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Please select the passenger(s) the wheelchair space is required for. Once selected we will only show services where wheelchair(s) spaces are available to book based on your journey requirement. For more information go to Tickets Explained section.

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Seat only reservation

Is an option for customers who are in possession of a valid standard class ticket(s), seasonal ticket(s), Taxsaver ticket(s) or InterRail and Free Travel pass holders to reserve a seat in standard class. Customers who have a valid standard class ticket but wish to upgrade to First Class should also use this selection. For more information go to Tickets Explained section.

Iarnród Éireann Third Party Works

Outside people or agencies on occasion wish to carry out works which affect the railway. There are many examples of this, which can range from such as pipes under the railway, construction of bridges or other structures over the line. In this context, we call such people “third parties”.

The Railway Safety Act 2005 places an obligation on all persons carrying out any works on or near the railway to ensure that there is no increase in risk to the railway as a consequence of these works.

In the interests of national development, IÉ aims to facilitate works by a third party in a timely manner while safeguarding the railway’s interests, of which a primary one is of course safety.

We have prepared standards for the information of third parties which shows the main processes for meeting IÉ’s requirements.

CCE-TMS-310 Guidance on Third Party Works

This should be consulted first. It provides preliminary guidance for third parties on:

  • What to expect
  • Who to contact
  • How permission to carry out the works may be granted
  • What activities will be charged for
  • What supplementary information may be required, such as method statements, design approvals and movement monitoring

Guidance on Third Party Works

DEP-0121 Third Party Works: Additional Details of Railway Safety Requirements

This gives comprehensive advice on safety issues during planning and construction phases.

Additional Details of Railway Safety Requirements

Contractor Personal Track Safety (PTS) Training Course and Medical Requirements

Third party personnel who have to work on or near the railway line are required to attend the IÉ Contractor Personal Track Safety (PTS) Training Course delivered by Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) and to possess a current Personal Track Safety (PTS) certificate. IÉ Contractor PTS application form can be found by clicking on the link. 

Prior to attending the (PTS) Training Course prospective attendees must meet the medical standards set out by the Chief Medical Officer Iarnród Éireann as stipulated in the IÉ Contractor PTS Medical GuidelinesIE Contractor PTS medical form can be found by clicking on the link. Third parties are advised to arrange for this well in advance of the time their personnel are due to go on or near the railway line, and to factor this into their project timescale. 

CCE-TRK-SPN-010 Third Party Works: Specification for Movement Monitoring of Track

This gives requirements for movement monitoring of track, if that is required.

Specification for Movement Monitoring of Track

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