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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

14 May 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
Attymon Station 11th - 14th May Distributing ballast on the track.

These works should take place between 2200 hours and 0530hours each night respectively
Bray 17th and 21st May Bray Yard. Essential track maintenance. Use of on track machines needed.
Bray Head 17th May – 21st May Essential track maintenance
Caragh 10th May – 5th June Major track renewal works
Carlow 26th April – 28th May  Track improvements
Coolmine - Clonsilla 20th and 21st May Linear track maintenance.
Connolly 10th - 14th May Connolly Yard/Crosbie’s Yard. Essential points repair
Drogheda 18th -22nd May Drogheda Station compound/Pine Hamlet Cottages. Loading machines and ballast.
Dun Laoghaire  18th May - 20th May Seapoint/Salthill. Essential track maintenance. Use of on track machines needed.
Dunleer 17th and 21st May Access/Egress at Dunleer compound. Loading of materials.
Enfield 17th - 22nd May Access/Egress and loading of ballast.
Hazelhatch 22nd May Essential track maintenance. Use of on track machines needed.
Inchicore – Kylemore Rd Bridge 17th - 22nd May Landen Road, Kylemore Rd, Kylemore Drive, Le Fanu Rd, Le Fanu Drive, Clocerhill Rd, and Cherry Orchard Ave. Essential track maintenance. Use of on track machines needed.
Maynooth 22nd May Maynooth Yard. Essential track maintenance.
Portarlington / Portlaoise 17th - 21st May Linear track maintenance. Use of heavy track machinery needed.
Portlaoise 17th - 21st May Re-signalling works and essential track maintenance 

Contact our Community Liasion, Infrastructure Department

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