Finally details

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Engineering Works between Manulla Junction & Westport Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November. by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to engineering works between Manulla Junction and Westport on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November, the following arrangements will apply:

Saturday 8th November

17.45hrs Heuston to Westport will operate to Ballina. Passengers for Castlebar and Westport must change at Ballina for onward journey by bus transfer.

13.05hrs Westport/Heuston will be a bus transfer.

20.10hrs Ballina / Manulla Jctn will be a bus transfer.

Sunday 9th November

07.45hrs Westport/Heuston will commence from Ballina at 07.35hrs. Bus transfers will operate from Westport to Castlebar and Claremorris to connect with 07.35hrs service.

07.35hrs Ballina/Manulla Jctn wil be a bus transfer

08.11hrs Manulla Jctn/Ballina will be a bus transfer

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential work.
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I'm sure this has cropped up not so long ago but how can you have bus transfers from manulla junction
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It'll be interesting all right - unless the sat imagery is so out of date it doesn't show an acceptable access from the platform to the access road?
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Unread 05-11-2008, 23:09   #5
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Thats out of date

Manualla has no road access, staff are under orders not to leave anyone on the platform. Its a fairly easy trek up the bank to the roadbridge

The booking people have blocked Manualla Junction from seat bookings to avoid problems.

Since a minor rebuild it would be fairly easy to provide pedestrian access. Passenger demand would be rather low, but the cost would be effectively zero.
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Not the first time IE have claimed a bus going to Manulla when in fact it was intended for elsewhere...
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There will be bus transfers between Claremorris and Westport on the evening of Sat 8th Nov and the morning of Sun 9th Nov due to engineering works somewhere between Manualla Junc and Westport

The effected trains will run direct to/from Ballina instead of Westport

Irish Rail of course saying nothing yet
The reference to Irish Rail suggests you have an alternative source that allows you to break news before they do. But not for the first time, you have lifted info from IRN. Personally and as much as I dislike some of their members, I think its only fair that you credit the source of info. In the media world its known as being professional.
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It was entered into the online timetable system sometime late on Thursday 30th October, weekly circular was issued on Wednesday 29th.

Its no secret, as a matter of routine the online timetable is checked on Fri/Sat, since there have frequently been cancellations, its boring and slow but it reveals lots of things, I'm not the only person who checks. Its hardly a copyright issue, the information is public domain if you know where to look.

So there is trouble on the Limerick Junc - Waterford section next week http://www.railusers.ie/forum/showth...8195#post38195

For the record

The 10:50 Ballina Manulla this morning was a bus as well due to maintenance reasons
The 20:10 Ballina Manulla bus is going to either Claremorris or Ballyhaunis.

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