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Unread 11-08-2019, 17:07   #1
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Default Livery on 29K trains

Does anyone know if the rest of the 29K carriages will be repainted in the dark green colours like some of them already have? Personally, I think itís pure laziness from Irish Rail when they link the old livery with the new livery to make an eight carriage commuter train. Itís not easy on the eye and it looks unprofessional in my opinion. Sort it out Irish Rail.
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Unread 12-08-2019, 22:42   #2
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I presume that the rostering of sets involves splitting 8 car into 2x4-car formations at some point in the day, and re-combining 4-car into 8-car formations at a later stage, possibly in a different location. Also individual 4-car units may have different maintenance schedules or may develop faults, which involve swapping some units.

So I'm fairly sure it's more complicated than you seem to think. The last thing on the minds of IE personnel must be the matching of liveries. There are time when IE needs a break!
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Unread 15-08-2019, 07:08   #3
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Paint scheme doesn't make the trains run on time.

The fleet is slowly being repainted as required, capacity requirements mean it is not possible to take units out of service en mass for repainting. If Irish Rail did this we would immediately call foul.
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