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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Iarnród Éireann

Last month
February 2023
# All aboard
Irish Rail confirm a return to carriage catering is coming down the tracks
The trolley service was suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Last year
# Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann has 6% average hourly gender pay gap in favour of women
Women also make up significant proportions of the company’s upper middle and upper positions.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you use a quieter train carriage?
Quieter carriages will be available to book online for some services
# dart+ west
Application on track to extend Dart out to Maynooth and Meath
The plans include 40km of electrification and resignalling along the Maynooth and M3 parkway rail lines.
# Wicklow
Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.
# dart+ west
Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.
# Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann urges caution at level crossings as incidents rise by 74%
The company has warned of a number of worrying collisions this year so far.
# Public Transport
The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient
Frequent, local and affordable: how to make public transport work.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail says on-board catering services unlikely to return until 2023 at the earliest
The company said it had been unable to tender a new contract with catering provider RailGourmet.
# Trained Up
Irish Rail to hire onboard officers to enforce seat reservations and help disabled passengers
The offered salary starts at €31,000 per year.
# Plan Ahead
Dart services between Grand Canal and Greystones suspended this Easter bank holiday weekend
Irish Rail has advised customers that revised timetables are in place on all routes, with bus transfers serving lines that have been closed.
All time
# Iarnród Éireann
Schedule alterations kick in on Friday as Irish Rail details Christmas and New Year schedule
Separately, An Post customers are being reminded that today is the cut-off date for sending cards and packages to Irish addresses.
# Public Transport
€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.
# Irish Rail
Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.
# public consultation
Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.
How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
A report by
Lauren Boland
Erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar exacerbated by climate change pose long-term challenges for railways.
Projects to safeguard Irish railways from climate change long-term are at early stages, Lauren Boland reports.
Coastal erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar have been exacerbated by climate change.
However, it could be up to 10 years before the measures are fully implemented.
Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# significant disruption
Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.
# Ród rage
Iarnród Éireann reports more than 30 incidents at rail crossing so far this year
Irish Rail is asking for more vigilance from road users, as most incident involved collisions with barriers.
# Complaints
Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats
Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.
# Not again
Trains delayed going to and from Kerry after car damages barrier at level crossing
This is the second incident of its kind today.
# Irish Rail
Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists
Several lifts were out of order at Dart stations this morning. Irish Rail said it was working to get them fixed.
# Irish Rail
Poll: Would you support the introduction of pre-book only trains to deal with overcrowding?
Irish Rail says it won’t have more carriages on the network for the next two years.
# Irish Rail
Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand
Drumcondra station has resumed service after the truck hit a bridge earlier today.
# off the rails
Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users
Recent issues with lifts not working have left many wheelchair users unable to access certain stations.
# Out of service
'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’
# Irish Rail
Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message
People can text the word TRAIN followed by their location and details of the incident in question to 51444.
# Stuck truck
Trains running again after truck hits bridge in south Dublin
The truck struck a bridge at South Lotts.
# crashing barriers
Safety warning: Irish Rail releases video of level crossing crashes and near-misses
It’s in honour of International Level Crossing Awareness Day, which is a thing apparently.
# Irish Rail
Rail services suspended between Bray and Greystones due to incident on track
Irish Rail tweeted that services had been suspended on the line.
# no trains go
Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users today
Tara Street and Pearse Stations will both be closed today.
# Iarnród Éireann
Delays of 30-45 minutes to trains going to and from Heuston due to vandalism
Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock train services are operating from/to Hazelhatch as a result.
# Harmonstown
Severe disruption to DART line after 'tragic incident' at northside station
Services will remain suspended until at least 3pm.
# Heads Up
Pearse and Tara Street stations close this weekend for roof repairs
There will be bus transfers available between Connolly and Bray for Connolly/Rosslare Europort services.
# more services
Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month
The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.
# off the rails
Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.
# stationary
As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock
One commuter said that the changes make their journey “almost unmanageable”.
# Irish Rail
'Very significant' damage and severe disruption after Dublin to Galway train hits herd of cows
The 15.35 Heuston to Galway train collided with 8 cattle.
# repair works
'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire
Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.
# transport update
Extra trains for Ed Sheeran concerts, and none between Connolly-Howth this weekend
If you’re taking the train this weekend, Iarnród Éireann is advising you check ahead.
# dublin to cork
Irish Rail customers to get refunds after being delayed by almost five hours
People travelling on the Dublin to Cork and Dublin to Kerry services yesterday evening experienced significant delays.