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Unread 31-12-2011, 10:11   #1
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Default €5 Return Roscrea-Limerick fares

From Nenagh Guardian

Nenagh Rail Partnership is celebrating its eighth annual trip to Limerick on Ice on Tuesday, January 3rd, and once again they have received huge support from Limerick on Ice and Iarnród Éireann. Iarnród Éireann is giving return tickets from Roscrea, Cloughjordan and Nenagh for just €5 per person, and Limerick on Ice has reduced its ticket prices for those who join the fun to just €10. The normal entrance price for Limerick on Ice is €15 per person. Nenagh Rail Partnership has arranged for the group to use the ice rink from 1pm to 2pm. For further details contact Virginia O'Dowd at 086-ABCDEFG, or Duncan Martin, treasurer, at 086-HIJKLMO
The train will leave Roscrea at 10:25am, Cloughjordan, 10:45am and Nenagh 11:04am. The return train is at 4:45PM
I can't publish there numbers on here I don't think but Nenagh Town Council website or North Tipperary Council etc can provide them or Google it if interested etc

I guess this will have a big demand but some might be put off because of the speed issues on this line, i would be plus i live in Thurles anyway and if i happened to be in Nenagh, i stay over at my girlfriends in Limerick when there so day return is no good. But for anybody between Borrisoleigh/Nenagh-Templemore/Roscrea planning on taking the train that isn't bad at all vs €18:50(Day Return) TO €25:30(5 Day) in Thurles.

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Unread 06-01-2012, 23:35   #2
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By Peter Glesson
Doubts over the future of the Limerick-Ballybrophy rail line continue to persist despite an apparently strong political will in North Tipperary to ensure the service remains. A report published in a national newspaper earlier this week suggested that the line looks set for closure. However the Minister for Public Transport and Commuter Affairs Alan Kelly told The Guardian this week that the closure of the line was not something he was planning. He was responding to a report in last Monday’s edition of the Irish Examiner newspaper which said Iarnród Éireann is expected to seek permission to close all rail services between Limerick and Ballybrophy in the near future due to falling passenger numbers on the route. The report stated that the line, which includes a commuter Limerick-Nenagh service, is widely seen as the least-used in the rail network. The report stated that passenger numbers using rail services between Ballybrophy and Limerick are believed to have fallen further following the opening of the full stretch of the M7 motorway between Dublin and Limerick. Quoting from Iarnród Éireann figures, the report stated a total of 14,000 people travelled on the line between January 1st and September 11th last year--- a daily average of just 55 passengers. Under existing rules, Iarnród Éireann requires approval of the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the closure of any services. The report stated that the NTA has not received any proposal from Iarnród Éireann to close the Limerick-Ballybrophy route however, the newspaper said it understood that the rail company had, in the past year, notified Transport Minister Leo Varadkar, that it is considering the closure of some lightly used rail lines. The line runs through the constituency of the Labour Party Minister Alan Kelly who told The Guardian on Tuesday that he was hoping to sit down with the rail company to look at options of improving services on the line. He said the line needed substantial investment as well as better marketing of the service and higher train speeds. Nothing had been received by his department proposing closure. The minister said his own efforts to improve services on the line where signalled last year when he announced funding for improvements in four railway stations on the line in North Tipperary. The chairperson of the Nenagh Rail partnership Virginia O’Dowd said reports about the possible closure of the line were speculative but stressed that actions would have to be taken to ensure the future of the service. Ms O'Dowd was speaking on Tuesday, on the day she organised for a group of 100 people from North Tipperary to use the service to travel to an ice skating event in Limerick. “We are always trying to prevent this [closure] from happening by organising things like this today.” The Regional Manager of Iarnród Éireann Jim Gallivan said no proposals to close the line had been presented to him. “I heard nothing about it. It has not come up at our regional meetings.” However the doubts about the future of the line persist. Last year the director of New Works in Iarnród Éireann Don Cunningham was quoted as saying the line currently needed €25 million to increase speeds on a 31-mile section
They had 5 years to promote/market it Alan. More money is going to be wasted now with him trying to be a hero.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 16:03   #3
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there was a total of 147 on board leving castleconnel , when i counted and we had a two 2700 dmus joined together to bring us home , and they were fairly full !
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