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Unread 31-07-2006, 23:23   #1
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Default Midweek Port Laois Ballybrophy

Despite the dates given expect this every Tuesday to Thursday for the foreseeable future, sometimes Monday also effected

Its not track improvement its track repair and routine maintenance and you will be delayed

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Monday 31st July to Thursday 3rd August 2006, the following services may be delayed:

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Unread 21-08-2006, 16:55   #2
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I caught this train this morning from Portlaoise and it didn't arrive in Portlaoise until 11:45.

We got into dublin at 12:40 but it took another few minutes before they could let us out because of an electrical fault that caused the doors not to open.

This means I am going to have to catch the 9:10 train to be in work for half 12ish!

Goodbye lie in!
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Unread 22-08-2006, 09:21   #3
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Isn't it interesting that IE post on there website this morning this

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 21st August to Thursday 24th August 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Monday 21st August to Thursday 24th August 2006, the following services may be delayed:

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
It wasn't there yesterday morning

Monday was yesterday and aren't we to get 4 weeks notice of disruption

Remember this section of this forum has consistently provided more accuarate and more timely info than IE themselves

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Unread 29-08-2006, 08:23   #4
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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 28th August to Thursday 31st August 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Monday 28th August to Thursday 31st August 2006, the following services may be delayed:

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
Why can't they give a list now of how long it is going on for instead of doing it on a week by week basis?
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Unread 01-09-2006, 16:31   #5
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As usual just before the entire staff leg it to the pub they stick this up

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th September 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Tuesday 5th to Thursday 7th September 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

13.38 Mallow to Tralee may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Unread 04-09-2006, 09:26   #6
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12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

13.38 Mallow to Tralee may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

How are these delayed by works between Portlaoise and BallyB?
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Unread 04-09-2006, 09:54   #7
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There connecting trains off the delayed Dublin Cork ones
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Unread 04-09-2006, 09:58   #8
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But have never been on any of the previous lists....
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Unread 04-09-2006, 10:03   #9
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People are complaining
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Unread 04-09-2006, 21:50   #10
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People are complaining
Not enough of people are complaining about this, it's going on too long
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Not enough of people are complaining about this, it's going on too long
Thats probably because they have become conditioned to the ineptitude of IE management.
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Unread 07-09-2006, 09:59   #12
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Why don't they have things like this under the travel alerts section on not under general news. Surely it is something that intending travellers should be aware of as opposed to something someone looking for news about Irish rail would be interested in. It bugs me. rant over.
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Unread 15-09-2006, 18:58   #13
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Here we go again, as normal after 5pm it appears

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 11th to Thursday 14th September 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st September 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

13.38 Mallow to Tralee may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Unread 22-09-2006, 15:26   #14
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Barry's office must have gone to the pub early

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 25th to Thursday 28th September 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Monday 25th to Thursday 28th September 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

13.38 Mallow to Tralee may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.

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Unread 22-09-2006, 17:27   #15
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These works have been going on for at least 4 months, and possibly 6. Day in, day out. Very slow: what can they be doing? You don't see anything like it on other railway systems.
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Unread 30-09-2006, 10:38   #16
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Surprise surprise

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Track Improvement Works - Ballybrophy/Portlaoise - Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th October 2006 by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Ballybrophy and Portlaoise from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th October 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

13.38 Mallow to Tralee may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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Unread 28-10-2006, 12:12   #17
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Track Improvement Works - Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Tuesday 31st October to Thursday 2nd Novembe by Corporate Communications


Due to track improvement Works between Portlaoise and Ballybrophy from Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Tuesday 31st October to Thursday 2nd November 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
Just when you thought it safe its back
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I have caught the 0930 Cork from Portlaoise twice this week and there was no delay
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Unread 03-11-2006, 17:18   #19
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Still going on it seems and typical for IE it goes up at 5pm less than 3 days before it happens, still having issues with November spelling it seems

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Track Improvement Works - Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Monday 6th Tuesday to Thursday 9th Novembe by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Portlaoise and Ballybrophy from Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Monday 6th Tuesday to Thursday 9th November 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

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Unread 10-11-2006, 15:59   #20
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They must have headed to the pub early since we get it wow an hour earlier than normal, surely we are entitled to 8 weeks notice?

Good to see IE still can't proof read stuff on their website, Monday Tuesday well what is it and November has a r in it last time I checked

This will continue for at least another month, I know that maybe IE can tell us that online

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Track Improvement Works - Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Monday 13th Tuesday to Thursday 16th Novembe by Corporate Communications

Due to track improvement Works between Portlaoise and Ballybrophy from Portlaoise / Ballybrophy - Monday 13th Tuesday to Thursday 16th November 2006 the following services may be delayed:

09.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

09.50 Heuston to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

11.00 Heuston to Cork may be delayed by 30-35 minutes

11.30 Cork to Heuston may be delayed by 10-15 minutes

12.45 Limerick Junction to Limerick may be delayed by 20-25 minutes

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.

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