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Unread 23-08-2009, 08:08   #21
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6:50 - 5 minutes early
8:00 - 21 minutes late
10:30 - 7 minutes late
12:30 - 8 minutes late
14:10 - 11 minutes late
16:10 - 2 minutes late
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20:10 -
Well, hmm, the 18:10 never made it.
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Unread 31-08-2009, 16:06   #22
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Enterprise - 1520 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 31-Aug-2009 16:52
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide the 1520 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 32 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1610 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 31-Aug-2009 16:47
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide the 1610 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 33 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1320 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 31-Aug-2009 16:03
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide the 1320 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 67 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1410 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 31-Aug-2009 14:45
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide the 1410 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 32 minutes.
This is why they need a third train, the 9:35 Connolly Belfast was 25 minutes late this morning as well
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Unread 31-08-2009, 17:33   #23
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This is why people ought to use the Bus.
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Unread 01-09-2009, 17:02   #24
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Enterprise - 1520 Dublin Connolly to Belfast central 1-Sep-2009 16:51
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1520 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 25 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1610 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 1-Sep-2009 16:40
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1610 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 19 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1410 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 1-Sep-2009 14:32
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1410 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 13 minutes.


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Unread 01-09-2009, 19:34   #25
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Enterprise - 1650 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 1-Sep-2009 19:09
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1650 sevice from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 58 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1810 Belfast central to Dublin Connolly 1-Sep-2009 19:08
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1810 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 15 minutes.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 13:43   #26
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Enterprise - 1100 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 2-Sep-2009 13:15
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1100 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 70 minutes.


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Unread 02-09-2009, 14:31   #27
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Enterprise - 1520 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 2-Sep-2009 15:28
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution betwen Dublin/Drogheda the 1520 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 47 minutes.


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Enterprise - 1410 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 2-Sep-2009 14:48
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 1410 service from Belfast to Dublin will be delayed by 21 minutes.


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Unread 02-09-2009, 14:53   #28
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The Good news is that from Monday, a new emergency timetable will come into effect. The Department for Regional Transport (Conor Murphy) had to pass the new emergency timetable which was agreed over the weekend with IE and NIR. The Dept for Regional Transport passed this yesterday. I have been told that instead of 8, there will be 6 enterprise services in both directions. From dublin the 20:45 is being cancelled. I dont know the other service nor do I know which 2 from belfast are being cancelled. The 16:50 from dublin will be timetabled to leave drogheda at 18:25 and the 19:00 from dublin will be timetabled to leave drogheda at 20:25. As for the other amendments, I do not know. All refuelling, water checks and toilet drainage will be done in belfast.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 16:06   #29
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Enterprise - 1320 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 2-Sep-2009 15:28
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution betwen Dublin/Drogheda the 1320 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 47 minutes.
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Unread 02-09-2009, 21:46   #30
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The Good news is that from Monday, a new emergency timetable will come into effect....... I have been told that instead of 8, there will be 6 enterprise services in both directions.
Not sure I agree that less trains is good news. Especially when there is stock available that could be pressed into service.
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Unread 03-09-2009, 08:25   #31
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Enterprise - 0735 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central 3-Sep-2009 9:12
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 0735 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 25 minutes.


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Enterprise - 0800 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly 3-Sep-2009 7:57
Due to operational reasons the 0800 service from Belfast to Dublin will call additionally at Lisburn and Lurgan this morning only, Thursday 3rd September.


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Unread 03-09-2009, 08:32   #32
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Not sure I agree that less trains is good news. Especially when there is stock available that could be pressed into service.
Well it should enable me to get home before 11:00pm (if that means cutting 2 trains a day, then i'd glady accept)....

Also, I was miss informed about the Departement for Regional development passing the emergency timetable. this is not the case, apparently Conor Murphy does not want to cut services.... so we have to wait and see but an Irish Rail official said that they expect the new emergency enterprise timetable to be published on their web site today

Oh and the second train service that will be cancelled, is both the 1:20 and 3:20 which will be merged. Dont know its dept. time though as of yet.

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There is no reason to cut services, if they do it will cause chaos within Northern Ireland as all the connections will go crazy and Newry suffers quite badly. For Dundalk commuters it means an even worse off peak service

They need 1 extra train set to make the service work, there are 3 available and it is Irish Rail's responsibility to to provide a train set, NIR are meeting their obligation of 2
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Unread 03-09-2009, 10:19   #34
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Enetrprise - 0935 Dublin Connolly to Belfast central 3-Sep-2009 11:12
Due to the partial line closure at Malahide and the bus substitution between Dublin/Drogheda the 0935 service from Dublin to Belfast will be delayed by 25 minutes.
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Unread 03-09-2009, 11:05   #35
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There is no reason to cut services, if they do it will cause chaos within Northern Ireland as all the connections will go crazy and Newry suffers quite badly. For Dundalk commuters it means an even worse off peak service

They need 1 extra train set to make the service work, there are 3 available and it is Irish Rail's responsibility to to provide a train set, NIR are meeting their obligation of 2
Newry gets 12 trains to Belfast a day, all they are talking about is getting rid of the 22:00 and amalgamiting the 14:30 and 16:30 into one service and dundalk has additional services it never had now with the ie emergency timetable. I have no problem for the temporary timetable to exist as planned.

On the train front, nir are not meeting responsability. both ie and nir have train sets available and equipped exactly for scenarios like this, the IE trains (except for 2 loco's in belfast by chance which were at sume rail event - these are not equipped with NI rail signal equipment) are all south of the viaduct so its up to nir to kick into contingency mode (they havn't).....

as i said before, leaving central at 06:50 every monring and not having a clue what time you will get home at, be it 22:00 or 23:00 is just not sustainable and it seems very unlikly that nir or ie will provide extra trains for the service to make it work, so then the alternative is to chop it temporarily. As a temporary messaure, I endorse it.
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The two locomotives that were in Belfast were there to be fitted with NIR signal equipment and at least one of them has been used on the Enterprise. Translink have recently withdrawn their only mk2 set and only have one or two 3 coach CAF trains spare Monday to Friday which would be used in the first instance to maintian their local timetable
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The ball is in IE's court to provide the 3rd set
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Unread 03-09-2009, 13:26   #38
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The ball is in IE's court to provide the 3rd set
I'm afraid that they've actually just cut services instead. This is the new timetable:

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0650 0800 1105 1410 1615 1840 from Belfast
Once again, Dick Fearn and IE have gone for the easiest route out: screw the passengers. They have two perfectly good MK3 sets in Dundalk and enough locos to run the 3rd set. But that would have been too much effort.
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The ball is in IE's court to provide the 3rd set
maybe i am unaware of a 3rd set north of the viaduct?

The contingency between ie and nir is one of ie's new intercity fleet or one of nir's c3k's...... the latter is the obvious considering the circumstances.

if one of the loco's then, that is in belfast is being fitted with nir signalling, that could be used to pull one of those orange buckets of rust parked in dundalk? potentially a temporary 3rd set? probably more reliable than the enterprise too!
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Enterprise - Interim Timetable Valid 6th September 3-Sep-2009 13:04
Due to the bridge collapse and subsequent engineering works at Malahide, an interim Enterprise timetable has been introduced with effect from Sunday 6th September.

Bus substitutions are still in place between Drogheda and Dublin and all intending passengers are advised to allow an extra 30 minutes for their journey. Translink apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Details of the new timetable can be obtained by contacting the Translink Call Centre on 02890 666630.
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