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New service from next month makes the connecting track at Ballybrophy available but only in the up direction:

Nenagh, Limerick and Commuter service improvements, from 5th March 2012
20 February 2012
A new morning direct Intercity rail service from Nenagh and Roscrea amongst others to Dublin will commence on 5th March.
The new service is one of a number of changes which will benefit rail customers from the Nenagh branch line, serving Castleconnell, Birdhill, Nenagh, Roscrea and Cloughjordan. There will also be improvements to Limerick/Dublin services and Kildare commuter services as a result, following approval of changes by the National Transport Authority.
The new service and service changes which take effect from Monday 5th March are:
- New 05.15 Limerick to Dublin via Nenagh service (Mon-Fri), serving Castleconnell (05.31), Birdhill (05.40), Nenagh (06.04), Cloughjordan (06.21) and Roscrea (06.38) arriving in Dublin Heuston at 08.25.
- The new 05.15 Limerick to Dublin via Nenagh service will also serve Ballybrophy (07.01), Portlaoise (07.16), Sallins (07.58), Hazelhatch (08.07) and Adamstown (08.12), giving anew morning commuter train for these towns.
- New direct 13.40 Heuston to Limerick service daily (Mon to Sat) serving Portlaoise (14.39), Thurles (15.08) and arriving in Limerick at 15.50.
-Nenagh branch customers will now connect off the 17.05 Heuston to Tralee service in the evenings at Ballybrophy (departs Ballybrophy 18.20), replacing the existing connection off the 17.25 Heuston to Limerick service
- A new additional evening connection will be provided for Nenagh branch customers off the 18.00 Heuston to Cork service at Ballybrophy (departs Ballybrophy at 19.15)
- The existing 16.45 Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh service will be rescheduled to depart at 16.05, arriving at Ballybrophy at 18.00, and connecting with the 18.16 Ballybrophy to Dublin Heuston service.
- The existing 17.45 Limerick to Nenagh commuter service will now be rescheduled to depart at 17.05 from Limerick to Nenagh, and will continue to Cloughjordan and Ballybrophy also.
- The existing 10.05 Ballybrophy to Limerick via Nenagh will now arrive in Limerick at 11.59, and the 12.00 Limerick to Limerick Junction will now depart at 12.02, to allow a connection between these two trains.
The service changes will increase connections between Dublin and Nenagh from two each way currently to four Nenagh to Dublin connections and three Dublin to Nenagh connections daily.
Fares for customers travelling from Nenagh and Roscrea to Dublin are:
Nenagh-Dublin
Adult Single: €25.50
Adult Day Return: €26.00
Adult Open Return: €33.00
Student Single: €17.50
Student Open Return: €25.00
Child fares: 50% of adult fare rounded down to nearest 50c

Roscrea-Dublin
Adult Single: €24.00
Adult Day Return: €24.50
Adult Open Return: €32.00
Student Single: €14.50
Student Open Return: €20.90
Child fares: 50% of adult fare rounded down to nearest 50c

http://www.irishrail.ie/media/Dublin_Limerick_via_Nenagh_from_5th_March2.pdf
 
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Are these permanent arrangements? Also the chance to grice an ICR across the nenagh route!! Hellfire
 

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It takes 1hr55 these days?! It was getting slower and slower ten years ago when I used to go over, but I don't think it ever took that long? I have a 1995 record of the morning return being 1020 Ballybrophy-Limerick and the same stock working the 1155 Ennis so it must have been sub 90 minutes then...
 

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Back then I would say the line speed was at least 50 if not 60....Today, most of the line is an average speed of 30 - 35 with 25 mph TSR's taking up most of the line
 

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Got to love the fact that a train from Nenagh and stopping at Roscrea & all those other holes in the hedge is called an inter-city!
 

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Got to love the fact that a train from Nenagh and stopping at Roscrea & all those other holes in the hedge is called an inter-city!

The same could be said for Sligo-Dublin, Rosslare-Dublin, Westport-Dublin, etc...
 

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Just an update on the serivce.

Week 1 5-10 March:
Delayed in Heuston 4 out of the 5 days. (10-30 min delay)

Week 2 13-16 March
Delayed 3 days
On 14 March departure time changed to 05.10 and arrive in Heuston 08.38 nut was delayed.
On 15 March departure time changed to 05.05

Week 3 20-23 March
05.05 departure - arrival 08.38 is tested.

On one of the days it operated non stop from BallyB to Heuston and 1 passenger was onboard.
 
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