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Upcoming Line Improvement Works - August to October

16 August 2019

Here you will find a complete list of planned engineering works and changes to Iarnród Éireann rail services.

Engineering Works PDF Timetables

Upcoming Engineering Works 

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 Ballybrophy

Saturday 7th  September and Saturday 21st September

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be deferred to 06:55hrs
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be deferred to 17:05hrs
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be deferred to 10:15hrs
  • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be deferred to 19:35hrs

Belfast Services

Saturday 27th July to Friday 23rd August

Due to track renewal works taking place at Lurgan. Bus transfers will be in operation between Newry and Belfast Lanyon place for Enterprise Services from Saturday 27th July until Friday 23rd August.

  • Belfast services will operate as a train between Dublin Connolly and Portadown only
  • Customers traveling to and from Belfast are to change at Newry for a connecting bus transfer
  • Departure times from Connolly, Drogheda and Dundalk will remain the same
  • Bus departure times from Lanyon Place will be advanced by up to 15mins

Please Note: Customers are advised due to bus transfers we cannot guarantee bicycles will be accepted on all bus transfers as storage space is limited and passenger luggage will be given priority. We are only accepting bookings of up to two bicycles when booked in advance. Iarnrod Eireann and Translink apologies for any inconvenience caused

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Saturday 7th  September and Saturday 21st September

  • Cork services will operate every hour in each direction with altered timings, please check our journey planner or timetable PDF below for full details 

  • Limerick services will operate every hour, connecting to and from all Cork services at Limerick Junction 

  • Tralee services will operate every 2 hours, connecting to and from Cork services at Mallow 

  • 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee is cancelled. Passengers should board the deferred 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork service and change at Mallow for a connecting service. Please note that there will be a delay of 25 - 30 mins from Mallow to Tralee 

  • 08:20hrs Cork to Mallow service is cancelled

Cobh and Midleton Commuters

Monday 19th to Friday 23rd August

Planned engineering works have been cancelled, services will operate as normal. 

Please check our journey planner for full details.

DART

Sunday 11th August

Due to engineering works between Dun Laoghaire and Bray the following service alterations will take place:

  • 09:00hrs Bray to Howth service is deferred until 09:15hrs and will operate with altered timings throughout

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

The next weekend of Pearse roof works will take place on the 27th - 28th October, 2019 and will result in:

  • DART services will operate on the Northside between Howth or Malahide to Dublin Connolly only; and on the Southside between Greystones or Bray to  Grand Canal Dock only
  • No DART services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Grand Canal Dock stations
  • Tara Street and Pearse Stations will be closed
  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Bray for Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort services.
  • For information on how to get from Grand Canal Dock Station to Connolly Station please see our Pearse Roof Replacement page

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 7th September and Saturday 21st September

  • 11:00hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston will be deferred to 11:10hrs
  • 13:05hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston will be deferred to 13:10hrs

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Northern Commuters

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Portlaoise Commuters

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Rosslare Services

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Sligo Services and Maynooth Commuter

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Waterford Services

Saturday 7th September and Saturday 21st September

  • 15:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Waterford will be deferred to 15:15hrs

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Waterford to Limerick Junction Services

6th - 10th August and 12th - 17th August

Due to engineering Works the following services will be substituted by bus transfers on from Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th and Monday 12th  to Saturday 17th August:

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford

Saturday 7th September and Saturday 21st September

  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be deferred to 09:55hrs
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be deferred to 19:17hrs

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Western Rail Corridor (Limerick to Galway)

Saturday 7th September and Saturday 21st September

  • 09:20hrs Limerick to Galway will be deferred to 09:25hrs
  • 13:36hrs Limerick Junction to Galway will commence from Limerick at 14:20hrs
  • 13:45hrs Galway to Limerick Junction will operate to Limerick only
  • 17:50hrs Galway to Limerick Junction will operate to Limerick only

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Line Improvement Works

Iarnród Éireann is continuing its programme of line improvement works on selected Saturdays, focusing this year on the section between Newbridge and Ballybrophy.

The annual investment of €10 million in line improvements will lead to higher reliability, smoother running of trains and with other works deliver consistent 160kph speeds (100 mph). This will deliver journey time improvements for customers.

We advise customers to check their journey details prior to travelling. For a full list of available services on your day of travel, please check our Journey Planner for all timetable query or click on your route below for a summary service arrangements.

Accessibility on Iarnród Éireann Services

We are better able to assist you if you contact us as far in advance as possible, but try to give at least 24-hours' notice of your journey. You can contact us by emailing access@irishrail.ie or calling (0)1 836 6222 (Monday - Friday 08:30-18:00hrs excluding public holidays). 

For DART Accessibility information, please see our new DART Accessibility section

Catering on Rail Iarnród Éireann Services

On affected services, a trolley service will be provided on all InterCity services. Dining car and restaurant car facilities will not be available.

How can I reserve a seat on an Iarnród Éireann Service?

When you purchase an Adult, Child or Student ticket on this website or through our call centre (01-8366222) you are given an assigned seat as part of the price

Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders can reserve a seat on a service for a small fee per person each way

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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