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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. 

Ballina
DateLocation

 6th to 9th Feb

Ballina Station Yard
Bray
DateLocation

 3rd February

Bray Level Crossing
Carlow/Bagenasltown
DateLocation

 28th January

Rathellin Level Crossing
Clonsilla/Leixlip
DateLocation
 30th Jan - 3rd Feb

 North Lucan Compound

Connolly/Clontarf
DateLocation

 30th Jan - 11th March

Crosbies Yard Apartments 
 1st February

All areas Dalkey to Killiney - Linear work

Dalkey/Killiney
DateLocation

 31st Jan - 3rd Feb

 Long Meadows, Conyngham Road

Heuston
DateLocation 
 28th Aug - January 2018

 KIlcoole & Newcastle Railway Crossings

Kilcoole/Newcastle
DateLocation

 2nd & 3rd Feb

 All areas Killiney to Shankill - Linear work

1st February

Shanganagh Water Treatment Plant

KIlliney/Shankill
DateLocation

Lansdowne Road
DateLocation
 4th February Lansdowne Road Level Crossing

Leixlip Confey/Leixlip Louisa Bridge
DateLocation

 30th Jan - 3rd Feb

Glen Easton View, Louisa Manor

Maynooth
DateLocation

 30th Jan - 3rd Feb

Silken Vale, Castlebridge, Parklands
North Wall/Drumcondra
DateLocation

 30th Jan - 3rd Feb

All areas Ballybough Road via Drumcondra station to Prospect Road - Linear work