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Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 31-05-2021, 09:48
Replies: 13
Views: 16,731
Posted By Eddie
Concerning Levels of Passengers on Darts

Travelled by Dart yesterday (Sunday) on the 1.20pm from Salthill & Monkstown to Howth.

As we travelled north on the southside, Darts in the other direction were obviously packed - we breathed a...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-08-2020, 14:37
Replies: 3
Views: 14,192
Posted By Eddie
Has this been clarified in any way since 1...

Has this been clarified in any way since 1 May?

Questions I see arising from text are:

1. Are those working from home (and some companies are reporting that employees may do so well into 2021)...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 04-08-2020, 13:48
Replies: 0
Views: 6,713
Posted By Eddie
Ink in Ticket Machines

I have just printed off a one-way ticket for future Intercity travel at a ticket machine.

There is a white band across the ticket half way down where nothing has printed. Everything below about the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-07-2020, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 16,731
Posted By Eddie
I caught the Dart yesterday evening - my first...

I caught the Dart yesterday evening - my first trip since lockdown. I wasn't intending to catch the train, but was caught out, and so didn't have a mask with me, so tucked my lower face into my...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 23-04-2020, 07:21
Replies: 3
Views: 14,192
Posted By Eddie
Coronavirus & Annual Tax Saver

For the many commuters who have found themselves working from home for the last 5 weeks and may be doing for some time to come, and haven't already cancelled their annual Tax Saver tickets, what is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 02-11-2019, 15:34
Replies: 2
Views: 9,549
Posted By Eddie
TaxSaver 2019/20

Looks like these have been updated and simplified:

1300 Luas Only
1450 DART / Commuter Rail or Dublin Bus Only (Same or 50 increase on 2018/19)
1800 Any combination of 2 of 3 of the above...
Forum: Dublin Belfast 28-09-2019, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 8,234
Posted By Eddie
I'm pretty sure that when we went to Titanic...

I'm pretty sure that when we went to Titanic station a couple of years ago, our Belfast ticket was fine. It sounds familiar that the same was true as far as Pearse in the opposite direction.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 14-09-2019, 23:12
Replies: 12
Views: 15,959
Posted By Eddie
I've just been watching a couple of recorded...

I've just been watching a couple of recorded programmes of "Scotland's Beautiful Railways" which featured a couple of famous old steam trains (including the Flying Scotsman) traversing the lines. ...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 12-06-2019, 22:20
Replies: 2
Views: 8,224
Posted By Eddie
Random picture of a Mk 4 which does not operate...

Random picture of a Mk 4 which does not operate the Galway service either, to the best of my knowledge!

www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0612/1054941-train-baby/
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 04-04-2019, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 7,006
Posted By Eddie
... and Vicky's struggling to say...

... and Vicky's struggling to say "Ireland" rather than "Island"!
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 01-04-2019, 23:06
Replies: 28
Views: 61,884
Posted By Eddie
There are also maps on commuter trains showing...

There are also maps on commuter trains showing Kilcoole as one of 4 stations which represent the limit of the leap card zone.

I suspect advising the NTA that it's impossible to clock in or out at...
Forum: Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line 24-02-2019, 07:26
Replies: 28
Views: 61,884
Posted By Eddie
Just checking that Kilcoole had a leap card...

Just checking that Kilcoole had a leap card reader installed? Might need to use the station in the next while.
Forum: Dublin Belfast 23-01-2019, 23:51
Replies: 6
Views: 14,919
Posted By Eddie
I managed to book a train from Verona to Munich...

I managed to book a train from Verona to Munich via Innsbruck for travel last November on thetrainline.com.

A case of 3 countries working together to operate the service and split the revenue.

I'd...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-01-2019, 22:33
Replies: 2
Views: 7,006
Posted By Eddie
All The Stations (Ireland)

is coming soon...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/562621903/all-the-stations-ireland
Forum: DART 20-11-2018, 00:00
Replies: 3
Views: 11,907
Posted By Eddie
No worries. Seems to be fixed now.

No worries.

Seems to be fixed now.
Forum: DART 11-11-2018, 08:29
Replies: 3
Views: 11,907
Posted By Eddie
Dart Fares Calculator Error

The journey Dublin Pearse to Salthill & Monkstown does not seem right to me on the fares calculator - it's coming up with a 3.72 fare adult leap card fare.

Change the start to Connolly or the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 06-09-2018, 21:18
Replies: 64
Views: 35,076
Posted By Eddie
The reason the NTA is driving this is that the...

The reason the NTA is driving this is that the "Bus Connects" scheme which is due to go live in a year's time and is predicated on there being a higher frequency Dart service so that it can deliver...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 08-08-2018, 23:16
Replies: 20
Views: 24,059
Posted By Eddie
I think any manned station in the UK would be...

I think any manned station in the UK would be able to sell you a Sail Rail Ticket (as well as a ticket to any other station in the UK).

What's stopping for example Dun Laoghaire, Bray etc from...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 31-07-2018, 18:56
Replies: 20
Views: 24,059
Posted By Eddie
Regrettably there has been no service between...

Regrettably there has been no service between Rosslare and Waterford for about 4 years and before this, there was only one return service daily for some time before this, which was inadequate.

There...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 26-07-2018, 07:05
Replies: 0
Views: 4,109
Posted By Eddie
"Take the Easy Route" Supplement in Sunday Times, 22/7/18

In last Sunday's Sunday Times there was a supplement with Ireland's "Top 30 Train Journeys".

I therefore expected to see the likes of Waterford to Limerick or Limerick to Galway featuring somewhere...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 13,320
Posted By Eddie
Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly...

Apologies, in fact looks like there's an hourly service, Belfast to Coleraine (not every 30 minutes as I first thought) with a connecting service to Portrush which makes a single line possible.

That...
Forum: Dublin Rosslare 26-05-2018, 07:37
Replies: 15
Views: 13,320
Posted By Eddie
I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is...

I'm not sure I agree that the infrastructure is similar. I traveled on the Derry / Belfast line just over a year ago. My recollection is that Belfast to Coleraine is double tracked - about two...
Forum: DART 02-03-2018, 20:50
Replies: 1
Views: 9,125
Posted By Eddie
Flooding Between Salthill & Monkstown and Seapoint

The Dart lines were under water again today after being battered by crashing waves at high tide.

I assume this does not unsettle the line once the water has drained off?

A small section of the...
Forum: DART 26-02-2018, 16:29
Replies: 11
Views: 12,458
Posted By Eddie
I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too...

I have to say that I think it is a bad idea too for Ireland.

It shouldn't take any longer than 5 years to plan for and electrify a line. The lifespan of a train is significantly longer.

The...
Forum: Dublin Cork 20-02-2018, 23:36
Replies: 8
Views: 12,240
Posted By Eddie
Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and...

Does Irish Rail provide free refreshments and taxis to the intended destination as well as full refunds in these circumstances?

I'm pretty sure that's what happens in the UK.

I also wonder what the...
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