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Unread 08-04-2008, 16:37   #1
Mickey H
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Default Dublin to Drogheda 3 & 4 May

From Translink. IE saying nothing as usual.

I refuse to believe that whatever work they are doing has to result in the closure of 31.75 miles of mainline

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Enterprise - Irish Rail Line Closure 3 & 4 May 08 8-Apr-2008 16:00
On Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 May 2008, Irish Rail will close the railway line between Drogheda and Dublin in both directions due to engineering work.

Train service will operate between Belfast and Drogheda in both directions.
A bus substitution will be in operation between Drogheda and Dublin, during this period.

As a result of this passengers will be unable to pre-book first class tickets.

However passengers can upgrade to first class on the day of travel subject to availibilty.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 16:46   #2
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This is to do with the reinstallation of a crossover at Skerries which had to be removed following the accident there in January

Obviously thats all speculation but you have to be a gifted physic to understand Irish Rail

Full service Skerries - Drogheda - Dundalk could be provided, it is not feasible to operate anything beyond Malahide on the Dublin side
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Unread 08-04-2008, 16:53   #3
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When you say not feasible to operate anything beyond malahide on the dublin side i presume you mean malahide-skerries.

Given that when the derailment occured there was no darts operating between howth junction and malahide. Whats the chance of this repeating itself?
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Unread 08-04-2008, 17:15   #4
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Malahide services should be ok, I think they learned a lesson from last time
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Unread 17-04-2008, 14:59   #5
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So guts of 10 days later Irish Rail admit to it

Note the hourly Drogheda - Balbriggan service why didn't that happen back in January???

Important to note this is not improvement this is repairs following the Skerries derailment

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Track Improvement Works between Malahide and Skerries - May Bank Holiday Weekend by Corporate Communications

Due to essential Track Improvement works between Malahide and Skerries bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda for all Belfast Enterprise and Dundalk Commuter services over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Friday 2nd of May 2008:


The 20.10hrs Enterprise Belfast to Dublin service is a train to Drogheda and a bus transfer from Drogheda to Dublin Connolly.

Saturday 3rd of May 2008:

All Dublin Connolly Commuter Services and Belfast Enterprise Services will be substituted by buses between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda and between Drogheda to Dublin Connolly.

Enterprise Services from Connolly to Belfast will depart 20 minutes BEFORE the advertised timetable.

Southbound Commuter services

An hourly Commuter service will operate between Drogheda and Balbriggan from 07.00hrs to 22.00hrs. Bus transfers will operate between Balbriggan and Dublin.


Northbound Commuter services

Bus transfers will operate from Dublin to Balbriggan with an hourly train service from Balbriggan to Drogheda from 07.30hrs to 22.30hrs.

Sunday 4th of May 2008:


Dublin Connolly Services and Belfast Enterprise Services will be substituted by buses between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda and between Drogheda and Dublin Connolly up until 16.30hrs with a normal Sunday service resuming.

Enterprise services from Connolly to Belfast will depart 20 minutes BEFORE the advertised timetable.

Southbound Commuter services

Train services will operate between Drogheda and Balbriggan from 09.00hrs to 14.00hrs with bus transfers between Balbriggan and Dublin Connolly.


Northbound Commuter services

Bus transfers will operate from Dublin to Balbriggan and by train from Balbriggan to Drogheda between 09.30hrs and 14.30hrs.

A normal Sunday service will resume between Commuter Drogheda/Dublin/Drogheda from 15.45hrs.

Customers are advised to check with their local stations for full details.

Iarnr√≥d √Čireann apologises for any inconvenience caused by this essential works.
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Unread 25-04-2008, 23:49   #6
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Full service Skerries - Drogheda - Dundalk could be provided, it is not feasible to operate anything beyond Malahide on the Dublin side
Surely a Malahide to Rush & Lusk service could be operated by wrong-way running. I realise this may be complicated by lack of signalling, but there would only be one train in the Malahide to Rush & Lusk section at any time.
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Unread 26-04-2008, 09:49   #7
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Seriously you don't want to go there, last time Irish Rail tried that it took 3 hours to get to Drogheda
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