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Unread 09-07-2007, 08:49   #1
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Default 6 Car Friday!

It seems that the 16.50 ex Bray on a Friday has been a 6 car 2800 for the last two weeks. Luckily my girlfriend gets on at Sydney Parade and has sent me a text so I can move up the platform at Lansdowne before it arrives but there is a mad scramble along the platform when the train comes in everywhere. Especially in Tara.

I'd say everyone running and pushing up the platform when they realise it is a six car set is fairly dangerous.
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Unread 09-07-2007, 09:22   #2
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Indeed, that train usually runs the 17.28 bray-longford on a friday. which has been 4-car 29000 operated on a friday for the last 2 weeks.

the 6-car set 2800 running that drogheda service was also displaying "longford" confusing people all the way as there was no announcements until it reached pearse.

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Indeed, that train usually runs the 17.28 bray-longford on a friday. which has been 4-car 29000 operated on a friday for the last 2 weeks.

the 6-car set 2800 running that drogheda service was also displaying "longford" confusing people all the way as there was no announcements until it reached pearse.
Yeah, because there is one to Maynooth, which is on the same line as Longford, not long after the Drogheda one. It confused me, especially as they don't seem to use the information screens inside the 2800s. But getting on in Lansdowne I knew I could always get off along the line before Connolly if I was on the wrong train.
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Unread 30-07-2007, 09:55   #4
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They are still at it. I took the train home on Friday. Again a 6 car 2800. People running along the platform when they realise it is short. I was sitting, sweltering on a seat. The air con, of course, was off. I saw a pregnant woman so gave up my seat. I was glad to stand up as I got some fresh air from the window but there is no room to even stand comfortably. This service is an absolute disgrace and a terrible way to start the weekend!
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Unread 31-07-2007, 20:05   #5
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There should a max/min thermometer installed on carriages and IE forced to record the temps on them and provide them to the RSC. We've got one in our server room, they take up very little space
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There should a max/min thermometer installed on carriages and IE forced to record the temps on them and provide them to the RSC. We've got one in our server room, they take up very little space
I wonder whether tonight's journey home will be the 40 minutes of crammed in, oven roasted, sweaty ond irritable office workers that I have become used to on Friday afternoons!?!
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I'll tell you shortly after 4pm
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I wonder whether tonight's journey home will be the 40 minutes of crammed in, oven roasted, sweaty ond irritable office workers that I have become used to on Friday afternoons!?!
I think your only hope is that the oven roasted, sweaty and irretable office workers have finished early for the long bank holiday weekend.

I think unless IE change focus on which trains should be 8 car/6 car/4 car etc. it will be the same as usual the 6 car set. Be greatful you are not on the bray-longford thats a 4-car doing the job of an 8-car and isn't the most pleasnt of journeys to say the least!
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Well it looks like a 8 car 29k tonight on the 16:50
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Fantastic! Hopefully with the air conditioning turned on!
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Well six car Friday is four car Friday today!

We are just pulling into Connolly now. Think hot, sweaty, sticky, crowded, dangerous, irate etc. etc. Luckily I have a seat. Scouting round for someone more deserving but can't see one person beyond me.
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