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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 01-10-2014, 18:29
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By longword
I'm happy with how they handle twitter for the...

I'm happy with how they handle twitter for the most part.

Yes there's marketing mixed in there, but it's not out of control - I see it as a reasonable trade for the notifications service. They are...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-09-2014, 08:10
Replies: 8
Views: 4,350
Posted By longword
Smartcard problems this morning

I have an annual short hop ticket from Taxsaver, due to expire in 2015. All the Irish Rail gates are failing it with CARD EXPIRED this morning and I'm definitely not alone.

The Taxsaver people told...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 15-05-2014, 12:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,970
Posted By longword
Things were less than stellar later in the...

Things were less than stellar later in the evening too, after the match in the Aviva. I missed the 19:13 to Drogheda by a few minutes so I had to sit and wait in Pearse for the 20:13. I watched as...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-02-2014, 08:16
Replies: 17
Views: 6,338
Posted By longword
The map is pretty and all, but really not what...

The map is pretty and all, but really not what you want when your phone is struggling to put an "E" beside your coverage bars.

On the bright side, I'm liking the Android app so far. Works....
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 12-02-2014, 09:11
Replies: 17
Views: 6,338
Posted By longword
Was it intentional that the new site was pushed...

Was it intentional that the new site was pushed live so soon after the preview?

I had a set bookmarks on my phone's home screen, deep clutter-free fast links into the old site for realtime info for...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2014, 09:22
Replies: 1
Views: 2,099
Posted By longword
Checking the power sockets

I pulled this out of a mains socket this morning:

http://railusers.ie/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=1577&stc=1&d=1391073090

I came across it before at least a week ago, maybe two, same service...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-09-2013, 06:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,986
Posted By longword
Happened this morning, Monday 23rd. Following...

Happened this morning, Monday 23rd. Following train is picking up the slack, and it's going to get very intimite by the time it gets to Connolly.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 17-09-2013, 06:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,430
Posted By longword
If you're a transport operator and you can't make...

If you're a transport operator and you can't make a tonne of money by filling to the brim as many trams as you can lay on of a Sunday afternoon, you're doing something wrong.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-09-2013, 06:45
Replies: 60
Views: 30,806
Posted By longword
The ghost of the 90 can still be spotted the odd...

The ghost of the 90 can still be spotted the odd morning if you have the patience of a saint - they make sure to keep it off the realtime bus displays though.

On the miniature DARTs, I find they're...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-06-2013, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 4,439
Posted By longword
Nice things about that reality: Moving Target ...

Nice things about that reality:

Moving Target
Doors not open
Forum: Commuter Services 17-05-2013, 23:32
Replies: 5
Views: 4,709
Posted By longword
I've been through a few turnstiles this week,...

I've been through a few turnstiles this week, carefully watching each of them. Every last one of them showed "Ready". Most of them worked. Aside from two occasions in Heuston and one in Tara where a...
Forum: Commuter Services 10-05-2013, 19:40
Replies: 5
Views: 4,709
Posted By longword
I've noticed in the last week or two quite a few...

I've noticed in the last week or two quite a few turnstiles in Heuston - and one or two in Connolly - are silently broken for smartcards. Displaying 'READY' but not reading my card. I've seen the...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-03-2013, 11:28
Replies: 17
Views: 6,121
Posted By longword
Then the Government can do exactly what they did...

Then the Government can do exactly what they did with the Mobility Allowance. Cancel the scheme entirely with immediate effect pending implementation of a replacement scheme that works and can pass...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 13-02-2013, 22:12
Replies: 3
Views: 2,038
Posted By longword
Not a word anywhere about the fault at Howth...

Not a word anywhere about the fault at Howth Junction and delays of 30 minutes+ on DART and Northern Commuter services from 20:00 or so.
Forum: All stops to Thurles 31-01-2013, 19:33
Replies: 48
Views: 66,686
Posted By longword
Does anyone believe the final cost would be less...

Does anyone believe the final cost would be less than double that?
Forum: All stops to Thurles 30-01-2013, 20:29
Replies: 48
Views: 66,686
Posted By longword
I asked in Heuston on the Friday before the...

I asked in Heuston on the Friday before the change for a timetable covering Park West. I was told they wouldn't have printed timetables until Saturday 19th. Asked again the following week, I was told...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-01-2013, 21:33
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By longword
Are you counting the children stowed away on the...

Are you counting the children stowed away on the overhead baggage shelf? :)
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-01-2013, 19:50
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By longword
They do feel a bit beyond crush, Japanese style...

They do feel a bit beyond crush, Japanese style with people passing out, on a bad day when there's a missing or badly delayed service. Wouldn't mind knowing what the actual head count is on a day...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 23-01-2013, 09:04
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By longword
With the complexity of trains crossing tracks,...

With the complexity of trains crossing tracks, I've often wondered if they work access to Howth Junction and Connolly a bit like an airport runway, with landing slots - specific time windows -...
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 22-01-2013, 21:01
Replies: 15
Views: 4,111
Posted By longword
I don't know the flight codes, but at Laytown it...

I don't know the flight codes, but at Laytown it was announced that the 07:12 Drogheda to Bray was stuck in Drogheda due to points. The 07:00 Dundalk to Connolly ran ahead of it and at Laytown that...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 18-01-2013, 07:55
Replies: 53
Views: 30,404
Posted By longword
The big name streaming streaming services...

The big name streaming streaming services (Youtube, Netflix, iPlayer, RTE Player) have been blocked pretty much from the start plus a few other bulk data users like Windows updates and they have...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-12-2012, 08:26
Replies: 177
Views: 72,197
Posted By longword
0900 Heuston to Cork was a 3 car ICR Thursday...

0900 Heuston to Cork was a 3 car ICR Thursday morning, looked like plenty of seats empty when it left. I don't think that's the first time I've seen a 3 car set on that service, certainly not the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 07-12-2012, 07:58
Replies: 153
Views: 64,425
Posted By longword
The lead door in this morning's 0700 Dundalk to...

The lead door in this morning's 0700 Dundalk to Connolly is out of service. Didn't stop it leaving Drogheda at least and it wasn't late so either it entered service that way or they spent no time at...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 29-11-2012, 13:24
Replies: 177
Views: 72,197
Posted By longword
Neatly rules out rail as an option for someone...

Neatly rules out rail as an option for someone leaving a Park West office at 17:30
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 21-11-2012, 22:13
Replies: 14
Views: 3,020
Posted By longword
I thought it was something to do with the...

I thought it was something to do with the overhead electrics rather than command and control. The 20:13 Pearse to Drogheda ran close to schedule, but stopping at all the DART stations. About 10...
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