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Iarnród Éireann Night-time Track Works

31 July 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 / Area Date Location
Ashtown / Glasnevin 5th - 9th August Linear Track Works between Ashtown and Glasnevin
Blackrock / Shankill 5th - 9th August Overhead Line Inspections between Blackrock and Shankill
Bray  1st May – 31st October Dargle Bridge, limited night-time works.
Bray  28th July – 22nd August Royal Marine Tce, Albert Av, Sidbury Court, Brennans Parade, Sidmonton Av, Jones’ Tce, Meath Rd, Strand Rd
Broombridge / Ashtown  Limited night-time enabling works for New Pelletstown Station  Ashington, Royal Canal Ave


28th July – 8th August

Cherryville Junction

Clontarf / Killester Until late December City Centre Resignalling Project - In connection with the CCRP, linear testing will continue along the track between Connolly and Killester, (including North Strand Rd, Northbrook Av/Xavier Av/Strandville Av/ Bessborough Av). This work involves the intermittent use of on-track machines.
Connolly  28th July – 8th August  Connolly Station to Royal Canal
Docklands / Glasnevin  30th June – 16th August Linear Track Works between Docklands Station and Glasnevin via Ossory Rd, North Strand, Summerhill, Croke Park, Whitworth Rd, Cross Guns Bridge, Dalcassian Downs, Claremont Glasnevin
Drogheda 7th - 9th & 11th August Pine Hamlet
Drogheda 7th - 9th & 11th August Hand St, Cord Rd, Maple Drive, Newfield, Mount Sandford, College Rise, Bally Pk
Drogheda / Dundalk 5th - 9th August Linear Track Works between Drogheda and Dundalk
Dún Laoghaire 6th - 8th August Dún Laoghaire Station platform area
Greystones 11th August - 5th September The Grove and Ennis Lane

Heuston / Connolly (via Cabra, Glasnevin)

21st – 9th August

Linear Track Works between Heuston and Glasnevin via: Nth Circular Rd, Park Lodge, Glenbeigh Rd, Old Cabra Rd, Cabra Drive/Rd, Quarry Rd, Carnlough Rd, Fassaugh Av, Bannow Rd, St Attracta Rd, Claremont Crescent, Clareville Grove, Claremont Lawns, Dalcassian Downs

Heuston / Inchicore

28th July – 9th August

Linear Track Works between Heuston and Inchicore

Inchicore/Park West & Cherry Orchard

31st July – 15th August

Barnville Park, Cherry Orchard Court/Crescent/Parade, Cloverhill Rd, Le Fanu Drive, Killeen Rd, Le Fanu Rd, Kylemore Drive

Killiney / Shankill  23rd June – 8th Aug Linear Track Works Killiney to Shankill including: Strand Rd, Seafield Rd, Seafield Court, Bayview Close/Lawns, Clifton Park, Shanganagh Cliffs Estate, Shanganagh Wood, Rathsallagh Drive
Leixlip Confey / Maynooth

28th July – 1st Aug

Minor bridge maintenance works between Leixlip and Maynooth

Monasterevin / Portarlington

7th & 8th August


Newbridge / Kildare

5th August


Portlaoise 28th July – 15th Aug Portlaoise Station area
Sallins 5th - 6th August Major Track Renewal Works - All areas along the track between Sallins Station and the new Bypass Road Bridge (including Osbertstown View, Oldbridge Station, Osbertstown Drive, Sallins Pier)
Sandycove / Glenageary 7th August Linear Track Works between Sandycove and Glenageary stations
Sydney Parade / Salthill 6th August Linear Track Works between Sydney Parade and Salthill stations
Tara St / Pearse 21st April - 29th August Bridge No UBLL47 Townsend St

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