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Unread 11-04-2013, 12:36   #1
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Default Train Drivers and Engineers Checking Tickets?

I've been told that all managers across Irish Rail have been asked to get volunteers from their staff to go out and check tickets on a nightly basis by the new CEO, what are the reasons behind this does anyone know?
Surely all this will do is cause friction between the ticket checkers/RPU and the rest of the staff? Does thsi mean the Ticket Checkers will be driving trains!!!

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Unread 11-04-2013, 13:03   #2
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Good idea you often see the security on the Luas checking tickets from people they know won't have them and kick them off.

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Surely all this will do is cause friction between the ticket checkers/RPU and the rest of the staff?
Don't see how it will as they can't be on every service everyday, random checkes are the way to go.
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This is not a new idea per say. It was looked at previously. For a long time we have held the view that fare evasion was rampant off peak.

There are a few managers and engineers who are trained to drive DART trains...
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The RPU accompanied by the Stasi were at Hazelhatch station on Wed. evening all 15 of them, talk about overkill. Of couse every passenger had their ticket. The funny thing about it was that there were two drunks causing trouble on the train and they failed to spot them - A bit like the Kitcat advert with the Panda's.
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Good idea you often see the security on the Luas checking tickets from people they know won't have them and kick them off.



Don't see how it will as they can't be on every service everyday, random checkes are the way to go.
Nasty, and vindictive.
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There have been numerous incidents of passengers assaulting ticket checking staff so they tend to move around in largish groups.

Also more staff means faster checking
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There have been numerous incidents of passengers assaulting ticket checking staff so they tend to move around in largish groups.

Also more staff means faster checking
Maybe on late night trains, in ALL the years I have been commuting I had NEVER seen that. Transport police would be more suitable instead of a private army.
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Nasty, and vindictive.
well they only target the scum which is great.
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well they only target the scum which is great.
It depends what you mean by 'scum', you need to widen your vocabulary.
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It depends what you mean by 'scum', you need to widen your vocabulary.
Manily people who are off thier heads.
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