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  1. Just a small point on the comment by Colm on Bell Line and it's use of the IE system. The company actually went bankrupt and out of business in the mid 90's, it never transferred to road transport. Unfortunatly the directors made the decision to tie the company's future to the Channell Tunnel with disastrous consequences. Even today 20 years after opening the amount of freight going through the Tunnel by freight train is derisory. Brian Deasy
  2. The Phoenix Park tunnel was never closed, it has been used by goods trains since the last passenger trains passed through it in the early 70's. The only passenger trains to use it regularly were connections from the mail steamers at Dun Laoighre which I think ceased in the 60's if not earlier.Up to the mid 70's Hueston Station closed on Sundays and the handfull of Sunday trains ran from Connolly through the tunnell to the south. This practise stopped in the mid 70's when the trains to the west were transferred to Hueston and that station opened on Sundays. Since then freight trains only have u
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