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Unread 26-04-2007, 10:13   #1
Mark Gleeson
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Exclamation May Bank Holiday Weekend Disruption

Platform 11, Ireland's National Rail Users Organisation has learnt that on Saturday and Sunday 5th and 6th of May services from Heuston will heavily disrupted.

There is no notice on the Iarnród Éireann website nor was it contained in the newsletter we received by email this morning. At least 4 weeks notice should have been given.

Sat 5th/Sun 6th May Cherryville Junction Portlaoise is closed to allow for work at Portarlington to allow longer platforms and to replace track

Sat 5th

17:00 Heuston Cork - will be a Mk3 not Mk4
18:05 Westport Heuston - bus from Athlone onwards
18:30 Cork Heuston - bus from Portlaoise

20:00 Heuston Cork - bus to Portlaoise
21:00 Heuston Cork - bus to Portlaoise

19:30 Cork Heuston - bus from Portlaoise
19:30 Cork Heuston - bus from Portlaoise

18:30 Heuston Tralee deferred to 18:40

21:05 Limerick Limerick Junction deferred until 21:45
22:00 Limerick Limerick Junction deferred until 22:40
21:48 Limerick Junction Limerick deferred 22:25
22:48 Limerick Junction Limerick deferred 23:25

Cancelled
18:40 Heuston Thurles
22:45 Heuston Kildare
21:10 Thurles Heuston

Changes on Sunday 6th

8:10 Heuston Tralee - bus to Portlaoise
8:40 Heuston Galway - bus to Athlone
10:00 Heuston Cork - bus to Portlaoise
8:35 Limerick to Heuston - bus from Portlaoise
8:30 Cork Heuston - bus from Portlaoise
8:25 Galway Heuston - bus from Athlone
7:45 Westport Heuston - bus from Athlone

Cancelled
12:00 Galway Heuston
12:15 Heuston Galway
16:15 Galway Heuston
15:15 Heuston Galway
19:00 Heuston Cork
19:25 Heuston Limerick
20:40 Heuston Galway
21:25 Heuston Limerick

Edit: 11:34 Someone in IE read this, so how long before its on the IE site?

Last edited by Mark Gleeson : 26-04-2007 at 10:35.
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Unread 26-04-2007, 10:21   #2
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Is it only the above services that will be affected? I was planning on getting the 15:31 Portlaoise to Heuston on the saturday, and there is a Leinster game that evening so its important I don't get delayed.
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Unread 26-04-2007, 10:25   #3
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Give IE a ring on 1850 836 6222 just to be sure. If we get any more info it will appear here.
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Unread 26-04-2007, 12:59   #4
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Is there to be any work on landsdown that weekend ? It was planned before at some stage.
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Unread 26-04-2007, 17:13   #5
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Hang on , if this is enhancement work does it not break the customer charter ?

[ I know there may be an exception for urgent repairs, but this isn't the same thing perhaps ]
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Unread 26-04-2007, 21:42   #6
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Is there to be any work on landsdown that weekend ? It was planned before at some stage.
All clear at landsdowne that weekend.
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Unread 27-04-2007, 16:27   #7
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Surprise surprise at 5pm IE put this up, note it doesn't show many of the changes in particular the 18:30 to Tralee now leaves 18:40 and calls almost every stop to Tralee (normally non stop to Thurles)

We where 36 hours ahead with the info and still are ahead since we have all the changes not just what IE want to tell you

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Track Improvements Works - Cherryville Junction/Portlaoise - Sat 5th and Sun 6th May by Corporate Communications

Due to Track Improvements Works next weekend (Sat 5th and Sun 6th May) between Cherryville Junction/Portlaoise the following arrangements will apply:

Saturday 5th May 2007

18.05 Westport to Heuston will operate to Athlone only. Bus transfers will operate from Athlone to Clara, Tullamore, Portarlington and Heuston.

18.30 Cork to Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate from Portlaoise to Heuston.

19.30 Cork to Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate from Portlaoise to Heuston.

20.00 Heuston to Cork will be bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise and by train from Portlaoise to Cork. Train will depart Portlaoise at 21.30.

20.30 Cork to Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate from Portlaoise to Heuston.

21.00 Heuston to Cork will be bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise and by train from Portlaoise to Cork. Train will depart Portlaoise at 22.30.

The following services are cancelled:

18.40 Heuston to Thurles

21.10 Thurles to Heuston

22.45 Heuston to Kildare

Sunday 6th May 2007

07.45 Westport/Heuston will operate to Athlone only. Bus transfers will operate from Athlone to Tullamore, Portarlington and Heuston.

08.10 Heuston to Tralee will be Bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise to Tralee. Train will depart Portlaoise at 09.40

08.25 Galway to Heuston will operate to Athlone only. Bus transfers will operate from Athlone to Clara, Tullamore, Portarlington, Kildare and Heuston.

08.30 Cork to Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate from Portlaoise to Heuston.

08.35 will operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfers will operate from Portlaoise to Kildare and Heuston.

08.40 Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers from Heuston to Kildare, Portarlington, Tullamore, Clara and Athlone and by train from Athlone to Galway. Train will depart Athlone at 10.40.

10.00 Heuston to Cork will be bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise and by train from Portlaoise to Cork. Train will depart Portlaoise at 11.30.

Iarnrod Eireann regret any inconvenience this essential work may cause.
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