Upcoming Line Improvement Works - October and November

Upcoming Line Improvement Works - October and November

30 October 2019

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

Upcoming Engineering Works 

Customers are advised that due to essential Ballast Cleaning work, an alternative timetable will be in operation for various services serving Dublin Heuston (Cork, Limerick, Ennis, Ballybrophy, Waterford, Galway, Tralee) on 23rd November only.

  • Cork services will operate every hour in each direction with altered timings, please check the journey planner or timetable PDF below for full details 
  • All direct Limerick to Dublin Heuston services and Dublin Heuston to Limerick are CANCELLED.
  • Limerick services will operate every hour, connecting to and from all Cork services at Limerick Junction
  • Tralee services will operate every 2 hours, connecting to and from Cork services at Mallow 
  • 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Tralee is cancelled. Passengers should board the 17:05hrs Dublin Heuston to Cork service and change at Mallow for a connecting service. Please note that there will be a delay of 25 - 30 mins from Mallow to Tralee
  • Nenagh Line services will operate with altered timings, please change at Ballybrophy for connecting services. Please check the journey planner or timetable PDF below for full details 

Please find alternative timetable below or alternatively please check our Journey Planner for further information: 

PDF Timetable

Engineering Timetable 23rd November, 2019

Please select your route below for more details on upcoming engineering works.

Ballybrophy Services

Customers are advised that the 10:05hrs Ballybrophy and Limerick service will be substituted by bus transfers on Mondays to Saturdays from Monday 30th September to Friday 22nd November inclusive.

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

Sunday 17th November, Sunday 24th November, Sunday 1st December and 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 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

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

Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November, Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December and 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

Belfast Services

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Cobh and Midleton 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.

Cork, Limerick and Tralee Services

Friday 15th November

  • 19.00hrs Heuston to Cork is deferred to 19.15hrs
  • 20.40hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick Colbert is deferred to 20.55hrs

Saturday 16th November

  • 21.00 Heuston to Cork will now operate as bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise, Thurles and Limerick Junction and a train from Limerick Junction to Cork
  • 18.25 Cork to Heuston will now operate to Limerick Junction only. Bus transfers will be in operation from Limerick Junction to Thurles, Portlaoise and Heuston.
  • 20.25 Cork to Heuston will now operate to Limerick Junction only. Bus transfers will be in operation from Limerick Junction to Thurles, Portlaoise, Portarlington, Kildare and Heuston 
  • 08.20 Cork to Mallow is cancelled
Sunday 17th November
  •  08.30hrs Heuston to Tralee is deferred to 09.00hrs
  • 10.45hrs Mallow to Cork is deferred to 11.15hrs
  • 10.08hrs Limerick Junction to Ennis is deferred to 10.52hrs
Saturday 23rd November
  • 21.00hrs Heuston to Cork will be bus transfers from Heuston to Portlaoise and Thurles , with a train from Thurles to Cork
  • 20.25hrs Cork to Heuston is deferred to 20.45hrs, will operate to Thurles only, with bus transfers from Thurles to Portlaoise, Portarlington, Monasterevin, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston 
Sunday 24th November
  • 08.30hrs Heuston to Tralee is deferred to 09.00hrs
  • 10.45hrs Mallow to Cork is deferred to 11.15hrs
  • 10.08hrs Limerick Junction to Limerick is deferred to 10.52hrs 
  • 10.50hrs Limerick to Limerick Junction will operate in an altered path
 

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

DART Services

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Galway and Westport Services

Saturday 23rd November
  • 17.20hrs Galway to Heuston will call additionally at Monasterevin.
Sunday 24th November
  • 08.00hrs Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers from Heuston to Kildare and Portarlington , with a train from Portarlington to Galway
  • 09.40hrs Athlone to Westport is deferred to 10.06hrs
  • 10.30hrs Ballina to Manulla Junction is deferred to 10.55hrs
  • 11.05hrs Manulla Junction to Ballina is deferred to 11.32hrs
  • 07.50hrs Westport to Heuston will operate in an altered path
  • 11.40hrs Heuston to Galway will NOT serve Clara and will operate in an altered path
  • 11.00hrs Galway to Heuston is deferred to 11.35hrs

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 16th November

  • 19.45hrs  Heuston to Portlaoise  is advanced to 19.05hrs
  • 20.15hrs Heuston to Kildare is extended to Portarlington with bus transfers from Portarlington to Portlaoise 
  • 21.05hrs Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Portarlington only, bus transfers from Portarlington to Portlaoise 
  • 22.10hrs Heuston to Portlaoise  will operate to Kildare only, bus transfers from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise 
  • 17.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston is deferred to 17.28hrs
  • 19.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston is deferred to 19.32hrs
  • 21.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington and a train from Portarlington to Heuston
  • 22.02hrs Kildare to Heuston is cancelled
  • 22.30hrs Portlaoise to Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin and Kildare and a train from Kildare to Heuston
Saturday 23rd November
  • 21.05hrs Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, with bus transfers from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise 
  • 22.10hrs Heuston to Portlaoise will operate to Kildare only, with bus transfers from Kildare to Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise 
  • 09.13hrs Portlaoise to Heuston is deferred to 09.20hrs
  • 12.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston will operate in an altered path
  • 19.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston is cancelled
  • 21.25hrs Portlaoise to Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin and Kildare, train from Kildare to Heuston
  • 22.02hrs Kildare to Heuston is advanced to 21.46hrs
  • 22.30hrs Portlaoise to Heuston will be bus transfers from Portlaoise to Portarlington, Monasterevin and Kildare, with a train from Kildare to Heuston
 

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

Rosslare Services

  • There are currently no engineering works planned for this route

Please check our Journey Planner for full details.

Waterford Services

  • 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 to Limerick Junction Services

Monday 11th to Saturday 16th November and Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd November and Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November

  • 07:20hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction service will operate to Clonmel only, bus transfers in operation from Clonmel to Limerick Junction.
  • 16:25hrs Waterford to Limerick Junction service will operate to Clonmel only, bus transfers in operation from Clonmel to Limerick Junction.
  • 09:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will operate as a bus transfer to Clonmel and a train between Clonmel and Waterford
  • 18:40hrs Limerick Junction to Waterford will operate as a bus transfer to Clonmel and a train between Clonmel and Waterford

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

Western Rail Corridor (Limerick to Galway)

  • 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.

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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