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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

Iarnród Éireann is committed to providing a quality train service to the large number of DART, Commuter and Intercity passengers using the railway on a daily basis. In order to ensure safe delivery of these public services we have to constantly maintain and improve the track infrastructure. Most of this work is safety critical maintenance work which has to take place at night when passenger trains are not running. This work can be noisy and affect people whose homes are near the operating railway as it involves the use of on-track machines and power tools.

Night Time Track Work (Per Way Staff)

We endeavour to notify house owners adjacent to the railway of any planned night-time works near their homes. In the case of apartment blocks and multiple units, communication is primarily through the relevant management companies or multiple unit owners.

Night-time track works can involve:

  • Points and Crossing maintenance
  • Plain Line Track maintenance
  • Vegetation Control
  • Bridge maintenance and Renewals
  • Ballasting Works

Night-time track works generally take place between midnight and 6am, except on Sundays when work can continue until 8am.

On some occasions, emergency works have to be carried out at short notice and it is not possible to advise home owners in advance. Also, some maintenance work is linear in nature and can be spread over approximately 2km on any one night alone, making it impractical to notify all of the homes that may be affected.

The following currently scheduled night-time works are in close proximity to residential areas.

Athlone
DateLocation
16th and 17th October Castlerea Station
16th - 19th Ocotber  Castlebar Station 

Booterstown/Blackrock 
DateLocation

16th – 20th October, 23rd – 27th October

Continuous from 10pm to 9am Saturday 27th October
Rock Road, Seafort Parade
Cherryville Junction/Carragh
DateLocation
16th – 20th October Linear Vegetation Control Works between Cherryville Junction and Carragh
Cherryville Junction and Monasterevin
DateLocation
16th – 20th October, 23rd – 27th October From Bridge OBC90 on the R445 progressing towards Monasterevin
Clontarf/Killester
DateLocation
16th - 18th October  Howth Rd, Hollybrook Grove, Clontarf Rd
Connolly/Clontarf
DateLocation
19th and 20th October Stoney Rd, West Rd, Leinster Av, Leinster St East, James’s St North, Porthside Court
Dalkey
DateLocation
23rd - 27th Ocotber, 31st October - 4th November Vegetation Control Works Dalkey Station to Dalkey Av Bridge

Drogheda and Dundalk
DateLocation
31st October - 3rd November Linear work Drogheda to Dundalk
Dun Laoghaire and Sandycove
DateLocation
11th November Queens Road, Marine Terrace, Victoria Terrace, Haddington Terrace

Dundalk and Newry
DateLocation
16th - 20th October Linear work Dundalk to Newry

Greystones
DateLocation
4th September - 18th November Ennis Lane, The Grove
Killester
DateLocation
16th - 21st October 150 Howth Rd, Demesne, Middle Third, Howth Rd, Collins Avenue
Laytown and Drogheda
DateLocation
23rd - 27th October Linear work Laytown to Drogheda

Newbridge
DateLocation
16th - 19th October College Farm, Mount Carmel, Barrettstown Lawns, Roseberry Court, Raymonds Court, Barretstown Meadows

Phibsborough and Glasnevin
DateLocation
23rd - 26th October  Claremont Cresent
16th - 20th, 26th - 30th October Cross Guns Quay, Shandon Mills, Dalcassian Downs

Seapoint/Salthill
DateLocation
16th - 20th October Brighton Vale, Seapoint Avenue
Tara Street and Pearse
DateLocation
17th April - 4th November Trinity College, Westland Row, Pearse Street
Waterford/Thomastown
DateLocation
15th - 19th October  Mullinavat