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Unread 02-03-2010, 23:27   #1
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Default [13&20/03/2010] Rugby Internationals

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Rugby Internationals - Sat 13th & Sat 20th March by Corporate Communications

Iarnrod Eireann are providing additional capacity for the forthcoming rugby internationals against Wales, Sat 13th March and Scotland, Sat 20th March.

Early booking advised for return services from Heuston Station. Click here to book now. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp
http://www.irishrugby.ie/10735_105.php
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Sat 13th Mar 10
14:30
Ireland v Wales
Croke Park

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Sat 20th Mar 10
17:00
Ireland v Scotland
Croke Park
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Unread 10-03-2010, 10:52   #2
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Several services booked out.

Extra train Dublin Heuston-Cork departs 18:25, arrives 21:25, serving Limerick Junction, Charleville, Mallow and Cork.

Extra / altered trains Dublin Heuston-Limerick:
* departs 17:25, arrives 19:58 Kildare, Monasterevin, Portarlington, Portlaoise, Ballybrophy, Templemore, Thurles, Limerick
* departs 19:05, arrives 21:40 serving Thurles Limerick Junction, Limerick

Please note some disruption to services: http://railusers.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=12147
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Extra from Cork at 8:05 on 13th
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Default Rugby International - Sat 13th March - Some Trains Sold Out

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Rugby International - Sat 13th March - Some Trains Sold Out by Corporate Communications

Iarnrod Eireann wish to advise that due to heavy demand from passengers travelling to Dublin for the Ireland v Wales international on Saturday 13th March the following trains are now sold out.

07.20 Tralee to Dublin

08.30 Cork to Dublin.

09.00 Limerick to Dublin

09.30 Cork to Dublin

10.00 Limerick to Dublin

19.00hrs Heuston to Limerick and Cork.

Customers intending to travel at these times without a reservation are advised to change their journey to an earlier or later train.

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this may cause.
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The 1900 Heuston-Cork is currently being dominated (and passengers being hassled) by people who are drunk or actively heading for drunk. On-train staff are making themselves scarce.
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The 1900 Heuston-Cork is currently being dominated (and passengers being hassled) by people who are drunk or actively heading for drunk. On-train staff are making themselves scarce.
Yet another reason IE should have kept a Mark 3 set for sporting events, so that the Mark 4s wouldn't have to be steamcleaned to get the puke smell out before the early Dublin service the following morning.
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Unread 19-03-2010, 02:53   #7
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Garda Arrangements for RBS Six Nation Championship 2010 - Ireland -V- Scotland on Saturday, 20/3/10.

Please note - There is a new entry point for Davin Stand Patrons at St. Margarets Avenue (Off North Circular Road) - TICKET HOLDERS for the DAVIN Stand will not be allowed access through the old Jones Road entry.

North Circular Road Entrance

Stiles Opening - 15.00hrs.
Match start - Ireland v Scotland - 17.00hrs
Event Finish - 18.45 hrs.
Expected Attendance -81,355


Davin Stand Entry:

Superintendent Sean Ward of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station emphasises that patrons with tickets to the Davin stand are to be advised that the Jones Road entry is now closed. The new Entry to this Stand is through St. Margaret’s Avenue off North Circular Road. Patrons are to be aware of signage to this location and to allow sufficient time for ticket checks to be made at the rear of the Davin Car Park. Photographs attached for the new entrance to the Davin Stand.

Davin Stand Ticket Holders will not be admitted through any point of the Garda Cordon except at St. Margaret’s Avenue entry point (Off North Circular Road)

Davin Stand Patrons arriving by car should also be conscious of this and avail of the parking at O'Connell Schools, North Circular Road.


Patrons Travelling to Croke Park:

All patrons travelling to Croke Park Stadium for the event are advised to utilise public transport and the park and ride facilities. Croke Park stadium is serviced by bus, train and Luas transport facilities.

Patrons who travel by road are advised to travel early to avail of the supervised parking facilities.

There are two supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park.

1. Clonliffe College, Drumcondra Road 3,100 spaces
(Access from Lower Drumcondra Road) 100 Special Needs Spaces.
2. O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. 400 Spaces
(Access from the North Circular Road.) 10 Special Needs Spaces

No Traffic will be permitted to leave the car parks for a period after the games, in order to allow foot patrons leave the area safely.

Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a fine of €130.00.

Drivers should be aware that illegally or improperly parked vehicles have the potential to cause traffic disruption, obstruction and difficulty to emergency vehicles that may need to access the narrow residential streets that surround Croke Park Stadium.

Patrons are advised to travel to Croke Park via the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road, Drumcondra Road. These routes lead directly to Croke Park. Supporters arriving via the M50 /M1 motorways are advised to allow time for traffic delays. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.

After the game patrons will have the option of travelling the Belfast Road (M1) or on the M50 to the (N2) Ashbourne Road, (N3) Navan Road, (N4) Lucan Road, (N7) Naas Road and (N11) Wexford Road.


Special Needs Parking:

There are no special needs parking facilities on the public streets within the Croke Park cordon area.

The parking facility in Clonliffe College does have a large and very suitable special needs parking facility very close to the stadium. Entry is via Drumcondra Road only. There is a further smaller facility at O’Connell’s School which is again very close to the stadium.


Bus/Coach Parking:

There is a limited bus/coach parking facility at Mountjoy Square South and East. There will not be any facility for coach parking on Mountjoy Square North or West. Parking will be on a first come first served basis. Ensure that parking regulations are complied with. Double parking of buses will not be permitted. Drivers are also requested to only turn engines when in a position to depart Mountjoy Square.

There is a secondary parking facility at Western Way (off Phibsboro Road). Drivers utilising this facility are also asked to comply with the above requirements.


Park and Ride Facility:

Please refer to www.irishrugby.ie for details of park and ride facilities.


Pre Event Traffic Restrictions:

As with all events at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.

As a guideline the full Garda cordon will be in place one hour prior to stiles opening time and one hour post event to enable match patrons to arrive and depart safely.


Davin Stand Entry:

Superintendent Ward of Fitzgibbon Street Garda Station emphasises that patrons with tickets to the Davin stand are to be advised that the Jones Road entry is now closed. The new Entry to this Stand is through St Margaret’s Avenue off North Circular Road. Patrons are to be aware of signage to this location and to allow sufficient time for ticket checks to be made at the rear of the Davin Car Park.

Davin Stand Ticket Holders will not be admitted through any point of the Garda Cordon except at St Margaret’s Avenue entry point (Off North Circular Road)

Davin Stand Patrons arriving by car should also be conscious of this and avail of the parking at O'Connell Schools, North Circular Road.


Patron Search:

All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Garda*. Any offensive articles, e.g. glass bottles, air horns, large flagpoles will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them and are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.


Ticket Outlets Outside Croke Park:

Please refer to www.irishrugby.ie for information relating to ticket collection points.


Public Order:

Patrons are advised that the Garda* will not permit the consumption of alcohol outside public houses, while walking along the street or in any other public place.

Patrons are asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour such as on street drinking and urinating etc.


Crime:

Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the event. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/wallets/tickets/ Mobile Phones.

Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.


Croke Park Hotel Car Park:

All residents of the Croke Park Hotel will be permitted entry subject to pedestrian presence at the time and are requested to access the hotel via North Circular Road / Russell Street junction where there will be a register of all guest vehicles.
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Some services booked out.

Belfast Enterprise services likely cancelled. http://railusers.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=12168


Extra services:
Limerick-Dublin Heuston @ 10:25

Dublin Heuston-Limerick @ 20:45
Dublin Heuston- Galway @ 20:50
Dublin Heuston-Cork at 20:30.
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Unread 20-03-2010, 22:31   #9
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I couldnt post earlier but i noticed that for this match the 19:05hrs connolly sligo was deferred to 19:30hrs.

I presume we could see more of this on the sligo line as a result of the automation of level crossings on the sligo line
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