Upcoming Line Improvement Works - October to November

Upcoming Line Improvement Works - October to November

16 October 2019

Here you will find a complete list of planned engineering works and changes to Iarnród Éireann rail services.

Engineering Works PDF Timetables

Upcoming Engineering Works 

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Ballybrophy

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to Engineering Works between Sallins & Kildare, bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portarlington with the majority of trains departing Portarlington at the regular time. Some services will be deferred and customers are advised to check the time of their train before departure.

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portarlington in both directions
  • Ballybrophy to Limerick and Limerick to Ballybrophy services are deferred.

Please check our journey planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

Saturday 9th November

Due to engineering works at Roscrea, the following service alterations will be in place:

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill to Ballybrophy 
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill to Ballybrophy
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 19:30hrs deferred Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers 

Sunday 10th November

  • 19:45hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 17:20hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be substituted by bus transfers

Monday 11th to Saturday 16th November

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill to Ballybrophy
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy 
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick (10:30hrs deferred Sat.) will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick (19.30hrs deferred Sat.) will be substituted by bus transfers

Sunday 17th November

  • 19:45hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 17:20hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be substituted by bus transfers 

Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd November

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy (17:05hrs Advanced Sat.) will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick (10:08hrs deferred Sat.) will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick (19:25hrs deferred Sat.) will be substituted by bus transfers

Sunday 24th November

  • 19:45hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 17:20hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be substituted by bus transfers

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill to Ballybrophy
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill to Ballybrophy
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers

Sunday 1st December

  • 19:45hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 17:20hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be substituted by bus transfers

Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December

  • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy 
  • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy
  • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers

Sunday 8th December

  • 19:45hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 17:20hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will be substituted by bus transfers

Monday 9th to Saturday 14th December

    • 06:30hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy
    • 16:55hrs Limerick to Ballybrophy will operate to Birdhill only, bus transfers from Birdhill/Ballybrophy
    • 10:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers
    • 19:05hrs Ballybrophy to Limerick will be substituted by bus transfers

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Belfast Services

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

 

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

Friday 25th October

  • 19:00hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork is deferred until 19:15hrs
  • 20:40hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick is deferred until 20:55hrs
  • 23:10hrs Dublin Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only, bus transfers in operation from Hazelhatch to Sallins

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portarlington with the majority of trains departing Portarlington at the regular time. Some services will be deferred and customers are advised to check the time of their train before departure.

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portarlington in both directions
  • Direct services to/from Limerick are cancelled
  • Limerick to Limerick Junction services are deferred 

Please check our journey planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

Saturday 11th November:

Due to planned engineering works at Thurles Station on Saturday 16th November, service alterations and amendments will be effect on the Dublin to Cork line. Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portlaoise only with bus transfers operating between Portlaoise, Thurles and Limerick Junction. A Second train will continue the journey between Limeick Junction and Cork. Some services will be deferred or cancelled and customers are advised to check the time of their train before departure.

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Portlaoise in both directions
  • Bus services will operate between Portlaoise, Thurles and Limerick Junction in both directions
  • Some bus transfers will serve Ballybrophy and Templemore, please see our Journey Planner for further details
  • Cork/Tralee and Mallow/Tralee services will be deferred and operate with altered times. Please see our Journey Planner for further details
  • Direct services to/from Limerick are cancelled
  • Limerick/Limerick Junction services are deferred 

Please check our journey planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Cobh and Midleton Commuters

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

 

DART

Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th October and Monday 28th October

The planned engineering works for these dates has been cancelled. Services will operate as normal.

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to engineering works between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire, and between Bray and Greystones;

  • DART services will operate on the Northside between Howth or Malahide to Dublin Connolly only; and on the Southside between Bray to Dun Laoghaire only
  • No DART services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Dun Laoghaire stations, or between Bray and Greystones
  • Tara Street, Pearse, Grand Canal Dock, Lansdowne Road, Sandymount, Sydney Parade, Booterstown, Blackrock, Seapoint and Salthill and Monkstown Stations will be closed
  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Greystones for Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort services
  • Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November:

Due to engineering works between between Bray and Greystones;

  • DART services will operate between Howth or Malahide to Bray only
  • No DART services will operate between Bray and Greystones
  • Bus transfers will operate between Bray and Greystones for DART and Rosslare Europort services
  • Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to Engineering Works between Sallins and Kildare and Athenry and Galway bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Kildare with the majority of trains departing Dublin Heuston ahead of the scheduled time. Servies will leave Kildare amd Athenry at approximately the regular time.

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Kildare in both directions
  • Bus transfers will operate between Athenry and Galway in both directions
  • Buses will depart Dublin Heuston and Galway  earlier than the scheduled departure time
  • Services to and from Ballina to Manulla Junction will be deferred
  • 15:45hrs Westport to Dublin Heuston service on Sunday 27th October will be cancelled

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Northern Commuters

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Portlaoise Commuters

Saturday 26th October:

An hourly service will operate to and from Dublin Heuston to Hazelhatch between 06:20hrs and 21:20hrs approximately with bus connections for all services serving Hazelhatch, Sallins, Newbridge and Kildare.

  • 22:10hrs Heuston to Portlaoise is deferred to 22:20hrs and operates to Hazelhatch only. Bus connections will operate Hazelhatch to Portlaoise serving all stations
  • 23:10hrs Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only. Bus connections will operate Hazelhatch to Kildare serving all stations
  • Bus Transfers will be in operation for all customers travelling beyond Hazelhatch 

Sunday 27th October:

Bus connections will be in effect for all services serving Hazelhatch, Sallins, Newbridge and Kildare.

  • 10:15hrs Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only
  • 12:15hrs Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only
  • 14:30hrs Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only
  • 16:30hrs Heuston to Kildare will operate to Hazelhatch only
  • 18:55hrs Heuston to Newbridge will operate to Hazelhatch only
  • 11:15hrs Kildare/Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 11.36hrs
  • 13:15hrs Kildare/Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 13.36hrs
  • 15:35hrs Kildare/Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 15.56hrs
  • 17:35hrs Kildare/Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 17.56hrs
  • 20:35hrs Newbridge/Heuston will commence from Hazelhatch at 20:51hrs

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Rosslare Services

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October

Due to engineering works between Connolly and Dun Laoghaire, and between Bray and Greystones;

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Connolly and Greystones for Dublin Connolly to Rosslare Europort services

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

Monday 28th October

  • The planned engineering works for these dates has been cancelled. Services will operate as normal

 

Sligo Services and Maynooth Commuter

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Waterford Services

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to Engineering Works between Sallins and Kildare and Kildare and Athy bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Athy with the majority of trains departing Dublin Heuston at the scheduled time. Separate buses will operate between Newbridge, Kildare and Athy.

  • Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Athy in both directions
  • Separate buses will operate between Newbridge, Kildare and Athy

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Waterford to Limerick Junction Services

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to Engineering Works between Sallins & Kildare and Kildare & Athy bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Athy with the majority of trains departing Dublin Heuston at the scheduled time. Separate buses will operate between Newbridge, Kildare and Athy.

  • Services to/from Limerick Junction and Waterford will be deferred

Please check our journey planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

Saturday 2nd November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 16.50hrs (deferred from 16:25hrs) Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 09.57hrs (deferred from 09:40hrs) Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 19:10hrs (deferred from 18:40hrs) Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 

Saturday 9th November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 

Monday 11th to Saturday 16th November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 

Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction will be substituted by bus transfers 
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will be substituted by bus transfers 

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

 

Western Rail Corridor (Limerick to Galway)

Saturday 19th October

Due to engineering works between Ballybrophy and Lisduff on Saturday 19th October, a number of timetable alterations and cancellations to services will occur.

  • Please see our PDF Timetable for Saturday 19th October
  • Alternatively, please see our journey planner for the full list of service changes and alterations

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th October:

Due to Engineering Works between Athenry and Galway bus transfers will operate between Athenry and Galway with the majority of trains departing Atherny at the scheduled time. 

  • Bus transfers will operate between Athenry and Galway in both directions
  • Buses will leave Galway ahead of the scheduled departure time
  • Somer services will be deferred

Please check our Journey Planner for the full list of changes that are taking place.

Line Improvement Work

Iarnród Éireann is continuing its programme of line improvement works on selected Saturdays, focusing this year on the section between Newbridge and Ballybrophy.

The annual investment of €10 million in line improvements will lead to higher reliability, smoother running of trains and with other works deliver consistent 160kph speeds (100 mph). This will deliver journey time improvements for customers.

We advise customers to check their journey details prior to travelling. For a full list of available services on your day of travel, please check our Journey Planner for all timetable query or click on your route below for a summary service arrangements.

Accessibility on Iarnród Éireann Services

We are better able to assist you if you contact us as far in advance as possible, but try to give at least 24-hours' notice of your journey. You can contact us by emailing access@irishrail.ie or calling (0)1 836 6222 (Monday - Friday 08:30-18:00hrs excluding public holidays). 

For DART Accessibility information, please see our new DART Accessibility section

Catering on Rail Iarnród Éireann Services

On affected services, a trolley service will be provided on all InterCity services. Dining car and restaurant car facilities will not be available.

How can I reserve a seat on an Iarnród Éireann Service?

When you purchase an Adult, Child or Student ticket on this website or through our call centre (01-8366222) you are given an assigned seat as part of the price

Customers who are already in possession of or purchasing on the day of travel a valid standard class ticket(s) such as Family Tickets, Day Return, Open Return, Weekly, Monthly, Annual, InterRail and Free Travel pass holders can reserve a seat on a service for a small fee per person each way

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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