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Unread 02-11-2010, 13:09   #1
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Default PACK A PUNCH FOR YOUR STATION - Vote now in Best Station Awards

Will broombridge win this year?

http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/news...ew&news_id=525

http://www.irishrail.ie/home/station_awards.asp
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Unread 02-11-2010, 14:05   #2
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There is little point in identifying the best station, its hardly going to improve matters for passengers

The worst station awards now that would get results

Skerries/Westport/Claremorris as usual will be in the likely winners

And yes you can vote for Wellington Bridge despite it never to see a train operated by Irish Rail again.
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Unread 02-11-2010, 20:21   #3
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Not sure about Skerries for 2011...ever since the Malahide viaduct collapse, during which 95% of passenger did not use the station, things have deteriorated.. A lot of tagging, especially in the subway, poor signage and lighting, broken big back lit ad (broken for months). Staff are nice, as is small waiting room.
The station was due to be redeveloped, so I assume they won't fix any of the above until this heavy work is completed.
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Unread 03-11-2010, 02:10   #4
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voted for Wellington Bridge out of badness
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Unread 03-11-2010, 08:43   #5
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voted for Wellington Bridge out of badness
As I have too.

I reckon there's the beginnings of a campaign there...
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Unread 03-11-2010, 10:26   #6
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Too bad, they've updated the list and removed Wellington Bridge. Say goodbye to your vote.

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Vote for IE Best Stations, win free rail travel, weekends away http://bit.ly/coX3RF Station list now updated, apologies for earlier errors
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Unread 03-11-2010, 11:31   #7
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Hmmm...

Maybe we should vote for Roscrea before they close that one down. And as it's a currently operating station, they could have no reason to remove it.
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:31   #8
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Listed but closed

Wellington Bridge

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Not listed but closed

Ballycullane
Bridgetown
Campile

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Not listed but open

Carrigtwohill
Midleton
M3 Parkway
Dunboyne

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Not listed but not yet open

Hansfield (not yet open)

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Misnamed

Carrick-on-Shannon (as Carrick on Shannon)
Clondalkin Fonthill (whichever way the punctuate it these days) (as Clondalkin)
Hazelhatch & Celbridge (as Hazelhatch)
Park West & Cherry Orchard (as Cherry Orchard Park West)


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1916 stations

Listed as Should be
Bray Bray Daly
Dun Laoghaire Dun Laoghaire Mallin
Galway Galway Ceannt
Sligo Sligo McDiarmada
Tralee Tralee Casement
Wexford Wexford O'Hanrahan
Connolly Dublin Connolly
Heuston Dublin Heuston
Pearse Dublin Pearse

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Punctuation

Muine Bheag /Bagenalstown

Variable bracketing on balance of 1916 stations Cork Kent, but Waterford (Plunkett Station).
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Unread 04-11-2010, 10:24   #9
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There are 15 named stations for 16 people (Pearse is named for 2), the rest

Dundalk Clarke
Drogheda MacBride
Waterford Plunkett
Limerick Colbert
Killkenny MacDonagh
Cork Kent

The RUI fare calculator has always included them on the routes we have loaded

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Waterford Plunkett
Limerick Colbert
Cork Kent
These were listed, but have now been changed to the location only.
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Unread 06-11-2010, 22:43   #11
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I voted for Wellingtonbridge as well, now I feel disenfranchised
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Unread 09-03-2011, 08:36   #12
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http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=1023
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SHORT LIST FOR 2011 BEST STATION AWARDS ANNOUNCED by Corporate Communications

Excitement is mounting for staff at the country’s 141 Railway Stations, the votes have been cast and the tension is palpable! The Shortlisted stations are about to be informed that they are in the running for coveted title of overall Best Station

The Finalists Revealed!
DART: Pearse, Sandymount, Raheny
Connacht: Claremorris, Dromod, Ballinasloe
Leinster: Arklow, Gorey, Tullamore
Major Station: Heuston, Dundalk, Cork
Munster: Killarney, Templemore, Cobh
Commuter: M3 Parkway, Donabate, Leixlip Louisa Bridge, Hazelhatch

Voting was conducted through a text and email poll. Almost 5,000 people voted as part of the competition. Customers were asked to rate their station under the following criteria; Customer Information, Staff Appearance, Staff Helpfulness and Station Appearance. Hazelhatch scored highly in all categories. The votes were cast in a text and online poll during November last.

The Awards will be presented at a Gala ceremony at Iarnród Éireann’s training centre at Inchicore, The date will be announced shortly. A special celebrity guest will be there on the day to add to the festivities.

The Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards reward excellence in customer facilities, cleanliness, innovation and customer service in the country’s 141 railway stations. Iarnród Éireann Bosses said: “We are delighted with the response from our customers to the competition. The Awards have been running now for 16 years and we think that it is fitting that ownership of the decision making process for them should go to the customers, who use our services”
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http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=1094
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Killarney is Ireland's Best Station! by Corporate Communications

KILLARNEY has been named Overall Best Train Station in Ireland for the second year in a row at this year’s Iarnród Éireann Best Station Awards, which took place today at Iarnród Éireann’s Inchicore Engineering Works.

The awards were presented by Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Dr. Leo Varadkar T.D

The station plays a key role in the life of the Co Kerry tourist town, and victory is all the more sweet as the winner was chosen by Iarnród Éireann customers.

Killarney came out on top in the four criteria of the text and email poll which were:

- Staff helpfulness
- Staff appearance
- Station appearance
- Customer information.

Dick Fearn, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann said “Winning the title of Best Station in Ireland is a high honour and I congratulate all the team in Killarney, our customers are the most important part of our business so it is fitting that they should choose the winner of the Best Station Awards and all the hard work in Killarney has certainly paid off.”

It was a proud Station Manager for Killarney and Tralee, Noel Meaney, who collected the award on behalf of Killarney, along with Hugh O’Callaghan, Trina Brosnan and Martin Carey.

The magnificent crystal locomotive trophy was presented to Noel and his team, which will adorn Killarney Station throughout 2011.

Speaking at the Awards, Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Dr. Leo Varadkar T.D said: “I would also like to congratulate Iarnród Éireann on holding the 16th annual awards. It’s a priority for the Government to persuade more people to use public transport. Tidy stations are more pleasant stations, and in these difficult economic times an effort like this can go a long way to boosting passenger numbers and generating crucial revenues.”

Regional winners Killarney also collected the title of Best Munster Station, beating off competition from Cobh and Templemore stations.

In Connacht, Dromod emerged victorious, with Station Manager, Jimmy Feeney leading the team to collect the award. Claremorris and Ballinasloe Stations were highly commended in the West.

Leinster saw Arklow taking the top title, Brian O’Keeffe was proud to pick up the award. Gorey and Tullamore Stations were highly commended by customers.

The Best DART station for 2011 was Raheny Station, beating Sandymount and Pearse. Karl Sutton, Mick Seery, David Nally and John Jackson collected the award for Raheny.

Hazelhatch was named Best Commuter Station for the second year in a row, pipping Docklands, M3 Parkway, Leixlip Louisa Bridge and Donabate to the award. Patricia Bermingham collected the award for Hazelhatch.

Dundalk is this year’s Best Major Station, seeing off the challenge of Heuston and Cork Stations. Anthony Monaghan of Dundalk accepted the award on behalf of the busy Co Louth station.


Special awards

In addition to regional winners, two special awards were presented at today’s ceremony.

Raheny collected the special crystal steam locomotive trophy for Best Customer Service. As a busy commuter station on the northside of Dublin, Raheny provides customer care of the highest standards. Customers recognised this in the text and web voting, giving top marks to Raheny for customer service. Station Manager Karl Sutton received the award for his team in Raheny.

Clara Station on the Galway Heuston line collected this year’s Community Involvement Award, for the strong partnership that exists between station staff and Clara Youth Reach Project. Clara Youth Reach is an organisation that works with young people that may have left school early or may have experienced some difficulty in their lives which resulted in antisocial behaviour. As part of an initiative known as One Book One Clara, young people created a Mosaic at the station, based on a book they had read. Eoghan Brennan, Station Manager, Clara together with Finian Robinson and Joe Deering from Clara Youth Reach Project collected the award.

A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said “We are delighted that so many customers took the opportunity to vote in this year’s Best Station Awards. By encouraging keen competition between stations, we can raise the standards of customer care at all stations for the benefit of everyone who travels with us.”


ROLL OF HONOUR

OVERALL BEST STATION – Killarney

Best Munster Station – Killarney
Highly Commended – Cobh and Templemore

Best Connacht Station – Dromod
Highly Commended – Claremorris and Ballinasloe

Best Leinster Station – Arklow
Highly Commended – Gorey and Tullamore

Best DART Station – Raheny
Highly Commended – Pearse and Sandymount

Best Commuter Station – Hazelhatch
Highly Commended – Donabate, M3 Parkway, Docklands and Leixlip Louisa Bridge

Best Major Station - Dundalk
Highly Commended - Heuston and Cork

Best Customer Service – Raheny

Community Involvement – Clara
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