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Unread 01-02-2008, 15:47   #1
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Exclamation Sundays - Cork/Tralee - Dublin

on the Irish rail website now

http://www.irishrail.ie/news_centre/...ew&news_id=307

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Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to operational problems, services from Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate at 08.30hrs and 10.30hrs on Sunday 3rd February, not 07.30hrs, 09.30hrs and 11.30hrs as advertised.

The 11.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork is cancelled.

The 08.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (08.52hrs, Charleville 09.07hrs) and Limerick Junction (09.29hrs) arriving in Dublin Heuston at 11.20hrs.

The 10.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (10.52hrs), Charleville (11.07hrs) and Thurles (11.46hrs), arriving in Dublin Heuston at 13.20hrs.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 15:58   #2
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08 10 Tralee to Cork/Dublin, Sunday 3rd February changed to 07 15 by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to operational problems, the 08.10hrs Tralee to Cork (change at Mallow for Dublin) service on Sunday 3rd February will depart Tralee earlier at 07.15hrs, and operate to Mallow only.

The train will serve Farranfore (07.29hrs), Killarney (07.51hrs), Rathmore (08.10hrs), Millstreet (08.20hrs), Banteer (08.32hrs) and Mallow (arriving 08.47hrs). It will connect with a service from Mallow to Dublin, which departs Mallow at 08.52hrs, arriving in Dublin at 11.20hrs.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
Irish Rail well knew about this, in fact they had a least 2 weeks knowledge that this was going to happen

Members of course got a good 14 hours heads up in the members area of this
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Unread 01-02-2008, 19:47   #3
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Irish Rail knew about this from at least Wednesday but kept accepting bookings on the effected trains
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Unread 04-02-2008, 09:50   #4
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Expect the same again this weekend.

Irish Rail are of course still taking bookings in full knowledge that there won't be a service per the timetable
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Unread 04-02-2008, 15:40   #5
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Members of course got a good 14 hours heads up in the members area of this
Then why did you keep it such a great secret from the rest of us?
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Unread 04-02-2008, 16:58   #6
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Since we had no firm confirmation, there is a full discussion concerning the reasons why we sometimes can't publicly disclose certain information in the members area

A significant amount of information that we recieve turns out to be rubbish as well, accuracy is important as is protecting the identify of those who provide the information
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fair enough
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Unread 06-02-2008, 22:53   #8
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These notices have either expired or the problem has been solved.
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Unread 06-02-2008, 23:37   #9
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We have received no information to indicate a change in the situation therefore the same disruption is expected again

Irish Rail will only confirm this on Thursday at about 16:00
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Unread 07-02-2008, 13:39   #10
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100% certain of a repeat this Sunday

Edit: Irish Rail have put notices up this morning

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Unread 09-02-2008, 20:10   #11
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It would be a wise move to avoid the 8:30 and 10:30 trains from Cork tomorrow Sunday

Neither will be a Mk4 train, and since Cork only has 1 Mk3 set one wonders what they will send up. That means one train will be devoid of first and catering

Only options are a 4 car 2700 or possibly a Mk3 push pull set which seems to be lurking around Mallow on Sundays, most likely is the 2700 set

Edit Irish Rail have withdrawn all reservations from the 8:30 and 10:30 tomorrow

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Unread 10-02-2008, 16:25   #12
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A 2700 set appeared to work the 10:30 Cork Dublin and 14:00 Dublin Cork

No first, no catering and no reservations

The Mk4 fleet was fully serviceable on Sunday, this is yet another staffing issue

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Exact repeat performance this week, usual cancellations and changes

Avoid the 10:30 Cork Dublin and 14:00 Dublin Cork
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Sunday 17th February - Update

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to driver non-availability, the 10.30hrs services from Cork to Dublin Heuston and 11.00hrs and 14.00hrs services from Dublin Heuston to Cork on Sunday 17th February are cancelled.

Customers for 10.30hrs Cork to Heuston will be transferred by bus to Thurles for an onward rail service.

Customers for the 11.00hrs and 14.00hrs Dublin to Cork will be accommodated on the 12.00hrs and 15.00hrs services respectively.

The 11.30hrs service from Cork to Heuston is deferred to 12.30hrs.

Any further service changes will be updated on this website.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
All fun and games this morning. This is no an escalation of the work to rule, its the impact of someone calling in sick and Irish Rail failing to have adequate staff, there is meant to be one even two staff spare for the sick contingency, which of course given the spread of cancellation doesn't look to be the case.

People are still showing up in Cork for the 7:30 on Sunday morning, after all there is less than 48 hours notice of a cancellation. Claim your 50% refund folks for the delay http://www.railusers.ie/passenger_in...ty_heuston.pdf
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08 10 Tralee to Cork/Dublin, Sunday 24th February changed to 07 15 by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to operational problems, the 08.10hrs Tralee to Cork (change at Mallow for Dublin) service on Sunday 24th February will depart Tralee earlier at 07.15hrs, and operate to Mallow only.

The train will serve Farranfore (07.29hrs), Killarney (07.51hrs), Rathmore (08.10hrs), Millstreet (08.20hrs), Banteer (08.32hrs) and Mallow (arriving 08.47hrs). It will connect with a service from Mallow to Dublin, which departs Mallow at 08.52hrs, arriving in Dublin at 11.20hrs.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
http://www.iarnrodeireann.ie/news_ce...ew&news_id=307
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Cork Dublin route, service alterations, Sunday 24th February by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to ongoing operational problems, services from Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate at 08.30hrs and 10.30hrs on Sunday 24rd February, not 07.30hrs, 09.30hrs and 11.30hrs as advertised.

The 11.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork is cancelled. Customers will be accommodated on the 12.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork.

The 08.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (08.52hrs, Charleville 09.07hrs) and Limerick Junction (09.29hrs) arriving in Dublin Heuston at 11.20hrs.

The 10.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (10.52hrs), Charleville (11.07hrs) and Thurles (11.46hrs), arriving in Dublin Heuston at 13.20hrs.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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Unread 27-03-2008, 08:54   #16
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This appeared this morning, the notice should be permanent until the problems are solved, once again the passenger is caught out by short notice

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Cork & Kerry service alterations, Sunday 30th March by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to ongoing drivers issues, the following service alterations will be in place this Sunday on rail services serving Cork and Kerry.

Sunday 30th March:

Cork-Dublin route

Services from Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate at 08.30hrs and 10.30hrs on Sunday 30th March, not 07.30hrs, 09.30hrs and 11.30hrs as advertised.

The 11.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork is cancelled. Customers will be accommodated on the 12.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork.

The 08.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (08.52hrs, Charleville 09.07hrs) and Limerick Junction (09.29hrs) arriving in Dublin Heuston at 11.20hrs.

The 10.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (10.52hrs), Charleville (11.07hrs) and Thurles (11.46hrs), arriving in Dublin Heuston at 13.20hrs.



Tralee - Dublin route
The 08.10hrs Tralee to Cork (change at Mallow for Dublin) service on Sunday 30th March will depart Tralee earlier at 07.15hrs, and operate to Mallow only.

The train will serve Farranfore (07.29hrs), Killarney (07.51hrs), Rathmore (08.10hrs), Millstreet (08.20hrs), Banteer (08.32hrs) and Mallow (arriving 08.47hrs). It will connect with a service from Mallow to Dublin, which departs Mallow at 08.52hrs, arriving in Dublin at 11.20hrs.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused. Customers are advised to check this website prior to travel for further updates.
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So despite all the singing and dancing from Irish Rail the 2007 timetable continues to apply in Cork on Sunday, so why again did management set up last Thursday week, it hasn't made things any better on the ground

Fact is there aren't enough drivers to cover services

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Cork & Kerry service alterations, Sundays by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that due to operational difficulties, the following service alterations will be in place on Sundays on Cork/Kerry Services.

Cork-Dublin route

Services from Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate at 08.30hrs and 10.30hrs on Sunday, not 07.30hrs, 09.30hrs and 11.30hrs as advertised.

The 11.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork is cancelled. Customers will be accommodated on the 12.00hrs service from Dublin Heuston to Cork.

The 08.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (08.52hrs, Charleville 09.07hrs) and Limerick Junction (09.29hrs) arriving in Dublin Heuston at 11.20hrs.

The 10.30hrs Cork to Heuston serves: Mallow (10.52hrs), Charleville (11.07hrs) and Limerick Junction (11.29hrs), arriving in Dublin Heuston at 13.20hrs.

Limerick customers should note that the 09.30 Limerick to Limerick Junction service does not offer a connection to Dublin.

Tralee - Dublin route

The 08.10hrs Tralee to Cork (change at Mallow for Dublin) service on Sunday will depart Tralee earlier at 07.15hrs, and operate to Mallow only.

The train will serve Farranfore (07.29hrs), Killarney (07.51hrs), Rathmore (08.10hrs), Millstreet (08.20hrs), Banteer (08.32hrs) and Mallow (arriving 08.47hrs). It will connect with a service from Mallow to Dublin, which departs Mallow at 08.52hrs, arriving in Dublin at 11.20hrs.


Iarnród Éireann apologises for the inconvenience caused. Customers are advised to check this website prior to travel for further updates.
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