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Unread 09-02-2007, 10:18   #1
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09.30 train cork to dublin yesterday was due in at 12.25 as per the website but coasted in to hueston 20 minutes early at 12.05. I dont mind being early for a change but must look poor to any business people (me) who would have cancelled lunch plans with clients given that we were due in at 12.25 originally and then had to ring said clients back and try and meet them again.

The 16.00 return train left at 16.11 but managed to get in on time. The word padding doesnt cover it.
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Unread 09-02-2007, 12:08   #2
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The 16.00 return train left at 16.11 but managed to get in on time. The word padding doesnt cover it.

I was actually sitting watching Platform 5 waiting for the train to head out, I thought that the on-time performance had improved somewhat but I guess there are still issues. There were a large number of late passengers, I wonder what they would do if the gates actually closed 2 mins before departure time...
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Unread 09-02-2007, 12:58   #3
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I wonder what they would do if the gates actually closed 2 mins before departure time...

They do. I gazed at two poor sods being turned away from the 15.00 to Cork on Sunday, very efficient of IE as well, of course, have to do things like that to ensure the smooth operation of the railway.

Fact that the train then stayed at the platform for over half an hour broken down sort of debunks that theory though.
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I saw this been done for the 17:00 from Dublin to Cork last week to a Nigerian lady. I was walking up to P8 to catch my train and I'm sure the R card was been played by her! Pretty sad when you can't tell someone that at 17:03 they are too late for a train without been ridiculed from high for it.
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