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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

12 August 2022

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.

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
Iarnród Éireann night time track 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.

For alterations and amendments to the scheduled timetable due to line improvement works please see our Upcoming Line Improvement Works page.

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

Night-time Track Works Across Iarnród Éireann Network
Station / Area Date Location
Athlone 

9th - 13th August

16th - 20th August

Essential Sleeper replacement at the start of the Mayo line out of Athlone

Works to take place from 21:00 to 06:00 each night

Balbriggan 15th - 20th August Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed
Cabra 11th July – 28th August Essential track maintenance (stone repairs). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Castleknock 15th - 20th August Essential track maintenance (removal of scrap rail). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Clongriffin 15th – 20th August Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Connolly station 15th - 18th August Track survey works. Use of hand tools needed.
Clongriffin - Portmarnock 15th - 20th August Essential linear track maintenance (overhead cable renewals). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Drogheda 15th – 20th August Kearney’s Yard. Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Fairview - Alfie Byrne Road 15nd – 19th August Preparation works for new access/egress point. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Foley's Yard, Lucan 15th – 20th August Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Hazelhatch 20th - 21st August Essential track maintenance (breather switch replacement). Use of heavy on track machines needed
Heuston station 15th - 20th August Essential linear track maintenance (ballast maintenance). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Kildare 15th – 20th August Essential track maintenance (points repair). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Kildare - Newbridge 9th - 27th August CLRP Rerailing Project. Essential track Maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Kilkenny 13th - 28th August Lavistown. Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Leixlip 15th - 20th August Essential track maintenance (removal of scrap rail). Use of heavy on track machines needed..
Malahide 2nd August - 8th October Malahide Station.  Essential pedestrian bridge maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Malahide 15th - 20th August Essential linear track maintenance (overhead cable renewals). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Portarlington 15nd – 20th August Essential track maintenance (removal of spoil). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Portarlington 15th - 20th August SET re-signalling works. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Portlaoise 2nd August - 19th November CLRP Rerailing Project. Essential track Maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Sandycove - Killiney 15th - 28th August Essential linear track maintenance (cable repairs). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Shankill - Bray 15th - 21st August Essential linear track maintenance (overhead cable inspections). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Shaw Street 2nd – 20th August Essential bridge maintenance. Waterproofing of railway bridge UBLL48. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Wexford 12th - 19th August Gorey. Essential linear track maintenance (ballast maintenance). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Wexford 16th - 21st August Killurin. Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

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