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Unread 08-10-2010, 13:45   #1
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Default Improvement to journey times on routes in and out of Heuston from 18th October

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KRP project pays dividends.

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Unread 08-10-2010, 14:11   #2
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Let us not get too excited, its not really giving us much, more of a case of return to pre KRP timings.

A while back I was aboard a Cork Dublin train which made it to Dublin 21 minutes early, 2:29 and that was with a pile of temporary restrictions and the old and useless signaling system
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Unread 08-10-2010, 14:46   #3
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I see that M3 Parkway trains will now stop at Broombridge (at bottom of the page).. Good news finally
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Unread 08-10-2010, 14:52   #4
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Bet the NTA forced them on that one.

Reality is nothing to celebrate its more a return to what it should be.

It probably means we now have scheduled overtaking on the KRP finally.
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I see that M3 Parkway trains will now stop at Broombridge (at bottom of the page).. Good news finally

You mean peak hour services (morning inbound evening outbound weekdays) don't get people too excited!
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Unread 08-10-2010, 15:29   #6
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I wish the same thing could be done for the Dublin-Rosslare trains.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 18:05   #7
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so the 06.10 service from Waterford is leaving 10 mins earlier....and getting into Heuston 10 mins earlier...yipppeee. 10 mins less in bed with no benefit in journey time. I can't believe they are actually trying to make this sound great!
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so the 06.10 service from Waterford is leaving 10 mins earlier....and getting into Heuston 10 mins earlier...yipppeee. 10 mins less in bed with no benefit in journey time. I can't believe they are actually trying to make this sound great!
The new service gets into Heuston 20 mins earlier a reduction of 10mins; the IE notices say only a 1 minute reduction.

In reality, the 0610 typically is 10 to 15 mins early thanks to a very generous 40 mins allocation from Newbrigde now reduced to a still generous 32 mins.

So this alteration is only catching up with the defacto situation.
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Unread 10-10-2010, 18:24   #9
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Is there any reason why the 06:25 Cork-Tralee couldn't leave at 06:35, cutting out most of the 12 minute wait iun Mallow?
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Unread 12-10-2010, 12:13   #10
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Can we expect any further reductions in Dublin-Cork times when the soon-to-occur Limerick Junction works are done?
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Unread 12-10-2010, 12:18   #11
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Depending on the service reductions of 10+ minutes can be expected on numerous services in the future
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Unread 12-10-2010, 13:21   #12
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hmm,

all evening trains are running the same to Portarlington so no time gained at all
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Unread 12-10-2010, 13:29   #13
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hmm,

all evening trains are running the same to Portarlington so no time gained at all
That will have to wait until the track relaying, down slow, is completed in a few months.
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Most of the time savings are at the end of the journey where all the padding had been added in, so savings in the outbound direction to intermediate stations are unlikely.

It will take a radical timetable using all 4 tracks to start making inroads into commuter times
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Unread 12-10-2010, 14:53   #15
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Is there any reason why the 06:25 Cork-Tralee couldn't leave at 06:35, cutting out most of the 12 minute wait iun Mallow?
This seems to be something to do with the 05:15 Tralee-Cork, but as the Cork-Dublin train has been pushed earlier, that could now leave Mallow earlier. By pushing that trains departure from Mallow from 06:55 back to 06:45 and making the 06:25 Cork-Tralee leave Cork at 06:35, you could take 10 minutes off the journey time in either direction at a stroke.
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Unread 13-10-2010, 12:06   #16
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Most of the time savings are at the end of the journey where all the padding had been added in, so savings in the outbound direction to intermediate stations are unlikely.

It will take a radical timetable using all 4 tracks to start making inroads into commuter times
Thanks for that
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