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09-11-2018, 06:23   #1096
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I've seen plenty of 8 carriage northbound DARTs at around 5pm so I find it very hard to believe they are deliberately putting all the 8 carriage DARTs northbound to hit the city centre at 8.30-9am...

And anyway the 8.15 from Dun Laoghaire is only 6 carriages so that's one of those 8.30-9am DARTs that's not 8 carriages.
At Dun Laoghaire this is the spread, and its clear the bulk of the 8 coach units are on the northside

0755 is 8
0805 is 6
0815 is 6
0825 is 8?
0835 is 6
0845 is 4

The problem is passenger numbers are up and noticeably so, the volume of school kids is incredible, the bank of mammy and daddy can no longer afford several cars and we have kids traveling for considerable distances and incredible cheap fares taking up capacity. Throw mid term break in and there is a chance of a seat on almost every train out of Dun Laoghaire
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09-11-2018, 09:36   #1097
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Make it clear when selling schoolchild fares and leap cards that seats must be given up to adults immediately unless the child has a registered disability and enforce that.


Like most Irish problems this timetabling issue could be quickly solved by the reintroduction of flogging (but that will never happen).

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At Dun Laoghaire this is the spread, and its clear the bulk of the 8 coach units are on the northside

0755 is 8
0805 is 6
0815 is 6
0825 is 8?
0835 is 6
0845 is 4

The problem is passenger numbers are up and noticeably so, the volume of school kids is incredible, the bank of mammy and daddy can no longer afford several cars and we have kids traveling for considerable distances and incredible cheap fares taking up capacity. Throw mid term break in and there is a chance of a seat on almost every train out of Dun Laoghaire
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09-11-2018, 09:58   #1098
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Make it clear when selling schoolchild fares and leap cards that seats must be given up to adults immediately unless the child has a registered disability and enforce that.


Like most Irish problems this timetabling issue could be quickly solved by the reintroduction of flogging (but that will never happen).
Well it took eight years, but I’ve finally decided to add a name to my ignore list on Boards.
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consultation on the December timetable (minor changes mostly, plus off-peak Tunnel services) now open:
http://www.irishrail.ie/news/december2018timetable

I see IR are also looking for a "Director of Train Operations"
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09-11-2018, 17:20   #1100
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Irish Rail have capitulated and reinstated diesel services to Clongriffin, Howth Jct and Portmarnock.

Not all, mind you, but a step in the right direction.
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09-11-2018, 23:49   #1101
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I've seen plenty of 8 carriage northbound DARTs at around 5pm so I find it very hard to believe they are deliberately putting all the 8 carriage DARTs northbound to hit the city centre at 8.30-9am...

And anyway the 8.15 from Dun Laoghaire is only 6 carriages so that's one of those 8.30-9am DARTs that's not 8 carriages.

Yes I've been left at the platform in Dun Laoghaire before and I've noticed people left behind at places like Blackrock, Booterstown, Sandymount etc. But it's not something I pay attention to every day.
I get northbound darts at Pearse every evening and there are no 8 carriage trains around 5pm. There's one to Malahide at 5:17 and it's the first 8 carriage dart going north since 4:27. There are several to Bray in this period. As these 8 carriage trains to Bray leave Pearse they are only half full. Very bad and easy to fix train management from IR.
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Irish Rail have capitulated and reinstated diesel services to Clongriffin, Howth Jct and Portmarnock.

Not all, mind you, but a step in the right direction.
It was a bit silly removing them to begin with but they may have not realised how much pressure those diesils were taking off the stations further down the line.
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10-11-2018, 13:06   #1103
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consultation on the December timetable (minor changes mostly, plus off-peak Tunnel services) now open:
http://www.irishrail.ie/news/december2018timetable

I see IR are also looking for a "Director of Train Operations"
Big upgrade for Maynooth line users. 30 minute frequency all day up to 9pm weekdays , 30 minute frequency 8-7 Saturday and 30 minute frequency 11-7 Sunday.

Add the pre 6am train ex Maynooth weekdays , and the 8am ex Maynooth and trains up to 11.20pm Sunday and it's a great upgrade for the most part .

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10-11-2018, 16:19   #1104
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Big upgrade for Maynooth line users. 30 minute frequency all day up to 9pm weekdays , 30 minute frequency 8-7 Saturday and 30 minute frequency 11-7 Sunday.

Add the pre 6am train ex Maynooth weekdays , and the 8am ex Maynooth and trains up to 11.20pm Sunday and it's a great upgrade for the most part .
Thats going to make congestion worse. FFS
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10-11-2018, 16:51   #1105
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Thats going to make congestion worse. FFS
There's basically no peak additions so it will have no impact on that
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Big upgrade for Maynooth line users. 30 minute frequency all day up to 9pm weekdays , 30 minute frequency 8-7 Saturday and 30 minute frequency 11-7 Sunday.

Add the pre 6am train ex Maynooth weekdays , and the 8am ex Maynooth and trains up to 11.20pm Sunday and it's a great upgrade for the most part .
Bizarre how under utilised the line has been while hundreds of millions have been spent on the Luas and its' high frequency.

(And no, I'm not asking for that level of frequency on the line!).
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11-11-2018, 22:50   #1107
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Irish Rail have capitulated and reinstated diesel services to Clongriffin, Howth Jct and Portmarnock.

Not all, mind you, but a step in the right direction.
Disgraceful. This is Brexitism. The rejection of experts.
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Lets hope a software update taking place tonight does not screw the network up in the morning like the last one.
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It was a bit silly removing them to begin with but they may have not realised how much pressure those

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diesils were taking off the stations further down the line.
Or people could just move down the carriage.
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Lets hope a software update taking place tonight does not screw the network up in the morning like the last one.
Do tell ??
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