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.
Interesting, they'll have to stress and tamp the track properly now.
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
Two chances of improvements to Nenagh branch services - none and **** all.
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.
here's the thread:
I added a helpful comment. In case the TippFMers don't like it, the substance of it is embedded herewith:
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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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!
How about the Nenagh to Limerick times?
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.