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Unread 12-12-2012, 13:47   #1
jacko
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Default Extra carriage needs to be reinstated on 07.30 Cork/Heuston

Travelled to Dublin on the 07.30 yesterday. Only 4 regular carriages + dining car & city gold.

Departing Cork there was very sporadic seating availability - 5/6 per carriage.

Train was full by Mallow.

From Limerick Jct there were 30/40 passengers standing/sitting between carriages

Great to see a full service but not so great for those who boarded at LimJct

Fifth carriage should be reinstated especially when the train is advanced to 07.00 in January
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Unread 12-12-2012, 13:54   #2
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There seems to be a random allocation of sets to services. In practice, whichever sets are missing a carriage should never be on the 07:30 ex Cork or 17:00 ex Dublin. Those two services are just too busy.
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All sets apart from one are the normal 7.

BTW have either of ye dropped a message to IR?
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Unread 19-12-2012, 02:44   #4
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The 6 piece set will have the extra carriage put back very soon, IE have it ready with an 071 loco joined to move it when they decided to do it.
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In Heuston there was 2 Mark 4 sets at the sidings of platform 8 and both had 8 coaches and not the normal 7. Do they hope numbers will grow with new journey times?
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