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Unread 16-08-2012, 16:57   #1
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Great to see that the train on Sunday morning is virtually sold out.

Only 11 seats left with three days to go.

200 people less on the roads and 200 more seeing the benefit of a local rail service

Hopefully they'll keep using it
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Unread 16-08-2012, 17:53   #2
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Just because a coach says not available does not imply it was actually sold out

It's running at a loss even at a full house
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Is there even a return service?
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Just because a coach says not available does not imply it was actually sold out

It's running at a loss even at a full house
Really !!!! Could probably say the same about most rail services.

Hard to see why one train with 200 passengers would loose money and a similar train train on another line making a similar lenghth journey wouldn't.
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Unread 16-08-2012, 20:21   #5
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I'd be interested to see what the head count boarding at Ballybrophy will be

At 9.99 a head the cash take is less that 1900 EURO, running cost is 3k+

This is a special service and therefore should make a profit, anything else is just making life worse for the daily passenger
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2 left now , they have to make a profiit from this !! i have been watching the booking seats were takibg 1 by 1 , all week ....

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Unread 16-08-2012, 21:18   #7
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They won't as the extra cost of opening the Nenagh line on a Sunday morning and paying for a taxi for the crew from Limerick to Birdhill effectively eliminates any chance of making money. Some less than honest funny business on Saturday involves canceling in part a Ballybrophy Limerick service to try to save a stock movement.

Thurles would generate 50% more revenue for a lower running cost
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