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31-03-2006, 18:26   #91
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Just wondering is the Cork line actually due for a large scale renewal? surely it cant be that long since the 100mph upgrade.
It is not long since they last fiddled with the line. It would appear to have been yet another incompetently done, Irish state managed, infrastructural job. Anyway the line remains unsafe and uncomfortable at anything over 100 km/h irrespective of what they spent on it the last time. I never cease to be amazed by the poor quality and slow work rate of people in the construction and engineering sectors in Ireland – compared with their Continental counterparts.

I notice that you just signed up for boards.ie yesterday. I’m toying with where to categorise you in my system!

1) As an Irish Rail / CIE / DoT ‘bot’ programmed to join the other bots who share the same provenance whose objective is to spam anyone who posts material on national rail electrification or anything else that displeases or shows up their employers?

2) Similar to 1) but you have another identity which you actively use in this thread and set this new identity up to post stuff in agreement with yourself?


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31-03-2006, 20:17   #92
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I notice that you just signed up for boards.ie yesterday. I’m toying with where to categorise you in my system!probe
Rest assured Probe im simply an ordinary traveller with an interest in trains who doesnt want to see IE pissing away money to limited good when so much of the rest of the network is crying out for investment .
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31-03-2006, 22:31   #93
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Wires cost quite little to put up its all the engineering work around them that costs

Every bridge will require modification at some level, either replacement or increasing the height of the parapet wall. Tunnel in Cork would be expensive but not impossible

The signaling system will require massive work to handle the return currents, most don't realise that the rails are the return conductor, on the DART its up to 2000 amps per rail

You then you need to put in place substations and connections to the national gird again not easy in certain places

You would be looking at €500+ million

That would fund the going for growth element proposed in the Strategic Rail Review for every single line in the county bar Rosslare with change left over, there is a huge amount of benefit for the regions while Dublin Cork still could get its 200 kph service. There is a desperate need to sort out the secondary intercity routes a fact which is over looked by IE the journey times are not competitive, which result in a downward spiral

The UK crew issued the initial notice for the HST2 project in February there is a option on the table, the notice includes a clear reference to fuel costs and efficient operation in a wide range of service types.

The current line is not unsafe if it was the safety people would shut it down, I travelled on part of it last night nothing of note ride was good even in tight corners, no lateral oscillations in corners an odd vertical bump nothing to cause alarm. I can type quite comfortably at 90 mph, the beer doesn't move around either folks in first manage full meals with wine. There are bumps, there are much worse to be found on the DART line, I am an engineer and I know the difference between a bump and a safety issue. And yes I have been in touch with the rail safety people in the past.

The track is actually massively over engineered by design to ensure if something does go wrong that it remains safe. IE dropped the speed limit on sections as it was unable to take the strain of 100 mph running, I remember the good days of 100 mph running and lightening fast times on Sunday evenings. In fact if anything IE are too conservative now which is a bit of a pain

The relay specification dates from the 1970's for reasonably light trains at reasonable speeds, it had a design life of 25 years which again is normal. IE can relay 75 miles a track per year the DoF did the numbers and IE costs are quite good, of course track relay is limited by access to the track and the balance between services and disruption which clearly must be minimised so the majority of passengers don't suffer

I'm sure the moderators will be more than happy to confirm that there is nothing funny going on. Many many people sit on the fence and don't post and just read for which you don't need an account. Insulting posters won't get you anywhere. You are advised to read this http://boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89781 , show the rest of us a little respect
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I'm sure the moderators will be more than happy to confirm that there is nothing funny going on. Many many people sit on the fence and don't post and just read for which you don't need an account. Insulting posters won't get you anywhere. You are advised to read this http://boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=89781 , show the rest of us a little respect
Thanks Marko.And for the record i had no idea this forum existed until the day i signed up for it. Had i found it earlier i would have signed up earlier. And my posts on the Student Rail Fares thread show that i dont always agree with IE.
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Ah the great things that could have been had Fianna Fail stayed in office ...
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Ah the great things that could have been had Fianna Fail stayed in office ...


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Why are people digging up old threads all the time lately? Especially for topics that have sweet FA to do with anything going on today?
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