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 18-12-2007, 16:40   #1
Colm Moore
Local Liaison Officer
 
Colm Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,442
Default [24/12/2007-01/01/2008] Christmas & New Year Travel Arrangements - All Routes

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=313
Quote:
Christmas & New Year Travel Arrangements - All Routes by Corporate Communications


Please note that an alternative timetable will apply over the Christmas period, from 24th December 2007 to 1st January 2008 inclusive. Customers are advised to check their travel details on the journey planner (Click here). Customers are also advised to book early for Intercity travel at busiest times.

Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)

Intercity services: Services alterations on all Intercity routes on this day. Please check journey planner for services on all Intercity routes. (Click here)

DART: A Saturday service will operate on the DART until 21.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 21.00hrs from Howth and 21.00hrs from Bray, both of which will terminate at Connolly Station.

Newbridge/Kildare:A Saturday service will operate to/from Newbridge/Kildare until 19.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 18.50hrs Heuston/Newbridge and 19.47hrs Newbridge/Heuston.

Drogheda/Dundalk: A Saturday service will operate to/from Drogheda/Dundalk until 21.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 21.18hrs Pearse/Drogheda and 20.00hrs Drogheda/Pearse.

Maynooth: A Saturday service will operate to/from Maynooth until 19.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 19.00hrs Pearse/Maynooth and 20.00hrs Maynooth/Pearse.

Docklands: Please note that Docklands Station will be closed on this day.

Cork/Cobh: A normal Monday service will operate until 19.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with the 18.30hrs Cork/Cobh and 19.00hrs Cobh/Cork.

Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day)

No services will operate on any route on this day

Wednesday 26th December (St.Stephen's Day)

No services will operate on any route on this day.

Thursday 27th December

Intercity services: Services alterations on all mainline routes on this day. Please check journey planner for services on all Intercity routes. (Click here)

DART: A Saturday service will operate on the DART

Newbridge/Kildare: A Saturday service will operate to/from Newbrige/Kildare.

Drogheda/Dundalk: A Saturday service will operate to/from Drogheda/Dundalk. The 06.35hrs Dundalk/Pearse service will operate.

Maynooth: A Saturday service will operate to/from Maynooth.

Docklands: Please note that Docklands Station will be closed on this day.

Cork/Cobh: A Normal Thursday service will operate from 06.30hrs.

Friday 28th December

Intercity services: Services alterations on all Intercity routes on this day. Please check journey planner for services on all Intercity routes. (Click here)

DART: A Saturday service will operate on the DART

Newbridge/Kildare: A Saturday service will operate to/from Newbrige/Kildare.

Drogheda/Dundalk: A Saturday service will operate to/from Drogheda/Dundalk. The 06.35hrs Dundalk/Pearse service will operate.

Maynooth: A Saturday service will operate to/from Maynooth.

Docklands: Please note that Docklands Station will be closed on this day.

Cork/Cobh: A normal Friday service will operate.

Saturday 29th December

A normal Saturday service will operate on all routes.

Sunday 30th December

A normal Sunday service will operate on all routes except the 15.30hrs Wesport/Heuston and 15.50hrs Sligo/Connolly services are cancelled.

Monday 31st December 2007 (New Year's Eve)

Intercity services: Services alterations on all Intercity routes on this day. Please check journey planner for services on all Intercity routes. (Click here)

DART: A Saturday service will operate on the DART until 21.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 21.00hrs from Howth and 21.00hrs from Bray, both terminating in Connolly Station.

Newbridge/Kildare: A Saturday service will operate to/from Newbridge/Kildare until 19.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with the 18.50hrs Heuston/Newbrigde and 19.47hrs Newbridge/Heuston.

Drogheda/Dundalk: A Saturday service will operate to/from Drogheda/Dundalk until 21.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 21.18 Pearse/Drogheda and 20.00hrs Drogheda/Pearse. Please note that the 06.35hrs Dundalk/Pearse service will operate on this day.

Maynooth: A Saturday service will operate to/from Maynooth until 19.00hrs Pearse/Maynooth and 20.00hrs Maynooth/Pearse.

Docklands: Docklands station will be closed on this day.

Cork/Cobh: A normal Monday service will operate until 19.00hrs approximately. Services will cease with 18.30hrs Cork/Cobh and 19.00hrs Cork/Cobh.

Tuesday 1st January 2008 (New Year's Day)

Intercity services: Services alterations on all Intercity routes on this day. Please check journey planner for services on all Intercity routes. (Click here)

DART: A Sunday service will operate

Newbrige/Kildare: A Sunday service will operate to/from Newbridge/Kildare.

Drogheda/Dundalk: A Sunday service will operate to/from Drogheda/Dundalk.

Maynooth: A Sunday service will operate to/from Maynooth.

Docklands: Docklands Station will be closed on this day.

Cork/Cobh: A Sunday service will operate between Cork/Cobh.

Wednesday 2nd January: Normal services resume across all routes.



Wishing all our Customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Colm Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 18-12-2007, 17:34   #2
ThomasJ
Member
 
ThomasJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Clonsilla
Posts: 2,811
Default

This bugs me

The last service to maynooth last year was the 20.10hrs service.
This year its the 19.00 hrs?

How come Dart services and Northern Commuters run til 21.00 on christmas eve and new years eve but maynooth is finished leaving Dublin at 7pm?
ThomasJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 19-12-2007, 20:05   #3
Colm Donoghue
Really Regular Poster
 
Colm Donoghue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 873
Default

Why are there no Early trains on Christmas Eve on the Northern Line? yet there are on the 27th?
Christmas Eve is not a Public or Bank holiday? I realise loadings won't be great as lots of people are taking holidays but there will still be people stranded because of this.

Hmm realise saturday service is getting better and only half an hour delay.

Last edited by Colm Donoghue : 19-12-2007 at 20:13.
Colm Donoghue is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 12:07   #4
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

Good news if there is any is for the first time Kildare gets a Sunday service on a bank holiday
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 12:52   #5
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 854
Default

Fair enough that they don't run services on Christmas Day, but something should be running on St Stephen's Day. There are people who would need an afternoon or evening InterCity to get back to work for the 27th. Also, Dublin Commuter Services and possibly Cork ones should run to the Sunday timetable.
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 12:54   #6
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

DART did run up until the late 1980's, no one used it, it was pulled
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 12:59   #7
comcor
Really Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Cork-Dublin, Cork Commuter and occasionally DART and Dublin-Wexford
Posts: 854
Default

The 1980s were a very different era. Many fewer people used the DART in general then and Ireland was mostly shut on St Stephen's Day. Now some of the shops start the sales then.
comcor is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 13:02   #8
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

In the absence of traffic the bus is actually quicker than the DART, I've lived next to the DART line all my life and never had need of a bus or train on the 26th and I don't drive either

Anyway IE are doing some digging in Pearse 25/26th so the line would be closed anyway
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 13:15   #9
ThomasJ
Member
 
ThomasJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Clonsilla
Posts: 2,811
Default

most of us Irish wouldn't do anything on stephens day but there are still some that have to work, furthermore we have a sizable tourist population and we live in a multicultural country where not everyone follows the christmas tradition.
ThomasJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 15:49   #10
Colm R
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dublin
Posts: 106
Default

Welcome to working on a Sunday Morning.

I could see an argument for some services on the 26th, but I don't think it pays. Just like it doesn't pay early on a Sunday morning when I need to be in work for 7. It pays the taxi drivers though!!!
Colm R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 15:57   #11
Mark Gleeson
Technical Officer
 
Mark Gleeson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Coach C, Seat 33
Posts: 12,665
Default

Sunday is a different case, you can't even get in for nine
Mark Gleeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 16:14   #12
Colm R
Regular Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Dublin
Posts: 106
Default

Aye, its actually amazing on Sunday Morning the amount of taxi drivers still on the road. Drivers who don't like to work nights start really early on a Sunday, 5am, to cover the public transport shortfalls.
Colm R is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 20-12-2007, 17:09   #13
Mark Hennessy
Membership Officer
 
Mark Hennessy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Maynooth
Posts: 1,116
Default

Staying on the theme:


Quote:
Kick-Off for Leinster v Ulster on St. Stephen's Day will be 3pm. Please arrive early and note that due to a number of other events being held in the RDS there is virtually no parking available.

Lucky there will be loads of public transport about
Mark Hennessy is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 22-12-2007, 20:40   #14
Colm Moore
Local Liaison Officer
 
Colm Moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,442
Default

Note there is a bunch of cancellations on Sunday 23 December 2007.

http://www.railusers.ie/forum/showthread.php?t=3529
Colm Moore is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 26-12-2007, 15:45   #15
packetswitch
Member
 
packetswitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 216
Default

Interesting rant in the (London) Times...

"The next train on Platform 2 is in 58 hours"
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/com...cle3095381.ece

Of course, the problem she complains about is not unique in the Western world, as we know well...
packetswitch 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 14:58.


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