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#Irish Rail

# irish-rail - Monday 21 September, 2020

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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.

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