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Unread 27-01-2007, 10:18   #121
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Hope you enjoyed your 40 minutes in Cork
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Unread 21-02-2007, 16:40   #122
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21 Feb 2007. 05.20 Galway > Heuston.

No catering car. No trolley service.

Not a single announcement anywhere along the journey until pulling into Heuston.

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Unread 21-02-2007, 22:40   #123
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14:15/14:25 service Ballina/Westport - Dublin no catering for the past 2-3 weeks.

How about this:
Scrap trolley service when the cafe/bar is open, you save on a staff member and put them on a train that has neither a trolley or a cafe/bar instead!
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Unread 23-02-2007, 10:49   #124
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It has been mentioned to me by a regular long distance passenger that "proper" food is not being served after 9/10 am on services with restaurant cars. Can anyone confirm this?
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Unread 24-02-2007, 18:55   #125
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It has been mentioned to me by a regular long distance passenger that "proper" food is not being served after 9/10 am on services with restaurant cars. Can anyone confirm this?
I dont think Westport has ever had this kind of a service, they sometimes have the Bacon & Sausage rolls and once you could have a bacon sandwich I think.
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Unread 24-02-2007, 19:35   #126
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Only trains with full catering are

7:00, 8:00 Dublin Cork
6:30, 7:30 Cork Dublin
7:35 Limerick Dublin
7:00 Tralee Dublin
7:10 Dublin Galway
7:35 Waterford Dublin
7:15 Galway Dublin

All Dublin Belfast except the 20:10 Belfast Dublin

All others are limited to catering trolley/shop
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Unread 24-02-2007, 19:52   #127
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Only trains with full catering are

7:00, 8:00 Dublin Cork
6:30, 7:30 Cork Dublin
7:35 Limerick Dublin
7:00 Tralee Dublin
7:10 Dublin Galway
7:35 Waterford Dublin
7:15 Galway Dublin

All Dublin Belfast except the 20:10 Belfast Dublin

All others are limited to catering trolley/shop
So snack foods on your 3 hour trip then. Not exactly consistent with the governments anti-obesity policy. Oh wait, they don't really have one, do they?
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Unread 25-02-2007, 22:51   #128
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14:25 ex Westport - Dublin Heuston, Mk.2 Dining car, closed as usual. Nice to see we are half way back to getting some sort of catering service on the 14:25!
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Unread 29-10-2007, 18:34   #129
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Listen its been 4years since the Rosslare so called InterCity route had an InterCity train. Its now Oct'07 and with the 14sets of new 22000 railcars in Ireland why dont Iarnrod Eireann make it up to Rosslare and Sligo users by this Christmas. Maybe if Rosslare and Sligo services ended in Hueston then just maybe it would make these lines but thats never going to happen so there's no point talking about this. Why Iarnrod Eireann dont treat the Sligo and Rosslare lines like InterCity route's is just crazy I mean why?.. I think seeing as there is only 2intercity services that operate in the republic from Connolly, there should be more on these services at connolly station and not just for Enterprise as anyone can see entering connolly. Belfast has its own departure gate. The Gorey commuter services has i'm going to say literally thousands of free minutes added onto it, Espically the 17:25 ex Connolly. How many users live in Gorey and the entire line and are on this site. Even if you have travelled on this route tell us your experince. In regards to the new 22000 stock, Why introduce the trains in April what is the hold up. I have read that the signalling is the main factor but the signalling isnt causing the delay of 4months in 2008 lets be honest. When can we see the signalling working. The Rosslare Gorey services are in need of help as in the Sligo Longford services what if there was a direct service from Sligo to Wexford and Wexford to Sligo. Calling at starting from Wexford-Ennoscorthy-Gorey-Arklow-Rathdrum-Wicklow-Greystones-Bray-Connolly-Maynooth-Mullingar-Edgeworthstown-Longford-Dromod-Carrick on Shannon-Boyle-Ballymote-Collooney and Sligo. No stopping at DART,COMMUTER stations along the way just InterCity. THANKS ALL
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Unread 09-11-2007, 17:44   #130
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14:25 ex Westport - Dublin Heuston, Mk.2 Dining car, closed as usual. Nice to see we are half way back to getting some sort of catering service on the 14:25!
Thermos of tea and something to nosh. Never leave the station without it.
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Unread 15-11-2007, 22:13   #131
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I like the Rosslare line its just a pitty that there is no Intercity train to run this Route. Sorry but on the timetable doesnt it say Intercity and not Commuter its false advisement.
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Unread 16-11-2007, 19:47   #132
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I think you'll find it says Railcar.
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Unread 16-11-2007, 21:39   #133
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Sorry Tralph but it only says Railcar on the IE website nothing on the timetable booklet itself only InterCity on the bottom left of the page. I agree with Dublin/Rosslare on this one.
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Unread 18-11-2007, 11:48   #134
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Only trains with full catering are

7:00, 8:00 Dublin Cork
6:30, 7:30 Cork Dublin
7:35 Limerick Dublin
7:00 Tralee Dublin
7:10 Dublin Galway
7:35 Waterford Dublin
7:15 Galway Dublin

All Dublin Belfast except the 20:10 Belfast Dublin

All others are limited to catering trolley/shop
The new Cork/Dublin timetable has the knife and fork symbol for a full restaurant on quite a lot of services. Maybe things might improve*.

*When I say improve, it should be taken in the IÉ sense of improving for a couple of weeks/months before sliding back to its old standard.
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Unread 18-11-2007, 11:55   #135
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Well they have pulled the trolley service off the 21:00 to Cork

Problem really is the price of the food on offer and as we all well know the weird opening hours will apply

Bear in mind most of the trains which now have the restaurant symbol on them lost them last year so its really just restoring things to the way things where. Everyone on the 17:05 to Limerick/Ennis will be happy we get food again
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Unread 19-11-2007, 22:14   #136
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They've pulled the trolley service off of just about every train going. The only trolley I've seen in operation in the last three months was on a mid-afternoon Rosslare-Dublin.
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Unread 20-11-2007, 10:38   #137
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Trolley both ways on Sligo train weekend before last. Mind you, it seemed to spend most of the trip in the carriage I was in - every time I looked up it had moved another 6 inches.
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Unread 20-11-2007, 21:45   #138
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And of course if the route is being run by 29000s then the trolley is stuck within the four-car set where it started.
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Unread 17-06-2008, 11:14   #139
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It's a small point but illustrative of poor attention to customer servive: in the last few weeks on both the Enterprise and the Dublin-Cork service there has been no ice in the restaurant cars for drinks etc. It is a minor miracle that the Enterprise manages gin, tonic and ice!! Invariably one component is missing.
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Unread 24-07-2008, 11:16   #140
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HI
I will be travelling from Dublin to Waterford with a quite large samsonite suitcase, and I just wanted to know if there is a baggage stowing zone in each car, because I don't want to be going down the aisle with a large bag...
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