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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

19 October 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


24th Oct

Seapoint Lane/Rd

Bray 7th – 17th Oct Dargle Bridge
Broombridge / Ashtown  Limited night-time enabling works for the New Pelletstown Station Ashington, Royal Canal Av
Connolly Station  22nd &23rd Oct Connolly Station Area
Connolly / Drumcondra  12th – 30th Oct Replacement of advertising displays on bridge UBO32, North Strand Rd
Connolly / Killester  until late Dec (including continuous work from midnight Friday 23rd to 5am Tues 27th Oct) 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 / Pearse 20th Oct Linear Overhead Line Inspections between Connolly and Pearse Stations
Drogheda / Navan 13th – 24th Oct Linear Vegetation Control Works between Drogheda and Duleek
Dún Laoghaire  20th – 31st Oct
17th – 20th Nov
Crofton Rd, Charlemont Av, Marine Court, Crofton Av, Kelly’s v, Stable Lane, Connaught Place, The Anchorage
Hazelhatch / Sallins  22nd Sept – 17th Oct Major Track Renewal Works (Phase 1) - All areas along the track from railway bridge (OBC26) Commons Upper to approximately 100m south of bridge OBC27 Kearneystown Upper
Hazelhatch / Sallins  20th Oct – 14th Nov Major Track Renewal Works (Phase 2) - All areas along the track from approximately 100m south of bridge OBC27 Kearneystown Upper to Wheatfield Upper
Heuston / Inchicore 21st – 24th Oct Kilmainham, Bridge OBC1 area
Howth Junction / Portmarnock 21st Oct  Linear Track Works between Grange Rd, through Clongriffin to Mayne Rd
Inchicore / Hazelhatch 14th – 17th Oct Linear Vegetation Control between Inchicore and Hazelhatch
Kildare 20th Oct – 7th Nov Kildare Station area
Kildare / Monasterevin  22nd Oct Linear Track Works between Cherryville and Monasterevin
Malahide / Drogheda 20th – 25th Oct Linear Vegetation Control Works between Malahide and Drogheda
Newbridge / Kildare 20th – 24th Oct Linear Vegetation Control Works between Newbridge and Kildare
Pearse / Grand Canal Dock 21st Oct Conway Court, Macken St, Island Villas, Greenore Tce, Rostrevor Tce
Portarlington  23rd & 24th Oct Portarlington Station area
Portlaoise / Portarlington  20th – 24th Oct Linear Track Works between Portlaoise  and Portarlington
Sallins / Newbridge  6th – 31st Oct Major Track Renewal Works - Castlekeely area (Bridge OBC47)
Salthill 20th – 24th Oct Salthill Apartments
Salthill / Dún Laoghaire 22nd Oct Coal Quay Bridge area
Sandymount / Sydney Parade 23rd Oct Merlyn Park, Sydney Parade Av

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