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Irish Rail Website Secure

  • 02-05-2019 6:28pm
    Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ BlondeBomb

    I’m trying to book tickets on Irish Rail website. I keep getting a not secure warning. The https site doesn’t seem to load either.

    Still ok to go and book or is there an issue?


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 21,071 Mod ✭✭✭✭ bk

    Yes, it looks ok to me.

    When you first plan the journey, etc. it isn't secure, but once you go to book, it redirects you to a secure https page, where you enter booking details, credit card, etc. So that should be ok.

    I agree though that it does look poor and it is a bit amateurish. The entire Irish Rail site should be under https now given the warnings modern browsers are giving about unsecure connections. There really isn't much of a performance hit of https like there use to be in the past.

  • Registered Users Posts: 409 ✭✭ BlondeBomb

    Thanks BK, yeah it works like you said!

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,668 ✭✭✭ trellheim

    This is occurring because major browser vendors like Chrome are warning if it is not https by default now. They have flagged that they will do this for a long time. IE's' IT department should have made this change a long time ago.

    PS - hit them up on twitter and tell them, otherwise they will never fix it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,318 ✭✭✭✭ Victor

    They are aware of this and a change is planned.