As I no longer live near Bayside DART station, I don't travel on the train too often. Last week, I got the DART from the city to Bayside. I was aware that the signalling project had been completed on the Howth branch so I was eager to see if there were any changes in speed on the line and I'm pleased to say that there have been. Before the upgrade, there was a signal just beyond the end of the Howth bound platform at HJ. The next one was not until a little after Bayside. This signal covered the level crossing further along. The result of this is that an amber signal was the best you could hope when leaving HJ because to have a green signal, the LCs between Bayside and Sutton would have to be down.
Now with the increased number of signals, a green is possible leaving HJ and on my journey, I got a green. The line had a 60mph limit and I would say that we reached that. Never have I travelled at that speed between HJ and Bayside!
Anyone know if there is a change in speed going the opposite direction, between Bayside and HJ?