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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

25 September 2020

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
Bray  1st May – 31st Oct Dargle Bridge, limited night-time works.
Adamstown 29th Sept - 3rd Oct Track Maintenance Adamstown Lane
Broombridge / Ashtown  31st Aug – 4th Oct Ashington Mews/Court/Gardens, Royal Canal Av, Hamilton Walk
Broombridge / Ashtown  Limited night-time enabling works for New Pelletstown Station  Ashington, Royal Canal Av
Carragh / Newbridge 22nd - 25th Sept Ballasting and Sweeping Works
Cherryville / Ballykillane 22nd - 26th Sept Vegetation Works between Cherryville and Ballykillane
Connolly / Killester  until late Dec City Centre Resignalling Project - In connection with the CCRP, linear testing will continue along the track between Tara Street Station and Killester, (including North Strand Rd, Northbrook Av/Xavier Av/Strandville Av/ Bessborough Av). This work involves the intermittent use of on-track machines.
Connolly / Tara St 29th Sept – 18th Oct Replacement of advertising displays on Amiens St Bridge (UBLL38)
Droghea / Dundalk 15th – 20th Sept Vegetation Control Works Dunleer area (Woodgrove Heights)
Droghea / Dundalk 15th – 20th Sept Linear Track Works between Drogheda and Dundalk
Drumcondra  8th – 19th Sept Replacement of advertising displays at Drumcondra Station
Drumcondra / Glasnevin  31st Aug – 5th Oct Dalcassian Downs, Shandon Mill, Cross Guns Quay, Dakota Court, Whitworth Rd, David Rd
Fairview / Raheny 28th Sept - 3rd Oct Linear Track Maintenance works between Fairview and Raheny
Grand Canal Dock/Sandymount 29th Sept - 2nd Oct Grand Canal St Upr, Emerald Cottages, South Lotts Rd, Bath Av, Shelbourne Rd, Vavasour Sq, Railway Cottages, Ballsbridge Av, Serpentine Av, Lansdowne Rd
Greystones  11th Aug – 20th Sept The Grove/Ennis Lane
Heuston/Connolly (via Cabra, Glasnevin) 21st – 26th Sept Linear Track Works between Heuston and Glasnevin via: Nth Circular Rd, Park Lodge, Glenbeigh Rd, Old Cabra Rd, Cabra Drive/Rd, Quarry Rd, Carnlough Rd, Fassaugh Av, Bannow Rd, St Attracta Rd, Claremont Crescent, Clareville Grove, Claremont Lawns, Dalcassian Downs
Limerick station 29th Sept - 9th Oct Hedge cutting and routine track maintenance approximately 8 miles towards Athenry between 21:00 hrs and 06:00hrs
Malahide  6th – 27th Sept Track Works from Railway Bridge (OBB27) Dublin Rd for a distance of approximately 150m in the Portmarnock direction 
Pearse / Tara St 15th Sept – 4th Oct Replacement of advertising displays on Pearse St Bridge (UBLL49)
Portarlington Station 22nd - 26th Sept P&C Works Portarlington Station
Portlaoise  19th Sept – 3rd Oct Major Track Renewal Works - Grattan St (Bridge UBC146) to Fogarty’s, Clonkeen
Skerries / Balbriggan / Laytown 22nd - 25th Sept Linear Track Works

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