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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

16 March 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 Date Location
Ballyfermot 10th - 18th April Landen Rd, Con Colbert Rd
Ballyhaunis  10th April  Ballyhaunis Station
Ballyvary

7th - 10th April

Ballyvary, Co Mayo

Broombridge / Ashtown

From 11th Feb

Limited night-time works - Ashington Mews, Ashington Gardens, Ashington Court, Ashington Dale, Royal Canal Avenue

Castlebar 

16th April

Castlebar station

Castlebar

12th - 15th May

Islandeady, Castlebar Co. Mayo

Castlerea  9th April Castlerea Station
Cherryville

7th April

Cherryville Area

Claremorris

28th March - 1st May

Claremorris, Co. Mayo

Dalkey / Killiney

8th and 9th April

Linear Track Works Dalkey to Killiney

Drogheda / Duleek 31st March - 9th April Mount Auburn, Bryanstown Close, Meadow View, Rosevale
Drogheda / Dundalk 6th April - 2nd May Linear Track Works Laytown to Drogheda
Heuston / Connolly (via Cabra)   7th January – 12th April Linear Track Works between Glasnevin and Cabra Road via St Attracta Road, Bannow Road, Carnlough Road , Quarry Road 
Killiney / Shankill 8th - 10th April Linear Track Works between Killiney and Shankill
Knockcroghery  7th April and 21st April Knockcroghery Station area
Malahide / Portmarnock 10th April Linear Track Works from Malahide Viaduct to Portmarnock
Monasterevin 7th - 11th April Linear Track Works for a distance of approximately 1km either side of Monasterevin Station
Newbridge

8th and 9th April

Linear Track Works from Newbridge Station for a distance of approximately 2Km towards Kildare, including Lakeside Park and Court, Morristown Billard Rd, Allen View Heights.

Pearse Station Roof Project  24th Feb – 5th April Boyne St, Sandwith St, Erne Tce Rear
Portlaoise

19th March - 26th April

Approximately Junction 18 area towards Trumera

Raheny / Kilbarrack

7th April

Linear Track Works between Raheny and Kilbarrack

Roscommon  April 8th  Roscommon Station
Roscommon

22nd - 24th April

Fuerty, Co Roscommon

Sallins

27th March – 3rd May

Sallins Pier, Osbertstown Drive, Osbertstown View, Oldbridge Station area

Sandycove /Glenageary  25th Feb – 14th June Major Track Renewal Works -All areas along the track between Sandycove and Barnhill Road, including Carlisle Pier area in Dún Laoghaire
Sydney Parade / Booterstown 25th February - 2nd May Linear Track Works Merrion Rd Level Crossing to Booterstown
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