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Wheelchair users

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 Tickets Explained section.

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Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket
Free Travel Pass or Valid Ticket

Is an option for customers who are in possession of Free Travel Pass, a valid standard class ticket(s), seasonal ticket(s), Taxsaver ticket(s) or InterRail to book onto a train in standard class and, where available a reserved seat is assigned. Customers who have a valid standard class ticket but wish to upgrade to First Class should also use this option. For more information go to Tickets Explained section.

Please select each individual passenger who require this ticket type

Iarnród Éireann Contractor PTS

PTS Application Process

General Enquiries:



Application Forms:

New Customer Form


IÉ Contractor PTS Application


IÉ Contractor PTS Medical Form



IÉ Contractor PTS Information


IÉ Contractor PTS Medical Guidelines

Applications for training can be emailed to for validation (check the submission guidelines on the IÉ Contractor PTS Application Form). Once your application is validated the next available training date will be offered. Presently we have a high demand for places, typically from validation there is an approximate lead time of 2-3 weeks prior to the delivery of training, ensure that you factor in this approximate lead time for training with the commencement of the work activity that you will be involved in where PTS Certification is required. Where we cannot validate your application this will delay the application process.

Please note that we no longer accept postal or hand delivered applications. 

If there is an urgency to your requirement for training it is advised that your point of contact/ project manager from Iarnród Éireann presents a business case to the Training Centre outlining the nature of this training requirement. Available places will be assigned strictly according to business need, on a case by case basis. We will always endeavour to facilitate all training requests as quickly as possible.

A remote version of the IÉ Contractor PTS training course is available (see technical requirements), we utilise Microsoft Teams to host this training.

Iarnród Éireann understands that nominees will have varying degrees of technical experience and ability. Due to the key role technology plays in remote learning nominees must be able to engage with relevant technologies to a minimum level. It is expected that nominees should have minimum computer skills.  Nominees should be familiar with using email and browsing the internet. As a sponsoring company you may need to provide additional supports for your nominees.

Technical Requirements for remote training:

Internet Connection:

Each nominee will need access to a computer with an internet connection. High speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended for the optimal learning experience.

Compatible Operating System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
Web Browser: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome (latest version)

Compatible Operating System: OS X
Web Browser: Safari (latest version), Firefox (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)


Android: Compatible with Android tablets

Limited to the last four major versions of Android

iOS: Compatible with iPad

Limited to the two most recent major versions of iOS

For the best experience with Teams, use the latest version of iOS and Android.

While smartphones may allow for some completion of the training course, they are not guaranteed to work in all areas due to compatibility issues. Please ensure you have a PC or Mac based computer or tablet available to complete the training course.


Compatible webcam (Webcams will be active during the training programme, you are not permitted to record the training session)


Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device (microphones will be active during the training programme, you are not permitted to record the training session)

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