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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Strum » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:40 pm

Rocker wrote:Someone just sent me this link to a novel idea in Moscow. Do 30 squats and get a free ticket.

http://www.trueactivist.com/gab_gallery ... s-payment/



Wouldn't work here Rocker. The emergency services have enough to deal with already. :D
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Micheál » Sun May 10, 2015 1:48 pm

Not sure if this was ever on show in this forum so just in case.
This is part of the NLOI O'Dea collection - well worth a look.
http://catalogue.nli.ie/Author/Home?author=O%27Dea%2C%20James%20P.%201910-1992%20photographer

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Sinead » Sun May 10, 2015 3:05 pm

That is Mr. (James) Hanney, husband of Pat Longmore formerly of Glasthule and latterly of Mulgrave Street.

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Denis Cromie » Sun May 10, 2015 3:19 pm

Great picture Micheál and great info Sinéad. :D
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby gingertom » Sun May 10, 2015 10:22 pm

That is a great historical picture.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Holla » Sun May 10, 2015 11:08 pm

Nice photo and the man in it is a relation thanks for sharing
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Rocker » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:38 pm

We probably have a more up to date Topic for rail transport but, I just couldn't find it today.

Great talks on the radio about the problems with gangs on the DART. The drivers and other staff are on to their Unions about the problem. They can moan but they don't have to travel in the carriages with the anti social offenders.

I for one find the railway station at Dun Laoghaire very intimidating with drug addicts around lunch time every day. I said it to some gardai at the stations and he said there was nothing they could do because of "cutbacks". I wonder what they expect the man in the street or on the platform to do??

I would never travel alone on the night time DARTS. I would never alight at many of the stations that are unmanned. Killiney is a great warm place for drinking gangs to hang out and vent their anti social behaviour.

Drinking and drug taking on the DART during the day is a great one. Some weeks ago I travelled from the city and two lads were so drugged out that they urinated on their seats!! Lovely for the next passenger. Vomit is another favourite one. I have never seen a discarded drug needle on the train but, I believe they have been found!! Just a lovely site for tourists !!The DART runs along the most picturesque route!!

Since they took off the security things have got out of hand. I believe they only work on the odd train. They are needed 24/7 especially now with the sunsoaked, drugged, drink laden travelling lads!! who incidentally rarely appear to buy tickets to travel!!
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Sinead » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:34 pm

Rocker:

You are right about the Dart and the need for security particularly in the evenings. How do such antisocial people get on the Dart/Train in the first place? When you witness bad behaviour there is no-one you can report it to.
I must admit I more often than not use the bus these days, it feels much safer than the Dart.

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Sinead » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:35 pm

Rocker:

You are right about the Dart and the need for security particularly in the evenings. How do such antisocial people get on the Dart/Train in the first place? When you witness bad behaviour there is no-one you can report it to.
I must admit I more often than not use the bus these days, it feels much safer than the Dart.

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Toss » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:04 pm

Sinead wrote:Rocker:

You are right about the Dart and the need for security particularly in the evenings. How do such antisocial people get on the Dart/Train in the first place? When you witness bad behaviour there is no-one you can report it to.
I must admit I more often than not use the bus these days, it feels much safer than the Dart.

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The reality is, the authorities know who is doing it thanks to CCTV and the offenders posting it online and boasting about it. However the will to deal with it is missing, anyone who speaks up is questioned more than the offender and dare you name and shame the individual..... the term 'acceptable level' springs to mind.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Micheál » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:27 pm

Sinead wrote:Rocker:

You are right about the Dart and the need for security particularly in the evenings. How do such antisocial people get on the Dart/Train in the first place? When you witness bad behaviour there is no-one you can report it to.
I must admit I more often than not use the bus these days, it feels much safer than the Dart.

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I tend to favour the bus these days especially since Phone Apps can help plan journeys and connections all over the place.

A few weeks ago I boarded a 46a at Dún Laoghaire and noticed quite a few 'druggies' on the scene. Went upstairs and settled in only to hear a commotion downstairs where someone put on a radio full blast. Off we went and I wondered would the driver ever intervene to put a stop to it. No chance. At least the music was bearable - even attractive to someone of my years. On we went and the music continued at a really loud volume. When it came to my stop, I was curious to discover who was the owner of the blaring radio.

The bus driver!

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Sinead » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:27 pm

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I have had that experience as well and the drivers were not that young. The bye laws for public transport must have been changed or else the drivers are unaware of them.

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby gingertom » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:33 pm

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/1984 ... e/en/print

The legislation is there already. Unfortunately, its all about enforcement of such. I would say that we need a dedicated Transport Police, so to do.
Such responsibility cannot and should not, be left in the hands of employees of DART or Irish Rail unless they have powers of arrest and detention.
Our politicians are yet again at fault for leaving this lacuna in enforcement.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Rocker » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:47 pm

Check out this You tube of the DART from 1986 near the end there are interviews with four people and I think they are from the Boro.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlOBndP ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Toss » Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:56 pm

32 years ago !!! wow
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Sinead » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:06 pm

Lovely to see that clip Rocker, I still think of the DART as the new system, forgetting just how long it has been in operation.

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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:13 pm

Nice one Rocker. It's a great service,fair play to C.I.E.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:13 pm

Nice one Rocker. It's a great service,fair play to C.I.E.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:13 pm

Nice one Rocker. It's a great service,fair play to C.I.E.
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Re: Old CIE Trains

Postby Denis Cromie » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:14 pm

Nice one Rocker. It's a great service,fair play to C.I.E.
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