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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Iarnród Éireann

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# Legal tender
Here’s why some train ticket machines literally won’t accept your money
Have you seen a new €5 note yet? Rail Users Ireland says neither Luas nor Iarnród Éireann machines will take them.
# level crossings
Campaign launched after four deaths and 96 'near misses' at level crossings
The campaign aims to make road users aware of the correct behaviour at railway crossings and the dangers posed by their misuse.
# Snow
Updated: Snow showers to continue in the east, cold elsewhere
The rest of the country will remain dry and cold with spells of sunshine over western counties.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you ever reported a racist incident?
To mark International Day Against Racism, the Immigrant Council of Ireland is urging people to report racist abuse.
# Anti-racism campaign
Anti-racism campaign launched by Dublin transport providers
To mark International Day Against Racism, Dublin transport providers are carrying the message: “Dublin’s Transport Links – Racism Divides”.
# Lost dog
Lost Connolly Station dog and owner have yet to be reunited
She seems to have made a new friend at her temporary home overnight but she’s still looking for her owner.
# Ta-da!
What do you make of the new Iarnród Éireann logo?
It’s different… ish.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail's says new timetables will cut some journeys by up to 25 minutes
Timetable changes on intercity services to Dublin have come into effect from today but some services have been cut.
# Transport
Good news, commuters: €11 million to be spent on new train carriages
The European Commission has approved the grant for 33 new railcars on the Athlone-Portlaoise-Dublin commuter belt.
# train-ing day
Here's how many people travelled on Ireland's rail network in 2012
New figures released by Iarnród Éireann show the number of people taking the DART is up but Intercity and Commuter passengers figures are down.
# Shhhush
Irish Rail told to keep the noise down
Locals in Carrick-on-Suir have made over 100 complaints about the noisy train horn.
# Spare Change
Commuters see price increases on buses, trains and trams
The cost of one-off bus and train trips increased on Saturday.
# Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann makes route changes for 2013
Making journey times up to 13 minutes faster, increasing services on Galway, Westport and Portlaoise routes and cancelling poorly demanded services.
# Transport
Public transport fares to increase over coming weeks
The National Transport Authority has sanctioned increases for Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann, Irish Rail and the Luas.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail rolls out free wi-fi on Dublin's commuter trains
Commuters on the Drogheda, Maynooth, M3 Parkway, Kildare and Gorey services can now work on their laptops, tablets and smart phones during their commute.
# access
Train station lifts closed for over three months
The disabled access lifts in Balbriggan train station in North County Dublin are finally due to reopen today, three months after being vandalised.
# Fare increase
Commuters face 6 percent rise in public transport fares
CIE said it has to ensure it is in a position to keep providing transport services and can not rule out difficult decisions in the future.
# Ticket dispute
Irish Rail says Healy-Eames ticket dispute 'resolved satisfactorily'
The chairman and chief executive of Iarnród Éireann went to Leinster House to meet with the Fine Gael senator today.
CIE handed extra €36m ‘to protect public transport’ amid funding fears
The state-run transport company has been given a funding top-up, though it’s not clear what services have been at risk.
# WiFi
Free WiFi launched on all Irish Rail Intercity trains
Irish Rail says the Intercity fleet is now fully equipped with WiFi, and every seat will have a plug socket for passengers to charge their devices on board.
# Irish Rail
450 Irish Rail job loss news 'not deferred because of referendum'
Iarnród Éireann is to look for around 11 per cent of its staff base to take a “voluntary severance package”.
# travelogue
Read: Kidnappings and lost cousins - amazing real-life transport stories
From mistaken identities to mysterious mittens – artist Theresa Nanigian collected these incredible, touching tales from drivers and passengers.
Full Dart services to run over bank holiday weekend
Iarnród Éireann has announced the postponment of engineering works planned for this weekend due to the disruption it would cause over the May Bank Holiday.
# In Numbers
Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics
How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…
# Public Transport
Iarnród Éireann hails 'record punctuality' in first quarter of 2012
39 out of every 40 Intercity journeys reached their destination within 10 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you like to see other operators running passenger trains?
Leo Varadkar says he’d encourage interested parties to come forward to run cross-border services. Should there be more?
# Trains
Varadkar would welcome private operators on cross-border rail lines
The transport minister says he would like companies interested in a commercial service to come forward with their proposals.
# Competition
Changes to Irish Rail on way as Ireland gives up EU exemption
Currently Ireland is the only EU country with a single rail operator.
# Irish Rail
Investigations continue after child struck by train near Tipperary
A young girl was struck by a train on the Waterford line outside Limerick Junction.
# One Year In’s progress report for the Government: Transport
How has the government managed on its promises for public transport, speed limits, taxi regulation and more?
# Collision
Nine horses injured in collision with train in Wexford
The horses were struck by a train on railway tracks close to Enniscorthy in the early hours of this morning.
# Explosion
Driver hospitalised after explosion on DART train
The driver of the DART suffered injuries after detonators exploded in the driver’s cabin at Bray station during rush hour this morning.
# Train fares
Iarnród Éireann reduces student intercity fares until April
Iarnród Éireann is reducing the cost of intercity train travel for students by up to 47 per cent in some cases.
# Leap Card
35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months
Public transport minister Alan Kelly says there are 57,000 Leap cards in circulation, with only a small number of complaints lodged.
# Surf's up
Dublin Bus to begin free WiFi trials next week
The capital’s bus provider will kick off a trial run of its proposed free WiFi service on a small number of buses next week.
# All aboard!
New system for Irish Rail intercity fares takes effect today
The new fares regime means higher prices on most InterCity routes, but some ticket prices are also set to fall.
# Public Transport
Most InterCity train fares to go up next month
Iarnród Éíreann confirms adjusted fares, with most prices up by 0.6% to 13.3% – while also reforming the types of tickets sold.
# Iarnród Éireann
Faults mean 51 new train coaches remain out of action
As rail fares go up for commuter and DART passengers, Iarnród Éireann says technical faults are holding up the use of new carriages.