Iarnród Éireann News

Line improvement works taking place 22nd of September

14 September 2018

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

Service Arrangements

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;

Belfast Enterprise Services

Saturday 22nd September

  • Belfast services will operate as normal

Please check the journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Saturday 22nd September

Dublin and Cork services will operate as follows;

  • Cork services will operate every hour in each direction 
  • Some services will operate with altered timings

Cork and Mallow services will operate as follows;

  • A number of services will operate with altered times.
  • 08:20hrs Cork to Mallow is cancelled
  • 18:45hrs Cork to Mallow is cancelled

Tralee and Mallow services will operate as follows;

  • A number of services will operate will altered times in order to connect with the Dublin Heuston to Cork line services
  • 17:05hrs Heuston to Tralee will commence from Mallow at 19:42hrs 
  • 07:05hrs Tralee to Heuston will operate to Mallow only with reduced capacity
  • 17:05hrs Tralee to Cork will be deferred to 17:15hrs and operate to Mallow only

Limerick services will operate as follows;

  • There will be no direct Limerick to Heuston and Heuston to Limerick services
  • Limerick and Limerick Junction services will operate every hour, connecting to and from all Cork services at Limerick Junction.
  • Servives will operate with altered times

Ballybrophy services will operate as follows;

  • A number of services will operate with altered times.
  • Ballybrophy and Templemore will have a reduced service with bus transfers in operation

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Saturday 6th October

Dublin and Cork services will operate every hour in each direction with a bus transfer between Portlaoise and Dublin Heuston on the following service;

  • 20.25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston
  • 22:02hrs Kildare to Dublin Heuston service is cancelled
  • 22:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only with bus transfers from Kildare to Portlaoise

Sunday 7th October

  • A number of services will operate with altered times
  • 08:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will operate with bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

DART Services

Saturday 22nd September

  • DART services will operate as normal

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

  • DART services will operate between Dublin Connolly to Howth and Malahide and Dun Laoghaire and Bray only
  • Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets for travel within the affected areas
  • There will be no DART services between Dublin Connolly and Dun Laoghaire, intermediate DART stations will be closed
  • Pearse and Tara Street station will be closed on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Monday 29th October

Due to Engineering works between Bray and Greystones the following service arrangements will apply.

  • Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets for travel within the affected area.

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 22nd September

  • A number of services will operate with altered times

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Northern Commuter

Saturday 22nd September

  • Northern Commuter services will operate as normal

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

  • Northern and Maynooth commuters will operate from Dublin Connolly only.

Portlaoise Commuter Services

Saturday 22nd September

Portlaoise Commuter services will operate an hourly service between Heuston and Newbridge and Heuston only. The following alterations will apply;

  • 06.25hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise is cancelled
  • 06.25hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston is cancelled
  • 21.05hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise is cancelled
  • 22.30hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston is cancelled

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Rosslare Services

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October

  • Rosslare services will operate from Greystones to Rosslare. A direct bus transfer will operate to and from Dublin Connolly to Greystones

Monday 29th October

Due to Engineering works between Bray and Greystones the following service arrangements will apply.

  • Rosslare services will operate to and from Dublin Connolly to Bray by train, bus transfer Bray to Greystones and then train Greystones/Rosslare

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Waterford Services

Saturday 22nd September

  • Waterford services will operate as normal

Please check our journey planner above or our timetable PDF below for full details.

Western Rail Corridor and Waterford to Limerick Junction Services

Saturday 22nd September

  • 18:05hrs Limerick to Galway will be deferred to 18:15hrs.

Please check our journey planner or our timetable PDF below for full details.

PDF Timetables

Future dates for engineering works;

29th September
13th October
20th October
27th October
3rd November
 

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.

Engineering Works