Rail Users Ireland Forum

Go Back   Rail Users Ireland Forum > General Information & Discussion > Up To Date Travel Information
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Unread 17-12-2007, 11:49   #1
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default [17-12-2007] 13:30 Cork Dublin

Quote:
13 30 Cork to Dublin, Monday 17th December, cancelled by Corporate Communications

Monday 17th December - 11.35hrs

The 13.30hrs service from Cork to Dublin Heuston today is cancelled due to operational problems, involving absences not being covered by drivers.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
As Irish Rail know staff in Cork operate strictly to the rules and will refuse to work rest days and I don't blame them

Note the 17:00 ex Heuston is now in doubt
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17-12-2007, 12:06   #2
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

Irish Rail have locked out booking on the train today and tomorrow
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17-12-2007, 19:47   #3
seamus kilcock
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 103
Default cork rules ok!

For the last 50 years or so Cork rail staff tend not to work according to the rules - they usually work to their own rules. It's a well known fact the boys in Cork are the most uncooperative bunch on the railways. It's a pity and a shame and very selfish. They are heavily subsidised by the taxpayer and they know this. The solution? Take them on and suffer seerious disruption for a period until they agree to 'behave' themselves just like the rest (almost the rest) of rail staff.
seamus kilcock is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17-12-2007, 20:32   #4
Thomas Ralph
IT Officer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Greenwich, London
Posts: 1,860
Default

It's true that they seem to have quite a bit more cancellations than other lines. But you can't be required to work more than 13 hours out of any 24 or 12 days out of any 14, that's the law.
Thomas Ralph is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17-12-2007, 21:47   #5
KSW
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rosslare Line
Posts: 600
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seamus kilcock View Post
The solution? Take them on and suffer seerious disruption for a period until they agree to 'behave' themselves just like the rest (almost the rest) of rail staff.
That would not be good. The amount of passengers in their thousands, The last industrial action caused outrage.. They work long enough..
KSW is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 17-12-2007, 21:52   #6
Colm Moore
Local Liaison Officer
 
Colm Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,442
Default

Later train also cancelled.

http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/news_ce...ew&news_id=312
Quote:
18 00 Dublin to Cork, Monday 17th December 2007: cancelled by Corporate Communications

17th December 2007 - 17.00hrs

The 18.00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork is cancelled this evening due to operational problems, involving late notice of a driver not covering an absence.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused, and the late notice.

Customers travelling to Thurles, Limerick Junction or Mallow are advised to travel on the 18.30hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee, and customers travelling to Cork are advised to travel on the 19.00hrs Heuston to Cork.
Colm Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 20:04.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.