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# off-the-rails - Saturday 12 June, 2021

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend
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# Off The Rails

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend

Jun 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,093 Views 7 Comments

Dublin Bus will be operating between these stations while improvement works take place.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Gardaí deploy undercover units on Dart line to stamp out spate of anti-social behaviour
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# Off The Rails

Gardaí deploy undercover units on Dart line to stamp out spate of anti-social behaviour

May 19th 2021, 6:30 AM 47,123 Views 57 Comments

There have been violent scenes in Howth and Malahide in recent weeks.

# off-the-rails - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints
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# Off The Rails

Face masks, hand sanitiser and issues with social distancing dominate 2020 public transport complaints

May 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 16,592 Views 21 Comments

Covid-19 was central to dozens of complaints about public transport last year.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Most consumers ‘not comfortable’ shopping on high street until Covid-19 is under control
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# Off The Rails

Most consumers ‘not comfortable’ shopping on high street until Covid-19 is under control

Mar 11th 2021, 1:56 PM 11,339 Views 41 Comments

68% of consumers reported spending more online in 2020 than they did in 2019.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
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# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,718 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users
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# Off The Rails

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users

Sep 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,580 Views 9 Comments

Recent issues with lifts not working have left many wheelchair users unable to access certain stations.

# off-the-rails - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail
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# Off The Rails

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail

Sep 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 89,353 Views 42 Comments

A new text alert system for complaining about anti-social behaviour on the service was launched this month.

# off-the-rails - Saturday 30 March, 2019

Man waving English flag spends the night on top of rail terminal bringing Eurostar to standstill
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# Off The Rails

Man waving English flag spends the night on top of rail terminal bringing Eurostar to standstill

Mar 30th 2019, 11:23 AM 33,206 Views 42 Comments

Services between London and continental Europe were suspended for several hours because of the trespasser.

# off-the-rails - Friday 25 January, 2019

Tipperary and Roscommon unveil new jerseys for 2019
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From The42
# Off The Rails

Tipperary and Roscommon unveil new jerseys for 2019

Jan 25th 2019, 1:28 PM 14,741 Views 17 Comments

Roscommon’s jersey features a new gradient design while Tipp’s sees new sponsors Teneo come on board.

# off-the-rails - Friday 12 October, 2018

Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted
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# Aftermath

Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted

Updated Oct 12th 2018, 10:47 AM 38,945 Views 16 Comments

Here’s the latest on the transport situation in the wake of stormy weather overnight.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop
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# Off The Rails

People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop

Oct 9th 2018, 8:12 AM 18,937 Views 35 Comments

Buyers are now paying an average of €446,000 for a property close to a Luas stop in Dublin.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints
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# Off The Rails

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints

Sep 12th 2018, 6:05 PM 18,489 Views 23 Comments

Capacity has been increased today – but one northside councillor says “the jury’s still out”.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
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# Off The Rails

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas

Sep 11th 2018, 6:07 PM 38,281 Views 30 Comments

Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent'
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# Off The Rails

Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent'

Aug 15th 2018, 11:05 PM 27,303 Views 21 Comments

The ‘low-speed derailment’ occurred close to Dun Laoghaire station last year.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change
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# Off The Rails

Train and tram driver alcohol limit 4 times higher than bus drivers - but that's set to change

May 22nd 2018, 6:14 PM 12,722 Views 24 Comments

Train and tram drivers are currently allowed a limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

There will be major rail disruptions during the Easter weekend
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# Off The Rails

There will be major rail disruptions during the Easter weekend

Mar 21st 2018, 3:15 PM 24,806 Views 15 Comments

Irish Rail are advising that people check whether their route is affected.

# off-the-rails - Friday 15 December, 2017

Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21%
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# Off The Rails

Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21%

Dec 15th 2017, 12:05 AM 15,513 Views 39 Comments

Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay the most on average.

# off-the-rails - Monday 11 December, 2017

Prices of homes near new Luas Cross City increased by 15% over the last year
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# Off The Rails

Prices of homes near new Luas Cross City increased by 15% over the last year

Dec 11th 2017, 6:00 AM 22,800 Views 17 Comments

Overall, commuters living on the Dublin coastline pay on average the most for a property.

# off-the-rails - Friday 20 October, 2017

Irish Rail staff to go on strike on five dates in November and December
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# Off The Rails

Irish Rail staff to go on strike on five dates in November and December

Oct 20th 2017, 4:20 PM 82,843 Views 182 Comments

Unions have accused the Irish Rail CEO of undercutting his negotiators last night.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Luas services won't be back until tomorrow after storm damage to equipment at Red Cow
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# Off The Rails

Luas services won't be back until tomorrow after storm damage to equipment at Red Cow

Oct 17th 2017, 8:18 AM 11,389 Views 23 Comments

A technical room inside the depot was damaged by the storm.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

9 memories you'll have if you were a dedicated Off The Rails viewer
# Turn To The Left
From The Daily Edge
# Turn To The Left

9 memories you'll have if you were a dedicated Off The Rails viewer

Jan 11th 2017, 3:47 PM 7,448 Views 0 Comments

“Off The Rails, off the rails…”

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Luas strikes planned for tomorrow and Friday have been called off
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# Off The Rails

Luas strikes planned for tomorrow and Friday have been called off

May 25th 2016, 11:44 AM 21,058 Views 116 Comments

Good news for commuters, students – and fans of Bruce Springsteen.

# off-the-rails - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

The Luas will be off tomorrow - and there are four more strikes planned this month
# Summer Of Discontent
# Summer Of Discontent

The Luas will be off tomorrow - and there are four more strikes planned this month

May 3rd 2016, 3:42 PM 26,958 Views 109 Comments

There’s no sign of an end to the long-running dispute between drivers and Luas operator Transdev.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today
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# Off The Rails

Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today

Apr 28th 2016, 7:23 AM 13,955 Views 162 Comments

Siptu members at the company are taking action for better pay and conditions.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 27 April, 2016

If you get the Luas, you need alternative plans tomorrow
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# Off The Rails

If you get the Luas, you need alternative plans tomorrow

Apr 27th 2016, 8:27 PM 24,224 Views 72 Comments

Transdev this week walked out of talks in which drivers asked for a 26.5% pay increase.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Luas strike to go ahead on Easter Sunday and Monday
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# Easter Strike

Luas strike to go ahead on Easter Sunday and Monday

Mar 24th 2016, 10:50 PM 86,258 Views 257 Comments

This weekend’s strike is back on, following the rejection of a deal by tram workers.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Luas drivers have announced four more days of strikes
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Luas drivers have announced four more days of strikes

Mar 10th 2016, 2:08 PM 20,956 Views 115 Comments

Siptu says the drivers have “no option”.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Luas drivers will strike on Easter Sunday and Monday
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Luas drivers will strike on Easter Sunday and Monday

Mar 2nd 2016, 7:06 PM 28,585 Views 188 Comments

It comes in addition to St Patrick’s Day.

# off-the-rails - Friday 12 February, 2016

Luas strike: Another stressful day for commuters, as Hailo demand surges
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Luas strike: Another stressful day for commuters, as Hailo demand surges

Feb 12th 2016, 7:05 AM 13,024 Views 47 Comments

Regular Luas commuters are taking to buses, taxis, bicycles and cars to make it to work

# off-the-rails - Monday 5 January, 2015

Number of people taking trains has grown for the first time since the economic crash
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# Choo Choo

Number of people taking trains has grown for the first time since the economic crash

Jan 5th 2015, 6:15 AM 6,952 Views 43 Comments

The Limerick-~Galway route saw the biggest increase in passengers.

# off-the-rails - Monday 1 September, 2014

I'm not intervening, says Minister --- as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again
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# Striiiiike

I'm not intervening, says Minister --- as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again

Sep 1st 2014, 2:45 PM 6,516 Views 32 Comments

Two more rail strikes are planned for this month, but it’s hoped a solution can be reached at LRC talks continuing this afternoon.

# off-the-rails - Saturday 30 August, 2014

"No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue
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# LRC

"No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue

Aug 30th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,766 Views 8 Comments

SIPTU says there’s been no progress as yet, as unions and management meet to try and resolve their dispute before the next scheduled strike action.

# off-the-rails - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Dart derailment was "caused by vandals"
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Dart derailment was "caused by vandals"

Jul 9th 2014, 11:50 AM 14,236 Views 43 Comments

The line has now reopened, Iarnród Eireann said.

# off-the-rails - Friday 11 April, 2014

Mulling it over: Labour Court releases its plan to end Irish Rail dispute

Mulling it over: Labour Court releases its plan to end Irish Rail dispute

Apr 11th 2014, 5:31 PM 6,595 Views 12 Comments

The proposals set out today include pay cuts and changes to working conditions.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Terrifying video of the Chicago train derailing and climbing up escalator
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From The Daily Edge
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Terrifying video of the Chicago train derailing and climbing up escalator

Mar 27th 2014, 9:41 AM 20,740 Views 27 Comments

CCTV footage of the accident has emerged.

# off-the-rails - Monday 24 March, 2014

Over 30 injured as Chicago train derails and travels up airport escalator
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# Off The Rails

Over 30 injured as Chicago train derails and travels up airport escalator

Mar 24th 2014, 10:53 AM 24,390 Views 38 Comments

The eight-car commuter train derailed early this morning at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

# off-the-rails - Friday 21 March, 2014

Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute
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# Off The Rails

Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute

Mar 21st 2014, 6:44 PM 5,484 Views 14 Comments

The company claims that each week without savings being secured costs them “an additional €100,000″.

# off-the-rails - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Irish Rail workers reject payroll-cutting plan, Varadkar ‘disappointed’
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# Off The Rails

Irish Rail workers reject payroll-cutting plan, Varadkar ‘disappointed’

Feb 27th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,592 Views 47 Comments

Both SIPTU and the NBRU have rejected the latest proposals as unfair. The Transport Minister says Irish Rail won’t be given any more cash…

# off-the-rails - Thursday 16 January, 2014

Passengers describe train derailment like ‘a monster coming up from the floor’
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From The Daily Edge
# Off The Rails

Passengers describe train derailment like ‘a monster coming up from the floor’

Jan 16th 2014, 6:00 PM 32,222 Views 23 Comments

The train derailed in Sydney yesterday.

# off-the-rails - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Photos: The world’s longest toy train tracks
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# Choo Choo

Photos: The world’s longest toy train tracks

Dec 2nd 2012, 6:00 PM 19,607 Views 22 Comments

Let’s hope this doesn’t go off the rails (ho ho!)

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