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#Irish Rail

# irish-rail - Today’s News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is the second incident of its kind today.

Rail services suspended between Sandymount and Lansdowne after vehicle damages barriers

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'

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

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

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

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

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

# irish-rail - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure

Irish Rail said the suspension had been caused by a points failure.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Shane Ross announces 41 new train carriages as well as €447 million roads upgrade

Ross said that the train carriages will enter servive by 2021.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Spike in 'menacing' anti-social behaviour on Irish trains prompts calls for transport police

There was a 14% increase in anti-social incidents on the Iarnród Éireann network in 2018.

# irish-rail - Monday 28 October, 2019

'Urgent need' to address growing levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport

Irish Rail has said it is concerned about the “worsening trend” and has undertaken measures to address it.

# irish-rail - Saturday 26 October, 2019

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

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.

# irish-rail - Friday 25 October, 2019

Poll: Would you support the introduction of pre-book only trains to deal with overcrowding? Irish Rail This post contains a poll

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 - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Significant delays' in and out of Heuston Station due to 'theft of cabling'

Signalling equipment between Newbridge and Kildare was damaged last night.

# irish-rail - Friday 4 October, 2019

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.

# irish-rail - Monday 23 September, 2019

Irish Rail to try persuade Dart users to stagger morning journeys to reduce overcrowding

A new website will allow commuters to check what services are less crowded.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users Off The Rails This post contains videos

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.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports

Potential issues to the DART line were mentioned in two of the Dublin council reports.

# irish-rail - Sunday 1 September, 2019

Topless teens, sexual harassment and aerosol flamethrowers: Dart users' complaints to Irish Rail

A new text alert system for complaining about anti-social behaviour on the service was launched this month.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'The returns are huge if we can do this': The need for a world-class public transport system in Ireland

What needs to happen in Ireland to drastically improve our public transport?

'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 - Saturday 17 August, 2019

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.

# irish-rail - Saturday 10 August, 2019

Trains delayed in Dublin as truck hits bridge near Aviva Stadium

The crash happened as the nearby Aviva Stadium was hosting a rugby international.

# irish-rail - Friday 9 August, 2019

'A girl of African origin had a banana rubbed into her face': NTA launches new anti-racism campaign

A new anti-racist campaign was launched at Heuston station where trains, the Luas, and Dublin Bus operate from.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

All Maynooth train services resume but with 'significant delays' after damage was caused by lightning

All users of Dublin to Sligo/Longford services will be impacted by the delays.

# irish-rail - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist

Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.

# irish-rail - Monday 17 June, 2019

Dart to launch text alert system aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour next month

The service will be live-monitored by central security.

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