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Unread 13-08-2008, 17:32   #1
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Default [30/31-8-2008] All services south of Thurles

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Multeen Bridge, Limerick Junction. Engineering Works Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August. by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises passengers that engineering works will take place all day Saturday 30th August and up to 13.00hrs on Sunday 31st August, between Thurles and Limerick Junction, which involves the replacement of Multeen Bridge, Limerick Junction.

All up and down services between Heuston and Cork/Tralee/Limerick and Ennis will be subject to a revised timetable.

Details of this revised timetable will be available shortly on this website.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any incovenience caused.
Its a fair few miles to Limerick Junction to the bridge.

What are up and down services?
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Last I checked Down was away from Dublin. Not that normal people would know that.
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Multeen Bridge, Limerick Junction. Bridge renewal works Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August. by Corporate Communications

Iarnród Éireann advises passengers that bridge renewal works will take place all day Saturday 30th August and up to 13.00hrs on Sunday 31st August, between Thurles and Limerick Junction, which involves the replacement of Multeen Bridge, Limerick Junction.

All services in both directions between Heuston and Cork/Tralee/Limerick and Ennis will be subject to a revised timetable.

Details of this revised timetable will be available shortly on this website.

Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Hmm, no longer up and down. No fun strictly speaking a train to Kerry is going up not down. No need for rail operating jargon in a notice

The bridge most definitely is not in Limerick Junction, its a river between Thurles and Limerick Junction. The replacement bridge has been sitting there for a few weeks.
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Limerick Junction-Thurles is 20.5 miles and there are no intermediate crossovers, so single-line operation is really capacity limiting, especially with hourly Cork services. I would imagine that most Limerick services will be Heuston-Thurles only, and that Cork trains will make extra stops at Limerick Jcn to give connections. Also all up (sorry!) Cork trains will probably get delayed 15 minutes to allow down Corks to clear the single-line section, so all that timetable padding will at last pay off.

I assume they will renew one track at a time and maintain single line working. Complete closure would be really chaotic.
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With a direct curve at Ballybrophy some of those Limerick trains could simply divert (albeit v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y). Oh well!
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Indeed, the new intercity railcars would be able to make the trip, and would be able to manage the Ballybrophy arrangements with much greater ease than a locomotive hauled train
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lots of work ongoing at Brophy. dont get too excited,looks like an extra bay or two
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Unread 15-08-2008, 13:26   #8
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If you are on the 9:00 to Cork or the 17:25 to Limerick on Saturday 30th, if you change at Ballybrophy there is a train via Nenagh, ok it won't be quick but it will be a lot better than a bus transfer from Thurles to Limerick

They will have to divert some trains via Nenagh, if they don't once again passenger suffers despite a clear workable solution. Give good odds on the early morning Limerick Dublin services going via Nenagh, as they have in the past
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Saturdays disturbance
Sorry had to split the post, the size of the notice was too big to post

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Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Limerick Junction: Major service alterations, Sat 30th & Sun 31st August by Corporate Communications

Bridge renewal works: Multeen Bridge, near Limerick Junction, Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st August.

Due to the renewal of Multeen Bridge near Limerick Junction, there will be major service changes on the following routes on Saturday 30th August, and on the morning of Sunday 31st August:

- Heuston to Cork, & Cork to Heuston
- Heuston to Limerick, & Limerick to Heuston
- Heuston/Cork to Tralee, & Tralee to Heuston/Cork
- Limerick to Limerick Junction, & Limerick Junction to Limerick
- Limerick to Ennis, & Ennis to Limerick
- Limerick Junction to Waterford, & Waterford to Limerick Junction


Detailed timetables, including connecting services, and times for intermediate stations – many of which have been altered - are available from our journey planner.

The following is an overview of the service alterations which will apply all day Saturday 30th and on the morning of Sunday 31st August:

SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST


Heuston to Cork (including connections to Limerick)

7.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork. Bus transfers will also operate from Thurles to Limerick.

08.00hrs: cancelled

09.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Charleville, Mallow and Cork.

10.00hrs: cancelled

11.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Charleville, Mallow and Cork. Bus transfers will also operate from Thurles to Limerick.

12.00hrs: cancelled

13.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Charleville, Mallow and Cork. Bus transfers will also operate from Thurles to Limerick.

14.00hrs: cancelled

15.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Charleville, Mallow and Cork.

16.00hrs: cancelled

17.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork.

18.00hrs: cancelled

19.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Charleville, Mallow and Cork. Bus transfers will also operate from Thurles to Limerick.

20.00hrs: cancelled

21.00hrs: will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork. Bus transfers will also operate from Thurles to Limerick.


Cork to Heuston (including connections from Limerick)

05.15hrs: cancelled

06.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (05.45hrs), Mallow (06.00hrs) and Limerick Junction (06.35hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston. Bus transfers will also operate from Limerick (06.35hrs) to Thurles.

07.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (07.00hrs), Mallow (07.00hrs) and Limerick Junction (08.00hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with an additional stop at Ballybrophy.

09.30hrs: cancelled

10.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (09.45hrs), Mallow (10.05hrs) and Charleville (09.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with an additional stop at Ballybrophy. Bus transfers will also operate from Limerick (10.10hrs) to Thurles.

11.30hrs: cancelled

12.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (11.45hrs) and Mallow (12.00hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with an additional stop at Ballybrophy.

13.30hrs: cancelled

14.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (13.45hrs), Mallow (14.00hrs) and Charleville (13.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with an additional stop at Ballybrophy.

15.30hrs: cancelled

16.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (15.45hrs), Mallow (16.00hrs) and Charleville (15.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston. Bus transfers will also operate from Limerick (16.10hrs) to Thurles.

17.30hrs: cancelled

18.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (17.45hrs), Mallow (18.00hrs) and Charleville (17.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston. Bus transfers will also operate from Limerick (18.10hrs) to Thurles.

19.30hrs: cancelled

20.30hrs: Bus transfers from Cork (19.45hrs), Mallow (20.00hrs) and Charleville (19.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston. Bus transfers will also operate from Limerick (20.15hrs) to Thurles.

Heuston to Limerick

The following schedule will operate instead of the normal Saturday schedule:

10.25hrs Heuston to Thurles, bus transfers Thurles to Limerick.

12.25hrs Heuston to Thurles, bus transfers Thurles to Limerick.

13.25hrs Heuston to Thurles, bus transfers Thurles to Limerick.

15.25hrs Heuston to Thurles, bus transfers Thurles to Limerick.

17.25hrs Heuston to Thurles – customers for Limerick, change at Ballybrophy to connect with 18.55hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick.

Limerick to Heuston

The following schedule will operate instead of the normal Saturday schedule:


05.50hrs Bus transfer to Limerick to Thurles, train Thurles to Heuston.

06.44hrs Train Limerick to Ballybrophy, change at Ballybrophy for train to Heuston

07.35hrs Train Limerick to Ballybrophy, change at Ballybrophy for train to Heuston

12.15hrs Train Limerick to Ballybrophy, change at Ballybrophy for train to Heuston

14.15hrs Train Limerick to Ballybrophy, change at Ballybrophy for train to Heuston

16.45hrs Train Limerick to Ballybrophy, change at Ballybrophy for train to Heuston


Dublin/Cork to Tralee & Tralee to Dublin/Cork

The following schedule will operate instead of the normal Saturday schedule:

06.30hrs Train Tralee to Mallow, bus transfers Mallow to Thurles, train Thurles to Heuston

18.35hrs Heuston to Thurles, bus transfers Thurles to Charleville and Mallow, train Mallow to Tralee

06.15hrs Cork to Tralee

08.25hrs Cork to Tralee

12.15hrs Mallow to Tralee

14.15hrs Mallow to Tralee

16.15hrs Mallow to Tralee

18.15hrs Mallow to Tralee

20.15hrs Mallow to Tralee

21.55hrs Cork to Tralee

22.05hrs Mallow to Tralee


05.25hrs Tralee to Cork

06.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

08.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

10.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

12.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

14.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

16.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

18.30hrs Tralee to Mallow

21.15hrs Tralee to Cork


Limerick to Limerick Junction, & Limerick Junction to Limerick

The following schedule will operate instead of the normal Saturday schedule:


08.46hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick

10.32hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick

12.32hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick

16.32hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick

18.32hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick


07.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction

09.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction

11.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction

15.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction

17.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction


Limerick to Ennis & Ennis to Limerick

The following schedule will operate instead of the normal Saturday schedule


06.00hrs Limerick to Ennis

10.10hrs Limerick to Ennis

12.10hrs Limerick to Ennis

14.20hrs Limerick to Ennis

16.20hrs Limerick to Ennis

18.45hrs Limerick to Ennis



06.45hrs Ennis to Limerick

07.30hrs Ennis to Limerick

10.55hrs Ennis to Limerick

13.20hrs Ennis to Limerick

15.15hrs Ennis to Limerick

17.10hrs Ennis to Limerick

19.30hrs Ennis to Limerick


Limerick Junction to Waterford / Waterford to Limerick Junction

Services operate normally, except


09.35hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction departs at 09.40hrs

08.50hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford departs at 09.40hrs

18.45hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford departs at 19.35hrs


All other services on all other routes will operate normally.

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and sundays disturbance

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SUNDAY 31ST AUGUST

Heuston to Cork

10.00hrs will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork.

All other services from Heuston to Cork on Sunday 31st August will operate normally.

Cork to Heuston

08.30hrs Bus transfers from Cork (07.45hrs), Mallow (08.00hrs), Charleville (07.40hrs) and Limerick Junction (08.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with additional stops at Templemore, Ballybrophy and Portlaoise.

10.30hrs Bus transfers from Cork (09.45hrs), Mallow (10.00hrs), Charleville (09.40hrs) and Limerick Junction (10.40hrs) to Thurles, and by train from Thurles to Dublin Heuston, with additional stops at Templemore and Portlaoise.

All other services from Cork to Heuston on Sunday 31st August will operate normally.


Limerick to Heuston

08.35hrs Bus transfers from Limerick (08.15hrs) to Thurles, train Thurles to Heuston

10.35hrs Bus transfers from Limerick (10.15hrs) to Thurles, train Thurles to Heuston

All other services from Limerick to Heuston on Sunday 31st August will operate normally.


Cork to Tralee & Tralee to Cork

08.10hrs Tralee to Cork – deferred to 08.15hrs, and operates to Mallow only

08.36hrs Mallow to Cork – deferred to 08.55hrs

08.30hrs Cobh to Tralee cancelled

07.55hrs Mallow to Tralee operates

11.30hrs Mallow to Tralee operates

12.10hrs Cork to Tralee operates

13.25hrs Mallow to Tralee cancelled

All other services to and from Tralee on Sunday 31st August will operate normally


Limerick Junction to Limerick, & Limerick to Limerick Junction

10.12hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick cancelled.

11.43hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick cancelled.


09.30hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction cancelled.

10.55hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction cancelled.

All other Limerick/Limerick Jn services on Sunday 31st August will operate normally.


Limerick to Ennis & Ennis to Limerick

07.00hrs Limerick to Ennis operates normally

09.00hrs Limerick to Ennis advanced to 08.40hrs

10.50hrs Limerick to Ennis deferred to 11.10hrs

12.30hrs Limerick to Ennis deferred to 13.05hrs


07.50hrs Ennis to Limerick operates normally

09.45hrs Ennis to Limerick advanced to 09.25hrs

11.45hrs Ennis to Limerick deferred to 12.00hrs


All other Limerick/Ennis services on Sunday 31st August will operate normally.


All other services on all other routes will operate normally on Sunday 31st August.


Iarnród Éireann apologises for any inconvenience caused during these essential works.

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Unread 21-08-2008, 13:56   #11
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Took a bit of white space out above

Looks like some sense anyway fairly good use of Nenagh line for Limerick Dublin services, just a pity they aren't running them direct, with a railcar would be much faster just do the strange reverse procedure than get everyone to lug the stuff between trains
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Seems like they forgot to tell us about this yesterday

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FRIDAY 29TH AUGUST

All services on all routes will operate normally EXCEPT:

Heuston to Cork

20.00hrs will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork.
21.00hrs will operate to Thurles only with bus transfers from Thurles to Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork.

Cork to Heuston

20.30hrs Buses transfers from Cork (20.30hrs) and Mallow (20.50hrs) to Thurles, train from Thurles (22.25hrs) to Heuston


Other Cork, Kerry & Limerick services

21.55hrs Cork to Tralee deferred to 22.50hrs
21.15hrs Tralee to Cork - departure times at some intermediate stations changed

20.32hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick deferred to 20.37hrs

21.05hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction: bus transfers
22.00hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction: bus transfers

21.48hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick: bus transfers
22.48hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick: bus transfers
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Default [29/30/31-8-2008] Planned works this weekend DEFERRED by 1 week


The works have been DEFERRED BY ONE WEEK.

normal services to run this weekend

Works now scheduled for the weekend of 5th/6th/7th September 2008

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UPDATE: Cork, Kerry, Limerick: Full services to operate on 29th - 31st August by Corporate Communications


UPDATE - Full Cork, Kerry & Limerick services to operate Friday 29th, Saturday 30th, Sunday 31st August

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that full services will now operate this weekend, Friday 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st August.

Planned bridge replacement works had been scheduled for this weekend at Multeen Bridge near Limerick Junction. However, due to the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final Replay between Cork and Kerry taking place this Sunday, the bridge replacement works have been deferred by one week.

All normal timetabled services will operate this weekend, and our journey planner will be updated shortly to reflect this.

Details of extra services will be confirmed as soon as possible.

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Well, all credit to IÉ for making the change.
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They know whats good for them anyway, GAA business is the only profitable business they have

Problem of course is

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So the average joe isn't going to read the notice and find out the 4/5/6th will be closed instead
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