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Unread 11-01-2013, 21:43   #121
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Another change in the 1930 Heuston-Portlaoise in the draft is deferred to 1945 leaving a long gap between 1835 and 1945 for Kildare and Monasterevin (1855 only goes to Newbridge). Current timetable has 1840, 1915,1940.

Otherwise new timetable is a significant improvement for Kildare with more and faster peak services. No more the dawdling 1725 taking 41min or the 0600 from Waterford pausing at Parkwest - both held by local services.
Late revision 11/1/13: the 1855 which was originally shown on the Journey planner as operating to Newbridge is now extended to Portlaoise.
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Unread 15-01-2013, 20:12   #122
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Accoding to a tweet from Irish Rail in response to a service cut they say they got very little public feedback from the Heuston timetable.
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Unread 15-01-2013, 21:10   #123
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Accoding to a tweet from Irish Rail in response to a service cut they say they got very little public feedback from the Heuston timetable.
Maybe all the feedback submitted from the website was just sent into a black hole.
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Unread 15-01-2013, 21:41   #124
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Irish Rail claim that they ran an extensive media campaign to publicise it, but surely posters at stations or even handing out printed copies of the draft timetable at stations would not have been too much to ask.
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Unread 15-01-2013, 21:50   #125
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I wait with bated breath to see if and how IE inform passengers of how to transfer between the Maynooth and M3 Parkway platforms at Clonsilla. Some of them nice blue signs they got last year would be handy, as would some PA announcements.
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Unread 20-01-2013, 23:52   #126
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New timetable is awful. I commute Heuston-Sallins everyday (yes, the "wrong" way) and for getting back to Heuston in the evening, my choices used to be the feasible 1723 train or the 1816 train. Now there's a train at 1700 and nothing till 1810 so a 50 min gap has become a 70 min gap between trains.

Won't get home until after 7 now when it used to be 6.15 or so.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 07:41   #127
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Connolly side, Rosslare services haven't even changed still the boring services. All the routes have a mention on the new timetbale and changes Rosslare not a mention. Its not surprising nobody will be shocked
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Unread 21-01-2013, 09:04   #128
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Connolly maynooth side and the weather is taking havoc again with packed trains and docklands closed.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 15:39   #129
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Anyone know how the Heuston services were this morning? I know the 06.05 from Waterford arrived at the usual time of 08.20 and yesterday train crossings on the line took between 5-12 minutes longer than scheduled. One positive is staff managed to get trains out of Kilkenny on time.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 15:48   #130
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Arrivals in Heuston looked pretty good this morning, minor delays on Galway and Waterford, but not more than 5-10 minutes. Given the padding into Heuston its easy enough to claw back some time
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Unread 21-01-2013, 19:34   #131
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Mark looks like I was right about the capacity reduction on the 18.35 and 07.10 services. Today 18.35 was a 3 car set with 50+ people standing. Few people couldn't take bikes on because it was full and a kildare stop added.

What do they expect when old 18.30 to Westport is gone that stopoped at Newbridge is dropped (replaced by 18.25 slower service), 18.40 to Portlaoise moved to 18.55. A lot go off at Newbrisge but I was standing until after Athy. All Irish Rail staff were doing looking. There was no reason why they couldn't of got another 3 piece set in.

One other thing is they are saying the 06.05 has first class in the mornings but yet they have no first class train in Waterford the night before. Another way of ripping people off. I told them that the over crowing and claiming first class on a service last week but yet they just ignore it.

Great to see some things never change when it comes to Irish Rail...

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Unread 21-01-2013, 20:19   #132
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Mark looks like I was right about the capacity reduction on the 18.35 and 07.10 services. Today 18.35 was a 3 car set with 50+ people standing. Few people couldn't take bikes on because it was full and a kildare stop added.

What do they expect when old 18.30 to Westport is gone that stopoped at Newbridge is dropped (replaced by 18.25 slower service), 18.40 to Portlaoise moved to 18.55. A lot go off at Newbrisge but I was standing until after Athy. All Irish Rail staff were doing looking. There was no reason why they couldn't of got another 3 piece set in.

One other thing is they are saying the 06.05 has first class in the mornings but yet they have no first class train in Waterford the night before. Another way of ripping people off. I told them that the over crowing and claiming first class on a service last week but yet they just ignore it.

Great to see some things never change when it comes to Irish Rail...
This morning the 0605 had 1st class, first time on a Monday! The 1835 is supposed to be a 1st class set; today might be an exception.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 20:27   #133
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This morning the 0605 had 1st class, first time on a Monday! The 1835 is supposed to be a 1st class set; today might be an exception.
Only first class on a Monday because the 17.45 to Waterford on Sundays is a first class set. 18.35 is a 3 car Mon-Sat and IR staff confimred it. Its ridiculous and 18,30 to Galway lightly loaded something is going to have to give.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 21:13   #134
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I wait with bated breath to see if and how IE inform passengers of how to transfer between the Maynooth and M3 Parkway platforms at Clonsilla. Some of them nice blue signs they got last year would be handy, as would some PA announcements.
Got the 2008 Pearse-Maynooth, no announcements at Clonsilla and everyone seemed to be waiting on the westbound platform as 'normal' waiting for the connecting train. Not sure if they realised and got across to the train waiting in the new bay- didn't see anyone left behind when I was walking the opposite side of the canal.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 21:38   #135
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Looks the new timetable got off to a very good start with most Cork to Dublin services running either on time or early. The exceptions were the 0920, 1320 and 1720 ex Cork which were 5, 13 and 14 minutes late respectively.

Galway, Westport and Waterford to Dublin trains likewise generally ran on time or early, the principal exception being the 0605 from Waterford which was 7 minutes late.

Most Belfast to Dublin trains were also on time or early. The worst performers were no more than 2 minutes late.

The main exception to the generally good performance was DART, particularly northbound with several peak trains from Greystones 7-9 minutes late.
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Unread 21-01-2013, 22:04   #136
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DART delays mainly originated from the Gorey Connolly service being late
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Unread 22-01-2013, 19:51   #137
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Exact same problems today a little worse infact. Of course they had staff counting passengers as they boarded but just how many days will they need to count before they do something?

They had 18.25 to Portlaose on 2, 18.35 on 8 (no PA announcements but lots for 18.25 service until it left..) and 18.50 on 4 with no train on the platform.
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DART delays mainly originated from the Gorey Connolly service being late.
The Gorey service was early into Connolly !
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Unread 22-01-2013, 21:29   #139
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The Gorey service was early into Connolly !
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DART delays mainly originated from the Gorey Connolly service being late
I thought DART trains take priority over Gorey/Rosslare services!!!
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But it was 10 late out of Greystones which caused all kinds of problems

Arrival in Connolly was exactly on time, not early
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