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#off the rails

From TheJournal.ie Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users Off The Rails This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man waving English flag spends the night on top of rail terminal bringing Eurostar to standstill Off The Rails

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

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

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

Tipperary and Roscommon unveil new jerseys for 2019

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

From TheJournal.ie Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted Aftermath

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

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

From TheJournal.ie People are paying an extra €61,000 to live near a Luas stop Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints Off The Rails

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent' Off The Rails

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There will be major rail disruptions during the Easter weekend Off The Rails

There will be major rail disruptions during the Easter weekend

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

From TheJournal.ie Rents for homes close to new Luas cross-city stops rise by 21% Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Prices of homes near new Luas Cross City increased by 15% over the last year Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail staff to go on strike on five dates in November and December Off The Rails

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Off The Rails, off the rails…”

From TheJournal.ie Luas strikes planned for tomorrow and Friday have been called off Off The Rails

Luas strikes planned for tomorrow and Friday have been called off

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

From TheJournal.ie The Luas will be off tomorrow - and there are four more strikes planned this month Summer Of Discontent

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today Off The Rails

Luas user? Remember that drivers are striking again today

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

From TheJournal.ie If you get the Luas, you need alternative plans tomorrow Off The Rails

If you get the Luas, you need alternative plans tomorrow

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

From TheJournal.ie Luas strike to go ahead on Easter Sunday and Monday Easter Strike

Luas strike to go ahead on Easter Sunday and Monday

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

From TheJournal.ie Luas drivers have announced four more days of strikes Off The Rails

Luas drivers have announced four more days of strikes

Siptu says the drivers have “no option”.

From TheJournal.ie Luas drivers will strike on Easter Sunday and Monday Off The Rails

Luas drivers will strike on Easter Sunday and Monday

It comes in addition to St Patrick’s Day.

From TheJournal.ie Luas strike: Another stressful day for commuters, as Hailo demand surges Off The Rails

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Number of people taking trains has grown for the first time since the economic crash Choo Choo

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

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

From TheJournal.ie I'm not intervening, says Minister --- as talks to avoid rail strikes begin again Striiiiike

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

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

From TheJournal.ie "No progress" today, but talks to avoid another train strike will continue LRC

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dart derailment was "caused by vandals" Off The Rails

Dart derailment was "caused by vandals"

The line has now reopened, Iarnród Eireann said.

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

Terrifying video of the Chicago train derailing and climbing up escalator Off The Rails This post contains videos

Terrifying video of the Chicago train derailing and climbing up escalator

CCTV footage of the accident has emerged.

From TheJournal.ie Over 30 injured as Chicago train derails and travels up airport escalator Off The Rails

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail workers reject payroll-cutting plan, Varadkar ‘disappointed’ Off The Rails

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

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…

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

The train derailed in Sydney yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The world’s longest toy train tracks Choo Choo

Photos: The world’s longest toy train tracks

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

VIDEO: Toddler sends his toy train into space… and back Off The Rails This post contains videos

VIDEO: Toddler sends his toy train into space… and back

All thanks to his dad.