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Unread 23-03-2012, 18:46   #1
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Default [12-17/06/2012] 50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Dublin @ RDS

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50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Dublin - June 2012
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Iarnród Éireann is operating a number of special trains for the International Eucharistic Congress, at the RDS, Dublin (5 minutes walk from Sandymount Dart Station) in June 2012.

Tuesday 12th June

Waterford to Sandymount - The following special will operate on behalf of the Ossary Diocese, Waterford. The special train will depart Waterford at 06:40hrs, serving Thomastown (07:03hrs), Kilkenny (07:18hrs), Muine Bheag (07:37hrs), Carlow (07:49hrs), Athy (08:02hrs) and Kildare (08:25hrs) arriving in Sandymount, Dublin at 09:26hrs. The train returns from Sandymount Station at 22:00hrs, serving the above stations.


Wednesday 13th June

Midelton to Sandymount - The following special will operate on behalf of the Diocese of Cloyne.The Special train will depart Midleton at 05.55hrs, serving Carrigtwohill (06:00hrs), Cork (06:25hrs), Mallow (06:47hrs), Charleville (07:02hrs) and Limerick Junction (07:24hrs) arriving in Sandymount, Dublin at 09:25hrs.The train returns from Sandymount Station at 22:00hrs, serving the above stations.


Sunday 17th June

Cobh/Midelton to Dublin Connolly- The following special will operate on behalf of the Diocese of Cloyne.The train will depart Cobh at 08.30hrs, serving Rushbrooke (08:33hrs), Carrigaloe (08:36hrs), Midleton (08:45hrs), Carrigtwohill (08:52hrs), Cork (09:20hrs), Mallow (09:42hrs), Charleville (09:57hrs) and Limerick Junction (10:19hrs) arriving in Connolly station, Dublin at 12:11hrs.The train returns from Connolly Station at 19:10hrs, serving the above stations.

Limerick to Dublin Connolly - The following special will operate on behalf of the Limerick Diocese. The train will depart Limerick at 09.25hrs, arriving in Connolly station, Dublin at 11:45hrs.The train returns from Connolly Station at 18:55hrs, direct to Limerick.

Waterford to Dublin Connolly- The following special will operate on behalf of the Ossary Diocese, Waterford. The special train will depart Waterford at 09:35hrs, serving Thomastown (09:58hrs), Kilkenny (10:13hrs), Muine Bheag (10:31hrs), Carlow (10:49hrs), Athy (10:56hrs) and Kildare (11:14hrs) arriving in Connolly Station, Dublin at 11:55hrs. The train returns from Connolly Station, Dublin at 18:10hrs, serving the above stations.

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What on earth is the purpose of a train that goes Cobh-Midleton-Cork-Dublin

What kind of numbers to they expect for this? Could they not just add a few more carriages to the 08:45 from Midleton and ask people to change?
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Hmmm...

On second thoughts, using those timings, they are identical to the 08:30 from Cobh and 08:45 from Midleton.

Presumably, the special actually starts from Cork at 09:20.
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Unread 23-03-2012, 20:30   #4
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Irish Rail have clearly cut a deal to get these trains in place, the fares are cheap

Note free travel passes will not be accepted on these trains and all other discounts and tickets are not valid
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They could have sent the Waterford train the other way... clear the weeds away for the forthcoming 27s...
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Unread 23-03-2012, 22:19   #6
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Tuesday 12th June

Waterford to Sandymount - The following special will operate on behalf of the Ossary Diocese, Waterford. The special train will depart Waterford at 06:40hrs, serving Thomastown (07:03hrs), Kilkenny (07:18hrs), Muine Bheag (07:37hrs), Carlow (07:49hrs), Athy (08:02hrs) and Kildare (08:25hrs) arriving in Sandymount, Dublin at 09:26hrs. The train returns from Sandymount Station at 22:00hrs, serving the above stations.
Limerick J train departs Waterford at 06.40 and it will be at least 10 mins before the a second train can depart.

Both the 06.40 and 07.10 will be clearing the Junction at Kilkenny at the same time and the 07.10 will be stuck behind the special. Could the timetabling be any worse. A 06.30 departure would help things a lot.

Can two trains run between the Kilkenny Junction and Muine Beag at the same time or does one have to arrive in Muine Beag first.

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Unread 24-03-2012, 07:47   #7
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Trains can leave Waterford towoards Waterford West Junction about two minutes apart. The special is probably scheduled to depart at 0642.

Don't see any issue at Kilkenny as the 0710 from Waterford will not have left Lavistown North before 0737.

Things get a bit interesting around Athy as an 0802 northbound departure from Athy would meet the 0720 from Heuston on the single track between Cherryville Junction and Athy.
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Will depart at 08.08 and arrive Kildare at 08.25 which is why the extra time between the statiosn.
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Any obvious reason the weekday trains are pathed all the way to Sandymount whereas on the Sunday they are punted off at Connolly?
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we have all noted that the trains from Cobh/Waterford/Limerick are all using the Phoenix Park Tunnell? People on politics.ie take note....
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ball hop duly posted
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knew you would take the baton

Edit to add - the railway threads there are like ours from 7 years ago.
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Given the event on 17th June is in Croke Park its obvious why the trains on the 17th terminate at Connolly
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ah, didn't know that. Mystery solved.
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Revised notice. I don't know if the other trains are booked out or cancelled.

http://www.irishrail.ie/cat_offers.j...118&n=144&ci=4
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50th International Eucharistic Congress 2012 Dublin - June 2012

The 50th International Eucharistic Congress takes place in the RDS, Dublin (5 minutes walk from Sandymount Dart Station) between 10th to 16th June and in Croke Park, Dublin (10 minutes walk from Connolly Station) on Sunday 17th June.

In addition to the normal train schedule every day, Iarnród Éireann is operating a number of special trains for the International Eucharistic Congress, in June 2012.


Sunday 17th June

Cobh/Midleton to Dublin Connolly- The following special will operate on behalf of the Diocese of Cloyne.The train will depart Cobh at 08.30hrs, serving Rushbrooke (08:33hrs), Carrigaloe (08:36hrs), Midleton (08:45hrs), Carrigtwohill (08:52hrs), Cork (09:20hrs), Mallow (09:42hrs), Charleville (09:57hrs) and Limerick Junction (10:19hrs) arriving in Connolly station, Dublin at 12:11hrs.The train returns from Connolly Station at 19:10hrs, serving the above stations.

Limerick to Dublin Connolly - The following special will operate on behalf of the Limerick Diocese. The train will depart Limerick at 09.25hrs, arriving in Connolly station, Dublin at 11:45hrs.The train returns from Connolly Station at 18:55hrs, direct to Limerick.

Waterford to Dublin Connolly- The following special will operate on behalf of the Dioceses of Ossary, Waterford and Lismore. The special train will depart Waterford at 09:35hrs, serving Thomastown (09:58hrs), Kilkenny (10:13hrs), Muine Bheag (10:31hrs), Carlow (10:49hrs), Athy (10:56hrs) and Kildare (11:14hrs) arriving in Connolly Station, Dublin at 11:55hrs. The train returns from Connolly Station, Dublin at 18:10hrs, serving the above stations.

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I was wondering the same thing ?
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From Ossory Diocese web site

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The special train on Tuesday 12th is cancelled. Bookings for Sunday 17th are slow and Irish Rail are urging us to advise pilgrims to book as soon as possible.
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A bit more detail (undated) from the same source. Presumeably the mid-week special from Midleton has suffered the same fate.

Please Note a message from Dave Murphy, Operations, Plunkett Station, Waterford : “regarding the special trains which are due to operate from Waterford on June 12th and June 17th. At present there are only 5 people booked on the Tuesday and 50 on the Sunday. We are concerned regarding numbers at this stage as we will have to put rosters for drivers and train crew in place very soon”. IF YOU WANT THE SPECIAL TRAINS TO RUN WILL YOU PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR PILGRIMS TO BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

With regard to the special trains running to Dublin for the Eucharistic Congress, the train for the 12th June has been cancelled, and the 17th June train is the only train that will be operating.
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Please Note a message from Dave Murphy, Operations, Plunkett Station, Waterford : “regarding the special trains which are due to operate from Waterford on June 12th and June 17th. At present there are only 5 people booked on the Tuesday and 50 on the Sunday. We are concerned regarding numbers at this stage as we will have to put rosters for drivers and train crew in place very soon”. IF YOU WANT THE SPECIAL TRAINS TO RUN WILL YOU PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR PILGRIMS TO BOOK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

With regard to the special trains running to Dublin for the Eucharistic Congress, the train for the 12th June has been cancelled, and the 17th June train is the only train that will be operating.
Waterford service is now sold out.

What way is the eveing service going to work when returning from Connoly to Waterford. Scheduled to depart at 18.10. Will it along with the 18.40 from Heuston both cross with the 18.05 in Athy and if so can both run Cherryville-Athy behind each other?
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Only one train is permitted to occupy the single line between Cherryville Junction and Athy at any time as there are no intermediate block signals.

There is no issue in any event as the 1810 from Connolly should easily reach Carlow in time to cross the 1805 from Waterford and clear Athy before the 1840 from Heuston is scheduled to pass Cherryville Junction.
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