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Upcoming Engineering Works across the Network on the 23rd and 24th February

11 February 2019

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

Please note that due to Engineering works between Portadown and Lisburn on the below dates, ALL Belfast services will be running between Portadown and Connolly only, with bus transfers between Newry and Belfast.

  • Saturday 23rd February
  • Sunday 24th February
  • Saturday 2nd March
  • Sunday 3rd March

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Due to 5 weeks of Engineering Works between Mallow and Cork, the following alterations will apply Monday to Thursday from Monday 21st January until Thursday 21st February:

  • 21:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Mallow only, bus transfers from Mallow to Cork
  • 22:00hrs Cork to Mallow will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 22:30hrs Mallow to Cork will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 23:00hrs Cork to Mallow will be substituted by bus transfers

Saturday 23rd February 

Please note that due to Engineering works between Portarlington and Ballybrophy, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 18:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only, bus transfers from Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston
  • 20:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only, bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin, Kildare, Newbridge and Dublin Dublin Heuston
  • 21:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will be bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise
  • 22:36hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick is deferred to 23:15hrs

Friday 1st March 

Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 19:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork is deferred to 19:15hrs
  • 21:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 20:41hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick is deferred to 20:56hrs

Saturday 2nd March 

The following services will operate between Dublin Heuston and Charleville only, with bus transfers in operations betweem Thurles and Cork and between Charleville to Mallow;

  • 07:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 08:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 09:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 10:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 11:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 12:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 13:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 14:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 15:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 16:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 22:36hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick 
Dublin to Cork
  • 17:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork is deferred to 17:05hrs, will call additionally at Ballybrophy, Templemore and Thurles and will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 18:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 19:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 21:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate as three bus transfers; Heuston to Cork direct, Heuston to Limerick direct and Heuston to Cork serving Thurles, Limerick Junction, Mallow and Cork
Cork to Dublin
  • 05:50hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 07:00hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 07:00hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Limerick Junction at 08:15hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Thurles (2 buses)
  • 09:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 10:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 10:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 11:35hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 11:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 12:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 12:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 13:35hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 13:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 14:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 14:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 15:35hrs, will call additionally at Portlaoise, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 15:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 16:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 16:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 17:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 17:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 18:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 18:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 19:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 20:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will operate as three bus transfers; Cork to Heuston direct, Limerick to Heuston direct and Cork to Heuston serving Mallow, Limerick Junction, Thurles, Portlaoise, Portarlington, Monasterevin, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston
Cork to Tralee
  • 11:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 12:00hrs
  • 13:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 14:05hrs 
  • 15:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 16:05hrs
  • 17:25hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 18:05hrs
  • 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will commence from Mallow at 20:10hrs 
  • 07:05hrs Tralee to Dublin Heuston will operate to Mallow only, bus transfers from Mallow to Charleville and a second train 09:35hrs Charleville to Dublin Heuston

Sunday 3rd March

Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 08:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will operate as bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise, followed by a train from Portlaoise to Tralee
  • 10:45hrs Mallow to Cork is deferred to 11:22hrs
  • 10:08hrs Limerick Junctin to Limerick is deferred to 10:50hrs

Saturday 30th March 

Dublin Heuston to Cork Kent 

The following services will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)

  • 07:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 08:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 09:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 10:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 11:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 12:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 13:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 14:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 15:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 16:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork
  • 17:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork is deferred to 17:05hrs, will call additionally at Ballybrophy, Templemore and Thurles and will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 18:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Limerick Junction only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Thurles to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 19:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
  • 21:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate to Charleville only, bus transfers from Thurles to Cork and from Charleville to Mallow (2 buses)
Cork Kent to Dublin Heuston
  • 05:50hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 07:00hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 07:00hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Limerick Junction at 08:15hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Thurles (2 buses)
  • 09:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 10:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 10:25hrs Cork ro Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 11:35hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 11:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 12:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 12:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 13:35hrs, will call additionally at Thurles, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 13:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 14:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 14:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 15:35hrs, will call additionally at Portlaoise, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 15:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 16:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 16:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 17:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 17:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 18:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 18:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 19:35hrs, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
  • 20:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will commence from Charleville at 21:35hrs, will call additionally at Portarlington, Kildare and Newbridge, bus transfers from Cork to Thurles and from Mallow to Charleville (2 buses)
Cork to Tralee 
  • 11:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 12:00hrs
  • 13:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 14:05hrs 
  • 15:20hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 16:05hrs
  • 17:25hrs Mallow to Tralee is deferred to 18:05hrs
  • 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will commence from Mallow at 20:10hrs 
  • 07:05hrs Tralee to Dublin Heuston will operate to Mallow only, bus transfers from Mallow to Charleville and a second train 09:35hrs Charleville/Dublin Heuston

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Cork Commuters

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

DART

Saturday 23rd Febraury and Sunday 24th February

  • Pearse Station and Tara street station will be closed. No services will operate from these stations
  • Southside DART services will operate between Greystones / Bray and Grand Canal Dock only
  • Northside DART services will operate between Malahide / Howth and Dublin Connolly only

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 23rd February 

Please note that due to Engineering works between Kildare and Portlaoise, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 18:15hrs Westport to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portarlington only, bus transfers from Portarlington to Dublin Heuston
  • 19:20hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portarlington only, bus transfers from Portarlington to Dublin Heuston 

Sunday 24th February

  • 08:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Kildare and Portarlington, followed by a train from Portarlington to Galway
  • 08:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will be bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise, followed by a train from Portlaoise to Tralee
  • 09:40hrs Athlone to Westport is deferred to 10:06hrs
  • 10:30hrs Ballina to Manulla Jctn. is deferred to 10:55hrs
  • 11:05hrs Manulla Jctn. to Ballina is deferred to 11:32hrs
  • 11:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway will not serve Clara
  • 11:00hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston is deferred to 11:35hrs

Sunday 3rd March

Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 08:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway will operate as bus transfers from Dublin Heuston to Kildare and Portarlington, followed by a train from Portarlington to Galway
  • 09:40hrs Athlone to Westport is deferred to 10:06hrs
  • 10:30hrs Ballina to Manulla Junction is deferred to 10:55hrs
  • 11:05hrs Manulla Junction to Ballina is deferred to 11:32hrs
  • 11:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway will not serve Clara
  • 11:00hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston is deferred to 11:35hrs

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Maynooth and Longford Commuters

On the following dates Drumcondra Station will be closed. No services will call here;

  • Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March
  • Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 24th March
  • Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March
  • Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th April

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Northern Commuters

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Portlaoise and Newbridge Commuters

Saturday 23rd February 

Please note that due to Engineering works between Kildare and Portlaoise, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 19:45hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise is advanced to 19:05hrs
  • 21:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, bus transfers from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise
  • 21:25hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin and Kildare, train from Kildare to Dublin Heuston
  • 22:02hrs Kildare to Dublin Heuston is advanced to 21:46hrs
  • 22:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, bus transfers from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise
  • 22:30hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will commence from Kildare at 23:00hrs

Saturday 2nd March

Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:

  • 21:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, bus transfers will operate from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise
  • 22:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, bus transfers fwill operate rom Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise
  • 21:25hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin and Kildare, followed by a train from Kildare to Dublin Heuston
  • 22:02hrs Kildare to Dublin Heuston is advanced to 21:46hrs
  • 22:30hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will commence from Kildare at 23:00hrs

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Rosslare Services

Saturday 23rd Febraury and Sunday 24th February

  • Services will operate between Bray and Rosslare only with bus transfer in operation between Dublin Connolly and Bray
  • Bus transfer will depart at scheduled train departure time

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Sligo Services

On the following dates Drumcondra Station will be closed. No services will call here;

  • Saturday 2nd March and Sunday 3rd March
  • Saturday 23rd March and Sunday 24th March
  • Saturday 30th March and Sunday 31st March
  • Saturday 6th April and Sunday 7th April

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Waterford Services

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Western Rail Corridor and Waterford to Limerick Junction Services

Please check our journey planner for full details.

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

22:36hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick
22:36hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick

Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:
Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply:
Please note that due to Engineering works between Cherryville Junction and Portarlington, the following service alterations will apply: