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“Railtrouble on the railways”

published 08/04/2001

ProFriendly staff

ConsWhere shall I start?

The governement continuously encourages people to ditch their environment polluting cars for rail services in order to help combat pollution and reduce road accidents. There isn't anyone in the Unitied Kingdom who would oppose these principle, so why are our cars not burning away on a scrap heap...

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“chug chug”

published 02/05/2001

ProCheap for students, avoids traffic

Consslow, lateness.

I was never interested in driving, never had to go anywhere far enough away that meant driving… that was until I started University - then I decided I would move to Belfast. Well, that didn’t go down so well financially, so I moved back home, and from that day on I have become...

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Good

“A bumpy ride”

published 22/10/2002

ProFares are reasonable with frequent promotions, sta...

ConsFrequent delays, old and dirty trains, some statio...

It had been a long day in the big smoke and I was looking forward to the journey home. My feet were aching, I was tired and hungry and the train was due to leave at 21:15. According to the timetable I would arrive home at 22:55 just in time for bed but somehow I knew that it would be after eleven...

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Excellent

“N I R, back on track!”

published 22/07/2008

ProTrains, ticket prices, friendly staff, efficient s...

ConsCould have more lines and a catering trolley on bo...

I think it is time to give an updated review on N I Railways as so much has changed in recent years.... N I Railways is one of the very few Railway companies in the UK, that have radically changed the level of service they offer, in only 5 years! They are now a totally professional outfit and...

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Good

“ Save our railways!”

published 05/04/2004

ProNo traffic jams

Conslate, smelly, draughty, crowded

Northern Ireland railways are a good idea in theory. The train's a good idea for those travelling outside Belfast into the city, as it's more relaxing (in theory) and there's no traffic jams to worry about. If only it was that simple..... NIR are well known for their lack of reliability in...

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ProNew trains

ConsRail network in Northern Ireland not extensive eno...

Gone are the days when only the bravest of passengers would dare travel by train in Northern Ireland. Only 5 years ago this would involve sitting in old, delapidated trains in use since the 1970s! However today the picture is different with more and more people choosing to commute by train. I...

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Not for me

ProNone

ConsWhere do i start?

NIR is a joke! I got the Portadown to Dublin train to go see the Top Gear Live in the RDS. The reason i took the train is because we were told by Top Gear Live not to bring a car as there would be no parking facilities. The ticket cost £22 each, so for the five of us going thats £110! Not exactly...

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Excellent

“Northern Ireland Railways”

published 03/12/2012

ProExcellent trains, services, etc.

ConsOverall, none

I have been a regular visitor to the Province from Scotland. Years ago I wasn't that impressed with the NIR regarding train timekeeping, etc but these days a far much better situation. About 3 years ago it won a top buisness award in Gt Britain. on my last visit I bought a pass lasting the week...

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