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Journal 192 - Infrastructure

Track: The speed limit from Hazelhatch to the Curragh Curves outside Kildare has been increased to a consistent 100mph, compared to the previous fluctuations between 90 and 100mph.

Signalling: The automatic signals (PL101, PL103 and PL102, PL104 and their associated distant signals) between Laois Traincare Depot and Ballybrophy have been renewed with LED signal heads. Noted on Wednesday 26 October 2016.

Ballast Cleaning: The Heuston – Cork line ballast cleanin was continued on the following dates:

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October 2016: Ballast Cleaning took place all weekend on the Up Line between Newbridge and Kildare. Cleaner 781, tamper 742 and Ballast Regulator 704 were in attendance.

Saturday 5 November 2016: Cleaning between Hazelhatch and Sallins on the Up Road.

Saturday 3 December 2016: This date concluded the 2016 Ballast Cleaning programme, with the Down line between Sallins/Naas and Newbridge.

Ballast: IÉ have tendered for ballast delivery worth up to €13 million for 3 years, supplying to North Wall, Mallow, Charleville, Lisduff and Portarlington.

Route Information Booklets: A fresh set of Route Information booklets, featuring speed restrictions, bridge locations and platform lengths, is currently being issued by the Infrastructure department. They are split into the main routes, with Dublin-Cork-Cobh/Midleton and Killarney Junction-Tralee having been published so far.mount in favour of the restaurant and against CIÉ. We understand that an appeal may be lodged.

The remainder of this article appears in IRRS Journal number 192, published February 2017

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