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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

21 December 2021

Here you will find a complete list of planned night-time track works to Iarnród Éireann rail services. Click on the title for full details.

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.

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
Adamstown 17th January – 22nd January Hedge-cutting. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Ashtown - Maynooth  10th January -15th January Linear track maintenance works. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Balbriggan 17th January & 18th January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Bayside 18th January - 21st January  Baldoyle area. Essential vegetation clearance (tree cutting).
Blackrock - Salthill 17th - 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Bray

10th - 15th January

 

17th & 18th January

 

18th January & 19th January  

Points repair. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Sidmonton Avenue. Installation of bridge signage at UBR143.

Strand Road. Vegetation removal at bridge UBR147.

Cabra Compound 10th January -15th January Hedge cutting. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Coolmine 11th January - 15th January Footbridge repair works. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Clonsilla - Coolmine 17th January – 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Dalkey

12th - 14th January

Essential track maintenance (points repair). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Drogheda 18th January & 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Dundalk - Donabate 1st November – 5th February Linear vegetation clearance works have now commenced. Use of on track machines needed.
Dunleer 10th-15th January  Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Essential track maintenance.
Dun Laoghaire 17th January - 22nd January  Dun Laoghaire West Pier. Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Essential track maintenance.
Foley’s Yard 17th January – 22nd January Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Essential track maintenance.
Greystones 17th January – 5th February Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Harmonstown 19th January -21st January  Essential track maintenance work. Preparation work for rerailing.
Hazelhatch - Straffan 17th January – 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Heuston Gullet 30th November – 30th January Essential track & vegetation maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Heuston Station 19th January – 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Howth Junction

10th January – 16th January

18th January - 20th January 

Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Kildare

11th January - 22nd January

18th January – 22nd January

Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Clownings, Co.Kildare. Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Kilkenny

12th January - 15th January  Kiltorcan/Ballyhale. Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed
Killester

12th-15th January

 

19th - 21st January 

Vegetation clearance of the boundary wall. Hand tools only.

Access/Egress. Loading on/off machinery. Essential track maintenance.

Kylemore Drive/Kylemore Road/Landen Road

15th January & 16th January 

Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed

Kylemore Drive/Kylemore Road/Landen Road/Le Fanu Drive/Cloverhill Road

17th January – 19th January

Essential track maintenance (Linear). Use of heavy on track machines needed

Lansdowne Road 14th January & 15th Janaury Essential track maintenance (points repair). Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Meath 18th January & 19th January Athlumney Road. Vegetation clearance from bridge UBK45. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Monasterevin 11th January - 22nd January  Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Portarlington

10th January - 15th January

17th January – 22nd January

Walkway construction works. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Portlaoise

 

11th January – 22nd January

 

10th January - 15th January

17th January – 22nd January

Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

 

Re-signalling Cable Works. Use of heavy on track machines needed.

Portlaoise 11th January - 22nd January Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Raheny 18th January - 20th January  Essential vegetation clearance (tree cutting).
Sallins

10th -15th January

Essential track maintenance. Use of heavy on track machines needed.
Salthill

20th January - 22nd January 

Installation of bridge signage at UBR80A.
Seapoint 

19th January - 22nd January

Seapoint Station and Brighton Vale Road. Bridge maintenance works at OBR77 & OBR78A.
Shaw Street 15th November – 29th January Essential repairs to bridge UBLL48.
Sutton 20th and 21st January  Sutton Station & Sutton area. Essential vegetation clearance (tree cutting). Mulching in station car park.

Contact our Community Liasion, Infrastructure Department

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