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Unread 05-09-2006, 15:26   #1
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Default [5-9-2006] Strike Cork

Word has reached us of a unoffical strike in Cork

All services into and out of Cork are suspended

The 13:00 ex Dublin may be stuck in Mallow, awaiting further info. Kerry Line services also standstil also possible railcar failed enroute between stations

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Service Disruptions - Lightning Unofficial Industrial Action in Cork by Corporate Communications

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Tuesday 5th of September 2006.

Service Disruption- Lightning Unofficial Industrial Action in Cork

Due to lightning unofficial industrial action by a small number of track maintenance staff in Cork, services from Kent Station, Cork and services on the Cork-Cobh route are currently disrupted until further notice.

This website will be updated throughout the day.
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Unread 05-09-2006, 16:29   #3
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GRRRRRRR.

I just rang 1850366222 and am told that the Cork trains this evening are going as far as Limerick Junction except the half six is only going to Thurles. I'm only going to Portlaoise so I'm ok but we'll see what happens in the morning. Shouldn't they fire people for unofficial strikes?
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Well we don't know whats coming up from Cork, Cork needs 3 sets in place for the morning we don't know what is there now, best guess has the 15:30 ex Cork in Cork still, 17:30 ex Cork is still in Mallow on its was down, 19:30 set never made it to Cork we think or it might have since its a Dublin man who brings it back. It all depends on what is in Cork, also depends on what a Dublin based driver will do faced with a picket

Looks like IE are not going to let trains get tied up south of Limerick Junction

If they are short the 9am out of Cork is the one that will be chopped
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So best bet in the morning is to catch the 0715 or 0741 from Portlaoise because they both start in Portlaoise?
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2 hours in IE finally post the list

Time From To Likely Effect
13.00hrs Heuston Cork Terminated at Mallow
15.00hrs Heuston Cork Will terminate at Mallow
17.00hrs Heuston Cork Will operate to Mallow
18.30hrs Heuston Tralee Will operate
19.00hrs Heuston Cork Deferred to depart Heuston at 19.15hrs and will operate to Mallow
21.00hrs Heuston Cork Will not operate


15.30hrs Cork Heuston Operated from Mallow
17.30hrs Cork Heuston Will not operate
19.30hrs Cork Heuston Will operate from Mallow
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2 hours in IE finally post the list

19.00hrs Heuston Cork Deferred to depart Heuston at 19.15hrs and will operate to Mallow
Well it's lucky I stayed in and checked it. I had intended on getting 7 or 9 o'clock home tonight. Looks like it will be 7:15. Why didn't they know this when I rang up a few minutes ago?

edit: come to think of it. If I was working my late shift tonight (as I will be all next week) I would need to catch the 9 o'clock train home. What rights would I have to a bus/taxi etc if this was the case?

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Still going on in Cork

All local trains cancelled, Dublin Cork running only to Mallow
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Latest news in Cork indicates that all drivers have reported in for duty but the signalmen have not

The yard in Cork station is controlled locally and as such no train can move without a Cork signalman
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Normal services have now resumed
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