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Christmas and New Year services from 24th December to 2nd January

12 December 2016

Please note that services do not operate on both Christmas Day and St Stephens Day 25th & 26th December.

Iarnród Éireann advises customers to check times before travel over Christmas and New Years from 24th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017 as an alternative timetable will operate.

For the full Christmas Timetable valid from 24th December to 30th December 2016, is available here

For the full New Years Timetable valid from 31st December 2016 to 2nd January 2017 is available here

Our services will operate as follows;

Saturday 24th December:

  • Intercity: services will operate a regular Saturday service with some alterations until approximately 21:00 hrs.
  • DART and Dublin Commuter: services will operate a regular Saturday service until approximately 21:00 hrs (20.00hrs for Heuston routes).
  • Cork Commuter: services will operate a regular Saturday service until approximately 19:00.

Sunday 25th (Christmas Day) and Monday 26th December (St Stephens Day):

  • No trains will operate on these dates.

Tuesday 27th December:

  • Intercity: regular weekday service will operate with some alterations.
  • DART and Dublin Commuter: a Saturday Service will operate with some alterations.
  • Cork Commuter: an hourly service will operate between Cork and Cobh, and between Cork and Midleton.

Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th & Friday 30th December:

  • Intercity: regular weekday service will operate with some alterations.
  • DART: a Saturday Service will operate.
  • Northern and Maynooth/M3 Commuter: a Saturday Service will operate with some alterations.
  • Heuston Commuter: normal weekday service will operate with some alterations.
  • Cork Commuter: a Saturday Service will operate

Saturday 31st December:

  • Intercity: a Saturday Service will operate with some alterations until approximately 21:00hrs.
  • DART and Dublin Commuter: Saturday service will operate until approximately 21.00hrs (20.00hrs for Heuston routes). Please note that selected late night services will operate, see below for more info.
  • Cork Commuter: regular Saturday service will operate until approximately 19:00hrs.

Sunday 1st January 2017:

Additional DART & Commuter Services

  • 01.30hrs & 02.30hrs from Pearse serving all stations to Howth
  • 01.30hrs & 02.30hrs from Connolly serving all stations to Greystones
  • 01.40hrs & 02.40hrs from Pearse serving Tara St, Connolly, and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk
  • 01.20hrs & 02.50hrs from Pearse serving all stations to Maynooth.
  • A Sunday service will operate on the DART and Commuter Services with some alterations on Heuston commuter services.
  • Intercity: a Saturday service will operate with some alterations.
  • Cork Commuter: a Sunday service will operate.

Monday 2nd January:

  • Heuston Intercity: regular weekday service will operate with some alterations
  • Belfast Enterprise: regular weekday service will operate except for 06.30hrs Newry to Connolly, which is cancelled.
  • Sligo and Rosslare Intercity: a Sunday service will operate.
  • DART: a Sunday service will operate.
  • Dublin Commuter: a Sunday service will operate with some alterations.
  • Cork Commuter: an hourly service will operate between Cork and Cobh, and between Cork and Midleton.

Tuesday 3rd January:

  • Normal schedules resume on all routes.

Things to Do this Christmas

We have put together some fun and exciting ideas for you and your family to to do this Christmas. Check out our Christmas Blog.

From all of us here in Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Thank you for travelling with us throughout 2016 and we look forward to seeing you on board with us in the new year.