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Unread 02-07-2009, 10:49   #1
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Default Capital D - RTE 1 7pm July 2nd

There's a programme on the DART's 25 years tonight. Set your recorders..

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Anne Cassin presents a special edition of the magazine programme which focuses on the 25th anniversary of the DART railway service and its impact on Dublin city

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Unread 03-07-2009, 08:47   #2
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God that was so lame.

My sincere apologies to anyone who watched it.
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Quite so :|
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Unread 03-07-2009, 09:19   #4
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There's a programme on the DART's 25 years tonight. Set your recorders..
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God that was so lame.

My sincere apologies to anyone who watched it.
I'll let you away with it this time but only because I missed it!

Was it really that bad? how come?
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Here, knock yourself out.. (seriously.. knock yourself out first)

http://www.rte.ie/news/capitald/
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Pretty rubbish alright

They did manage to interview Frank McDonald and Prof James Wickham

At the very least they could have shown us the clever side of the operation from the control centre in Connolly
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Here, knock yourself out.. (seriously.. knock yourself out first)

http://www.rte.ie/news/capitald/
I'll watch it tonight!

Is it worth getting the popcorn and drink in?
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Sleeping tablets and a glass of water.
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Unread 03-07-2009, 10:12   #9
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sounds like IE all right

I have red bull at home and I doubt even that will be enough to keep me awake. I'll watch it tonight on the train on the way home but am feraful will fall asleep, laptop get stolen and i'll end up back in connolly at midnight with no more trains to get home !
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It was like they let a load of chimps into the editing suite to make it.
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The irish Times weekend review has an article by Frank Macdonald about the 25 years of DART.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 09:57   #12
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To be fair the Irish Times piece was better

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...250018875.html

Just imagine what we could have had?
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It seems to me that if Drogheda, Kildare and Maynooth are electrified, there will be a huge surplus of diesel railcars being displaced, with nowhere to go that I can see- I don't see there being enough demand on Cork and Limerick commuter services or the farcical WRC.
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Unread 07-07-2009, 21:03   #14
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Official plans are only Hazelhatch/Balbriggan/Maynooth/Pace

The 2600 & 2700 fleet are destined for the scrapheap as are the 8200 DART coaches. Thats 54 coaches

Doing the math there isn't a large surplus
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The 2600 & 2700 fleet are destined for the scrapheap as are the 8200 DART coaches. Thats 54 coaches

Suppose that will be welcomed by most people.

Cobh/ WRC etc will have the 2800 then
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Bit of a disgrace really that the 8200 class (Alstom) DART coaches haven't even made it to ten years in service.

I'd say the 2600/2700s have plenty of life in them yet though (and they'll need it if the usual pace of IÉ projects is followed with this one).
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