Iarnród Éireann News

Upcoming Line Improvement Works - September to October

13 September 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 

26th and 27th October

There will be line improvement works across the network over the October Bank Holiday, customers are advised to check back at a later date for a full timetbale. 

Iarnród Éireann apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Quick Access

 Ballybrophy

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

Saturday 5th October

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 16.55 Limerick/Ballybrophy (A463) will be deferred to 17.05hrs
  • 10.05 Ballybrophy/Limerick (A462) will be deferred to 10.08hrs
  • 19.05 Ballybrophy/Limerick (A464) will be deferred to 19.25hrs.

Belfast Services

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route.

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Saturday 21st September

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 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 
  • 20:29hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction service will be a bus transfer 
  • 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
  • 20:40hrs Cork to Heuston will operate to Portlaoise only, with bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston

Sunday 22nd September

Due to engineering Works Hazelhatch and Sallins the following service alterations will apply;

  • 08:30hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee will be bus transfers Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise, train Portlaoise to Tralee
  • 10:08 Limerick Junction to Limerick is deferred to 10:50hrs
  • 10:45hrs Mallow to Cork is deferred to 11:22hrs

Saturday 5th October

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • Cork services will operate every hour in each direction with altered timings, please check our journey planner or timetable PDF above 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
  • 20:25hrs Cork to Dublin Heuston will be deferred to 20:45hrs and operate to Portlaoise only. Bus transfer will operate from Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston

Cobh and Midleton Commuters

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route.

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

DART

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to engineering works between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire, and between Bray and Greystones;

  • DART services will operate on the Northside between Howth or Malahide to Dublin Connolly only; and on the Southside between Bray to Dun Laoghaire only
  • No DART services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Dun Laoghaire stations, or between Bray and Greystones
  • Tara Street, Pearse, Grand Canal Dock, Lansdowne Road, Sandymount, Sydney Parade, Booterstown, Blackrock, Seapoint and Salthill and Monkstown Stations will be closed
  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Greystones for Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort services
  • Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, Monday 28th October, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November:

Due to engineering works between between Bray and Greystones;

  • DART services will operate between Howth or Malahide to Bray only
  • No DART services will operate between Bray and Greystones
  • Bus transfers will operate between Bray and Greystones for DART and Rosslare Europort services
  • Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 21st September

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

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

Sunday 22nd September

Due to engineering Works Hazelhatch and Sallins the following service alterations will apply;

  • 08:00hrs Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers Dublin Heuston to Kildare, train Kildare to Galway
  • 09:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Waterford is deferred to 09:50hrs 
  • 09:40hrs Athlone to Westport is deferred to 10:06hrs
  • 10:30hrs Ballina to Manulla Junction is deferred to 10:55hrs
  • 11:00hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston is deferred to 11.35hrs
  • 11:05hrs Manulla Junction to Ballina is deferred to 11:32hrs
  • 11:40hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway will not serve Clara

Saturday 5th October

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 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

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route.

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Portlaoise Commuters

Saturday 21st September

Due to engineering Works Hazelhatch and Sallins the following service alterations will apply;

  • 18:15hrs Westport to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portarlington only, bus transfers will operate between Portarlington and Dublin Heuston
  • 19:20hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston will operate to Portarlington only, bus transfers will operate between Portarlington and Dublin Heuston
  • 20:15hrs Dublin Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only, bus transfers will operate between Hazelhatch and Kildare
  • 21:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Hazelhatch only, bus transfers in operation between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise
  • 21:25hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 22:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Hazelhatch only, bus transfers in operations between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise
  • 23:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only, bus transfers from Hazelhatch to Sallins, Newbridge and Kildare
  • 21:25hrs Portlaoise to Dublinn Heuston will operate to Newbridge only, bus transfers from Newbridge to Sallins and Hazelhatch, 2nd train Hazelhatch to Dublin Heuston
  • 22:02hrs Kildare to Dublin Heuston is cancelled
  • 22:30hrs Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 23:12hrs

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Rosslare Services

Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October, Monday 28th October, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November:

Due to engineering works there will be no train service between Bray and Greystones;

  • Services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Bray, and between Greystones and Rosslare Europort
  • Bus transfers will operate between Bray and Greystones to connect with Rosslare services

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October

Due to engineering works between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire, and between Bray and Greystones;

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Greystones for Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort services

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Sligo Services and Maynooth Commuter

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route.

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Waterford Services

Saturday 21st September

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 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

Saturday 21st September

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 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 21st September

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 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

Saturday 5th October

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be deferred to 09:57hrs
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be deferred to 19:10hrs
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be deferred to 16:50hrs

Please check our journey planner for full details.

Saturday 5th October

Please note that due to Ballast Cleaning Works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on the following alterations and cancellations to services will occur;

  • 09:20hrs Limerick to Galway will be deferred to 09.25hrs
  • 13:36hrs Limerick Junction to Galway will commence from Limerick at 14:25hrs
  • 18:05hrs Limerick to Galway will be deferred to 18:30hrs
  • 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.

Engineering Works