Iarnród Éireann News

Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

16 September 2019

Here you will find a complete list of planned night-time track works to Iarnród Éireann rail services.

Iarnród Éireann is committed to providing a quality train service to the large number of DART, Commuter and Intercity passengers using the railway on a daily basis. In order to ensure safe delivery of these public services we have to constantly maintain and improve the track infrastructure. Most of this work is safety critical maintenance work which has to take place at night when passenger trains are not running. This work can be noisy and affect people whose homes are near the operating railway as it involves the use of on-track machines and power tools.

Night Time Track Work (Per Way Staff)

We endeavour to notify house owners adjacent to the railway of any planned night-time works near their homes. In the case of apartment blocks and multiple units, communication is primarily through the relevant management companies or multiple unit owners.

Night-time track works can involve:

  • Points and Crossing maintenance
  • Plain Line Track maintenance
  • Vegetation Control
  • Bridge maintenance and Renewals
  • Ballasting Works

Night-time track works generally take place between midnight and 6am, except on Sundays when work can continue until 8am.

On some occasions, emergency works have to be carried out at short notice and it is not possible to advise home owners in advance. Also, some maintenance work is linear in nature and can be spread over approximately 2km on any one night alone, making it impractical to notify all of the homes that may be affected.

The following currently scheduled night-time works are in close proximity to residential areas:

Night-time Track Works
Station Date Location
Adrahan 14th, 17th and 18th September Adrahan station
Ashtown / Leixlip 17th - 22nd September Linear Track work between Ashtown and Leixlip Louisa Bridge
Bayside 21st September Bayside Walk, Seacliff Road, Seacliff Drive and Seacliff Avenue
Broombridge / Ashtown   13th Aug – 22nd Sept Ashington Mews, Court, Gardens, Dale, Close, Royal Canal Avenue
Carlow 18th and 20th September Railway Road, Glendale, Pinewood Avenue, Old Dublin Road, Springfield Park, Quinagh
Carlow / Muine Bheag 19th and 20th September Linear Track Works between Level Crossing XW038 Ballincarrig Rd and XW040 Bullock Park
Collonney 18th - 19th September Collooney
Collooney / Sligo 17th - 18th September Ballysadare
Drogheda / Dundalk 17th - 22nd September Linear Track Work between Drogheda and Dundalk
Dún Laoghaire / Sandycove 13th October and 10th November Queen’s Road, Marine Terrace, Victoria Terrace, Haddington Terrace
Enfield 17tth - 21st September New Inn, The Close, Inn Wood
Galway 17th - 21st and 24th -28th September Roshill bridge
Kilbarrack / Howth Junction  30th August - 29th September Major Track Renewal Works - Saint Berach’s Place, Swans Nest Avenue, Kilbarrack Road, Howth Junction Cottages, Redmond’s Court, Briarfield Road
Kilkenny / Waterford 17th- 21st September Kiltorcan, Ballyhale
Killiney / Shankill 10th - 28th September Seafield Road, Strand Road, Seafield Court, Bayview Close, Bayview Lawns, Shanganagh Cliffs, Eaton Brae, Clifton Park, Rathsallagh Drive, Rathsallagh Grove, Shanganagh Wood
Killiney / Shankill 10th September - 6th October Shanganagh Water Treatment Plant
Limerick 19th September Park Level Crossing
Maynooth 18th - 22nd September Silken Vale, Castlebridge, Parklands
Newbridge / Kildare 29th September - 19th October Major Track Renewal Works - Allen View Heights, Lakeside Park
Portarlington / Tullamore 17th September Cloneygowan Co. Offaly
Raheny / Kilbarrack 3rd - 29th September Linear Track activity between Raheny and Kilbarrack
Sallins  4th September - 12th October Major Track Renewal Works - Sherlockstown between Bridges OBC33 and OBC35
Shankill 10th September - 6th October Eaton Brae, Rathsallagh Drive, Corbawn Wood, Corbawn Lane
Tara St / Pearse  10th September - 30th November Bridge Maintenance UBLL49 - Pearse Street, Mark Street, Shaw Street, Trinity College