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Unread 13-03-2013, 10:55   #1
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Do IE have the legal power to issue fines to those who sit in reserved seats who do not have a reservation?
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Unread 13-03-2013, 11:47   #2
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No, but they can throw you off
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Unread 14-03-2013, 08:50   #3
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No, but they can throw you off
My understanding is that Revenue Inspectors have the power to issue fines and/or remove the person from the train for such an offence. This is under some national rail act ( forget the exact name of the Act etc etc ). However, regular Irish Rail staff do not have the power to issue fines under current by-laws etc.
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Unread 16-03-2013, 18:00   #4
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My understanding is that Revenue Inspectors have the power to issue fines and/or remove the person from the train for such an offence. This is under some national rail act ( forget the exact name of the Act etc etc ). However, regular Irish Rail staff do not have the power to issue fines under current by-laws etc.
I don't believe that's accurate. There is no power to issue on-the-spot fines in these circumstances. The passenger could be removed from the train or summonsed to court, or both.
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Unread 29-03-2013, 11:46   #5
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The reservation system is a mess on the Sligo line. I made the mistake of sitting in car A on the 11:05 from Connolly this morning and had to move when somebody arrived with a booking and no indication on the overhead displays which must have been displaying the bookings from the previous run.

Then the engine died and when it came back up the names had all changed. The engine died a second time and they all changed again. One girl had to move three times.

This is just silly behaviour and is unfair to both those who have booked and those who arrive early to make sure they have a seat. Irish Rail should stop taking bookings until their technical systems are capable of managing them.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 10:57   #6
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yeah, this happened on a tralee train i got in heuston a few weeks back, everyone was on very early, but then the engines were repeatedly switched off and on again. then we noticed the seat reservation system had suddenly switched on. must be the only way to reset it.
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Unread 17-04-2013, 10:36   #7
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I was on the 1800 to Cork last night going to Ballybrophy. There was one carriage that had a load of seat reservations yet no one showed up by the 1800 off time. People just sat down in them.

I take it once the doors are closed and the train starts those seat reservations are void and anyone can sit there?

All there is no announcement to tell people to change at Ballybrophy for the branch train.
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Unread 17-04-2013, 13:11   #8
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I have always assumed that the reservation might also be part way but I don't know. When I am actually awake getting a train, I tend to avoid the car with the reservations as I tend to get quite annoyed by the second or third move and so could end up getting in a fight.
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Unread 17-04-2013, 13:13   #9
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If the reservation is not from Dublin or Cork it will normaly say reserved from x station. Not sure if the Mark4's are different.
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