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Unread 29-04-2008, 20:56   #1
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Exclamation New 16:40 Dublin-Gorey service

The new 16:40 Connolly-Gorey service is due to start on Tuesday 6th May. Big question will this operate with all the current drivers issues? On asking at Connolly Info this evening I was told it would indeed operate however the local train staff think it is doubtful.

Mark have you heard anything about this new service operating as planned or are looking at another journey crammed into the evening Enniscorthy service?

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Unread 29-04-2008, 20:58   #2
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Wouldn't bet on it running it really depends we don't know

It will be a 22k as well
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Unread 30-04-2008, 09:19   #3
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Thank you Mark. One of my fellow commuters rang Abbey Street yesterday inquiring about the new service only to be told that there was no new services planned for Gorey untill December.

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Unread 30-04-2008, 09:27   #4
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There is a strong chance the 16:40 is part of the existing roster since it was pencilled in for the 2007 timetable as well, that is to say there is a link in the roster which includes driving the 16:40 out and back which already is filled, as in it doesn't require any extra drivers

We don't know, what we do know is it won't run on Monday 5th despite what the Irish Rail website says
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It will be a 22k as well
I would be literally schuffed if the Gorey service got the new train.

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There is a strong chance the 16:40 is part of the existing roster
There is a chance but now people are saying well im not going to the station only to find the service not operating and then waiting for the 17:25......

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Unread 02-05-2008, 08:09   #6
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According to the timetable the 17:25 (41 minutes) is actually faster than the 16:40 (42 minutes) at getting to bray.... by 1 minute

Although the 16:40 (1 hour 53 mins) is faster than the 17:25 (1 hr 54 mins) at getting to gorey by 1 minute.

The fastest train of the peak hour to gorey is still the 18:37 with 1 hour 47 minutes

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Unread 02-05-2008, 13:39   #7
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Just confirmation of what has been said all along

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New Gorey Commuter Service to Start on Tues 6th May by Corporate Communications


A new Gorey Commuter Service will commence on Tues 6th May next. The service will depart Connolly at 16:40hrs and a return service will operate from Gorey at 19:23hrs.

This service will be operated by the new Intercity Railcars
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=369
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Unread 02-05-2008, 19:10   #8
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Just confirmation of what has been said all along
http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=369
So good news at last Figures crossed
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Unread 07-05-2008, 09:15   #9
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picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)
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picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)
Yeah saw those models, you could tell they hadn't endured nearly 2 hours on a packed commuter train
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picture in this morning's Metro of the new service being launched by "models" - it definitely wasn't one of the new trains (think it was a 29000)
Saw those models myself, The guy was wearing shorts!!....
Like I said in another thread IE made themselfs look bad.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 10:09   #12
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out of interest how was the trek?
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Unread 07-05-2008, 10:12   #13
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out of interest how was the trek?
It was painful ......

Wonder will the same type train operate today
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Unread 07-05-2008, 11:07   #14
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Thank you Mark. One of my fellow commuters rang Abbey Street yesterday inquiring about the new service only to be told that there was no new services planned for Gorey untill December.

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I was in Abbey Street shop one day changing my ticket. Information is provided by a surly lady reading directly out of the IE timetable book. Not exactly a good example of a modern information system. It probably wasn't in the book and the timetables change each December. It'll be next December before it's in the new book and before it exists in her mind.

IE staff, if you're reading. You need to get your act together with the information you provide. Reading from a book which can be out of date as soon as there is a service change, is a very poor show.
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Unread 07-05-2008, 11:08   #15
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16:40 is clearly shown in the current (Dec 2007) edition
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There is a mail in this mornings metro in which a commuter asks what is the point in irish rail sending a dart out two minutes before the 16:40 connolly gorey leaving them stuck behind all the way.

I agree i would have thought they would have at least send it out behind the dun laoghaire bound dart
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Unread 21-05-2008, 18:49   #17
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You ain't going to find a gap to give it as fast run

Its 1 minute quicker to Gorey than the 17:25
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I was talking to some of my fellow commuters about that artical in the metro and they are in favour of that Dart as it is the one they catch to Bray to connect with the service. If it was earlier they would not make the new service.

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I was talking to some of my fellow commuters about that artical in the metro and they are in favour of that Dart as it is the one they catch to Bray to connect with the service. If it was earlier they would not make the new service.

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ok then the relevant question is why doesn't this service stop at GCD, Lansdowne and DunLaoghaire like the 1725. It certainly has time to do so (irishrail.com says it takes 42 mins to Bray, 1 minute slower than the 1725)
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cos it's an intercity? they are often slower than suburban services....
check out Mallow to Cork times and the type of services
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