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Proposed timetable changes from 11th December 2022

19 September 2022

Changes proposed to Northern, Maynooth, Heuston, Phoenix Park Tunnel and Cork Commuter, Rosslare, Waterford, Westport and Ballina InterCity services

Iarnród Éireann in conjunction with the National Transport Authority is planning to implement timetable alterations from 11th December 2022. The company has published details of the proposed schedule and invites the public to submit feedback in advance of the finalisation of the new timetable.

Changes are proposed on the following routes:

  • Northern Commuter
  • Maynooth Commuter
  • Dublin Rosslare InterCity
  • Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch/Newbridge Commuter
  • Dublin Waterford InterCity
  • Dublin Westport/Ballina InterCity
  • Cork Commuter

Key elements of the proposed new timetables are:

  • Earlier first service on Monday to Friday between Dundalk/Drogheda and Pearse, which is also extended to Grand Canal Dock.
  • Changes to give a better spread of service on Dublin/Drogheda route in evening peak:
    • New Commuter service 16:09 Connolly to Drogheda Monday to Friday
    • This replaces the 17:12 Connolly to Balbriggan service Monday to Friday
    • 17:13 Pearse – Newry service will now additionally serve Malahide.
  • More services to call at Kilcoole on Rosslare Europort/Dublin Connolly services all week.
  • Twelve additional off-peak Commuter services between Newbridge and Heuston, resulting in trains every 30 minutes Monday to Friday.
  • Extra services between Hazelhatch and Grand Canal Dock, via Phoenix Park Tunnel on Monday to Friday.
  • A new return mid-morning service between Heuston and Carlow on Monday to Friday.
  • 07:00 Waterford to Heuston will additionally serve Kilkenny at 07:28 hrs; train is advanced to 06:50 from Waterford, but no change to arrival time in Heuston at 09:00 as a result.
  • A new 07:08 Athlone/Westport service Monday to Friday providing a service for regional commuters along the line.
  • A new 05:05 service from Ballina to Manulla which will connect with the advanced 05:15 Westport/Heuston service Monday to Friday.
  • The 07:30 Athlone/Galway service will now commence from Tullamore at 06:50 on Monday to Friday, and additionally serve Clara. There will be no change to the timings between Athlone and Galway.
  • Slight changes to evening services between Cork and Mallow providing a consistent 30 min frequency between 16:25 and 19:25 from Cork.
  • Later last services to Cobh and Midleton Monday to Saturday.
  • Improved journey times on Limerick/Ballybrophy services via Nenagh due to recent infrastructure works, resulting in a 15-minute time saving.
  • A number of other minor schedule alterations to improve punctuality.

The consultation survey is open until Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Full draft timetables are available here:

 

A detailed summary of proposed changes below.

Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority will review all suggestions received. Suggested alterations which cannot be implemented at this timetable change will be retained in a database for consideration at future timetable reviews. Please note that peak frequency cannot currently be increased, as all available fleet and infrastructure capacity is in use.

Dublin/Maynooth/M3 Parkway/Longford

  • Existing 16:01 hrs Pearse/Maynooth service advanced to 15:55 hrs Monday to Friday

Northern Commuter

  • Existing 05:40 hrs Dundalk/Pearse service on Monday to Friday will be advanced to 05:30 hrs and extended to Grand Canal Dock.
  • Existing 07:09 hrs Pearse/Drogheda service on Monday to Friday will be extended to start from Grand Canal Dock at 07:05 hrs.
  • New 16:09 hrs Connolly/Drogheda service Monday to Friday
  • Existing 17:12 hrs Connolly/Balbriggan has been retimed to provide 16:09 hrs Connolly/Drogheda. The existing 17:13 hrs Pearse/Newry will call additionally at Malahide as a result.
  • Existing 17:58 hrs Balbriggan/Pearse will be extended to start from Drogheda at 17.48 hrs Monday to Friday.

Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock to Hazelhatch)

  • New 08:31 hrs Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch Monday to Friday.
  • New 16:00 hrs Grand Canal Dock/Hazelhatch Monday to Friday.
  • New 16:37 hrs Hazelhatch/Grand Canal Dock Monday to Friday.
  • Existing 15:50 hrs Hazelhatch/Grand Canal Dock Monday to Friday will be deferred to 15:53 hrs.

Heuston to Newbridge Commuter

  • Monday to Friday: New services at 09:45, 10:40, 11:40, 12:40, 13:40 and 14:40 hrs from Heuston to Newbridge serving all stations.
  • Monday to Friday: New services at 10:26, 11:40, 12:26, 13:26, 14:26 and 15:27 hrs from Newbridge to Heuston serving all stations.

Dublin / Waterford

  • Existing 07:00 hrs Waterford/Heuston will be advanced to 06:50 hrs and call additionally at Kilkenny. There will be no change to arrival time at Heuston.
  • New 08:26 hrs Dublin to Carlow service, calling at Newbridge, Kildare, Athy and Carlow.
  • New 10:15 hrs Carlow to Dublin service, calling at Athy, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston.

Dublin / Rosslare Europort

  • Monday to Friday: 07.20 hrs Rosslare Europort/Connolly will call additionally at Kilcoole.
  • Saturday: All services will call additionally at Kilcoole.
  • Sunday: All services will call additionally at Kilcoole.

Dublin / Westport / Ballina

  • New 05:05 hrs service from Ballina to Manulla which will connect with an advanced 05:15 hrs Westport/Heuston service Monday to Friday.
  • New 05:38 hrs Manulla/Ballina service Monday to Friday.
  • New 07:08 hrs Athlone/Westport service Monday to Friday.
  • Existing 07:37 hrs Manulla/Ballina service Monday to Friday, deferred to 08:40 to provide connection from new 07:08 hrs service from Athlone.

Athlone / Galway

  • Existing 07:30 hrs Athlone/Galway service will now commence from Tullamore at 06:50 hrs on Monday to Friday, and additionally serve Clara. There will be no change to the timings between Athlone and Galway.

Limerick / Ballybrophy (via Nenagh)

  • Existing 06:30 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 06:45 hrs Monday to Saturday, with same arrival time, an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 16:55 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 17:10 hrs Monday to Saturday, with same arrival time, an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 07:45 hrs Nenagh/Limerick service is deferred to 07:47 hrs with existing arrival time in Limerick Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 10:08 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15-minutes earlier arrival at Limerick 11:52 hrs Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 19:05 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15-minutes earlier arrival at Limerick 20:48 hrs Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 17:20 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 17:35 hrs Sundays, with same arrival time, an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 18:25 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15-minutes earlier arrival at Limerick 19:21 hrs Sundays.

Cork Commuter

  • New 22:00 hrs Cork to Cobh and 22:30 hrs Cobh to Cork services Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 22:30 hrs Cork to Cobh deferred to 23:00 hrs, and existing 23:00 hrs Cobh to Cork deferred to 23:30 hrs Monday to Saturday
  • Existing 22:15 hrs Cork to Midleton deferred to 22:45 hrs, and existing 22:45 hrs Midleton to Cork deferred to 23:15 hrs Monday to Saturday.

DART

  • Monday to Friday:
    • 09:24 hrs Greystones/Howth deferred to 09:27 hrs with altered timings to Connolly. Existing timings retained from Connolly to Howth.
    • Minor timing alterations to 15:04 hrs Greystones/Howth and 15:25 hrs Bray/Malahide.
    • 16:30 hrs Malahide/Greystones deferred to 16:34 hrs with altered timings to Connolly. Existing timings retained from Connolly to Greystones.
  • Saturday:
    • 09:35 hrs Greystones/Howth deferred to 09:37 hrs.
    • 15:30 hrs Greystones/Malahide deferred to 15:32 hrs.
    • 20:13 hrs Bray/Malahide deferred to 20:15 hrs.
  • Sunday:
    • 12:00 hrs Bray/Malahide deferred to 12:03 hrs.
    • 16:43 hrs Bray/Malahide deferred to 16:45 hrs.

Public Consultation Feedback

Please submit your comments and suggestions regarding the proposed timetable amendments via the below Public Consultation feedback form.

Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority will review all suggestions received. Suggested alterations which cannot be implemented at this timetable change will be retained in a database for consideration at future timetable reviews. 

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