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Mk III Mk III sets continue to work Dublin-Cork services to allow Mk IV sets undergo maintenance and where required following failures. They also feature on Cork-Mallow-Tralee services due to poor availability of the railcar fleet.
Mk IId With the introduction of the 22000-class railcars, the last scheduled Mk IId passenger working on the Sligo line took place on Sunday 23 December. The 08:55 Sligo-Connolly was formed by 081 + 6 Mk IId + EGV.
of the remainder of the Mk IId fleet has been authorised and scrapping commenced
in January. It is understood that 2 – 3 sets will be maintained until March
pending introduction of more 22000-class.
A programme of fitting new wheels to replace worn ones was well in hand during
the autumn, with one set generally out of service at a time. Set formations were
several sets now have vehicles out of numerical sequence. Occasionally it has
been necessary to reduce set size from 8 to 7. Notwithstanding this the Mk IV
fleet continues to be very reliable in service.
De Dietrich rolling stock has now been cleared to operate into all platforms in
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