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Irish Rail

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Irish Rail

I'd like to travel more on the rail service, however I'm worried about being stuck in the middle of nowhere. I can never understand what the 'announcers' in the stations and on the trains are saying (in English?)....They seem to "speak a language that the strangers do not know". Can they be trained to speak correct;y?

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Announcements on the trains these days are all automated and accompanied by a scrolling written version. If you have trouble with the announcements at a station, isn't there always someone around to ask for clarification?

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Announcements are only made by an automated voice over where prearraged stops are made. eg, " The next stop is etc etc " Changes to platforms,changes to routes, delays, bus transfers, and so on are made by 'live' announcers...These are often the more important announcements, and should be clear and distinct

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Well, as Bean says, maybe you should be addressing Irish Rail, not us.

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I don't know who TA is, My comments ARE directed to Irish Rail.

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TA = Trip Advisor. The website on which you are posting.

Trip Advisor has absolutely NOTHING to do with Irish Rail.

If you wish to make a complaint about Irish Rail then make the complaint directly to Irish Rail http://www.irishrail.ie/contact

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"I don't know who TA is,"

Well, it's not "Train Authorities", that much we know. :)

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10. Re: Irish Rail

The "voice" of Irish Rail's automated announcements in English is this chap - http://www.comyn.com/. Personally I have found them clear and - for strands of words strung together - remarkably even. It is a very difficult thing to do, to get a constancy of pitch and tone in spliced sentences.

Unstaffed stations have customer help points.

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