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  1. " Pelletstown Station opens on September 26th The 145th station on our network will open to the communities of Ashington and Royal Canal Park in Dublin on Sunday 26th September. Pelletstown Station funded by the National Transport Authority is situated between Ashtown and Broombridge Stations on the Dublin / Maynooth/M3 Parkway line. The Station will comprise of two platforms, a footbridge and accessible ramp access between platforms and to the railway, as well as a second footbridge and accessible ramp over the canal. It will promote greater public transport options for residents in the area, reducing reliance on the private car and giving a more sustainable commuting option for the community. The Pelletstown footbridges provide a new pedestrian and cycle access to the Canal Greenway, promoting multi modal transport. Both bridges will also include ramps for the mobility impaired and those travelling with small children and heavy luggage. Bicycle parking will be provided, as well as dedicated accessible car park spaces, adjacent to Ashington Park. The opening of Pelletstown Station brings timetable amendments for Intercity services operating on the Dublin / Sligo route as well as the Dublin / Longford / Maynooth & M3 Parkway Commuter services. Regular commuters on this route should check if their departure times will change with the introduction of the new timetable. You can get more information on Pelletstown or view the timetables coming into effect from the 26th of September at: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/station/pelletstown?mkt_tok=MDc3LUxFQy05MDMAAAF_kizD8NHii9KnVNeVgf6TTa2fgPn39hX_8yme7e9KgOOBQEvErNpuEh7hzd_hPVxuohBaRbxny0NqE7qgLobqmDvpi64IWvsxsVwdVXQ
  2. Just passed them today, and noted that the rails across the road have been tarmaced over. Also, the opening of the stretch of Greenway from the White Gates to Montree has been pushed back till the end of the month
  3. I've only done the Athlone-Moate section of the Athlone-Mullingar greenway, but that is handy to do, as there are only very very slight gradients on that section. It took me around 45 mins, with a stop for a water break, and that was on a non-electric downhill mountainbike (approx 18kg!)
  4. Electric bikes are the business - takes all the effort out of climbing hills!
  5. Looks like there is one of the West Clare diesels in the shot - just above the row of terraced houses in the bottom righthand side of the pic
  6. The newest section of the Athlone-Mullingar greenway is set to open next week. It goes from the 'White Gates' level crossing down towards the old junction just before the White Bridge crossing the Shannon. I'm hoping that it will make a great photo spot, with hopefully a nice view of the end of the white bridge, or the curve leading up to it. There's a ramp up to the greenway at the side of Dunnes Stores, so no problem parking a car to go get some shots. I'll keep an eye on it, and pop up to check it out when it is open, and stick up a pic here
  7. Thanks for the heads up - I just preordered a copy there now
  8. What days / times would the liner pass through Athlone? I do hear the odd 071 in the distance when the wind is right - around 5ish I think, but I don't know which way it is heading
  9. The use of the magnets for holding on the roof is a great idea - so easy to remove to add the decoder!
  10. "raising of the curtain" - could this be a reference to curtain-sided cement wagons perhaps?
  11. skinner75

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    Details on the Revenue site, with a few examples given: https://revenue.ie/en/importing-vehicles-duty-free-allowances/buying-of-goods-online-for-personal-use/buying-goods-from-outside-the-eu.aspx
  12. 32C? Lucky you! Temp in my attic the last week was around 45C!!
  13. This guy has some Irish stock listed: https://www.adverts.ie/member/1685025/ads/page-1/ 4x Bachmann 2A coaches (2x IR / 2x IE) €240 3x Lima flying snail coaches €80 Lima NIR 201 class, 209 €120 May be of interest to somebody here. Based in Dundrum, Dublin
  14. I reckon so too - definitely in tan, as this was the livery they ran with for most of their life.
  15. Such a pity - Facebook is rotten - I had to leave it
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