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Unread 25-02-2008, 16:49   #1
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Bus Transfer in operation for some Limerick Junction - Waterford services by Corporate Communications

The following services are being substituted with a bus Transfer until further notice 08:50 Limerick Junction - Waterford 18:45 Limerick Junction - Waterford 06:45 Waterford - Limerick Junction 16:38 Waterford - Limerick Junction
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Unread 26-02-2008, 09:19   #2
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The announcement about the Limerick Junction to Waterford cancellations says that it is "due to vandalism".

Very strange. Is this someone's way of describing what the drivers are up to?

Even stranger, it also seems to imply that the vandalism will cease after 2 weeks.
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Unread 26-02-2008, 13:50   #3
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Bus Transfer in operation for some Limerick Junction - Waterford services by Corporate Communications


25th February 2008

Due to vandalism, the following services are being substituted with a bus transfer until further notice:

06:35 Waterford - Limerick Junction

08:50 Limerick Junction - Waterford operates as a bus transfer from Carrick-on-Suir to Waterford

09:35 Waterford - Limerick Junction operates as a bus transfer from Carrick-on-Suir to Limerick Junction

11:45 Limerick Junction - Waterford

16:38 Waterford - Limerick Junction

18:45 Limerick Junction - Waterford

It is expected this disruption will continue for two weeks approximately.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Unread 26-02-2008, 13:51   #4
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Give odds on the locals in Clonmel being the problem

Of course IE in no hurry to fix the problem
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Unread 27-02-2008, 10:39   #5
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Bus Transfer in operation for some Limerick Junction - Waterford services by Corporate Communications

25th February 2008

Due to vandalism, the following services are being substituted with a bus transfer until further notice:

06:35 Waterford - Limerick Junction

08:50 Limerick Junction - Waterford operates as a bus transfer from Carrick-on-Suir to Waterford

09:35 Waterford - Limerick Junction operates as a bus transfer from Carrick-on-Suir to Limerick Junction

11:45 Limerick Junction - Waterford

16:38 Waterford - Limerick Junction

18:45 Limerick Junction - Waterford

It is expected this disruption will continue for two weeks approximately.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.

It appears a train was damaged after a collision and repairs will take time
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Unread 27-02-2008, 19:34   #6
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Assuming the collision was as a result of vandalism it's a pity the local guards wouldn't treat it as attempted mass murder, call in reinforcements to bang on enough doors, find these chavs and make an example to them to their colleagues in Dublin and elsewhere.

Given the ridership on the line they might have a problem getting "mass" to stick though
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From today's Munster Express (Waterford Local paper)


Five arrested over rail line debris
Friday, February 29th, 2008

Waterford gardai investigating the dumping of debris on the Waterford to Limerick rail line last Monday have made two further arrests. That brings to five the number arrested in relation to the incident - and there could be more to come.

Thousands of euro worth of damage was done to a rail car and there was some disruption of services. Nobody was injured but gardai said the situation was potentially very dangerous.
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Unread 29-02-2008, 15:39   #8
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Train involved has got back in Inchicore, the crew in Drogheda will have to rebuild it, looking at several tens of thousands possibly 6 figures to repair

Another railcar was damaged in Ballina yesterday and there was one down in Silvermines last Autumn as well.

There has been a serious vandal problem in the Waterford - Clonmel area for ages.

Sadly the trains on the line don't carry forward facing CCTV camera would be a serious help to id the vandals since they typically hang around to watch the outcome
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http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=338

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Limerick Junction - Waterford services - Normal Service has resumed by Corporate Communications


4th March 2008

Normal services have now resumed on the Limerick Junction - Waterford line.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience this disruption caused to customers.
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