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Unread 05-05-2012, 14:32   #1
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Default [06/05/2012] Dublin-Roscommon @ Tullamore - 14:00

http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.j...118&n=144&ci=4
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Going to Dublin v Roscommon? Take the train

Iarnród Éireann is providing extra services for Dublin fans travelling to see Dublin battle it out with Roscommon in Tullamore on Sunday 6th May in the All Ireland U21 football final. Throw - In 14:00hrs.

Extra Services are as follows;

Depart Dublin Heuston at 11:30hrs and arrive Tullamore at 12:33hrs.
Depart Tullamore at 16:34hrs and arrive Dublin Heuston at 17:45hrs.

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Unread 06-05-2012, 11:59   #2
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No link on homepage, no mention on twitter feed, not in News/Service RSS feed on homepage, buried under less time sensitive announcements on Special Offers page.

If an offer is going to occur/expire in the next few days it should be at the top of the SO page, not Westlife/ChiliPeppers concerts 1.5+ months away. Come on IE web folks - get it together!

(ok, correcting the record, it turns out there is a link - if you stay on the homepage for it to scroll through 2 at a time with the other offers)

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Its displayed on the homepage, hard to miss

And it was in the twitter earlier in the week

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Unread 07-05-2012, 01:19   #4
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Its displayed on the homepage, hard to miss
Meh, I only saw it on Saturday.
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There was a notice in a box on the scrolling segment of the web page for at least five or six days. The version on May 4th read as under

"Iarnród Éireann is providing extra services for fans travelling to see Dublin battle it out with Roscommon in Tullamore on Sunday 6th May in the All Ireland U21 football final. Throw - In 14:00hrs.

Extra Services are as follows;

Depart Dublin Heuston at 11:30hrs and arrive Tullamore at 12:33hrs.
Depart Tullamore at 16:34hrs and arrive Dublin Heuston at 17:45hrs.

Depart Castlerea at 11:25hrs and arrive Tullamore at 12:45hrs."

The Castlerea special appears to have been subsequently cancelled.

The "specials" for Dublin supporters appear to have been a partially re-instated 1130 Heuston to Galway (cancelled in May BH brochure) and the regular 1505 from Galway.

In contrast give-away fares from Cork to Thurles produced the following in respect of the Cork v Kilkenny match on May 6th.

"Due to increased demand and support for this fixture, we have introduced additional services as follows;
Departing Cork at 10:45hrs and arriving in Thurles at 12:15hrs
Departing Thurles at 18:39hrs and arriving in Cork at 20:05hrs"
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It amazes me sometimes, the effort IE put into GAA specials. Do they think they are some sort of loss leader? Maybe they should bin the published weekend timetable entirely and just put on whatever service feels comfortable on a given day, with passengers ringing up at 6am to find out what trains there might be.
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