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About DoctorPan

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    Various roles within the RPSI, CRR & SWR...

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    Rail Engineer

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  1. Political Cover by Irish politicians is one things but Limerick - Foynes is a designed Rail Trunk Route by the EU as part of the TTEN network of lines, so it is not up to CIE/NTA/TII/FFG to decide if Foynes reopens, its Brussels and they have given Ireland 10 years to get it up and running or face penalties
  2. Order going in Friday after payday! Can't wait to get my hands on them
  3. For anyone planning to travel to the show this year, beware relying on the DART, no DARTs are running between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October.
  4. Exactly. It also allows IE Infrastructure as they are becoming, to piggyback off research and standards that other European railways have adapted and tweak them to suit their requirements. And as a member of the commitee and someone who writes specs and standards, it's vastly easier to tweak existing standards than draft standards from scratch.
  5. People seem to misunderstanding what the requirement for openess that EU requires. Irish Rail Infrastructure must not display any favoritism towards any operator. If DB wanted to set up shop, it must meet the same requirements as Irish Rail Ops, RPSI, Rosenburgh & Translink Ops do. What the EU require is that Irish Rail Infrastructure cannot set up requirements that only Irish Rail Ops can achieve.
  6. Not pre say. Irish Rail is still both operator and owner of Infrastructure. It hasn't officially spilt into two seprate companies. The revelant standards and such for operations have not be fully written, although are at an advanced stage.
  7. Four, you have Belmond and then on the PW side of things you have Rhomberg Sersa as an Infrastructure Operator.
  8. Most certainly would be interested in a few IR/IE versions having joined the hobby after the their release.
  9. Oh now that is the bees knees. My wallet is glad that I already preordered a liner rake!
  10. The routes in question electrification works are already out to tender with the wires to be in operation by 2025.
  11. The rapidly becoming all familiar green boxes were awaiting me in work this morning. Have to say to say, from my brief look in the box, the bubbles are fantastic!
  12. My IR and CIE vans arrived to work at the same time as me today! Lovely addition to the yellow fleet chaps! Forgive the silly question but have only glanced at the models and paperwork, what the extra yellow bits for? And where do they go?
  13. The plan is to electrify Hatch to Heuston with a depot at the Hatch end to allow services to begin operating until DART Underground and it's underground station at Heuston opens.
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