Originally Posted by parsi
Half the passengers are probably already travelling free anyway using their golden ticket.
Why not put them into taxis or buses in Dublin and scrap the railways then? A taxi between Galway and Westport would cost a bit more than the train ticket from Dublin to either town.
There was even more confusion in Athlone with garbled announcements on the train about coaches and several people boarding the wrong train in Athlone having to switch very quickly when it was finally announced coherently that the front three carriages were for Galway.
At least the stop was only for 5minutes in total including splitting the train.