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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

25 February 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


Bray  16th – 27th Feb Royal Marine Park, Strand Rd, Brennans Parade, Albert Walk, Albert Av, Jones Tce, Sidbury Court, Meath Rd, Convent Av, Victoria Mews
Broombridge/Ashtown Limited night-time enabling works for the New Pelletstown Station Ashington, Royal Canal Av
Castleknock  23rd - 27th Feb Bridge Maintenance at OBG11 Castleknock Station
Cherryville (Ballast Cleaning Works)  2nd Feb – 5th March All areas along the track from approximately 500m on the Monasterevin side of Bridge OBC90 at Cherryville


(City Centre Resignalling Project)

until mid-March 2021 In connection with the CCRP, linear testing/commissioning will continue along the track between Tara Street Station and Killester, (including North Strand Rd, Northbrook Av/Xavier Av/Strandville Av/ Bessborough Av/Crosbies Yard). Also, in the Connolly Station area, and along the track between Connolly Station and Glasnevin, via North Strand Rd, Clonliffe Rd/Av, Elizabeth St, Lindsay Rd, David Rd, Wigan Rd, Claude Rd, Cross Guns to Glasnevin. This work involves the intermittent use of on-track machines and the nightly movement of machines between work sites.
Connolly/East Wall  16th  – 28th Feb As part of the CCRP redundant track joints will be removed along the track between Connolly Station and East Wall Bridge 
The Curragh (Major Track Renewal Works) Phase 1  2nd Feb – 27th Feb All areas along the track from approximately Blackberry Lane Newbridge for a distance of 500m on the Kildare side of Bridge OBC71 (near Fencullen Stables)
Drogheda  27th, 28th Feb Pine Hamlet
Drogheda North 28th Feb Newfield, Bally park, Forest Park, Newfoundwell Rd
Dundalk North 23rd - 27th Feb O’Hanlon Park, Father Murray Park
Glasnevin/Maynooth 16th, 27th Feb Linear Track Works between Glasnevin and Maynooth
Greystones  13th, 14th Feb The Grove
Hazelhatch/Sallins 24th – 27th Feb Linear Track Works between Hazelhatch and Sallins
Heuston/Inchicore  17th Feb – 27th March Inchicore Rd, Rosemount Court, Heuston Sq, Beaconsfield Court, The Belfry, Kilmainham Sq
Howth Junction/Clongriffin  16th – 21st Feb Linear signalling cabling works between Howth Junction and Clongriffin
Inchicore  2nd – 28th Feb Floraville, Seven Oaks, Landen Rd
Inchicore  25th, 26th Feb Vegetation Control at Inchicore Works and Pedestrian Bridge
Inchicore/Parkwest 23rd Feb - 17th April Westlink Industrial Estate, Landen Rd, Kylemore Rd
Kildare  23rd - 27th Feb Vegetation Control Works: White Abbey Lawn
Killester / Harmonstown 16th - 23rd Feb Linear signalling cabling works between Killester and Harmonstown
Killiney / Shankhill  23rd Feb - 14th March Station Rd, Seafield Road, Strand Rd, Seafield Court, Bayview Close/Lawns, Shanganagh Cliffs, Clifton Park
Lough Atalia Bridge, Galway

1st - 6th March, 8th - 13th March, 15th - 20th March, 22nd - 27th March

6th - 10th April, 12th - 17th April, 19th - 24th April

Safety critical track maintenance works from 22:00hrs to 07:00hrs each night
Mullingar  24th, 25th Feb Vegetation works from 21:00hrs to 06:00hrs each night
Newbridge  28th Jan – 20th Feb Linear Track Works from Carragh to Newbridge Station including College Farm, Lakeside Park, Allen View Heights 
Newbridge  23rd, 24th, 27th Feb Vegetation Control Works: Mount Carmel, Ailesbury Park, Ring of Roseberry Bridge OBC65
Portarlington  9th - 27th Feb Railway Mews
Portlaoise 17th Nov - 30th April Linear Signalling Cabling Works for approximately 3Km either side of Portlaoise Station. Works will be concentrated in the Portlaoise Station area from 26th Jan to 14th Feb
Portlaoise 24th, 25th Feb Clonboyne area
Sallins  24th – 27th Feb Sallins station area
Sallins / Newbridge  24th Feb  Sallins Pier
Tara St/Pearse (Bridge Maintenance UBLL49)  13th Jan – 27th March Pearse St, Mark St, Mark’s Lane, Shaw St, Townsend St, Trinity College

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