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COVID-19 Information

03 July 2020

Service Information, Refunds, information from the HSE, and a note from our CEO Jim Meade

Service Updates

Revised rail timetables from Monday 29th June until further notice

Revised timetables for Iarnród Éireann which came into effect on Monday 30th March have been further revised as follows from Monday 29th June until further notice, as part of new schedules across public transport for Phase 3 of the Reopening Roadmap, approved by the National Transport Authority.

Customers should note:

  • To view the current COVID-19 temporary PDF timetables please see our Train Timetables page
  • DART services have resumed to a full service (Monday to Friday), with full weekend schedules commencing on Saturday 4th July 
  • The revised and reduced schedule in operation on all Intercity and Commuter routes will continue, with some additional services as shown in table below, and other minor alterations
  • Services will not operate on the following routes until further notice:
    • Waterford to Limerick Junction
    •  Limerick to Ballybrophy (via Nenagh)
  • Additionally, M3 Parkway to Clonsilla services will not operate on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice
  • Iarnród Éireann will provide train capacity wherever possible to ensure social distancing on board.
  • Please check times before travel for all routes using our journey planner.

Iarnród Éireann is monitoring passenger loadings on services across the network throughout the COVID-19 crisis, particularly as the roadmap for reopening Ireland progresses, and additional carriages and trains can be readily allocated to services where there is greater demand, addressing physical distancing issues.

On-board Assigned Seating Offering Suspended

In order to ensure social distancing at this time, we are operating an unallocated seating policy for the safety of all until further notice. Please disregard any reference to assigned seating in any booking records you may have. 

Additional Services & Alterations from 29th June 2020 
Service Route Service Summary
DART Greystones/Bray to Howth/Malahide Resumption of full DART service serving all stations (Mon-Fri)
DART Howth/Malahide to Bray/Greystones Resumption of full DART service serving all stations (Mon-Fri)
DART Howth/Malahide to Bray/Greystones Resumption of full weekend DART service serving all stations from 4th July (Sat-Sun)
DART Greystones/Bray to Howth/Malahide Resumption of full weekend DART service serving all stations from 4th July (Sat-Sun)
Commuter 05:20 Athlone to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Fri) Clara 05:34, Tullamore 05:44, Portarlington 06:02, Kildare 06:13, Newbridge 06:20, Sallins 06:29, Hazelhatch 06:36, Dublin Heuston 06:59
Commuter 06:30 Dundalk to Dublin Pearse (Mon-Fri) Drogheda 06:54, Laytown 07:01, Gormanston 07:07, Balbriggan 07:11, Skerries 07:17, Rusk & Lusk 07:24, Donabate 07:29, Malahide 07:35, Portmarnock 07:41, Clongriffin 07:44, Howth Junction & Donaghmede 07:47, Dublin Connolly 07:59, Tara Street 08:02, Dublin Pearse 08:06
Commuter 16:21 Dublin Pearse to Drogheda (Mon-Fri) Tara Street 15:45, Dublin Connolly 15:49, Malahide 16:08, Donabate 16:13, Rush and Lusk 16:17, Skerries 16:23, Balbriggan 16:28, Gormanston 16:33, Laytown 16:38, Drogheda 17:24
Commuter 17:10 Dublin Heuston to Athlone (Mon-Sat) Newbridge 17:31, Kildare 17:38, Monasterevin 17:45, Portarlington 17:54, Tullamore 18:12, Clara 18:22, Athlone 18:45
Commuter 06:25 Dublin Heuston to Portlaoise (Mon-Sat) Hazelhatch 06:40, Sallins 06:48, Newbridge 06:55, Kildare 07:01, Monasterevin 07:09, Portarlington 07:15, Portlaoise 07:25
Commuter 08:12 Portlaoise to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat) Portarlington 08:21, Monasterevin 08:26, change in Kildare 08:44, Newbridge 08:49, Dublin Heuston 09:14
Commuter Northern and Maynooth Commuter Northern and Maynooth Commuter services will increase to an approximately hourly weekend service from 4th July (Sat-Sun) 
Intercity 15:30 Dublin Heuston to Limerick (Mon-Sat) Kildare 15:54, Portarlington 16:06, Portlaoise 16:18, Ballybrophy 16:35
Templemore 16:47, Thurles 16:57, Limerick 17:41
Intercity

18:15 Westport to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat)

Tullamore 19:07, Athlone 19:29, Roscommon 19:58, Castlerea 20:17, Ballyhaunis 20:30, Claremorris 20:44, Manulla Jct 20:57, Castlebar 21:04, Westport 21:21  
Intercity 

12:45 Westport to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat)

Portarlington 13:23, Tullamore 13:40, Clara 13:48, Athlone 14:05, Roscommon 14:29, Castlerea 14:48, Ballyhaunis 15:02, Claremorris 15:16, Manulla Jct 15:29, Castlebar 15:36, Westport 15:54
Intercity 

07:35 Dublin Heuston to Galway (Mon-Sat)

Kildare 08:00, Portarlington 08:14, Tullamore 08:31, Clara 08:40, Athlone 09:05, Ballinasloe, 09:20, Woodlawn 09:30, Attymon 09:37, Athenry 09:48, Oranmore 09:59, Galway 10:08
Intercity 

13:25 Dublin Heuston to Galway (Mon-Sat)

Sallins 13:42, Newbridge 13:50, Kildare 13:56, Monasterevin 14:03, Portarlington 14:12, Tullamore 14:29, Athlone 14:58, Ballinasloe 15:18, Woodlawn 15:28, Athenry 15:40, Galway 15:59
Intercity

11:00 Galway to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat)

Oranmore 11:16, Athenry 11:27, Ballinasloe 11:50, Athlone 12:07, Clara 12:28, Tullamore 12:38, Portarlington 12:57, Monasterevin 13:04, Kildare 13:11, Newbridge 13:17, Sallins 13:26, Dublin Heuston 13:47
Intercity

17:20 Galway to Dublin Heuston (Mon-Sat)

Oranmore 17:29, Athenry 17:40, Attymon 17:50, Woodlawn 17:58, Ballinasloe 18:08, Athlone 18:24, Tullamore 18:49, Portarlington 19:13, Kildare 19:25, Newbridge 19:31, Dublin Heuston 19:56

For a full list of services and to book please use our Journey Planner.

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Face Coverings

In line with Government guidance, wearing a face covering is mandatory on public transport from Monday 29th June. For more information, please see our news section regarding face coverings.

CEO Jim Meade - A note to our customers for Phase 3

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of life here in Ireland, and internationally.

I know it as a time of great uncertainty and concern for you and your loved ones, as it is for all of us in Iarnród Éireann also.

To support the country’s efforts in tackling COVID-19, our team of almost 4,000 people are focused on delivering your services and maintaining our network, and the necessary contingency measures for those services during current and future phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Throughout this, we are working with the National Transport Authority and other public transport operators, and will be guided at all times by the advice of our healthcare professionals, to whom we all owe such a debt.

Rail services will continue to operate subject to the alterations detailed above and will continue to do so unless public policy or the advice of health professionals changes, or unless our workforce is impacted to an extent which makes further service reduction unavoidable. By operating a revised and consistent schedule, we can:

  • Ensure that healthcare workers, and other workers for essential services can travel - including those members of our own workforce who are needed to keep trains running and the network operating - and those who must travel under the Reopening roadmap 
  • Ensure those assisting isolated or vulnerable members of the community can travel
  • Facilitate social distancing by maximising services, and the capacity on those services

We are cleaning stations and trains in line with advice received by our health authorities, and we are focusing on areas like door buttons, grab handles, tables, ticket machines etc. with which customers and staff come into most regular contact.

We also want to ask you for your support - you can help us to support the health authorities’ goal of flattening the curve of the spread of COVID-19 by:

  • Considering if your journey is necessary - this helps to limit social interaction as our health authority experts have recommended, and facilitates greater social distancing on board. Remote working is in place in many workplaces, including our own administrative functions
  • Following the hygiene advice of the health authorities, particularly in relation to hand washing, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow. From Monday 18th May, customers are asked to wear face coverings on public transport.
  • Reducing cash handling between customers and staff: where possible, please pay using Leap Card, book online and collect at ticket vending machines, pay at ticket vending machines, or pay using payment cards
  • Maintaining social distancing with other customers and staff: numbers travelling have reduced dramatically which is enabling customers to maintain social distancing, but we will continue to monitor demand, and liaise with our health authorities should further measures be necessary to ensure social distancing
HSE Covid-19 Information Leaflet

We thank you for your cooperation, and ask you to take care of your health and that of others in the weeks and months ahead.

Jim Meade,
Chief Executive,
Iarnród Éireann

Information from the HSE on COVID-19

Customers are advised that we are engaging with, and will continue to be guided by, the relevant health and other government agencies to inform decisions while the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue continues.

Rail services are continuing to operate to a revised schedule, and our cleaning of stations and trains is following advice given by the health authorities.

The health and safety of  customers and employees is paramount and we are following all public health instructions that are issued by the HSE. We would ask that everyone follows the latest HSE advice and Department of Health guidance at all times.

Click here to open 'Coronavirus COVID-19 Public Health Advice' in a PDF version.

 

Refund Information

Taxsaver Annual Tickets 

The National Transport Authority has provided an outline as to how TaxSaver customers are to be accommodated.
 
Many holders of TaxSaver tickets have been unable to avail of public transport services as a result of restrictions being put in place in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
 
NTA along with the transport operators and other stakeholders are now designing a process to implement the scheme, but the basic principles have been agreed.
 
For commuters who are to continue employment with their current employer, under the NTA plan, the customer will be offered free travel for a number of months equivalent to the length of time they have been unable to use their ticket as a result of travel restrictions.
 
At the point when the customer returns to work, or on expiry of their ticket, they will make arrangements with their employer and they will be offered a choice as to whether the months-in-lieu are to take effect immediately, or whether they want to use them at a later date.
 
For holders of TaxSaver tickets who will not be continuing in their current employment, a refund will be offered to cover the remaining period of ticket validity, from the time restrictions were put in place.
 
Where the customer wishes to receive a refund rather than a replacement ticket, it is still open to them to make such a request via their employer under existing terms and conditions.
 
Together with the NTA and other operators, we will confirm details of the scheme as soon as possible. Please retain your ticket(s) pending confirmation of details of the scheme. 

Onboard Catering 

Iarnród Éireann regrets to inform customers that, due to commercial issues arising from COVID-19, our catering providers Rail Gourmet (Rep of Ireland Intercity services) and Corporate Catering Services Limited (Enterprise) are suspending operations on our services.  

As a result, catering services will not be available on any of our services until further notice.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused, and wish our catering colleagues well and look forward to welcoming them back soon.

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