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02-08-2018, 19:48   #1
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National Heavy Rail Census 2017

The full report on the above has now been published on the NTA website:
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-...018_V8_Web.pdf

Summary here:
https://www.nationaltransport.ie/wp-...us_2018_V5.pdf
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02-08-2018, 20:17   #2
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Two points which stand out for me, one good and one bad.

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3,161passengers boarded services using the Phoenix Park Tunnel on Census day, up 47% in the year
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Tipperary was the least used station on the network with only 3 boardings during the entire day.
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"Daily throughput at Sallins & Naas, Hazelhatch & Celbridge, Adamstown, Clondalkin Fonthill and Parkwest & Cherry Orchard increased by 47%, 77%, 119%, 179% and 75% respectively since before the introduction of rail services through the Phoenix Park Tunnel in November 2016."

Very encouraging news especially at clondalkin/fonthill. Just goes to show that when a service actually brings people to where they need to be then it will ultimately be used. Hopefully off peak services come asap.
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02-08-2018, 20:33   #4
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So Maynooth line just about edges the Northern line to be the busiest commuter line in the country.

Not much of a difference between the 2 busiest DART and the 2 business commuter services of the morning

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I know there are only two trains each way a day on Limerick Waterford but the loadings at all stations on the route is beyond brutal!!
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I know there are only two trains each way a day on Limerick Waterford but the loadings at all stations on the route is beyond brutal!!
What else can you expect with the useless timetable.
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How a line as important as Maynooth is allowed to continue with infrequent Diesel services in the western world really defies logic.
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Attymon is quiet!
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84% of passengers in the Dublin area. Interesting
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What else can you expect with the useless timetable.
I know the timetable is shocking and Irish rail are taken the piss to be honest. 3 people in Tipp Town. 3!!!
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I know the timetable is shocking and Irish rail are taken the piss to be honest. 3 people in Tipp Town. 3!!!
Tipperary is so close to Limerick Junction that most people from the town would drive/get a lift there rather than use the rare train which passes through the town.

No Sunday service, no direct service, useless timetable, no marketing of the line.... I remember decades ago in Heuston they barely knew of the line's existence and announcements relating to change trains at Limerick Junction for the route were virtually unknown.

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"A third of daily commuter patronage on the Kildare line was on Phoenix Park Tunnel service"

The real "build it and they will come" when it comes to rail in Ireland. Absolutely shocking carry on that this hasn't been running for years.
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Some 700,000 people used the phoeinx park tunnel in the first full year of operation.
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"Daily throughput at Sallins & Naas, Hazelhatch & Celbridge, Adamstown, Clondalkin Fonthill and Parkwest & Cherry Orchard increased by 47%, 77%, 119%, 179% and 75% respectively since before the introduction of rail services through the Phoenix Park Tunnel in November 2016."

Very encouraging news especially at clondalkin/fonthill. Just goes to show that when a service actually brings people to where they need to be then it will ultimately be used. Hopefully off peak services come asap.
I went home via that train service in February. Last few days of my child leap card, went from Pearse to Clondalkin/Fonthill, 76 to the Sq and then 27 home. It took two hours. Anyway, I was shocked at the amount of people using that station, I had expected to be the sole disembarking passenger. Most were using the car park afaik.
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We hear about a lot of the lines and services, that the times and speeds are useless etc. yet providing these services is extremely expensive. Why aren’t they replaced by bus?
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