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Unread 26-08-2011, 17:15   #1
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Default [04/09/2011] All Ireland Hurling Final Kilkenny V Tipperary @ Croke Park

https://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre...w&news_id=1188

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All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny V Tipperary Sunday 4th September by Marketing Department


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Iarnród Éireann are delighted to announce a special return service for Tipperary supporters from Birdhill to Dublin for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 4th September.

This special service departs Birdhill at 09:00hrs serving Nenagh (09:33hrs) and Roscrea (10:12hrs) arriving into Heuston station at 12:01hrs. This train returns from Heuston at 20:00hrs. There is a limited availabilty on this service so customers are advised to book early to advise disappointment.

(Customers booking this special service from Nenagh Branch stations can collect their tickets from Friday 2nd September at the stations where they are starting their journey)

Also, in connection with this fixture, the following special trains will operate:

08.40 Waterford to Dublin Heuston
19.15 Dublin Heuston to Waterford

09.30 Waterford to Dublin Heuston

07.45 Cork to Dublin Heuston

09.10 Limerick to Dublin Heuston
18.50 Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction

11.55 Drogheda to Dublin Connolly
19.20 Dublin Connolly to Drogheda

Click here to book the above services now.

The following special Commuter services will operate:

12.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly

12.50 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.18 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth

14.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.30 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth.

Also please note:

17.40 Heuston to Waterford is deferred to 18.20

18.00 Heuston to Cork is deferred to 18.15

11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05 and 15.05 will additionally call at Coolmine, Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Ashtown, Broombridge, Drumcondra and Connolly Station.

17.10 and 18.10 Connolly to M3 Parkway will additionally call at Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Coolmine and M3 Parkway.

Due to expected heavy loadings before and after the match, DART, Belfast Enterprise, Sligo and Rosslare Intercity, Maynooth and Northern Commuter services may be delayed by 15 - 20 minutes from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs.

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Currently no 09.30 - Waterford - Heuston service bookable.
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Unread 26-08-2011, 17:34   #2
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Oh my goodness! A special from Birdhill! I really cant believe it....
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Unread 26-08-2011, 22:23   #3
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Pity there's none from Cahir, Clonmel etc. There have been GAA specials from there before. But I guess now it means paying overtime to level crossing operators etc.
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Unread 29-08-2011, 18:38   #4
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Default [04/09/2011] All Ireland Hurling Final Kilkenny V Tipperary @ Croke Park

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=1188
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All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny V Tipperary Sunday 4th September by Marketing Department

Iarnród Éireann are delighted to announce a special return service for Tipperary supporters from Birdhill to Dublin for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 4th September. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/special_offers.asp?action=list&specials_origin=BHI LL&specials_destination=HSTON

This special service departs Birdhill at 09:00hrs serving Nenagh (09:33hrs) and Roscrea (10:12hrs) arriving into Heuston station at 12:01hrs. This train returns from Heuston at 20:00hrs. There is a limited availabilty on this service so customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

(Customers booking this special service from Nenagh Branch stations can collect their tickets from Friday 2nd September at the stations where they are starting their journey)

Also, in connection with this fixture, the following special trains will operate:

08.40 Waterford to Dublin Heuston
19.15 Dublin Heuston to Waterford

07.45 Cork to Dublin Heuston

09.10 Limerick to Dublin Heuston
18.50 Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction

11.55 Drogheda to Dublin Connolly
19.20 Dublin Connolly to Drogheda

Click here to book the above services now. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp

The following special Commuter services will operate:

12.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly

12.50 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.18 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth

14.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.30 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth.

Also please note:

17.40 Heuston to Waterford is deferred to 18.20

18.00 Heuston to Cork is deferred to 18.15

11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05 and 15.05 will additionally call at Coolmine, Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Ashtown, Broombridge, Drumcondra and Connolly Station.

17.10 and 18.10 Connolly to M3 Parkway will additionally call at Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Coolmine and M3 Parkway.

Due to expected heavy loadings before and after the match, DART, Belfast Enterprise, Sligo and Rosslare Intercity, Maynooth and Northern Commuter services may be delayed by 15 - 20 minutes from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs.
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Unread 30-08-2011, 03:49   #5
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A Nenagh branch direct service? For realz?
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Unread 30-08-2011, 21:56   #6
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I doubt many people will use the special from Nenagh. A really uncomfortable 2700 DMU i imagine will be used. Would be surprised if it even makes it as far as Portlaoise. I was in Colbert last week waiting for the 18:00 to Limerick Junction connection and before the opened the door for us, they opened it for the Limerick-Ballybrophy passengers and only three people got on it.
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does the Minister want to go to the match with his constituents, perhaps...?
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Unread 31-08-2011, 22:42   #9
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Alan Kelly words didn't sound really positive in terms of securing much needed funding for the line. To be fair to Iarnród Éireann it has introduced services and laid parts of new track along the line. The real problem is it will never be as fast as the Bus and motorway or as cheap, and i doubt any more improvements will be a high priority than other projects. Without people in Nenagh using it though they will just have probably pumped money into a black hole.

http://www.tipperarystar.ie/news/business/group_to_examine_reopening_disused_rail_lines_for_ tourism_1_2797290
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You can bet the extra costs incurred by opening early next Sunday will magically be used later as an excuse to close when the accounts are shown,
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Unread 02-09-2011, 23:14   #11
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An extra Waterford - Heuston service has being re added to booking system,

9.30 Waterford - Heuston 11.40 (serves Thomastown, Kilkenny & Muine Beag).
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Unread 03-09-2011, 16:14   #12
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http://irishrail.ie/news_centre/news.asp?action=view&news_id=1188
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All Ireland Senior Hurling Final Kilkenny V Tipperary Sunday 4th September-Updated 2/9/11 by Marketing Department

Iarnród Éireann are delighted to announce a special return service for Tipperary supporters from Birdhill to Dublin for the All Ireland Hurling Final on Sunday 4th September.

This special service departs Birdhill at 09:00hrs serving Nenagh (09:33hrs) and Roscrea (10:12hrs) arriving into Heuston station at 12:01hrs. This train returns from Heuston at 20:00hrs.

There will be limited availabilty of ticket sales in Birdhill, Nenagh and Roscrea on Sunday morning.

Customers collecting pre-booked tickets for this special service from Nenagh Branch stations can collect their tickets from Friday 2nd September at the stations where they are starting their journey.


Also, in connection with this fixture, the following special trains will operate:

08.40 Waterford to Dublin Heuston
19.15 Dublin Heuston to Waterford
(No alcohol is permitted on board regular or special services on match days)

07.45 Cork to Dublin Heuston

09.10 Limerick to Dublin Heuston
18.50 Dublin Heuston to Limerick Junction

11.55 Drogheda to Dublin Connolly
19.20 Dublin Connolly to Drogheda

Click here to book the above services now, as well as regular services. http://www.irishrail.ie/your_journey/timetables.asp

The following special Commuter services will operate:

11.00 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly

12.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly

12.50 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.18 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth

14.10 Maynooth to Dublin Connolly
17.30 Dublin Connolly to Maynooth.

Also please note:

17.40 Heuston to Waterford is deferred to 18.20

18.00 Heuston to Cork is deferred to 18.15

11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05 and 15.05 will additionally call at Coolmine, Castleknock, Phoenix Park, Ashtown, Broombridge, Drumcondra and Connolly Station.

17.10 and 18.10 Connolly to M3 Parkway will additionally call at Drumcondra, Broombridge, Ashtown, Phoenix Park, Castleknock, Coolmine and M3 Parkway.

Due to expected heavy loadings before and after the match, DART, Belfast Enterprise, Sligo and Rosslare Intercity, Maynooth and Northern Commuter services may be delayed by 15 - 20 minutes from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs.
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I doubt many people will use the special from Nenagh. A really uncomfortable 2700 DMU i imagine will be used. Would be surprised if it even makes it as far as Portlaoise. I was in Colbert last week waiting for the 18:00 to Limerick Junction connection and before the opened the door for us, they opened it for the Limerick-Ballybrophy passengers and only three people got on it.
Twas a 3 car ICR, near full house as well
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Twas a 3 car ICR, near full house as well
xlnt - great to see that it went direct - irish people have a misplaced phobia about changing trains

good to see the minister took the train himself - i hear that he was spotted on the cobh cork line a few weeks back as well
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They avoided the level crossing costs as well, the ICR was moved to Birdhill on Saturday evening after the 16:45 to Ballybrophy. The vast majority of level crossings are on the Birdhill Limerick stretch.

Its 30 mph for 30 miles from Nenagh - hardly going to send the passengers yesterday home with a desire to use the service for non GAA use
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I wouldn't call a phobia about changing trains in Ireland misplaced. Whatever your chances are of arriving at your destination in an reasonable timeframe when using one train, you can forget about it if there is a second train involved.

Plus Irish Rail will usually manage to leave you standing on a freezing platform in driving rain in the middle of nowhere with no idea of when they are going to rescue you.

Then for a laugh the train will pull into a different platform with the destination showing as "Ulan Bator" and promptly burst into flames.

After about three hours, the announcer will apologise for operational difficulties in a language that sounds vaguely like Klingon.
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One of the most miserable train changing experiences I recall is Limerick-Ballybrophy-Heuston circa 1995. Brrrrrrrr.
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from the nenagh guardian

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Nenagh Mayor Cllr Virginia O’Dowd has said that the special All-Ireland train along the Ballybrophy line last Sunday was a “huge success”.
Up to 180 fans travelled in style from Birdhill, Nenagh and Roscrea to Heuston station on one of Iarnród Éireann’s modern intercity trains.
“There was a great buzz at every station along the line, and I would like to thank Iarnród Éireann for putting on the service. I also want to thank all the staff for making sure everything went smoothly, especially Mike O’Regan at Nenagh, who dealt with such a large number of fans in such an efficient and pleasant manner,” she said.
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Labour colleague, Junior Minister for Public Transport Alan Kelly, for working with Iarnród Éireann and securing the train to the match. Deputy Kelly travelled on the train and Cllr O’Dowd said that it was “great to see him on board”.
“While it is a pity that we did not bring back the cup, I want to thank the fans who availed of the train. Their numbers made sure it was a success and hopefully it can be repeated for other major sporting events in Dublin and in Limerick,” said Cllr O’Dowd. “The fans made sure the atmosphere was fantastic on the way up, and even though Tipp lost, there was still a great buzz coming home.”
Cllr O’Dowd, who is chair of Nenagh Rail Partnership, added: “I would encourage as many people as possible to use the train service we have. If we don’t use it, we stand to lose it,” she said.
In relation to developing more frequent services on the line, she said that one of the lessons learned was that intercity trains can use the line, and some of the mainline Limerick-Dublin trains could be routed directly on to the mainline at Ballybrophy without the need to change trains.
“People generally make the point that while speed is a drawback, they would like to see more frequent services on the Ballybrophy line to give them a better choice of train times,” she said.
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No real Limerick trains that could be re-routed tbh cause they are majority Limerick junction shuttle services.

Only 4 direct services a day Mon-Sat.

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At least one direct service by Nenagh though would be great too but i doubt Iarnród Éireann would bother introducing it. Plus the times and length of journey would scare people off. Also they might have to value the fare as the same rate as the Dublin-Cork line's Limerick service, which would be unfair given the less distance that train would travel. Though they should just take the Limerick part out of it. Just Nenagh/Roscrea to Dublin using a 3 car 22000 class could work.
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