Advertisement
If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on [email protected] for help. Thanks :)
Private profiles - please note that profiles marked as private will soon be public. This will facilitate moderation so mods can view users' warning histories. All of your posts across the site will appear on your profile page (including PI, RI). Groups posts will remain private except to users who have access to the same Groups as you. Thread here
Some important site news, please read here. Thanks!

67x and Irish Rail Kildare line capacity query

  • 24-11-2020 3:43pm
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    Hi all,

    I've been working from home the last 8 months in Celbridge. However, over the next month I'll be in the office 4-5 days, with my first day tomorrow. I haven't been on public transport since mid March. I'd ordinarily get the 67x in the morning pre-Covid, but I'm afraid of being left at the bus stop due to the 25% capacity limit in place. Can anyone who takes this bus in the morning let me know how this is working? Are there people regularly being left at bus stops in Celbridge every morning?

    Another option is to get the train at Hazelhatch. Is this a more reliable option re the 25% capacity issue?

    In both instances, how is this being policed?

    Many thanks


Comments

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


    Chivito550 wrote: »
    Hi all,

    I've been working from home the last 8 months in Celbridge. However, over the next month I'll be in the office 4-5 days, with my first day tomorrow. I haven't been on public transport since mid March. I'd ordinarily get the 67x in the morning pre-Covid, but I'm afraid of being left at the bus stop due to the 25% capacity limit in place. Can anyone who takes this bus in the morning let me know how this is working? Are there people regularly being left at bus stops in Celbridge every morning?

    Another option is to get the train at Hazelhatch. Is this a more reliable option re the 25% capacity issue?

    In both instances, how is this being policed?

    Many thanks

    Irish Rail do not enforce 25% capacity and capacity should be back to 50% from mid next week.

    Trains are empty particularly the PPT services.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    If you are close to Celbrigde then you may be close to M3 Parkway station. It's a terminal station you should at least get a seat on board. Another option is to head down the M7 and get the Luas at Citywest.

    Of course these both assume that you can drive to, and that they both leave you close to work.


  • Registered Users Posts: 110 ✭✭ tubbs26


    To concur from the with post above. I’ve been getting the train throughout lockdown from hazel hatch to park west. No issues with social distancing. A lot of trains practically empty


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,239 ✭✭✭ Buffman


    The 67x timetable was reduced substantially after the first lockdown ended, it hasn't been increased again and now with 25% capacity people are regularly getting left behind now.


    For example the first one outbound this evening was full by Pearse St Garda station.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,710 ✭✭✭✭ Zebra3


    If you are close to Celbrigde then you may be close to M3 Parkway station. It's a terminal station you should at least get a seat on board. Another option is to head down the M7 and get the Luas at Citywest.

    Of course these both assume that you can drive to, and that they both leave you close to work.

    M3 parkway is nowhere near Celbridge.


  • Advertisement
  • Registered Users Posts: 7,693 ✭✭✭ Chivito550


    Buffman wrote: »
    The 67x timetable was reduced substantially after the first lockdown ended, it hasn't been increased again and now with 25% capacity people are regularly getting left behind now.


    For example the first one outbound this evening was full by Pearse St Garda station.

    Yikes, just checked the timetable for 67x. That's pretty dire. Only 6 services each way. Can't remember exactly what it was before Covid, but pretty sure it was 10, maybe 12.

    Train it is so. Are the shuttle buses from Hazelhatch still running I wonder?


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 2,770 ✭✭✭ GT89


    Train is probably a safer bet as you're guaranteed not to be left behind


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,420 ✭✭✭✭ Losty Dublin


    Zebra3 wrote: »
    M3 parkway is nowhere near Celbridge.

    I did say that it "may be close" to the OP, that's all. Heaven damn me for suggesting an option that could help them :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,182 ✭✭✭ Davidth88


    Chivito550 wrote: »

    Train it is so. Are the shuttle buses from Hazelhatch still running I wonder?

    Yes it is


Advertisement