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Irish Rail reservations

  • 12-10-2018 4:25pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,747 ✭✭✭ marieholmfan


    hi guys,

    which of the signs on the train is for the window and which is the aisle, the upper one is light grey and the lower one is dark grey?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,017 ✭✭✭ Hilly Bill


    hi guys,

    which of the signs on the train is for the window and which is the aisle, the upper one is light grey and the lower one is dark grey?

    The upper one. With a square around it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭ BowWow


    The white square represents the window.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,747 ✭✭✭ marieholmfan


    Hilly Bill wrote: »
    hi guys,

    which of the signs on the train is for the window and which is the aisle, the upper one is light grey and the lower one is dark grey?

    The upper one. With a square around it.
    BowWow wrote: »
    The white square represents the window.
    there is no white square


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭ goingnowhere


    Top line is the window, bottom aisle

    Windows are odd numbers, aisle even


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,747 ✭✭✭ marieholmfan


    thanks going nowhere


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,484 ✭✭✭✭ Jamie2k9


    there is no white square

    This is.

    Typical Irish Rail wast money removing the old clear stickers which stated widow and aisle. If only they put as much money and time into fixing the system itself.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭ BowWow


    BowWow wrote: »
    The white square represents the window.
    there is no white square

    Image of the non existent white square I took on Tullamore to Heuston train today.


  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭ Jem72


    Probably somebody complained about the old stickers not being in Irish. Irish Rail are probably looking for a few million from the NTA to fix the issues. I really don't know why they even bother with reservations on some routes.

    On 22ks, it's impossible to choose your travel direction, which end of the train you're on and which side of the train you're sitting on - the latter can be important if you're trying to avoid laptop screen glare. I'd prefer to be able to book a ticket without a reservation as I usually choose a seat that suits me better anyway.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ Bryan48


    The seat reservation system doesn't work anyway. People can travel on a different train and there's no way to cancel the reservation. Some don't bother looking for the seat they booked. With reserved seats left unoccupied others are left standing.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ Bryan48


    Has anyone got ideas how to fix the reservation system on trains? It's getting worse with people sitting on floors, standing in corridors and lots of supposedly reserved seats empty.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 167 ✭✭ Jem72


    The only real solution is to buy more trains but this isn't happening soon.

    The big problem with reservations as they stand is that there is no penalty for not occupying a seat you've reserved or for occupying a seat somebody else has reserved. And even if there was, on most trains there is no way of enforcing it.

    You'd get a big improvement by getting rid rid of the mandatory seat reservation with online booking.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭ Stephen15


    Jem72 wrote: »
    The only real solution is to buy more trains but this isn't happening soon.

    The big problem with reservations as they stand is that there is no penalty for not occupying a seat you've reserved or for occupying a seat somebody else has reserved. And even if there was, on most trains there is no way of enforcing it.

    You'd get a big improvement by getting rid rid of the mandatory seat reservation with online booking.

    I would say they should have mandatory reservations for all intercity trains. If you buy a ticket you automatically get a reservation this is the situation in many places on the continent.


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