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Unread 11-10-2008, 08:20   #1
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Default [PR] New Station at Clondalkin Fonthill to open on Monday 13th October 2008

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=350
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New Station at Clondalkin Fonthill to open on Monday 13th October by Corporate Communications

The existing Clondalkin Station will close after the 20:13hrs Clondalkin – Heuston service on Sunday 12th October.

The new Clondalkin Fonthill station will open for first services on Monday 13th October. A pedestrian walkway and cycleway will run from Clondalkin Station the new station at Clondalkin Fonthill.

Upon opening, Commuters living and working in the vicinity of Clondalkin Fonthill will travel to and from Heuston Station in as little as ten minutes.

The station will be served by Kildare commuter trains with 25 services per day calling at the station. The delivery of the station is ahead of schedule, and offers residents and workers in the Clondalkin Fonthill area with a frequent, reliable, speedy and environmentally friendly commute to the city centre.

Commuters in Clondalkin will see a dramatic increase in service on completion of the Kildare Route Project, in early 2010.
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Unread 11-10-2008, 10:09   #2
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Usual PR tripe

Folks in Clondalkin already had a station, admittedly a horrible one. It already is served by 25 trains a day

No mention of real customer service facts, such as the station being staffed, having full accessibility, electronic information displays and so on
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http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/1013/rail.html
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New train station opens in Clondalkin
Monday, 13 October 2008 17:24

A new railway station on the Kildare commuter line was officially opened by the by Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, in Clondalkin in west Dublin this morning.

The Clondalkin Fonthill railway station replaces the previous Clondalkin station, which closed last night.

The new station offers extra facilities, particularly improved accessibility for wheelchairs and blind and deaf customers.

It also has a 200 space park-and-ride facility for cars.

It is part of the €350m Kildare Route Project.

On completion of the project in 2010, there will be increased services for all stations along the route.
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Is the name Clondalkin Fonthill a temp name? Why call it that? Its been on the T21 map as Clondalkin since the start.

RPA call it Clondalkin because they have a planned MW stop called Fonthill.

Why do their idiots not just talk FFS.

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Interesting change of PR speak as well
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Interesting change of PR speak as well
In what way?
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Compare the first press release

Look at my post

Look at the revised release

Pattern?
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Is the name Clondalkin Fonthill a temp name? Why call it that? Its been on the T21 map as Clondalkin since the start.

RPA call it Clondalkin because they have a planned MW stop called Fonthill.

Why do their idiots not just talk FFS.
Actually, RPA call it "Fonthill". http://www.rpa.ie/cms/download.asp?id=569

Fonthill would be a bad name as Fonthill House is north of the N4 at Liffey Valley and Fonthill Road is 5km long from the N4 to N7 at Newlands Cross.

The Clondalkin bit retains the Clondalkin heritage while Fonthill specifies it isn't the old Clondalkin, while telling you what road its on.

Stops on the KRP are quite widely spaced, so there is the potential for in between stations, we might have Clondalkin Cloverhill in 20 years time.
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Actually, RPA call it "Fonthill". http://www.rpa.ie/cms/download.asp?id=569

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Apologies, I meant to say Fonthill because of the interchange I was referring to.
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Annoucement from the driver on the 6:30am service from Portlaoise this morning stating it will be stopping at Clondalkin\Fonthill from now on. It was always in the automatic annoucement that train served the station.
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Platform length restriction at the old Clondalkin, limited it to a 4 coach commuter or 3 car intercity. It can now take 8/6
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Well as it stands there is a 20:35hrs service that stops at Cherry Orchard/Parkwest and Clondalkin and the next service is at 23:00hrs.

Given that there is a 21:45hrs service ex Heuston that didn't stop there because of the train type and length and platform length and given that the platform issue at Cherry Orchard/Parkwest and Clondalkin has been sorted whats stopping the 21:45hrs ex Heuston from stopping at those stations now?

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The signs on the platforms say "Clondalkin / Fonthill".
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I took some photos a while back, but forgot to post them.
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Unread 24-11-2008, 21:42   #18
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So overall, a nice clean bright appearance, it clear how to get to where you want to be, some minor issues to be sorted out, I'm not enthusiastic about the stairs.

8/10.
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Cheers for the pics. I must get down to Clongriffin and do the same.
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Unread 25-11-2008, 12:57   #20
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back to my map obsession

i was trying to locate this and got confused - i found reference to clondalkin station being in two different places. given that there are a few stations on the move, would it be an idea to rustle up a google map showing where thigns are now

so here it is


http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&ll=53.341226,-6.432667&spn=0.117864,0.30899&z=12&msid=1112669092 48308350592.00045c82b062cf62dd38f

can anyone who know reply with corrections? maybe we can add a page on the website "where's my station?"
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