Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

02 September 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
Broombridge / Ashtown   6th October - 3rd November Ashington Mews, Court and Gardens
Clontarf 1st - 12th October Clontarf Road
Dundalk / Newry 8th - 12th October Linear work between Dundalk and the border
Drogheda 12th Octoberr Drogheda
Dún Laoghaire / Sandycove 13th October and 10th November Queen’s Road, Marine Terrace, Victoria Terrace, Haddington Terrace
Greystones 25th - 30th November The Grove
Heuston / Connolly (via Cabra) 2nd - 27th October Linear Track Work between Phoenix Park Tunnel and Fassaugh Avenue. North Circular Road, Park Lodge Apartments, Marlborough Mews, Glenbeigh Road, Blackhorse Grove, Ellesmere Avenue, Old Cabra Road, Cabra Drive, Carnlough Road, Quarry Road, Fassaugh Avenue
Howth Junction 8th - 12th October Howth Junction Station area
Kildare Station 18th October Kildare Station
Kilbarrack/Howth Junction 6th and 11th October Saint Berach’s Place, Swans Nest Av, Kilbarrack Rd, Howth Junction Cottages, Redmond’s Court, Briarfield Rd
Killiney / Shankill 10th September - 6th October Shanganagh Water Treatment Plant
Merrion Level Crossing 15th and 28th October Merrion and Strand Road
Newbridge 15th October - 9th November Major Track Renewal Works - College Farm, Station Road, Lakeside Park
Newbridge / Kildare 29th September - 19th October Major Track Renewal Works - Allen View Heights, Lakeside Park
Pearse / Grand Canal Dock 6th, 19th, 20th October Boston Sidings, Macken St, Conway Court, Railway Terrace
Sallins 4th September - 12th October Major Track Renewal Works - Sherlockstown between Bridges OBC33 and OBC35
Sandymount Level Crossing 3rd - 13th October and 20th October Sandymount Level Crossing area
Shankill 10th September - 6th October Eaton Brae, Rathsallagh Drive, Corbawn Wood, Corbawn Lane
Tara St / Pearse 10th September - 30th November Bridge Maintenance UBLL49 - Pearse Street, Mark Street, Shaw Street, Trinity College Viaduct

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