Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > Irish Rail Customer Service Issues > Commuter Services > Gorey-Arklow-Wicklow Line
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 28-01-2008, 14:15   #1
Edward Ryan
Regular Poster
 
Edward Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gorey
Posts: 74
Default 28/1/08 06.00 Gorey To Dublin Connolly

Another great morning for the 06.00 train. I boarded the train at 05.55 and settled down for the journey. Six O clock passed and no movement from the train. The Arklow to Rosslare harbour sat on the opposite platform its driver was out looking down at the side of his train.

Shortly after the driver of the 06.00 train came on the PA. Due to a problem with the Rosslare train everyone was to get off our train as it was now to be sent to Rosslare!!

Our former train departed for Rosslare while all Dublin bound passangers had to wait on the platform while the train crew attempted to fix our "new" train.

The train finally left Gorey at 06.41 with only 3 out of the 4 carrages in use. With the train now running over 40 min late many passangers who turned up for the Rosslare to Dundalk now packed into the train. By Rathdrum many people were standing. At Wicklow the driver announced the this was the 06.00 train and that the other train was only 15 min behind this train with plenty of room but to no avail. The train was jammed leaving Wicklow.

No reason other than a carrage fault was given for the back carrage being locked out of use. The train finally got into Connolly just after 08.40.

Ed
Edward Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-01-2008, 19:33   #2
KSW
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rosslare Line
Posts: 600
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edward Ryan View Post
The train finally left Gorey at 06.41 with only 3 out of the 4 carrages in use. With the train now running over 40 min late many passangers who turned up for the Rosslare to Dundalk now packed into the train.

By Rathdrum many people were standing. At Wicklow the driver announced the this was the 06.00 train and that the other train was only 15 min behind this train
If the train left Gorey 06:41 what about the scheduled 06:45 arriving into Gorey via Dundalk from Rosslare there is only 4mins between them. At Wicklow how on Earth did the 06:45 manage to lose 15mins from the 4mins?

Thanks for posting that Ed!!
KSW is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-01-2008, 20:11   #3
Edward Ryan
Regular Poster
 
Edward Ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gorey
Posts: 74
Default

As the 05.44 Arklow to Rosslare Harbour was delayed at Gorey with the change of train I doubt the Rosslare To Dundalk train arrived at Gorey on time this morning as these two trains were to pass each other at Enniscorthy so the Dundalk train had to have being delayed.

I also doubt that both trains would be allowed to follow with each other with just four min between them. Mark could answer that question for us.

Ed
Edward Ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 28-01-2008, 20:46   #4
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,668
Default

Only one train per single track section at a time, looking at at least 12 minutes between them
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-01-2008, 14:49   #5
shweeney
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 180
Default

bizarre that they prioritised the Arklow-Rosslare (which I suspect is a ghost service) over the well-used Gorey-Connolly.

Were there any passengers on the Arklow-Rosslare at all?
shweeney is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-01-2008, 18:30   #6
Colm Moore
Local Liaison Officer
 
Colm Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,442
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by shweeney View Post
bizarre that they prioritised the Arklow-Rosslare (which I suspect is a ghost service)
AFAIK, this is used to form a later journey that serves all the stops.
Colm Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 31-01-2008, 19:14   #7
KSW
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rosslare Line
Posts: 600
Default

Good question!!
The 05:44 Arklow/Rosslare it does'nt matter if this service has no passengers as its the 07:40 Rosslare/Dublin service. What if the 17:25 was also brought to Rosslare and terminated there it then operates the 05:35 the next morning. The 18:37 still travels to Rosslare and thats the 07:40 the next morning. If the 18:37 train can stay at Rosslare and operate the next morning then the 17:25 can manage it. This saves the crazy early train coming from Dublin to Arklow/Rosslare. (This is on a different related thread)

There is one questin that remains to be answered but in the next timetable(Rosslare) will this line see diferent times than the ones now. (i.e)The last train leaves Connolly at 19:**
KSW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:26.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.