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Unread 15-01-2007, 15:10
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Post [news item about cork] : High-speed trains debut on Cork-Dublin line

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High-speed trains debut on Cork-Dublin line
High-speed trains are running every hour from Cork to Dublin for the first time today.
Read the full news article on BreakingNews.ie website ===> here
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Unread 15-01-2007, 15:47
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wow ! 2 hours and 25 mins from Cork to Dublin. I wonder how much it costs though

Thanks for the heads up testman !
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Dublin to Cork return from €61
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Thanks Karilyn.

Not bad I guess. Still is 160km/h really classed as highspeed ?
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Thanks Karilyn.

Not bad I guess. Still is 160km/h really classed as highspeed ?
The TGV travels at up to 320km/h, so I'd say no.
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In Ireland it is! And in fairness the TGV, ICE etc. run on special tracks and travel long distances without stopping, which isn't really feasible in Ireland (since there's nowhere to go)
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ya was on one or the trains! there cool

have little LED board that lights up tell you where on the track you are
and over head things that say whats the next stop and so on. not just some guy saying it over the PA and your left wondering what he said
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Unread 16-01-2007, 09:00
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Do they stop at stations much ?

I think it's great that these trains are finally in operation. A cousin of mine worked on the 'run in' period where they have to get something like 10k miles on them before they can be used (not exactly sure of the figure but it was a few thousand at least). So they would just travel from Cork to Dublin all night long. That was at least 2 years ago as far as I know.
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The new trains have been on since the summer at least - it's the hourly service that's starting now. From yesterday on there's a train every hour from 6 in the morning until 9 at night.
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