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Connolly 5 19.23%
Howth Junction 5 19.23%
Pearse 10 38.46%
Cork 2 7.69%
Seapoint 1 3.85%
Killester 0 0%
Drogheda 1 3.85%
Blackrock 0 0%
Harmonstown 1 3.85%
Carrigaloe 1 3.85%
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Unread 10-04-2008, 10:57   #1
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Default RUI Worst Station of the Year

As IE has recenly announced that Greystones was station of the year and gave themselves a big pat on the back about it we think that you, the customers, should nominate your worst station.

We expect compitition to be fierce, and we will, of course, present a certificate and small prize to the station master of the winning shambles with accompanying press wallahs a la Michael Moore Style....

Please note, in the interests of fairness we cannot include Boombridge.

However, Pearse Toilets are IN!!

Off ye go...............
We are the passengers
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Unread 10-04-2008, 11:45   #2
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Howth Junction and Donaghmede because of the trek you have to take to get to the platforms.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:19   #3
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Drogheda, because there is no digital displays for the next train due, and announcements are very rare so when there are no staff manning the booth (late in the evenings) you are on your own about what train to get on and what platform.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:26   #4
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Connolly, for the ridiculous trek you have to make to the commuter platforms. It should also gain honourable mentions for lethal platform tiling and poor and misleading information.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 18:12   #5
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Connolly, for the ridiculous trek you have to make to the commuter platforms. It should also gain honourable mentions for lethal platform tiling and poor and misleading information.
Don't forget the toilets! One occupied, one with a broken lock, one with no paper and the last with a seat used as a urinal. Then you go to the information desk to complain and you see how mankt that area is as well.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 19:23   #6
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It's a very close call between Pearse and Connolly for me, for previously-mentioned reasons.

Although you can use cards in the vending machines in Pearse.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:48   #7
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Got to be Pearse

1. Roof is in a horrible state, needs lots of glass and a total repaint
2. Toilets need I say more the worst I've ever seen
3. Booking office area is a horrible mess
4. What is it with the doors into the station?
5. The lighting on the platforms is exceptionally poor
6. Horribly outdated signage to the platforms
7. Can't pay with plastic despite being the 2nd busiest station in Ireland
8. Only DART station not to have the yellow line with the textured concrete
9. The funky steps on a slope on the northbound platform
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Unread 10-04-2008, 12:51   #8
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Don't forget the PA in Pearse which would have had Allied code breakers during the war scratching their heads trying to decipher what is being said.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 13:59   #9
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I presume that Broombridge, Cherry Orchard and (latterly) Clondalkin are hors de concours.
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Unread 10-04-2008, 14:38   #10
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Pheonix Park station because nobody uses it, its name is misleading and nobody could get on a train during rush hour if they wanted to use it.
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Unread 11-04-2008, 16:46   #11
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For next year, I think RUI should make a serious attempt to really find out which is the worst (under various categories) and release the results to the media on the same day as Irish rail release there farcical results. I bet you Newstalk would be interested in the Idea. The Newstalk/RUI awards Have a drum roll & fanfair when calling out the winner.

Heres some categories suggestions (feel free to add more)
Worst Station (Dublin)
Worst Station (Elsewhere)
Lease Manned Station
Worst Accessibility
Worst Higene
Least Attractive
Best Hidden Station
R.I.P. T21 Eradicate Fianna Fáil (Totally)
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