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Unread 21-07-2009, 11:39   #1
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Default 22000s for the Rosslare line???

It is with despair that I post this, but does anybody have the slightest idea when we are going to see the long promised arrival of 22000s on Connolly/Rosslare Harbour services or will we have to wait until they are displaced from other inter-city lines by a new generation of railcars?

I post here an excerpt from a letter that I received from Dick Fearn (IE CEO) way back in June 2006!!!

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Unread 21-07-2009, 11:41   #2
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September 27th...
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Unread 21-07-2009, 12:52   #3
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This year?
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Unread 21-07-2009, 13:12   #4
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Unread 22-07-2009, 14:50   #5
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Yes talking to a member of the IE staff yesterday and he told me Irish Rail will have their new timetable published on 27th Sep.

Rosslare services will be terminating at Wexford with the odd one or two going to Rosslare for the Ferry connection. First morning train from Dublin will turn into a 10.30 Wexford to Dublin serving Gorey at 11.10/15 arriving into Dublin around 12.55

Train times will be reduced by 5-10mins

Question- When do IE release their new timetable for the public to see??

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Unread 22-07-2009, 14:52   #6
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Yes talking to a member of the IE staff yesterday and he told me Irish Rail will have their new timetable published on 27th Sep.

Rosslare services will be terminating at Wexford with the odd one or two going to Rosslare for the Ferry connection. First morning train from Dublin will turn into a 10.30 Wexford to Dublin arriving into Gorey at 11.10/15

Train times will be reduced by 5-10mins

Question- When do IE release their new timetable for the public to see??
we are talking probably the online reservation date 28 days in advance you should be able to book.

So should be up by end of August
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we are talking probably the online reservation date 28 days in advance you should be able to book.

So should be up by end of August
Thanks ThomasJ - Be interesting to see what improvements IE have done to this line to revive it...
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Unread 22-07-2009, 15:15   #8
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I heard that the only change to the morning trains to Dublin was the 07:40 train will leave an hour earlier at 06:40 and arrive in Connolly at 09:36 and in the evening the 16:40, 17:25 and 18:37 trains back will move to 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00.
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Unread 22-07-2009, 15:20   #9
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I heard that too (including the cancellation of the 16:40, and the 17:00hrs ex connolly continuing to be 6*28k)

Not sure I'd read much into it though!

Knew though that the last train wouldn't be long after 19:00 because of the constraints with the level crossings.

Interesting though that in keeping with the clockface theme trains will depart on the hour!
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Unread 22-07-2009, 16:09   #10
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22 321 operating the 16:40 ex-Connolly now.


Ewww, I feel liek a spotter!!!
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I heard that the only change to the morning trains to Dublin was the 07:40 train will leave an hour earlier at 06:40 and arrive in Connolly at 09:36 and in the evening the 16:40, 17:25 and 18:37 trains back will move to 17:00, 18:00 and 19:00.
I wonder will the alleged 17:00 18:00 and 19:00 all go to Wexford?
The proposed 06:40 from Rosslare will be very busy I'd imagine. Might require 6 coaches
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I wonder will the alleged 17:00 18:00 and 19:00 all go to Wexford?
The proposed 06:40 from Rosslare will be very busy I'd imagine. Might require 6 coaches
I heard 1 morning service will be 2800 6-coaches. That will probably be it!
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Unread 22-07-2009, 16:24   #13
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I can't wait till September 27th!
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Unread 22-07-2009, 16:27   #14
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I can't wait till September 27th!
Yep should be interesting allright!

And it looks like it could be clockface day! [finally about time! i'm sick of timetables! ]
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Unread 22-07-2009, 22:30   #15
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Everyone sounds happy with the new timetable if thats what it will be.

I am most happy with the 10.30 ex Wexford to Dublin a late morning train at last
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Unread 23-07-2009, 08:37   #16
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We'll just have to wait and see if they possibly cut down the journey times instead of waiting at each station for 5 minutes and then outside Greystones.

I wouldn't be happy that they are moving the 16:40 train out by 20 minutes, means getting home that much later each day for me but I could see how the current train doesn't suit a lot of people.
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It is rumoured [only rumoured- haven't heard confirmation] that the 17:00hrs and 19:00hrs will be Intercity services, and the 18:00hrs will continue to be a commuter service operating to and from Maynooth.

It is also rumoured that in place of the Rosslare line changes the existing Maynooth-bound train [6 coach 2800] opearting from Gorey will operate to and from Pearse Station [aroundabout 16:30hrs]

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Where are these rumours coming from?

Send three and force pence, we're going to a dance? (Send reinforcements we're going to advance).
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Unread 23-07-2009, 11:35   #19
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Where are these rumours coming from?

Send three and force pence, we're going to a dance? (Send reinforcements we're going to advance).
What does that mean?

Rumours I heard from where from IE staff, (a friend of a friend)
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What does that mean?
Rumours and the like tend to end up with the original message ("Send reinforcements we're going to advance") being corrupted (to "Send three and force pence, we're going to a dance").
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