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Unread 11-01-2013, 20:14   #1
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Just been looking at a few of the new route timetable PDFs.

I notice the title section/page of each carries what appears to be a new logo.

From left to right the logo consists of a green triangle, a white rectangle and an orange triangle. Essentially the tricolour.

Is this a new company logo or just a logo for displaying on timetables/publicity?

Personally there's a lot of low value items I'd like to see but a new logo isn't one of them (no disrespect to designers who innovatively design such logos).

(I did a forum search before posting this to see if it had been previously discussed)

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Unread 11-01-2013, 20:59   #2
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We have been advised that the irishrail.ie wavy logo is on the way out
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Unread 11-01-2013, 23:41   #3
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Thanks for the update.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 10:29   #4
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is this to do with the Irish version of the company name not being present in the old logo and militant gealgoirs getting upset? Iarnrod Eireann is now more prominent than Irish Rail in the new logo.

As an aside I don't particularly like the new logo. It looks a bit amateurish.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 17:21   #5
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Fiddling while Rome burns I think. At this stage you will see about five different logos on any given train journey (not including national development plans, transport for ireland, etc.). You get CIE, the old IR track logo, the IE one, the swooshy one and this new nothing one. The new one will reproduce very poorly in black and white material. Only full-colour will work with it.

It is absolute madness given the state of things that Irish Rail is spending money having new logos designed. It might not be a lot of money in the bigger scheme of things but it is completely self-defeating. The purpose of marketing is to generate positive customer sentiment yet the only sentiment this would generate is that Irish Rail are wasting money.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 18:55   #6
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As an aside I don't particularly like the new logo. It looks a bit amateurish
Don't like it either, the flag needs to go and Irish Rail needs to be back in the ligher green colour and not the horrible looking one now.
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I wonder how this will go down on any train that ends up in Belfast.
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The new one will reproduce very poorly in black and white material. Only full-colour will work with it.
Agreed. I was going to suggest to them that the cut down on the full-colour, glossy leaflets.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 23:23   #8
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Does this mean the Dart and Commuter 'wavy' logos will also be replaced?
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Unread 13-01-2013, 14:52   #9
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To put it more simply, the new logo looks lovely on the Sligo timetable and goes especially well with the new narrow format resulting from the two services a day each way being dropped. (well one to Longford only and the other to Sligo).
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Unread 22-01-2013, 02:16   #10
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New logo live on website.
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Unread 22-01-2013, 14:19   #11
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New logo live on website.
That about sums it up, thousands spent on a new logo, the company broke and a train service that is the worst in Europe.
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