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Unread 13-05-2011, 13:49   #1
Ron Burgundy
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Default 07:43 Portlaoise to Heuston

Since this train started as part of the new timetable there have been delays 4 out of the 5 mornings this week.

The train is late into Portarlington for a start, gets to Kildare and sits there for 10 to 15 mins with no announcments.

Cork train goes through on the centre track and another 3 carriage as well. About 5 mins later it takes off again.

Its getting into Heuston 12 to 13 mins late which is a complete joke for a train from Portlaoise.

This needs to be looked at as this delay is one a once off and it seems to be done to allow other trains through in Kildare with no apologies or reason given by staff on the train or in the station.
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:19   #2
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The 6:15 Cork Dublin should if all is working correctly slide by at Hazelhatch

The 6:20 from Limerick is routinely late departing Portloaise which in turn delays the 7:43 from departing and then forces the overtake to happen elsewhere. The fantom 3 coach train you saw was probably a delayed 06:20

There is provision to allow an overtake at Sallins Dublin bound if required, has this happened?
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:29   #3
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Is the late running of the 07:43 from Port Laoise the reason the 06:15 from Cork has become unreliable in the new timetable?
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:38   #4
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The money is on the 6:20 from Limerick being the problem as this is ahead of 6:15, for every minute it is late the 6:15 will be a minute late
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Unread 13-05-2011, 16:02   #5
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The 07:43 is pulling in to let others past so it's not the problem. If it doesn't improve I'm going to stop using it.
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Unread 13-05-2011, 16:36   #6
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The 06:00 - Waterford - Heuston has being delayed everyday this week except 1 day. So it's not just the Limerick. So far delayes have being between 7 - 20 minutes on the service. Delays at Cherryville, Kildare, Newbridge or Salins.

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Unread 29-06-2011, 09:58   #7
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Morning all
Anyone Know whats going on with the Portlaoise 6.02am train, late all this week. Carlow train picking up passengers in Kildare/newbridge/sallins etc ahead of it this morning, which is scheduled 10 minutes after.
10 minutes I could have had snoooozing
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Unread 29-06-2011, 11:11   #8
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I'm assuming you mean the 06:20

Its departing Portlaoise up to 15 minutes late for reasons unknown
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Unread 29-06-2011, 12:02   #9
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Sorry mark correct 6.20

Thanks for the update, any idea when this issue will stop or is it for the forseeable.

I really appreciate your update, but I find it very annoying that
a. we have to get this kind of information through yourself, IR web reads. Travel Alerts - No current Travel Alerts.
b. Unknown issue, this is the stuff that drives commuters nuts

Again sincere thanks as I wont bust my chops getting down the station tommorow morning
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Unread 29-06-2011, 12:27   #10
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Problem is it will be on-time the day you risk it

Monday = 06:20 / 07:20 (on time)
Tuesday = 06:30 / 07:30 (+10)
Wednesday = 06:36 / 07:36 (+16)

Last week was perfect with no day more than 5 minutes late

We rely heavily on passengers on trains to tweet or post here to get the information. Irish Rail have instant knowledge of any delay, we don't

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Unread 30-06-2011, 10:06   #11
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Took your advice Mark, went down at my usual time, 6.20 on time this morning. Luckily didnt hit the snooze button.

Unusually it was a single set of 3 this morning rather than the normal 2x3
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Unread 30-06-2011, 10:15   #12
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Perfectly on-time

We believe some trains have been transferred to Waterford due Tall ships
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Unread 30-06-2011, 10:29   #13
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I've given up on the 7:43, its a complete joke that you get a train that has to pull for 10 mins to let others past when it could be in Heuston in 5 mins.
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Unread 30-06-2011, 10:36   #14
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With four lines running into inchicore, could it not just slow down and let them pass, it seems abit overly cautous to come to a complete stop, i dont think they are making the most of the 4 line system
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Unread 30-06-2011, 11:44   #15
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With four lines running into inchicore, could it not just slow down and let them pass, it seems abit overly cautous to come to a complete stop, i dont think they are making the most of the 4 line system
For fuel efficiency purposes, trains should never stop, but should hold back slightly from the red signal at a low speed. This is actually quicker than going all the way to the red signal and stopping.

Matching that to reality and time keeping is another matter.
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With four lines running into inchicore, could it not just slow down and let them pass, it seems abit overly cautous to come to a complete stop, i dont think they are making the most of the 4 line system
Unfortunately the 4 running lines do not go to Inchicore; they stop 3km short just after Parkwest and go to 2 lines. That is where the pinch point is.
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