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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/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. 

Ashtown and Broombridge
9th - 27th May Reilly's Bridge, Ashington

8th - 19th May Albert Avenue, Brennans Parade
13th May Linear Work Convent Avenue to Newcourt Road

Connolly Station and Clontarf
12th May Stoney Road, West Road
9th - 11th May Crosbies Yard Apartments
20th May Crosbies Yard Apartmemts

Killester and Clontarf (Major Track Renewal Works)
6th March - 12th May Howth Rd Railway Bridge to Venetian Hall

3rd - 5th May Silken Vale, Castlebridge

17th - 19th May College Farm

Pearse and Grand Canal Dock
2nd May Sandwith Street Upper to Erne Place

9th - 12th May Ennafort Road

9th - 12th May and 15th - 19th May Sallins Station area

Shankhill and Bray
12th May Linear Work Shankhill to Woodbrook Golf Club

Tara Street and Pearse
17th April - 31st May Trinity College, Westland Row, Pearse Street
9th May Westport Station
3rd May Woodlawn Station