Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Intercity and Regional > Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 28-11-2014, 17:14   #1
Traincustomer
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ar an traein
Posts: 579
Default Additional services Clonmel - Waterford and vice versa

In conjunction with the Winterval festival and events in Waterford city there are three extra trains operating on Fridays and Saturdays starting today and running up until and including the Saturday before Christmas.

The train times are:

12.10 Waterford to Clonmel
13.05 Clonmel to Waterford
20.40 Waterford to Clonmel
All three services will serve Carrick-on-Suir and are in addition to the existing two trains each way.

Good to see these extra targeted services which offer an attractive alternative to what can be the drudgery of a car or bus journey along the N24.

While the primary purpose of the trains are to bring people to and from Waterford it's a pity the actual timings couldn't have been adjusted slightly to facilitate connections to and from Kilkenny/Dublin e.g. trains arrive into Waterford from the Dublin line at 12.20 and 20.48. Why not 12.25 and 20.55 Waterford - Clonmel?

Quote:
Waterford Winterval Competition & Extra Services

Take the family on an unforgettable day out by rail

Waterford Winterval takes place at Waterford Quays from Friday 21st November to Tuesday 23rd December and features 32 different attractions, many of which are free.
Visit Santa, ice skate, take a trip on the vintage ferris wheel, helter skelter or carousel. Have your picture taken in the Snow Globe, ride on the Winterval Express Train or visit the new Exploration Dome, there's so much fun for all the family to enjoy.
The train is the perfect way to travel as Winterval is located just a short walk from Waterford train station. Getting to/ from Waterford is easy, with up to 8 services each way between Dublin and Waterford, web fares from 13.99 each way, additional Clonmel - Waterford services and a fabulous prize on offer, you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving, allowing you to soak up the atmosphere and get into the festive spirit.

Clonmel - Waterford Additional Services
The following additional service will operate every Friday and Saturday throughout the festival;
13:05 Clonmel - Waterford (calling @ Carrick-on-Suir)
20:40 Waterford - Clonmel (calling @ Carrick-on-Suir)
For full details on regular and additional services please use the journey planner above.
Family fares see below

Competition Time
Thanks to our friends in Winterval we have a fantastic prize to offer 1 lucky winner. The prize consists of the following;
1 nights B&B for a family of four at Dooley's Hotel on Waterford Quay
A golden ticket entitling your family access to all paid events at Winterval
Family train ticket
Competition closes at 12:00hrs Monday 8th December 2014.

Family Fares
This promises to be a fantastic occasion for all the family to enjoy so why don't you take them on a day out by rail to Waterford and avail of our fantastic family day return fares;
Family Day Return Fares to/from Waterford**
Carrick-on-Suir or Thomastown 19.00
Clonmel 26.00
Kilkenny 29.50
Cahir 35.00
Tipperary, Carlow or Muine Bheag 39.50
Athy 46.00
Limerick 57.50
Dublin 69.50
**All family tickets are valid for a return journey for 1 or 2 adults and up to 4 children between 5 and 15yrs old. Children under 5yrs travel free on Intercity services. These tickets can be purchased at the station on the day of travel.
For more information on all the festival has to offer go to http://www.winterval.ie/
http://www.irishrail.ie/waterfordwinterval
Traincustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-11-2014, 17:54   #2
Jamie2k9
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,114
Default

Platform restrictions, would require to many movements to facilitate low connection numbers. Extending staff costs by 2 hours to, so deferring it an extra 15 minutes will likely require extra pay. Would imagine its by the hour pay is calculated as.

Last edited by Jamie2k9 : 28-11-2014 at 17:59.
Jamie2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-11-2014, 18:18   #3
Inniskeen
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 951
Default

This is in the best Waterford tradition of near connections ! In fairness the gutted station layout makes providing connections difficult as there is only one operarational platform.
Inniskeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-11-2014, 19:40   #4
dowlingm
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
dowlingm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,349
Default

"The following additional service will operate every Friday and Saturday" because it's a sin to run trains through the Golden Vale on a Sunday for any reasons... I mean - what if people *weren't going to the festival* but back to college or to work in Dublin instead! They might want it every week!
dowlingm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 30-11-2014, 15:14   #5
Traincustomer
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ar an traein
Posts: 579
Default

Last time I was in Plunkett over a month ago the train used platform 5. Is platform 6, the other bay, used much (or at all) or is everything set up signalling/access wise for platform 5?
Traincustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 30-11-2014, 16:51   #6
Jamie2k9
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,114
Default

Only two operational lines available currently. P5 and 4 (main platform) which is freight only now. The other bay Is disconnected currently.

They have started an extension to platform 5. I really hope thats not all they plan to do.

The train being the best mode of transport to Waterford and Kilkenny is fast running out so IE will pay big time in 2015. Suggestion a new private operator has being granted a licence for an express bus route taken in Kilkenny to.

Last edited by Jamie2k9 : 30-11-2014 at 16:55.
Jamie2k9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 01-12-2014, 20:40   #7
Traincustomer
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: ar an traein
Posts: 579
Default

Thanks. In my view the other bay (P6) should be reconnected but perhaps this is cumbersome/unrealistic from a signalling perspective at the moment.
Traincustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:25.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.