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Unread 26-03-2010, 19:40   #1
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Default [MEDIA] Iarnród Éireann looks to lower operating costs

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Friday, 26 March 2010 18:40

Iarnród Éireann has confirmed it is looking to lower their operating costs on a mid-west rail line.

The Nenagh to Limerick line was opened 18 months ago.

It was hoped at the time that over 360 passengers a day would use the service.

However Iarnród Eireann said today that the number of journeys per day is averaging at 80 and are now examining ways to cut costs by looking at simplification of signalling and examining using buses to cut costs.

The news comes as the company prepares to launch a new service from Limerick to Galway next week.
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Unread 26-03-2010, 19:50   #2
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I presume they mean the Nenagh to Limerick commuter service. Not sure exactly when it started.
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With it taking an hour from Nenagh to Limerick compared to 45 minutes of the 1970's it was never going to work

Of course the engineering team which was to speed it up, well they got sent to the WRC.
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