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Unread 09-12-2010, 17:53   #1
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Default Dublin-Belfast - Timetable Alterations from Monday 13 December 2010

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=976

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Dublin-Belfast services - Permanent Timetable Alterations - valid from Monday 13th December by Corporate Communications


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Dublin-Belfast services - Permanent Timetable Alterations - valid from Monday 13th December.

Please note the following alterations:

09.35, 13.20 and 19.00 Dublin Connolly to Belfast Central services will call additionally at Lisburn.

08.00 Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly service will call additionally at Dundalk.

10.35, 12.35 and 20.10 services Belfast Central to Dublin Connolly will call additionally at Lisburn.
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Unread 09-12-2010, 19:30   #2
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No mention of revision to running times. Slower again, I presume. Have they heard about the motorway between Dublin and Belfast?
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:01   #3
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so they'll be adding more carriages to these services as there are more stops on an already pretty full trains?

i'd really love to use the train more often between belfast and dublin but they just put you off with the speed and quality of services. car is much faster now.
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Unread 13-12-2010, 13:59   #4
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They are only stopping off peak services at Lisburn, off peak numbers on Enterprise are not great

Peak hour services are left alone
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Unread 13-12-2010, 14:13   #5
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The 19.00 from Dublin to Belfast, which will now serve Lisburn, could arguably be classified as a "peak" service. The previous service at 16.50 is a little too early for a lot of people in Dublin for a day's business. Any time I've been on the 19.00, the train has been quite full.

The 20.50 from Dublin to Belfast on the other hand would normally not have many passengers, yet it's not going to stop in Lisburn.
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Unread 13-12-2010, 15:25   #6
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The Lisburn stop is principally an NIR operation to increase off peak Lisburn - Belfast frequency without running any extra trains
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Unread 13-12-2010, 16:26   #7
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NIR has the same shortage of rolling stock and track capacity as IE has on the Northern line; it should not make that much of a difference. Turn up and go services are what we really need on this line.
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Unread 13-12-2010, 17:16   #8
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I wonder if many (potential) Entreprise passengers are coming from Lisburn and this means they don't need to double back from Belfast or change at Portadown.
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Clicking on "Printed Timetables" on the IE homepage gets you to the Belfast-Dublin pdf timetable which is the old one, not showing the Lisburn stops.

Typical.
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What timetable is actually being run?

The website 'Printed Timetables' section has direct Dublin-Lisburn trains: http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey...lfast%2010.pdf

The website Journey Planner has no direct Dublin-Lisburn trains.

The in-station timetables have no direct Dublin-Lisburn trains.
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I have asked senior people in Irish Rail to deal with this, no change

If you look carefully the Heuston side timetable on display in Connolly is also out of date
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