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Unread 12-11-2009, 17:05   #1
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Default 16:40 Connolly-Gorey 12/Nov/09

Just boarded this (late) train home and it's a mess! Papers, empty packets, drinks etc on most of the tables and the floor. People are clearing the place themselves to make room. What's worse is that lately this train is normally very warm anyway but today it's so stuffy and smelly it's making me feel ill, what I wouldn't give for a window to open!

It's unfair that we pay a lot of money for such a poor standard of service in return, this train is regularly late and not once is there any kind of announcement apologising or explaining why, least we can expect is to be comfortable as we're delayed?
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Unread 12-11-2009, 17:06   #2
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Unread 12-11-2009, 18:29   #3
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I was on this train this evening. When I boarded I couldn't believe how messy it was.The reason for the delay was the incoming Sligo train that usually arrives into Platform 1 and sits before heading to Platform 5 was badly delayed and instead went directly to Platform 5 at 16:42 so the Sligo passengers got off and the Gorey passengers got on and the train left so there was no time to give it a clean. On a side note I found it quite funny that the platform display had "1, Gorey..... 2, Terminates..." Irishrail seem to think its feasible for the Gorey train to leave before the train to run it had arrived.

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Sorry Mark, no pics, next time!
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Hard evidence is the only weapon that works on Irish Rail

The Sligo train was 41 minutes late into Dublin, that said its amazing how quick a guy with a black bag can shift the most obvious rubbish.
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I wouldn't be too harsh on IR on this one.

The people who left the rubbish all over the train in the first place are the ones to blame.

No matter how late the train was, leaving rubbish all over the place isn't going to hurt IR, just the next lot of passengers.
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Hard evidence is the only weapon that works on Irish Rail

The Sligo train was 41 minutes late into Dublin, that said its amazing how quick a guy with a black bag can shift the most obvious rubbish.
What is going on with the Sligo line at the moment?

There are quiet often noticable delays to this service, especially inbound.

Quiet often if I get a maynooth train on sunday, if theres a sligo train ahead of it, its late, if theres not its on time!
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