The Train Of Doom


Stop that!


On the 3.05pm train from Galway to Dublin.

Holly Carpenter tweetz:

“50% of the seats are marked off so that people can socially distance – yet every carriage corridor looks like this. Impossible to get to the toilet without being on top of one & other. I don’t mean to sound negative – but this is not right.”


29 thoughts on “The Train Of Doom

  1. scottser

    Quite a few bare faces there. i thought people were physically thrown off trains for not wearing a mask, then harangued off the platform to a chorus of boos and kicks in the arse?

  2. george

    People need to sit on the marked off seats once there are no other seats available and these people should not have been allowed board without masks.

  3. SOQ

    I am of the firm belief that the management of Irish Rail couldn’t organize a pee up in a brewery. How hard was it to count the number of seats, divide by two and limit the number of ticket sales accordingly?

    They will not be so slow demanding extra funding from government because of loss of earnings of course.

    1. paul

      I’ve prodded and poked at them about increasing the numbers of trains running to pre-COVID schedules, an equal mix of dissembling responses and meaningless responses. The two main reasons are staff safety (I’m seeing two staff members in the cabin, neither wearing masks most days now) and vehicle maintenance (yup, you employ people for that). Their platform message says it all really ‘please maintain social distance on board where possible‘. Basically, we take no responsibility.

  4. Tom Wong

    The usual sorts laughed at me and attacked me personally like the useful idiots they are last week when I highlighted similar failures at the airport of all places. At least these morons depicted here are unlikely to actually have the virus.

    1. scottser

      you are an anonymous poster on an internet forum and therefore you were not attacked ‘personally’.
      the internet is not real life – you are however invited to go and get one.

  5. Micko

    Wow. It’s almost as if the government don’t actually believe in the whole social distancing and mask wearing thing at all and are only using them as a tool to convince people to go back outside and go back to shops.

    Also, why aren’t the Guards wearing them? 4 of them into a squad car at a time.

    A mate was in Garda HQ for work last week. He wasn’t allowed to wear a mask in for “security reasons” and none of the cops had them on.

    They went to the canteen at one point and there were loads of Guards all huddled around canteen tables, no distancing and no masks.

  6. ian-oh

    So? From the comments I have read on here since all this started, Covid 19 is not a real thing, masks are there to reduce our oxygen content to make us more malleable for the nano scale tracking devices and there is no need to socially distance. Anyone who does wear a mask is a sheeple and on par with the Nazis.

    Did I miss anything?

    1. Qwerty123

      Pretty much. Sure this is where Gemma O’D got her conspiracy theory start remember. Gemma for president!! I remember, oh how we laughed….

    2. Micko

      Nope. Just that the idea was to flatten the curve. Not overburden ICU’s. Not to avoid the disease forever. That would be impossible and mess up our society.

      And on making us wear masks. We should have worn them at the start if it helped that much.

      And before you start with the “ are you a doctor then?” stuff. I don’t need to be a doctor to think critically.

      1. Qwerty123

        I think I’ll keep listening to the docs though. Or george soros shills or whatever you call them now.

        1. Micko

          I don’t believe in conspiracies on this

          Just that governments made a mistake and are trying to get out of it

          No tinfoils hat required.

          1. ian-oh

            Right, twinkle off BS, the tooty Minute I post something slightly critical about the site the next post I attempt gets an ‘awaiting moderation’ message.

            I won’t even bother sending a message to a moderator because they just goes into a black hole.

            I had a reply to Micko but deleted it and replaced it with this one, no idea if it will even be posted but see no reason to hang around to check.

            So to confirm – you can post as much misinformation on this site as you like but call BS out for allowing this and you are the one who needs ‘moderation’.

            Give me a break.

          2. Bodger

            Ian-oh, I have no idea what is going with the ‘awaiting moderation’. I’m trying to find out.Very sorry about this.

          3. Micko

            I really think they are just a convincer to get people back out shopping and spending.

            And I think forcing the wearing of masks on someone who doesn’t want to wear one is wrong.

            Don’t get me wrong. If this was a “turn your insides into liquid sh1t” disease I’d be under the duvet at home with three masks on.

            But it isn’t…

          4. Micko


            Surely you mean ‘opinion’ chief?

            Not asking anyone to think the same as me.

            Like, just havin a chat here

  7. Johnnythree

    @Micko I don’t think anything you’ve just said indicates critical thinking.
    *flatten the curve, not overburden ICU’s, wear masks – all standard narrative consumed without inspection.

    1. SOQ

      A lot of Karens on that twitter feed- all clutching pearls and demanding ‘where are the masks?’ That Irish Rail reverted back to their cattle truck style of customer service doesn’t seem to bother them at all.

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