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Unread 24-05-2007, 14:39   #1
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Default Sligeach = Shankill?

Great passenger information on last Friday's 17.05 to Sligo.

First, as I approached the platform, I stopped dead thinking I had the wrong train, as the display at the back read 'Shankill'. It changed to Sligeach a few seconds later.

On board, and the scrolling displays had the same problem. Sligeach was OK, but Sligo had become Shankill. They were also interspersed for good measure with what seemed to be mp3 filenames.

Had quite an amusing journey. All the way along, the Irish name for the next station was correct, but the English name appeared to be whatever was alphabetically nearest from a list of totally irrelevant stations.
Longford became Lisburn, Dromod was Dun Laoghaire.

The best bit was just after Dromod, where the display was presumably attempting to list the remaining stations we were due to call at:

- Cherry Orchard
- Ballymote
- Belfast
- Castleknock
- Shankill

A couple of stations were announced by the driver, but not all.

And while many of the Irish names are close enough to the English for tourists to make a guess, God help anyone looking for Carrick-on-Shannon. It would take a fair leap of intuition to realise the Cora Droma Ruisc/Cherry Orchard means you should get off next stop!
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Unread 24-05-2007, 14:51   #2
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The 29k fleet have always suffered from a werid software bug

It used to be that it just scrambled the letters up, or had the text completely backwards but its gone really bad since the Irish placenames where added

There have been reports of Nenagh on the back of a Maynooth train

Still though doesn't beat my experience of the pa announcing a station which closed in the 1850's

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Unread 24-05-2007, 16:14   #3
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or had the text completely backwards
I saw that on the Sligo train one morning, thought I was looking into a Mirror!

Why do they not have the Irish names on displays in Heuston etc? I personally believe they should be bi-lingual.
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Unread 24-05-2007, 22:37   #4
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So here we are 16:05 at Pearse station today train P615 14:13 Longford Bray
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Destination Nenagh/Stasuin Na bPiarsach, neither of which are Bray
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Unread 25-05-2007, 00:55   #5
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A quick question mark i know that few of the 29000s are having issues but the majority of them work perfectly and have had no issues . Why is this. Should all of the 29000s not be running off the same software
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