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14 hours ago, jhb171achill said:

OK, let me get this right - it's ON again?

🤣🤣....looks like it - surprised?

As Mayner has commented above - it was more than likely a buildup due to customs and covid......the global supply chain has been seriously yanked out of kilter over the last year and if Customs in Dublin port are anything like the gang here in Shannon - then they are examining everything and slowing everything down  unless "i"s and "t"s are done properly.........

Good news whatever way you cut it for the railway.

 

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8 hours ago, Edo said:

🤣🤣....looks like it - surprised?

As Mayner has commented above - it was more than likely a buildup due to customs and covid......the global supply chain has been seriously yanked out of kilter over the last year and if Customs in Dublin port are anything like the gang here in Shannon - then they are examining everything and slowing everything down  unless "i"s and "t"s are done properly.........

Good news whatever way you cut it for the railway.

 

Nope,  not customs.. If anything the opposite to what Mayner is saying applies in Dublin port.. Customs have large yards and plenty of staff but probably far more than is needed.. any time I’ve been there there seems to be customs staff waiting around for something to do.. And containers to and from the U.K. is a tiny market, in fact you can nearly look at a container heading to a port in Ireland and say it’s going to anywhere but the UK

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no longer able to facilitate trains in the area, as ship working must be given priority. Dublin Port said the rail spur will be ripped up in two or three years anyway to facilitate construction work.

 

Read between the rails, so to speak. If Dublin Port is at a pinch point, are there no other ports to use?  

........ on an island, like?

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13 minutes ago, DiveController said:

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no longer able to facilitate trains in the area, as ship working must be given priority. Dublin Port said the rail spur will be ripped up in two or three years anyway to facilitate construction work.

 

Read between the rails, so to speak. If Dublin Port is at a pinch point, are there no other ports to use?  

........ on an island, like?

So Iarnrod Eireann should properly develop Rosslare Port and use the waterford link for access to rest of country and leave Dublin port to its congestion.....

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14 hours ago, Rob said:

The most significant "take away" from the Irish Times article is that the Dublin Port Company no longer want trains running into the port.  Talk of a potential road transfer from East Wall Yard is a significant reversal in policy since the Port Company paid for the spur to the Ocean Pier and proposed extending the Alexandra Road Tramway into the Ro Ro Terminal.

The article indicates that the Port Company even suggested that "cargo for the West could instead be shipped through Waterford, which also has a direct port link to Ballina".

In a way keeping trains out of the Port helps the Government justify having spent €750m on a toll free HGV Port Tunnel.

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