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Unread 13-05-2011, 13:49   #1
Ron Burgundy
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Default 07:43 Portlaoise to Heuston

Since this train started as part of the new timetable there have been delays 4 out of the 5 mornings this week.

The train is late into Portarlington for a start, gets to Kildare and sits there for 10 to 15 mins with no announcments.

Cork train goes through on the centre track and another 3 carriage as well. About 5 mins later it takes off again.

Its getting into Heuston 12 to 13 mins late which is a complete joke for a train from Portlaoise.

This needs to be looked at as this delay is one a once off and it seems to be done to allow other trains through in Kildare with no apologies or reason given by staff on the train or in the station.
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:19   #2
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The 6:15 Cork Dublin should if all is working correctly slide by at Hazelhatch

The 6:20 from Limerick is routinely late departing Portloaise which in turn delays the 7:43 from departing and then forces the overtake to happen elsewhere. The fantom 3 coach train you saw was probably a delayed 06:20

There is provision to allow an overtake at Sallins Dublin bound if required, has this happened?
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:29   #3
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Is the late running of the 07:43 from Port Laoise the reason the 06:15 from Cork has become unreliable in the new timetable?
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Unread 13-05-2011, 14:38   #4
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The money is on the 6:20 from Limerick being the problem as this is ahead of 6:15, for every minute it is late the 6:15 will be a minute late
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The 07:43 is pulling in to let others past so it's not the problem. If it doesn't improve I'm going to stop using it.
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The 06:00 - Waterford - Heuston has being delayed everyday this week except 1 day. So it's not just the Limerick. So far delayes have being between 7 - 20 minutes on the service. Delays at Cherryville, Kildare, Newbridge or Salins.

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