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Forum: Drogheda-Balbriggan-Skerries-Donabate Line 08-08-2022, 10:43
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Bikes are not permitted during peak times.

Bikes are not permitted during peak times.
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-12-2021, 11:27
Replies: 9
Views: 5,741
Posted By Mark Gleeson
DART+ Order

First step of the fleet order today

Alstom to provide 19 half length, articulated sets, 13 of which are battery capable for Dublin - Drogheda and 6 for existing DART services.

1673

1674

1675
Forum: DART 12-12-2021, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 21,146
Posted By Mark Gleeson
All fixed in the Nov 28 update

All fixed in the Nov 28 update
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 08-07-2021, 15:55
Replies: 3
Views: 16,460
Posted By Mark Gleeson
RAIU report published last week...

RAIU report published last week https://www.raiu.ie/investigations/chassis-plate-fracture-on-general-motors-class-201-locomotiv/1625134352168400/

Irish Rail did not act on a service advisory from...
Forum: Nenagh Line 17-05-2021, 06:56
Replies: 9
Views: 26,481
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Limerick Nenagh is plagued by staffed level...

Limerick Nenagh is plagued by staffed level crossings, this impacts speeds. Track condition Nenagh - Ballybrophy was by far the worst

A full refurbishment to decent standards would be upwards of 50...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 19-02-2021, 14:23
Replies: 1
Views: 7,603
Posted By Mark Gleeson
It comes up once a year. Engineering wise it is...

It comes up once a year. Engineering wise it is the simplest option but is the least commercial.

Dublin - Holyhead commercially is the best routing as you get...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 11-11-2020, 11:50
Replies: 6
Views: 12,249
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This was studied previously and thrown out Sadly...

This was studied previously and thrown out

Sadly Shannon is just too small an airport to justify a rail link, it has ZERO scheduled passenger flights today and likely to remain depressed in demand...
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 26-08-2020, 12:58
Replies: 13
Views: 20,596
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Full timetable nationwide resume from 31st...

Full timetable nationwide resume from 31st August.

There was been major works undertaken in recent weeks on both track and bridges
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 17-07-2020, 16:05
Replies: 13
Views: 25,425
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Gardai suddenly have found resources and the...

Gardai suddenly have found resources and the response time is prompt

COVID has been very interesting, things which were thought of as being impossible are now possible.

Can we get the gardai to...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 15-07-2020, 14:09
Replies: 3
Views: 16,460
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Extra details July 6th the locomotive was failed...

Extra details

July 6th the locomotive was failed with a fuel leak at Limerick Junction, I've seen a photo of this and its hard to tell but it does look like there is a small bend in the frame at...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 14-07-2020, 22:46
Replies: 3
Views: 16,460
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Structural failure of a locomotive on a Dublin Cork service

Been circulating for some days, but the Rail Accident Investigation unit has confirmed the events now

"Underframe cracking of a Class 201 locomotive (No. 224), 7th July 2020"

224 has basically...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 13-07-2020, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 22,539
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross...

There is talk of Waterford Rosslare. The New Ross bypass has hurt the future opportunities.

The doc is vague, the Green party are out canvasing for feedback and expanding
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 13-07-2020, 19:29
Replies: 13
Views: 25,425
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have raised this with DART management. The...

We have raised this with DART management.

The biggest problem is groups of teens running amok
Forum: Galway - Limerick - Waterford - Rosslare 13-07-2020, 19:28
Replies: 13
Views: 20,596
Posted By Mark Gleeson
We have been unable to get any clarity on getting...

We have been unable to get any clarity on getting full service back up and running.

The relaying appears to be proper new track not panels recovered from elsewhere
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-06-2020, 17:14
Replies: 0
Views: 11,064
Posted By Mark Gleeson
[article] New train control centre

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/new-heuston-station-control-centre-to-manage-250-000-train-movements-a-year-1.4281580

Finally work is underway
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 30-01-2020, 16:42
Replies: 56
Views: 68,787
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Navan is about item 30 on a list of...

Navan is about item 30 on a list of priorities

We can't get to Navan until after DART underground happens, isn't space in the city centre to take the demand

It would be 1200 boarding each AM based...
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 20-01-2020, 21:32
Replies: 3
Views: 11,626
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its...

Our lovely fancy trains keep breaking down, its not good enough

Where are the CSO's we were promised?
Forum: Events, Happenings and Media 17-01-2020, 13:56
Replies: 6
Views: 13,295
Posted By Mark Gleeson
There is an election coming Dublin Belfast is...

There is an election coming

Dublin Belfast is underserved it should have double if not triple the current demand, but due to the long dragged out peace process and now Brexit the uncertainty is...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:35
Replies: 56
Views: 68,787
Posted By Mark Gleeson
So have we, it was never published but was left...

So have we, it was never published but was left on a table during a public consultation meeting, given it is now 10+ years a free document would need to be prepared.

The estimated cost was on the...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:32
Replies: 1
Views: 10,294
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This fix was done ages ago Not all terminal...

This fix was done ages ago

Not all terminal stations and common starting points during engineering works were fitted with the CIE wifi units. This was addressed. When we noticed Rosslare wasn't...
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 08-01-2020, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 9,983
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major...

Due to driver shortages we don't expect any major changes

There will be a series of retimings around Limerick Junction and the ongoing line speed improvements on Dublin Cork.
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 10-12-2019, 16:43
Replies: 4
Views: 13,429
Posted By Mark Gleeson
It is not included in this 5 year program

It is not included in this 5 year program
Forum: General Irish Rail Discussion 05-12-2019, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 13,429
Posted By Mark Gleeson
This is the second 5 year arrangement. This...

This is the second 5 year arrangement.

This really is money only to maintain the network and to address degraded assets. There is no real benefit other that the infrastructure not getting...
Forum: DART 04-12-2019, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 25,455
Posted By Mark Gleeson
If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a...

If you text 51444 it goes to a screen in a blockhouse at Howth Junc. The staff there are not mobile they are there to coordinate operations.
Forum: Up To Date Travel Information 29-11-2019, 22:21
Replies: 5
Views: 29,782
Posted By Mark Gleeson
Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid

Normal fares apply, all existing tickets valid
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