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11-02-2012, 15:10   #1
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Extra services for Nenagh branch!

Tipp FM's twitter is claiming that far from the Nenagh branch facing closure, services will be expanded on the line. See below for details. I won't comment further as my response would probably feature several of the banned phrases on this sub-forum.

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***NEWS***
Proposals for extra train services in North Tipperary...
A proposal is to be sent from Iarnrod Eireann to the National Transport Authority to provide an early morning service from Limerick to Dublin via Nenagh and Roscrea.

Fine Gael Deputy Noel Coonan says these proposals if implemented would see an early morning service stop in Roscrea at 6,38 and arrive in Dublin at 8.20, without having to change trains.

A number of additional services on the Nenagh/Roscrea line, would see one extra service in the morning and two in the evening, which will improve the number of services from four to seven.

The route changes need the approval of the National Transport Authority.
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11-02-2012, 15:18   #2
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Interesting, they'll have to stress and tamp the track properly now.
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11-02-2012, 15:22   #3
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Junior Minister for Transport Alan Kelly is a local, Portroe just nearby

Pays to have a minister in the area

Train to Dublin from Nenagh is still faster then the bus, twenty five euro return is decent
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Two chances of improvements to Nenagh branch services - none and **** all.
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11-02-2012, 16:09   #5
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Interesting.A vote-catching exercise or a last-gasp attempt to rescue the line?

I imagine they'll put on the trains, noone will use them and the line will be shut for good.
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11-02-2012, 18:38   #6
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here's the thread:
http://www.facebook.com/TippFMRadio/...85299994818956

I added a helpful comment. In case the TippFMers don't like it, the substance of it is embedded herewith:
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Dear Alan Kelly and Noel Coonan - Dick Fearn has a message for you:
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11-02-2012, 20:22   #7
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How about Brendan Howlin doing the same for the South Wexford line?
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11-02-2012, 20:26   #8
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How about Brendan Howlin doing the same for the South Wexford line?
Why bother, it's just a stunt and the Nenagh will still close because as Varadkhar will state 'it's an operational matter for IE' .
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Why bother, it's just a stunt and the Nenagh will still close because as Varadkhar will state 'it's an operational matter for IE' .
"That would be an ecumenical operational matter"
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Rumour control on RUI forum sez that as part of the proposal some other services will get moved around.

Here's the departures from Limerick-Nenagh now:
0625, 0730, 1645, 1745
Here's the rumoured new arrangement
0515, 0625, 1605, 1705

I think IE just ended any pretence that they were interested in Nenagh commuters!
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How about the Nenagh to Limerick times?
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16-02-2012, 21:35   #12
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How about the Nenagh to Limerick times?
Presumably the 0625 would still be the turnback service although I think that should be the 0515 and turn it back at Roscrea to create a Roscrea commuter. What it looks like though is that the number of southbounds would drop to three since the 0515 would escape the branch and come back via the Junction.
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irish Rail have not applied to have a timetable change so it wont happen for a whle and an 08.20 arrival in Heuston can't happen as there is a service from Waterford at that time. There is a gap between 08.20-08.33 only.
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irish Rail have not applied to have a timetable change so it wont happen for a whle and an 08.20 arrival in Heuston can't happen as there is a service from Waterford at that time. There is a gap between 08.20-08.33 only.
There might be a 13 min gap at Heuston, but there is only a 5 min gap at Kildare between the Waterford (0741) and Portlaoise (0746) trains. Even at that, the Westport, Kildare at 0755, often arrives inside this 13 min gap. So there's not much room for another train without adjusting timings of other services.
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There might be a 13 min gap at Heuston, but there is only a 5 min gap at Kildare between the Waterford (0741) and Portlaoise (0746) trains. Even at that, the Westport, Kildare at 0755, often arrives inside this 13 min gap. So there's not much room for another train without adjusting timings of other services.
Unless the Limerick-Ballyb-Heuston service joined the Westport and came in in tandem?
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