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02-12-2018, 23:19   #1
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Irish Rail's Punctuality Stats

Significant decline on Intercity routes at Heuston and surprisingly improvements on DART/Commuter services during this low rail adhesion period and the new timetable.

DART punchallity since the new timetable has been 90% of above, the first time in 12 months such a figure was achieved.

More worryingly Dublin-Cork only managed a 66.8% OTP in October, a new record low I suspect and that's with 10 minute window + timetable padding so with typically 15 minutes to spare and they manage 66% where no lower than 90% is the target.

THey should face financial penalties for such an abysmal performance and questioned over what steps they will take to address low rail adhesion across the network and not just in Dublin because unlike before it hadn't a major impact over at Heuston until the last 2-3 years.

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http://www.irishrail.ie/about-us/tra...ance#waterford
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02-12-2018, 23:27   #2
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How is it possible that Maynooth had better punctuality figure than it did for reliability in the 3rd period
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How is it possible that Maynooth had better punctuality figure than it did for reliability in the 3rd period
Reliability is the train running the full route and not been cancelled/terminated en route.
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Reliability is the train running the full route and not been cancelled/terminated en route.
Yeah but according to march figures

Period 03
Dates Feb 27 to Mar 26
Punctuality 96.1%
Reliability 93.31%

How could it have 96% punctuality when it only had 93% reliability ?

Edit : ah so you mean the train could have left but not finished the journey resulting in the crazy difference in the figures.
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Yeah but according to march figures

Period 03
Dates Feb 27 to Mar 26
Punctuality 96.1%
Reliability 93.31%

How could it have 96% punctuality when it only had 93% reliability ?

Edit : ah so you mean the train could have left but not finished the journey resulting in the crazy difference in the figures.
I would assume it means of 100 trains, 93 of them actual ran. Of that 93, 96.1% were on time
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When people stop stepping out in front of a train I'm sure their times will improve!
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Any train from Heuston to Kerry or Cork always seems to be 10 minutes late.
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When people stop stepping out in front of a train I'm sure their times will improve!
I find this post highly offensive.
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I find this post highly offensive.
It's a little insensitive, for sure. But he's not wrong, Tragic incidents have a detrimental effect on those statistics.
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It's a little insensitive, for sure. But he's not wrong, Tragic incidents have a detrimental effect on those statistics.
No, it’s highly offensive.
Tragic incidents have a negligible impact on those statistics.
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There have been several incidents this year where the entire days schedules was highly disrupted because of Suicide on the tracks. It is an ongoing problem which greatly inconveniences the travelling public and must wreak trauma on the Drivers involved. It is not offensive to criticise those who choose to end their lives on the Railway.
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These incidents have a minimal impact on performance, likely 0.5%-1% at most.

OTP at Heuston has been on a continual decline and nothing is been down about it. Continued refusal to address timetable issues is part of the problem. All the changes made since 2013 are just a sticking plaster.
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No, it’s highly offensive.
Tragic incidents have a negligible impact on those statistics.
And you I suppose compile the statistics for Irish Rail?
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There have been several incidents this year where the entire days schedules was highly disrupted because of Suicide on the tracks. It is an ongoing problem which greatly inconveniences the travelling public and must wreak trauma on the Drivers involved. It is not offensive to criticise those who choose to end their lives on the Railway.
Yes it is.
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And you I suppose compile the statistics for Irish Rail?
Well you can take my word for it, or not. Don’t really care one way or another.
That ok with you?
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