Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

29 October 2019

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

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:

Station Date Location
Balbriggan 31st October - 22nd December Maintenance works on Balbriggan Viaduct
Lansdowne Road 12th – 16th November Lansdowne Road Level Crossing
Cherryville / Athy 24th November - 2nd December Kildangan
Clongriffin / Raheny 12th – 16th November Linear Vegetation Control Works between Clongriffin and Raheny
Grand Canal Dock / Lansdowne Road 12th – 16th November Linear Track Works between Grand Canal Dock and Lansdowne Road
Sydney Parade / Blackrock 12th – 23rd November Linear Track Works between Sydney Parade and Blackrock
Greystones 25th  September - 30th November The Grove
Heuston Station 13th Nov

Heuston Station track area

Kilbarrack/Howth Junction 12th November-1st December Saint Berach’s Place, Swans Nest Av, Kilbarrack Rd, Howth Junction Cottages, Redmond’s Court, Briarfield Rd
Heuston / Inchicore 12th – 29th November Landen Road
Sallins 14th November Sherlockstown between bridges OBC35 & OBC33
Tara St / Pearse (Bridge Maintenance UBLL49) 10th September - 30th November Pearse St, Mark St, Shaw St, Trinity College
Ashtown 14th November Ashtown Level Crossing area
Portlaoise 6th - 23rd November Grattan St, Tea Lane, Rockview
Maynooth 13th – 16th November Silken Vale, Castlebridge, Parklands
Donabate 12th – 16th November Linear Vegetation Flailing Works between Donabate and Rush/Lusk
Laytown 5th - 16th November Laytown Station
Laytown / Drogheda  12th - 16th November Linear Signalling Works between Drogheda and Laytown
Kilkenny / Waterford 12th - 14th November Linear Track Maintenance Works, Legan/Thomastown areas

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