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Unread 18-07-2009, 18:19   #1
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Default [24-27/07/2009] Special Trains in connection with the U2 Concert at Croke Park

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=411
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Special Trains in connection with the U2 Concert at Croke Park by Corporate Communications

In connection with the U2 concert at Croke Park the following special trains will operate:

Please note Intercity services can now be booked on www.irishrail.ie


Friday 24th July

Intercity


08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick (After Friday nights concert)

01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway (After Friday nights concert)


Commuter

23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth

00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Friday nights concert)

00.15 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Friday nights concert)


DART (After Friday nights concert)

00.15 Connolly to Bray

00.20 Connolly to Malahide

00.30 Connolly to Howth

00.30 Connolly to Bray


Saturday 25th July

Intercity


08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.15 Waterford to Dublin (Heuston) - **CHECK**

10.30 Westport to Dublin (Heuston)

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick - (After Saturday nights concert)

01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway and Westport - (After Saturday nights concert)

Commuter

23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth

00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Saturday nights concert)

00.20 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Saturday nights concert)


DART - (After Saturday nights concert)

00.15 Connolly to Bray

00.25 Connolly to Malahide

00.30 Connolly to Bray

00.35 Connolly to Howth


Sunday 26th July

Intercity


11.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork
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Unread 18-07-2009, 20:47   #2
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have seen this allright and came to the conclusion to this is an incomplete news item awaiting update

monday night services are not listed.

there was a complete list for sunday night where there is no concert on this has been updated and the sunday night list is gone now apart from one cork to dublin service. I reckon these were for the monday night.

The maynooth line services seem to be a bit earlier than normal. I reckon and hope this is because drumcondra will be open. If it is it will be very handy for maynooth line passengers.

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Unread 19-07-2009, 02:47   #3
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Good to see that Irish trains can run overnight after all.

I hope they will just as accommodating to Dublin passengers looking to make their way home from Limerick after the football internationals in the coming months.
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Waterford passengers would have a decent claim to feeling hard done by, with no late train back there.

I'm sure we've already suggested the possibility of sending out a 2x3 22000 train and splitting it at Athlone, sending half to Galway and half to Westport. That should be a priority.
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Unread 19-07-2009, 14:59   #5
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Default [24,25-7-2009] 23:10hrs pearse maynooth deferred these dates

The online irish rail timetable is telling us that on those dates of the u2 concerts on top of those extra maynooth line services the 23:10hrs pearse maynooth has been deferred as follows :

departs pearse 23:29hrs
departs tara street 23:31hrs
departs connolly 23:36hrs
departs drumcondra 23:45hrs
arrives maynooth 00:17hrs
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Unread 19-07-2009, 15:35   #6
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Default [24,25-7-2009] 23:20hrs connolly drogheda and dundalk connection deferred these dates

Online timetable telling us that on these dates of the u2 concerts the 23:20hrs connolly drogheda will be deferred to 23:55hrs with the dundalk connection also deferred to meet this train.
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Unread 19-07-2009, 23:18   #7
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apart from one cork to dublin service.
Thats a "crawl out of the hotel / bar / chipper / bush" early morning train.
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Unread 20-07-2009, 02:42   #8
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http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/general_news.asp?action=view&news_id=411
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Special Trains in connection with the U2 Concert at Croke Park by Corporate Communications

In connection with the U2 concert at Croke Park the following special trains will operate:

Please note Intercity services can now be booked on www.irishrail.ie


Friday 24th July
Intercity


08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)
10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)
01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick (After Friday nights concert)
01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway (After Friday nights concert)

Commuter

23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth
00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Friday nights concert)
00.15 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Friday nights concert)

DART (After Friday nights concert)

00.15 Connolly to Bray
00.20 Connolly to Malahide
00.30 Connolly to Howth
00.30 Connolly to Bray


Saturday 25th July
Intercity


08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)
10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)
10.30 Westport to Dublin (Heuston)
01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick - (After Saturday nights concert)
01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway and Westport - (After Saturday nights concert)

Commuter

10.15 Waterford to Dublin (Heuston)
23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth
00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Saturday nights concert)
00.20 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Saturday nights concert)

DART - (After Saturday nights concert)

00.15 Connolly to Bray
00.25 Connolly to Malahide
00.30 Connolly to Bray
00.35 Connolly to Howth


Sunday 26th July
Intercity


11.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork


Monday 27th July

Intercity

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick (After Monday nights concert)
01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway (After Monday nights concert)
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Those late night trains should be from Connolly only.

Try finding your way from Croke Park to Heuston at that time, and you'll be waiting a while.
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Luas runs until 00:30. Otherwise, I imagine there will be "millions" of taxis available.
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So we know so far that there are extra late night services for DART, Maynooth line, northern line, cork intercity (limerick junction, charleville, mallow cork), galway intercity (tullamore first stop), limerick connection, belfast (translink, non-stop across border) with westport operating on saturday night (no ballina connection, unless you want a 3 hour wait in castlebar)

So nothing west of Maynooth, nothing south of Bray, no south-west commuter services, no waterford and no tralee, did i miss anything? any thoughts?

Would have said the lack of late night Kildare commuter services on the nights are disappointing but hardly suprising.

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There is a special from Bangor to Dublin via Belfast Central, tickets have been on sale for ages.

The only reason the extra trains run is down to Irish Rail exploiting the empty trains they would be running anyway. There is a empty Ballina - Heuston service every weekend in the summer. There are spare trains in Cork to cover for the Mk4 reliability. A rostering trick can get an extra to Galway and Waterford normally has a idle train over the weekend.

The Sligo, Rosslare and Waterford lines are not staffed for 24 hour operation

The lack of service to Kildare or Portlaois is strange given the number of empty trains moving around

I know Irish Rail have been trying to get concert promoters to give them a geographical breakdown on ticket sales to allow them to match the extra trains to the people traveling
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The Sligo, Rosslare and Waterford lines are not staffed for 24 hour operation
I presume thats the reason the last trains to Sligo, Rosslare, waterford don't leave much later than 7
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Luas runs until 00:30. Otherwise, I imagine there will be "millions" of taxis available.
There might be millions of taxis, but that creates it's own problems. The sheer amount of them will clog up the streets. Plus the Luas runs at long gaps after 11.00 from the centre. The trains should leave from Connolly and use the tunnel.

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So nothing west of Maynooth, nothing south of Bray, no south-west commuter services, no waterford and no tralee, did i miss anything? any thoughts?
Bus Eireann have regular services during the night from Dublin Airport and Busaras all the way down to Rosslare.
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The lack of service to Kildare or Portlaois is strange given the number of empty trains moving around
There is the option of Bus Éireann's Nightrider service. Limited service, not sure about Monday night.
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Here we go again the classic left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing routine

Where did the extra DART services go?

Quote:
Special Trains in connection with the U2 Concert at Croke Park by Corporate Communications

In connection with the U2 concert at Croke Park the following special trains will operate:

Please note Intercity services can now be booked on www.irishrail.ie

Friday 24th July

Intercity

08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick (After Friday nights concert)

01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway (After Friday nights concert)

Commuter

23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth

00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Friday nights concert)

00.15 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Friday nights concert)

Saturday 25th July

Intercity

08.20 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.10 Cork to Dublin (Heuston)

10.30 Westport to Dublin (Heuston)

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick - (After Saturday nights concert)

01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway and Westport - (After Saturday nights concert)

Commuter

10.15 Waterford to Dublin (Heuston)

23.45 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth

00.05 Dublin (Connolly) to Maynooth (After Saturday nights concert)

00.20 Dublin (Connolly) to Dundalk (After Saturday nights concert)

Sunday 26th July

Intercity

11.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork

Monday 27th July

Intercity

01.00 Dublin (Heuston) to Cork and Limerick (After Monday nights concert)

01.15 Dublin (Heuston) to Galway (After Monday nights concert)
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Here we go again the classic left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing routine

Where did the extra DART services go?
Strange. Both nights details have been deleted!

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The online irish rail timetable is telling us that on those dates of the u2 concerts on top of those extra maynooth line services the 23:10hrs pearse maynooth has been deferred as follows :

departs pearse 23:29hrs
departs tara street 23:31hrs
departs connolly 23:36hrs
departs drumcondra 23:45hrs
arrives maynooth 00:17hrs
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Online timetable telling us that on these dates of the u2 concerts the 23:20hrs connolly drogheda will be deferred to 23:55hrs with the dundalk connection also deferred to meet this train.
Online timetable has been updated again. we are back to the 23:10hrs Pearse Maynooth and 23:20hrs Connolly Drogheda and Dundalk connection
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Word is the U2 posters are being printed as I type and will be up later this evening

There are no extra DART services shown in the online timetable
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Word is the U2 posters are being printed as I type and will be up later this evening

There are no extra DART services shown in the online timetable
will keep an eye out on my trek home this evening!
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