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Reservation Only

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Customers in possession of a valid open class ticket

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Ticket, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual or InterRail ticket can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Reservation Only' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for seat only bookings online.

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Where can I buy this ticket? 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

Free Travel Pass

Who is eligible for this ticket?

  • Free Travel/DSFA Pass Holders

What are the conditions of travel?

Customers who hold a Free Travel / DSFA Pass can book on their chosen service by selecting the 'Free Travel Pass' option in the Passenger selection box. Customers are advised there is limited availability for Free Travel bookings online.

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Where can I buy this ticket? 

  • You can purchase the ticket above using our Journey Planner. Tickets can only be purchased up to 90 days in advance.
  • An allocation of bookings on all InterCity services can be reserved online without a fee for 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders'. When this allocation is fully booked, all remaining seats can be reserved by 'Free Travel Pass or valid ticket holders' for €2.50 per journey. 

Where do I collect the ticket? 

See our Ticket Collection section.

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For more information on Online Tickets please see Ticket Information

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There are a limited number of wheelchair accessible spaces on each train, book in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Travel Pass or Valid Ticket holder

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. 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.

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Iarnród Éireann Projects and Investments

Iarnród Éireann is building for a future which will see the role of our rail services maximised in meeting the transport needs of the communities we serve, and the wider economy and environment.

Supported by the National Transport Authority, and funded under Project Ireland 2040, we will invest in trains, infrastructure, stations and customer service as part of the National Development Plan 2018-2027.  Investment will also support the national Climate Action Plan, and includes:

  • Up to 790 new train carriages to cater for growing demand, with up to 600 electric or battery electric carriages included
  • Investment in track, signalling and level crossings to increase frequency and improve journey times
  • New stations, and upgraded existing stations, including improved accessibility and car park facilities

Further investment is planned to continue the development of the rail network.

For further details on individual Iarnród Éireann projects under the investment programme, please click on the relevant links below:

Waterford North Quays

Waterford City and County Council (WCCC) are progressing the North Quays Strategic Development Zone (NQ SDZ) located on the northern banks of the River Suir Estuary in Waterford City centre. The NQ SDZ provides for a mixed use development with supporting transport infrastructure. 

New Stations

Work is ongoing on the restoration of Kishoge Station and it is anticipated that it will open in summer of 2024 and will be the 146th station on the network. Work commenced on the construction of a new station at Woodbrook in November 2023. It will be the 147th Station on the network and will open in 2025.. 

Ceannt Station Redevelopment

Work is now ongoing at the redevelopment of Ceannt Station, Galway which commenced at the start of 2024. The redevelopment is funded by the Department of Housing’s Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) and the National Transport Authority.  It will ensure Ceannt Station – perhaps the best located railway and bus station in Ireland’s major cities – becomes an expanded and integrated transport hub in the heart of Galway.

Investment in New Trains

New carriages began entering service from February 2024 to meet the needs of a growing number of customers and allow more customers to switch to rail transport.

City Centre Re-signalling

The City Centre Resignalling Project was provided for under the capital investment programme for transport, and was completed in late 2020. The project provided Iarnród Éireann with the ability to operate 20 trains in both directions through the Howth Junction to Grand Canal Dock line.

Cork Line Level Crossings Project

Iarnród Éireann is undertaking the Cork Line Level Crossings Project to identify the best approach to removing/upgrading seven level crossings located along the main Cork to Dublin line.
These level crossings are being removed/upgraded to provide a safer environment for those living near the rail line
and a more efficient service for all Iarnród Éireann customers.

Cork Area Commuter Rail

The heavy rail network is a central component of this strategic vision which will ensure an integrated local and regional transport network for the future of Cork city and its surrounds. CMATS will support compact urban growth in a more sustainable way, facilitating modal shift out of the private car and on to public transport. A more efficient, sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient heavy rail network will reduce road congestion and support Ireland’s transition to a low emissions transport system helping us achieve emission reduction targets.

East Coast Railway Infrastructure Protection Projects ECRIPP

The East Coast Railway Infrastructure Protection Projects (ECRIPP) will deliver enhanced coastal protection works to the existing railway infrastructure on the rail network between Dublin and Wicklow due to coastal erosion and climate effects.

Limerick to Foynes Freight Line

As part of the Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail Rail Freight Strategy 2040 and working with our colleagues in the Shannon Foynes Port Company, we are planning to deliver a reliable, frequent and sustainable logistics option for the many companies that currently or in the future will use the port of Foynes.

Rosslare Offshore Renewable Energy Hub

Rosslare Europort, supported by Port Authority Iarnród Éireann, has a vision to become the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) hub for Ireland’s South-East. The hub will service the emerging offshore wind industry and help support the government’s offshore wind target of seven gigawatts of power from ORE by 2030. 

The Big Lift Improvement

At Iarnród Éireann we are investing in our stations with The Big Lift upgrade. Over the next year we’re making some big changes by replacing and upgrading our lifts. 

DART+ Programme

The DART+ Programme is a series of projects which would develop and expand the DART network in the Greater Dublin Area, building on one of Ireland’s great public transport success stories, the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit).

National Train Control Centre

Planning for the replacement of the existing Iarnród Éireann National Train Control Centre is now necessary due to capacity restraints with the existing facility and the technological age of existing IT systems.