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New timetable now in operation - changes to times for DART, Commuter, Galway, Rosslare, Waterford, Sligo line services

03 September 2018

Customers are advised to check times before travel for changes to train schedules

Iarnród Éireann advises customers of changes to some train timetables from Sunday 9th September onwards, following the approval of the National Transport Authority.

The changes are a result of:

  • An increased weekday DART frequency, and the need to make minor alterations to other routes to accommodate these improvements
  • The need to accommodate planned off-peak frequency increases on Maynooth/M3 Parkway, Phoenix Park Tunnel and Northern Commuter lines from December 2018
  • Additional stops on some services in response to customer demand

Additional stops to be added at Clongriffin and Portmarnock to ease capacity issues

Whilst the vast majority of this new timetable has provided an enhanced service to DART commuters and provided for the provision of additional off-peak commuter services from December of this year, some capacity issues have arisen.

The main issue that has arisen is around capacity on the Northside of Dublin, as a direct response to customer feedback we are making the following changes from Monday 17th September next:

Portmarnock will have two additional services:

  • 07:29hrs Portmarnock to Pearse
  • 07:42hrs Portmarnock to Bray

Clongriffin will have the following extra service:

  • 07:45hrs Clongriffin to Bray

Summary of service changes

Customers on routes with service changes should search the journey planner for full details of changes, or check individual route timetables.

DART

  • Frequency will improve to every 10 minutes in both directions (06:50hrs-20:00hrs approximately, Monday to Friday) between Bray and Howth Junction, and then alternating between Howth and Malahide.  Greystones frequency remains every 30 minutes.
  • Some services will operate with altered times. Please check our journey planner before travel

Maynooth and M3 Parkway Commuter

  • Minor departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times. Please check our journey planner before travel
  • Some off-peak weekday services and all weekend services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Maynooth only, instead of Dublin Pearse

Northern Commuter

  • Minor departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times. Please check our journey planner before travel
  • Howth Junction, Clongriffin and Portmarnock will be served by fewer weekday Northern Commuter services, arising from the increased frequency of DART services.
  • 17:13hrs Pearse to Newry will additionally serve Donabate
  • Some off-peak weekday services and all weekend services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda/Dundalk only, instead of Dublin Pearse

Newbridge and Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock

  • Minor departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times. Please check our journey planner before travel

Heuston Commuter

  • Some minor departure time changes to off-peak services. Please check our journey planner before travel

 Sligo and Longford

  • Minor departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times. Please check our journey planner before travel
  • The 11:00hrs, 13:00hrs, 15:00hrs and 19:15hrs Dublin Connolly to Sligo and 07:05hrs, 09:05hrs, 11:05hrs, 13:05hrs, 15:05hrs and 18:00hrs Sligo to Dublin Connolly will all additionally serve Drumcondra

Galway

  • 11:05hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston (Monday-Saturday) is advanced to 11:00hrs, and will additionally serve Oranmore
  • 19:35hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway (Monday-Saturday) will additionally serve Oranmore

 Waterford

  • 07:10hrs Waterford to Heuston is advanced to 07:05hrs and will additionally serve Bagenalstown (Muine Bheag)

Rosslare and Gorey

  • Monday to Friday: 18:00hrs Rosslare to Connolly is advanced to 17:30hrs
  • Sunday: 10:25hrs Connolly to Rosslare is advanced to 09:45hrs
  • A number of other services will have revised departure times, please check our journey planner before travel

 All other routes

  • No change to timetable