Iarnród Éireann News

Upcoming Line Improvement Works from Saturday 29th June

26 June 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.

Engineering Works PDF Timetables

Upcoming Engineering Works 

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Belfast Services

Saturday 27th July to Friday 23rd August

Due to engineering works between Portadown and Lisburn the following service alterations will operate;

  • 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

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Please note that due to Engineering Works between Mallow and Cork, the following service alterations and amendments will occur:

Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th June

  • 18:50hrs Mallow to Cork is cancelled
  • 21:00hrs 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 29th June

Due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Lisduff and Thurles on Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th June, a large number of service departure times will be deferred.

  • Dublin Heuston to/from Cork services will operate every hour in each direction with altered timings
  • Dublin Heuston to/from Limerick services will operate every hour, connecting to/from all Dublin/Cork services at Limerick Junction
  • Dublin Heuston to/from Tralee services will operate every 2 hours, connecting to Dublin/Cork services at Mallow
  • 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee is cancelled. Passengers should board the 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
  • Nenagh Line services will operate with altered timings, please change at Ballybrophy for connecting services

Customers are advised to please check our journey planner for the full details prior to travel.

DART

A major project to replace the life-expired 19th century Pearse Station roof has begun. More information on the Pearse Station Roof Replacement can be found by clicking on the link. 

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July

  • Pearse and Tara street stations will be closed
  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Bray to connect with Rosslare service which will operate to and from Bray
  • Dublin Bus will accept valid rail tickets on a number of services to and from Grand Canal Dock to City Centre for customers travelling by DART

Please check the journey planner above for full details.

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 29th June

Due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Lisduff and Thurles on Saturday 8th, Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th June, a large number of service departure times will be deferred. Customers are advised to please check our journey planner for the full details prior to travel.

Northern Commuters

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Portlaoise and Newbridge Commuters 

Saturday 29th June

Due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Lisduff and Thurles on Saturday 8th, Saturday 22nd and Saturday 29th June, a large number of service departure times will be deferred. Customers are advised to please check our journey planner for the full details prior to travel.

Rosslare Services

A major project to replace the life-expired 19th century Pearse Station roof has begun. More information on the Pearse Station Roof Replacement can be found by clicking on the link. 

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st July

  • Pearse and Tara street stations will be closed
  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Bray to connect with Rosslare service which will operate to and from Bray

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Sligo Services and Maynooth Commuter

Monday 8th July to 9th August

  • Commencing Monday 8th July for a period of 4 weeks Monday to Thursday inclusive, the 23:10hrs Maynooth to Dublin Connolly will not stop at Drumcondra station

Please check our Journey Planner for more information. 

Waterford 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