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Unread 18-04-2009, 20:30   #1
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Default Limerick/Nenagh/Ballybrophy line - revised timetable

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Limerick/Nenagh/Ballybrophy line - revised timetable by Corporate Communications

Please note a revised timetable will operate on the Limerick/Nenagh/Ballybrophy line from Monday April 20th. Click here for journey planner.
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Everything is slower

Note morning commuter service now departs 10 minutes earlier but still arrives at 8:45, so much for the promise to reduce journey times
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Everything is slower

Note morning commuter service now departs 10 minutes earlier but still arrives at 8:45, so much for the promise to reduce journey times
Yeah, whats up with that. And also they still use InterCity for the service info. Its a 2700 DMU right
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Yeah, whats up with that.
It wasn't getting to Limerick on time.
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2009 time 60 minutes
1973 time 39 minutes

Now what did we spend 1.2 billion on?
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Interesting time difference Mark between 1973 and 2009.
Are the number of stops in the 2009 timetable the same as in 1973?

Sublimity - you are 100% correct - it is NOT an inter city service.
IR cannot even get the simple things right!
Obviously more than 1.2 billion is required to get the simple things right!!!

While I'm at it, what about the fact the Maynooth line was upgraded years ago with new signalling, twin track all the way to Connolly and to this day no Passenger Information Displays working at Maynooth - and perhaps other stations too? Again, 1.2 billion was not enough!!!
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The 1973 time is for a train stopping at all open stations between Nenagh and Limerick, so stop Birdhill but not at Castleconnell since it wasn't a stop in 1973

The 2009 train of course has a massive acceleration and braking advantage by at least 20% over its 1973 cousin

Back in the early 1990's Limerick to Ballybrophy was 1 hour 17 minutes, and thats twice the distance of Limerick Nenagh
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The 2009 train of course has a massive acceleration and braking advantage by at least 20% over its 1973 cousin

Back in the early 1990's Limerick to Ballybrophy was 1 hour 17 minutes, and thats twice the distance of Limerick Nenagh
So is the Railway Safety Commission to blame for the increase in journey time over the years with all the speed restrictions?

Whats the point of using a railcar when its not going to make a difference in the journey time on this line. Might as well have the train from the early 90s running the line.
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Nothing to do with the RSC, Irish Rail reduced the speed limits, they failed to maintain the track

If you put the old train back on the route it further increase the time
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