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Can I reserve a seat facing the direction the train is travelling?

Unfortunately, with our new fleet of Intercity Railcars we are unable to commit or present to you the direction the seat is facing as these new trains can change direction in a few locations around our network.

Seat facing reservations are available on all direct services operating on the Cork/Dublin route (except 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 11:20, 12:00, 12.20, 13:20,14:00 14:20, 15:00, 15:20, 16:00, 17:20, 18:20, 19:20 and 21:00hrs) and Belfast/Dublin route (Enterprise train).

When you are reserving a seat on either of the above routes, please note the following when selecting a seat "manually";

Dublin/Cork - Seats facing towards the bottom of your computer screen are facing Dublin and seats facing towards the top of your computer screen are facing Cork.

Dublin/Belfast - Seats facing towards the bottom of your computer screen are facing Belfast and seats facing towards the top of your computer screen are facing Dublin.

Iarnród Éireann is investigating the possibility of putting directional indicators on the "Manual Seat Picker" section.