Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Intercity and Regional > Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 21-04-2007, 18:43   #1
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,643
Default Passenger numbers not as bad as people say

Well I was out on the 11:47 Limerick Junction Waterford today

There where a number of Dublin Clonmel passengers and quite a few Tipperary Waterford. Roughly 15 got off at Waterford thats not really bad when you consider how slow it is. Potential possibly

We left on time, arrived on time all stops, all stops announced, train was clean, stations seemed in good order no doubt helped by the staff in the signal box. Despite the dodgy track the ride wasn't bad (had similar in Wales on a similar line) and engine under the floor was rarely noticed.

So the second least used line in the country can manage a respectable customer service but hasn't many passengers funny that eh?

Last edited by Mark Gleeson : 21-04-2007 at 19:35.
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-05-2007, 19:19   #2
dowlingm
Really Really Regluar Poster
 
dowlingm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 1,356
Default

Now if only they would try wild notions like letting the early Waterford continue to Limerick immediately from LJ rather than holding so that Tipperary/Cahir/Clonmel commuter could happen
dowlingm is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-05-2007, 11:02   #3
Jister
Member
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson View Post


So the second least used line in the country can manage a respectable customer service but hasn't many passengers funny that eh?
Which line is the least used then?

The Pheonix Park Tunnel probably
Jister is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-05-2007, 11:15   #4
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,643
Default

Rosslare Limerick Junction growth since the extra trains where added has put it marginally ahead of Nenagh.

Park Tunnel is very popular when it sees a passenger train but is listed as a freight only route
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-05-2007, 11:26   #5
ACustomer
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 737
Default

Not having any Sunday service on the Waterford to Limerick Junction line kills the weekender traffic stone dead. Provoding such a service (even one traineach way late afternoon) could boost traffic considerably.
ACustomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-05-2007, 11:30   #6
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,643
Default

Come to think about it there is a passenger service running Waterford Tipperary Portarlington Claremorris this Sunday. Its the only Sunday in the year when a passenger service operates. The usual Diocese of Waterford and Lismore pilgrimage to Knock (well Claremorris) runs

Depart Waterford at 06:10 (B800)
Depart Claremorris 17:30 (B500)

Calls all stations to Tipperary then Limerick Junction reverse (possibly twice) Portarlington reverse

Its a Mk3 push pull set with a 201 class locomotive, specially authorised but limited to 40mph Waterford Limerick Junction, with 10mph limit on Cahir Viaduct

Last edited by Mark Gleeson : 04-05-2007 at 11:41.
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 07-05-2007, 22:56   #7
StephenM
Regular Poster
 
StephenM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Back using the car due poor service
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Gleeson View Post
Depart Waterford at 06:10 (B800)
Depart Claremorris 17:30 (B500)
Thats some penance for taking the train from Waterford! Ouch, I like trains but wouldn't spend that long on one.
StephenM is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 27-06-2007, 11:52   #8
ccos
Member
 
ccos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Kazbegi
Posts: 281
Default

I noticed that the Cork Dublin train passes through Limerick Junction without stopping at about 11:30. This means theres no good connection from Cork, Mallow or Tralee with the Waterford service that departs Lj around 12 o'clock (sorry not sure of the exact time). Is this a deliberate policy.
ccos is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 27-06-2007, 11:59   #9
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,643
Default

Connection departs at 11:47

Well the theory is that with Limerick Junction rebuilt there will be connections every two hours from both Dublin and Cork
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:46.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.