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Traincustomer 04-11-2017 22:33

[06/11 - 10/11/2017] Bus substitution due to improvement works

Engineering Works: between Tipperary and Clonmel, Monday 6th to Friday 10th November

03 November 2017

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail advises customers of the following service alterations, due to engineering works Monday 6th to Friday 10th November;
Please note that due to line improvement works between Tipperary and Clonmel bus transfers will operate on the following services.

07.20 Waterford to LImerick Junction
16.25 Waterford to LImerick Junction
09.45 Limerick Junction to Waterford
18.40 Limerick Junction to Waterford

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail apologises for the inconvenience caused.
Source: http://www.irishrail.ie/engineeringw...ordlimerickjct

This was only posted yesterday, Friday. Wonder what the nature of the improvement works are.

Jamie2k9 05-11-2017 21:52

Nobody to drive is the most likely cause unless there are unplanned which isn't common.

ACustomer 06-11-2017 10:07

Jamie2k9: If what you say about no available driver is true, then IE are telling one large corporate lie. If (and I stress if) this is the case,why should we believe anything they ever say by way of an excuse for poor performance?

Now if we had a real transport minister, he would be asking one or two very pointed questions.

Mark Gleeson 06-11-2017 10:50

This is legitimate engineering works to our knowledge

Inniskeen 06-11-2017 17:42

There are indeed engineering works on this line over the next few days as belatedly advised by Irish Rail on November 3rd. Given the short notice you might think these are emergency works but it appears that these are planned track renewals or line improvement works in Irish Rail speak.

Irish Rail speak for the failure to manage driver resources in a competent manager is to refer to the problem as an "operstional issue". Such operational issues have resulted in random unannounced service cancellations on an ongoing basis over the last few years as the driver situation in Waterford teeters on the edge of chaos.

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