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Direct trains to the airport

  • 25-06-2019 12:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,501 ✭✭✭


    Perhaps just a little off topic, but it may be of interest to people here.

    I am flying to Szczecin Airport (SZZ) later this year.

    I was delighted to discover that there's a direct train from the airport to the city. However, in a decision worthy of Ireland, it operates only a few times a day and the schedule is not synchronized with the eight or so daily flights. The last train of the night departs a good ninety minutes before the Ryanair flight from Dublin arrives.

    Genius.

    I develop Superior Solitaire when I'm not procrastinating on boards.ie.



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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 67,529 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011


    Someone probably took a look at Farranfore/Kerry and thought it made sense!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,979 ✭✭✭Stovepipe


    Don't fret. The ferry to Holyhead always managed to be late for the train inland, even if it arrived early. BR (then) refused point blank to make the train wait for the ferry so people got stuck in that dismal port when they got off the boat. The train often left, almost empty, just minutes after the ship docked but not enough time for the punters to disembark, get sorted and make the five minute walk to the train. You'd almost think it was deliberate.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,848 ✭✭✭Chris_5339762


    No worse than Irish Rail who continually moved the departing point for the Rosslare train away from the boat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,871 ✭✭✭Storm 10


    No worse than Irish Rail who continually moved the departing point for the Rosslare train away from the boat.

    I remember many years ago arriving in on St Patrick and I could not believe my eyes as we walked to the train station to see it departing absolutely bonkers only in Ireland, I asked a guy working at the station why in God's name was it not waiting for passengers he told me it had a time table to keep to and next train was 7 hours later.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 4,138 Mod ✭✭✭✭Locker10a


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    I remember many years ago arriving in on St Patrick and I could not believe my eyes as we walked to the train station to see it departing absolutely bonkers only in Ireland, I asked a guy working at the station why in God's name was it not waiting for passengers he told me it had a time table to keep to and next train was 7 hours later.

    But it’s clearly not only in Ireland by reading this thread.....


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,541 ✭✭✭✭LXFlyer


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    I remember many years ago arriving in on St Patrick and I could not believe my eyes as we walked to the train station to see it departing absolutely bonkers only in Ireland, I asked a guy working at the station why in God's name was it not waiting for passengers he told me it had a time table to keep to and next train was 7 hours later.

    The Stena Line timetable at Rosslare was changed in 2018 and three out of four sailings now have rail connections at Rosslare, the exception being the morning sailing outbound.

    Perhaps this can be put to bed now.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,583 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull


    Noxegon wrote: »
    Perhaps just a little off topic, but it may be of interest to people here.

    I am flying to Szczecin Airport (SZZ) later this year.

    I was delighted to discover that there's a direct train from the airport to the city. However, in a decision worthy of Ireland, it operates only a few times a day and the schedule is not synchronized with the eight or so daily flights. The last train of the night departs a good ninety minutes before the Ryanair flight from Dublin arrives.

    Genius.

    It's on a single line spur from the line the trains normally take.

    What happens is instead of the trains taking their fairly straight route, it gets to a junction then goes off in a different direction, services the airport, goes back the way it came and then rejoins the line. The airport is a signficent detour for the train rather than being on the actual main route so operationally it's a bit awkward.


  • Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators Posts: 11,583 Mod ✭✭✭✭devnull


    sugarman wrote: »
    Most natives take the bus as it only costs €2.50 compared to €25 for the train. The bus service is very efficient.

    Not sure where you're looking this up but the train is 11.70zl (€2.75)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,060 ✭✭✭xper


    Tbilisi, Georgia is another example. Fairly modern airport terminal (actually very like Cork) with equally modern and strikingly designed rail station outside...

    Two trains to city centre per day, about 9am and 5pm if memory serves. Most flights to western/central Europe come and go in early hours of the morning.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,226 ✭✭✭Credit Checker Moose


    But taxis are a pittance. Never paid more than a fiver to the city centre.


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