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Unread 09-01-2009, 13:21   #1
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Once again, the return key seems to be broken

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Rugby Match, Thomond Park 16th Jan. by Corporate Communications

Friday 16th January - Rugby Match in Thomand Park. Additional services from Charleville to Limerick 13.30 service from Cork will additionally stop in Charleville at 14.09 arriving into Lmk. Jctn at 14.31 with a connecting service to Limerick at 14.32 15.30 service from Cork will additionally stop in Charleville at 16.09 arriving into Lmk. Jctn at 16.31 with a connecting service to Limerick at 16.32. Additional service from Limerick to Charleville 22.00 Limerick/Limerick Jct in deferred to 22.35 arriving into Lmk. Jctn. at 23.02 with a connection to Charleville at 23.07 ariving into Charleville at 23.27.
It is Limerick Jct or Lmk. Jctn?

Good to see some business driven thinking. There has been a shock arrival of common sense within Irish Rail in Limerick they will send out a longer train on the Limerick - Limerick Junction leg.

More than enough demand to justify a direct special Cork - Limerick though and a train is available
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There is actually an extra train

16:10 Cork
16:33 Mallow
16:48 Charleville
17:35 Limerick

23:00 Limerick
23:55 Charleville
00:10 Mallow
00:35 Cork

Irish Rail fail to state this in the notices, do they want to fail?
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Irish Rail fail to state this in the notices, do they want to fail?
there are days when I think we need a variant of LOLFed for Irish public transportation - just so much FAIL to be mocked.

Barry Kenny would obviously have the Vikram "Bandit" Pandit role.
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So 24 hours or so later Irish Rail produce this, this of course should have been the notice in the first place

Another moment of genius was to sell off the first class coach at standard class prices

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Munster V Sale Service Arrangements by Corporate communications

Munster V Sale
Thomond Park

Iarnród Éireann are expecting a significant number of Rugby supporters to travel by train to Limerick for the Munster V Sale Rugby match on Friday the 16th of January.

To accommodate Rugby supporters travelling to and from Limerick to see Munster V Sale in Thomond Park on Friday the 16th of January, Iarnród Éireann have the following services arrangements in place:

Supporters have the flexibility to travel outward on any available train 13.30, 15.30 & 16.10 (additional service) and return to Cork on the 22.35 & 23.00 (additional service) services. Details Below:

13.30 service from Cork will serve Mallow 13.52, Charleville 14.07, Limerick Junction at 14.31 with a connecting service to Limerick at 14.32. Due to arrive into Limerick at 15.08.

15.30 service from Cork will serve Mallow 15.52, Charleville 16.07, Limerick Junction at 16.29 with a connecting service to Limerick at 16.31. Due to arrive into Limerick at 17.00.

16.10 (additional direct service) from Cork will serve Mallow 16.33, Charleville 16.48. Due to arrive in Limerick at 17.35.

22.00 service from Limerick to Limerick Junction is deferred to 22.35 arriving into Limerick Junction at 23.02 with a connection serving Charleville 23.25, Mallow 23.40. Due to arrive in Cork at 00.10.

23.00 (additional direct service) from Limerick will serve Charleville 23.55, Mallow 00.10. Due to arrive in Cork at 00.35.

Iarnród Éireann advise that there is limited capacity and are strongly advising supporters to book their travel in advance to avoid disappointment on the day. It is expected that the return services will be sold out.

Train tickets are now available online - click here to book now

For Munster Rugby information go to www.munsterrugby.ie

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Please arrive early and allow sufficient travel time for your journey.
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So 24 hours or so later Irish Rail produce this, this of course should have been the notice in the first place
The second announcement is clear and coherent.
Why can't they get these simple, simple tasks correct the first time?
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Another moment of genius was to sell off the first class coach at standard class prices
Maybe more a crowd control decision to stop people trying it on/not giving a crap as long as they get a seat?
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