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Unread 19-11-2012, 22:18   #1
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Anyone seen this programme? the 2nd of 3 went out tonight on RTE1 at 8.30. A truly dreadfully produced programme. In what was supposed to be a forward-looking programme there was a whole load of hankering back to the good old days whan there were railways everywhere, especially in the West: cue a long section on the WRC. One apologist said that because it was only partly completed, it would have to be extended to Claremorris or even Sligo before the full benefits would be apparent. At least Frank McDonald was able to pour a load of cold water on that.

There was a wonderful bit where the narrator (Liz Nolan - she sould really stick to classical music) said that under British rule, railways (implicitly in the West) were being closed down. So much for all the closures on the 30s, 40s 50, 60s. then.

Also it was stated that the average Dublin-Cork journey time was 2 and a half hours. Just a small example of the nonsense on offer.
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Unread 20-11-2012, 07:08   #2
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It was clearly made some years ago as well

Utter rubbish but is looks like something conceived mainly by Irish Rail themselves
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Unread 20-11-2012, 12:07   #3
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I did watch this last night, It was truly a dreadfully produced programme.
''Connectivity for the West as same for the East-Not everything comes to Pounds and shillings.We pay our taxes so we can have these services.React in numbers if there's people who want to make this happen they need more public option demand is there and people are willing to use this''
When I think of the Rosslare line on what he said I have to laugh the WRC and Rosslare Lines are like twins!!!!!
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Anyone seen this programme? the 2nd of 3 went out tonight on RTE1 at 8.30. A truly dreadfully produced programme. In what was supposed to be a forward-looking programme there was a whole load of hankering back to the good old days whan there were railways everywhere, especially in the West: cue a long section on the WRC. One apologist said that because it was only partly completed, it would have to be extended to Claremorris or even Sligo before the full benefits would be apparent. At least Frank McDonald was able to pour a load of cold water on that.

There was a wonderful bit where the narrator (Liz Nolan - she sould really stick to classical music) said that under British rule, railways (implicitly in the West) were being closed down. So much for all the closures on the 30s, 40s 50, 60s. then.

Also it was stated that the average Dublin-Cork journey time was 2 and a half hours. Just a small example of the nonsense on offer.
I agree with you. It was indeed a flop show for those who had declared that this program is something to look forward to.
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