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# irish-rail - Thursday 24 December, 2020

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
# Travel Tips
# Travel Tips

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 2:18 PM 46,097 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.

# irish-rail - Monday 7 December, 2020

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas
# Riding Home For Christmas
# Riding Home For Christmas

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas

Dec 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 13,967 Views 20 Comments

Reduced capacity will apply on trains due to Covid-19 restrictions.

# irish-rail - Monday 30 November, 2020

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
# NTA
# NTA

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,411 Views 23 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

# irish-rail - Monday 16 November, 2020

Irish Rail users will be treated to birdsong on their morning commute
# On Chorus
# On Chorus

Irish Rail users will be treated to birdsong on their morning commute

Nov 16th 2020, 7:53 AM 25,365 Views 14 Comments

The project highlights the dramatic reduction in noise pollution in Ireland during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

# irish-rail - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Irish Rail services suspended through Connolly this weekend and next
# Maintenance
# Maintenance

Irish Rail services suspended through Connolly this weekend and next

Nov 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,661 Views 9 Comments

Full Dart services will operate weekdays.

# irish-rail - Monday 2 November, 2020

Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic
# A Fine Time
# A Fine Time

Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 32,787 Views 10 Comments

Capacity on public transport services was greatly reduced after the arrival of Covid-19.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends

Oct 20th 2020, 3:25 PM 10,774 Views 9 Comments

The €120 million project will result in the resignalling of the Dart network from Howth/Malahide to Sandymount.

# irish-rail - Monday 21 September, 2020

Fancy driving a train? Irish Rail has opened its latest recruitment drive with salary scale up to €60k
# Cvs At The Ready
# Cvs At The Ready

Fancy driving a train? Irish Rail has opened its latest recruitment drive with salary scale up to €60k

Sep 21st 2020, 6:49 PM 123,275 Views 61 Comments

Irish Rail said it’s been encouraged by the increasing interest from women in its recruitment drives.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
# Assault
# Assault

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,402 Views 15 Comments

The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan
# Upgrades
# Upgrades

Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan

Aug 26th 2020, 2:25 PM 23,792 Views 43 Comments

A public consultation will now take place as part of plans for the Dart+ West programme.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Garda probe launched after van smashes through level crossing barrier in Co Roscommon
# Knockroghery
# Knockroghery

Garda probe launched after van smashes through level crossing barrier in Co Roscommon

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 8:03 PM 41,413 Views 3 Comments

A vehicle drove through a closed arm of a level crossing barrier this morning.

# irish-rail - Monday 20 July, 2020

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare
# The Dart
# The Dart

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare

Jul 20th 2020, 10:22 PM 42,468 Views 36 Comments

The government’s development plan aims to increase capacity on Dart services to cope with the expected rise in demand in future.

# irish-rail - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,708 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
# On Yer Bike
# On Yer Bike

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

Jun 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,182 Views 56 Comments

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

# irish-rail - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant

Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant

Jun 11th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,014 Views 6 Comments

There are currently 948 level crossings on the Iarnród Éireann network.

# irish-rail - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

Jun 6th 2020, 9:37 AM 24,168 Views 18 Comments

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

# irish-rail - Monday 11 May, 2020

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
# Transport
# Transport

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'

May 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,058 Views 64 Comments

The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.

# irish-rail - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks
# Anti-social Behaviour
# Anti-social Behaviour

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks

Mar 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 57,565 Views 45 Comments

Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.

# irish-rail - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend
# Closed
# Closed

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend

Feb 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,332 Views 10 Comments

Engineering works at Pearse are also planned for 21-22 March and 25-26 April.

# irish-rail - Friday 28 February, 2020

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland
# Enterprise
# Enterprise

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 28th 2020, 12:21 PM 29,077 Views 59 Comments

It’s not yet clear if the woman in question travelled from Dublin to Belfast via train.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager

Feb 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,797 Views 63 Comments

An ‘anarchist’ could do ‘something terrible’ to a reusable cup before handing it to staff, the catering manager said.

# irish-rail - Friday 7 February, 2020

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years

Feb 7th 2020, 12:06 PM 8,809 Views 31 Comments

Disability activists have recently highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time,

# irish-rail - Friday 17 January, 2020

'Major delays' expected as truck driver damages level crossing in Sutton
# Commuting
# Commuting

'Major delays' expected as truck driver damages level crossing in Sutton

Jan 17th 2020, 9:10 AM 28,362 Views 52 Comments

Irish Rail says the delays are mainly between Howth and Howth Junction but knock-on delays could affect other services.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year

Jan 8th 2020, 9:31 PM 13,240 Views 30 Comments

Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.

# irish-rail - Monday 6 January, 2020

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats

Jan 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,827 Views 34 Comments

Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.

# irish-rail - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys

Jan 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 50,085 Views 54 Comments

The PeakTime website was launched to try to reduce overcrowding on carriages during rush-hour.

# irish-rail - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Full rail service resuming but knock-on delays expected
# Disruption
# Disruption

Full rail service resuming but knock-on delays expected

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 5:19 PM 31,205 Views 9 Comments

Irish Rail has warned commuters to expect delays.

# irish-rail - Friday 13 December, 2019

Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 7:21 PM 38,242 Views 7 Comments

Services were suspended while emergency services dealt with a “trespasser” on the tracks.

# irish-rail - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin
# Rail Delays
# Rail Delays

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin

Dec 12th 2019, 11:17 AM 20,718 Views 24 Comments

This morning’s incident resulted delays of up to 30 minutes to Irish Rail services.

# irish-rail - Friday 6 December, 2019

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,763 Views 9 Comments

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge
# Not Again
# Not Again

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

Dec 4th 2019, 12:49 PM 40,428 Views 43 Comments

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

# irish-rail - Monday 2 December, 2019

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network
# Funding
# Funding

Government announces €1 billion investment in national rail network

Dec 2nd 2019, 7:23 AM 30,198 Views 43 Comments

The investment in civil engineering programmes will take place from 2020 to 2024.

# irish-rail - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April
# NTA
# NTA

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April

Dec 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 28,942 Views 22 Comments

NTA CEO Anne Graham said that overall fare revenue will increase by “less than 2%”.

# irish-rail - Friday 29 November, 2019

Trains delayed going to and from Kerry after car damages barrier at level crossing
# Not Again
# Not Again

Trains delayed going to and from Kerry after car damages barrier at level crossing

Nov 29th 2019, 3:51 PM 28,058 Views 32 Comments

This is the second incident of its kind today.

Rail services suspended between Sandymount and Lansdowne after vehicle damages barriers
# Dublin
# Dublin

Rail services suspended between Sandymount and Lansdowne after vehicle damages barriers

Nov 29th 2019, 10:05 AM 29,176 Views 40 Comments

The incident happened on Serpentine Avenue.

# irish-rail - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Piano at Pearse Station taken out of service due to 'extensive mindless vandalism'
# Pearse
# Pearse

Piano at Pearse Station taken out of service due to 'extensive mindless vandalism'

Nov 28th 2019, 4:50 PM 53,556 Views 50 Comments

Irish Rail anticipates that the piano will remain out of service for over a week.

# irish-rail - Monday 25 November, 2019

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,564 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Dublin commuter delays: A crash on the M50 and a truck hits railway bridge
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Dublin commuter delays: A crash on the M50 and a truck hits railway bridge

Updated Nov 13th 2019, 4:59 PM 35,450 Views 15 Comments

There are also delays of up to 10 minutes on the Luas Green Line and Red Line services.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists

Nov 12th 2019, 11:32 AM 8,448 Views 22 Comments

Several lifts were out of order at Dart stations this morning. Irish Rail said it was working to get them fixed.

# irish-rail - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Teenagers, drugs and fireworks: Irish Rail receives 145 text messages since launching Dart alert system
# On The Rails
# On The Rails

Teenagers, drugs and fireworks: Irish Rail receives 145 text messages since launching Dart alert system

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 19,498 Views 31 Comments

54 texts were received from passengers concerned about groups of “youths being disruptive”.

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