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How should we develop Ireland's railways - North and South

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Hairy-Joe
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Re: How should we develop Ireland's railways - North and South

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As I've said elsewhere, timetables and connected services are what's needed. Why isn't there park and ride outside Dublin, Cork, Limerick etc where people can park and get trains/buses into the city centre. Why isn't there connected bus and rail? Why can't the rural bus routes start/finish at train stations in smaller towns (eg Mallow, Killarney, Nenagh,etc) then taking in the nearby towns & villages?

Using public transport here is a bit of a joke. I'd have to get two buses for me to get to work taking almost 3 hours with a layover of almost an hour. It's a 25 minute drive.
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Del.Monte
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Re: How should we develop Ireland's railways - North and South

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Hairy-Joe wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:19 pm As I've said elsewhere, timetables and connected services are what's needed. Why isn't there park and ride outside Dublin, Cork, Limerick etc where people can park and get trains/buses into the city centre. Why isn't there connected bus and rail? Why can't the rural bus routes start/finish at train stations in smaller towns (eg Mallow, Killarney, Nenagh,etc) then taking in the nearby towns & villages?

Using public transport here is a bit of a joke. I'd have to get two buses for me to get to work taking almost 3 hours with a layover of almost an hour. It's a 25 minute drive.
Lol. We used to have all of the above - in the private era - then along came CIE and the politicians.
'no more blah blah blah'
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Del.Monte
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Re: How should we develop Ireland's railways - North and South

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Sadly the one hope for the railways was the Greens, but they have zero knowledge about the railways and, indeed, they were part of the government that presided over the closure of the Waterford/Rosslare route
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Hairy-Joe
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Re: How should we develop Ireland's railways - North and South

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Del.Monte wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:40 pm Lol. We used to have all of the above - in the private era - then along came CIE and the politicians.
Ya, I know. I'm in cloud cookoo land thinking something sensible wlii happen.....
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