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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Iarnród Éireann

This year
Sharp rise in anti-social behaviour on trains in last three months
272 incidents were reported between April and June, including aggressive behaviour and attacks on staff.
Iarnród Éireann announces revised bank holiday services
Line works and sporting fixtures over the bank holiday weekend have led to revised timetables.
6% of Irish Rail passengers travelled without a valid ticket last year
Irish Rail could be losing around €12.3 million per annum through fare evasion.
Intercity trains to and from Heuston face 'serious disruption' after 'tragic incident'
On Twitter, Iarnród Éireann confirmed the suspension of all travel through Sallins and said that emergency services were attending the scene.
Irish Rail says delays on services 'beginning to ease' following signalling issue
Services were suspended on all routes to and from Dublin’s Connolly Station earlier this afternoon, but have since resumed.
Quiz: Can you name these Irish train stations from aerial photographs?
With many renovations coming to train stations soon – we want to know just how well do you know your train stations?
Iarnród Éireann says it will not cut off Howth during Dart extension despite local concerns
The DART+ Coastal North programme will cost an estimated €600 million and be completed in 2029 at the earliest.
Poll: Have you ever used the catering service on Iarnród Éireann?
Iarnród Éireann is reintroducing catering on some trains this week.
'It doesn't have to be expensive': Eamon Ryan says 'idle' rail lines could be revived
A report by
Tadgh McNally
Ryan suggested that some rail lines could be reopened easily and at at low expense.
Ryan has said there are rail lines that could be opened easily and at little cost.
He said an existing lines from Rosslare, through Waterford on to Limerick Junction was one example.
All-Island Strategic Review is ready to be published should Stormont return.
Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight
The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
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
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.
Poll: Would you use a quieter train carriage?
Quieter carriages will be available to book online for some services
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Good Information Podcast: Making public transport accessible, sustainable and efficient
Frequent, local and affordable: how to make public transport work.
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.
Irish Rail to hire onboard officers to enforce seat reservations and help disabled passengers
The offered salary starts at €31,000 per year.
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
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.
€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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
Trains delayed going to and from Kerry after car damages barrier at level crossing
This is the second incident of its kind today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.’
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.
Trains running again after truck hits bridge in south Dublin
The truck struck a bridge at South Lotts.
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.
Rail services suspended between Bray and Greystones due to incident on track
Irish Rail tweeted that services had been suspended on the line.
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.
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.