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#Irish Rail

# irish-rail - Tuesday 14 June, 2022

Over 40 Irish Rail station elevators put out of service by anti-social behavior in 2021
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Over 40 Irish Rail station elevators put out of service by anti-social behavior in 2021

Jun 14th 2022, 2:22 PM 10,466 Views 22 Comments

Irish Rail reported more than 500 faults with elevators in 2021 with the majority of those resulting in lifts being unusable.

# irish-rail - Thursday 9 June, 2022

Iarnród Éireann urges caution at level crossings as incidents rise by 74%
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Iarnród Éireann urges caution at level crossings as incidents rise by 74%

Jun 9th 2022, 3:57 PM 18,624 Views 19 Comments

The company has warned of a number of worrying collisions this year so far.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 1 June, 2022

Travelling by train this Bank Holiday? Irish Rail says pre-booking is now 'essential'
# Rail-y Important
# Rail-y Important

Travelling by train this Bank Holiday? Irish Rail says pre-booking is now 'essential'

Jun 1st 2022, 11:54 AM 9,519 Views 13 Comments

The rail provider expects significant numbers of people to use their service this weekend.

# irish-rail - Monday 16 May, 2022

Irish Rail says on-board catering services unlikely to return until 2023 at the earliest
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Irish Rail says on-board catering services unlikely to return until 2023 at the earliest

May 16th 2022, 2:00 PM 14,547 Views 12 Comments

The company said it had been unable to tender a new contract with catering provider RailGourmet.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Irish Rail to hire onboard officers to enforce seat reservations and help disabled passengers
# Trained Up
# Trained Up

Irish Rail to hire onboard officers to enforce seat reservations and help disabled passengers

Apr 27th 2022, 3:19 PM 30,186 Views 22 Comments

The offered salary starts at €31,000 per year.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 19 April, 2022

Fancy being a train driver? Iarnród Éireann is launching a major recruitment drive
# Recruitment Drive
# Recruitment Drive

Fancy being a train driver? Iarnród Éireann is launching a major recruitment drive

Apr 19th 2022, 2:05 PM 46,139 Views 24 Comments

Up to 80 driver jobs are up for grabs.

# irish-rail - Saturday 16 April, 2022

Dart services between Grand Canal and Greystones suspended this Easter bank holiday weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Dart services between Grand Canal and Greystones suspended this Easter bank holiday weekend

Apr 16th 2022, 6:30 AM 32,594 Views 31 Comments

Irish Rail has advised customers that revised timetables are in place on all routes, with bus transfers serving lines that have been closed.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 30 March, 2022

Passengers travelling on some Irish Rail services experience delays due to 'security alert'
# Delays
# Delays

Passengers travelling on some Irish Rail services experience delays due to 'security alert'

Updated Mar 30th 2022, 7:21 PM 23,064 Views 0 Comments

The PSNI and gardaí carried out “precautionary security checks” on trains travelling between Belfast and Dublin.

# irish-rail - Thursday 10 February, 2022

Delays to Dublin rail services after tractor hits level crossing
# Merrion Level Crossing
# Merrion Level Crossing

Delays to Dublin rail services after tractor hits level crossing

Feb 10th 2022, 10:12 AM 23,618 Views 34 Comments

There were delays of 50 minutes following the incident at the Merrion Gates.

# irish-rail - Sunday 6 February, 2022

Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says

Feb 6th 2022, 1:41 PM 22,521 Views 23 Comments

Two engine failures caused major delays on an inter-city service last year.

# irish-rail - Monday 3 January, 2022

Irish Rail cancels services due to Covid-19 infections and close contact staff absences
# Rail Disruption
# Rail Disruption

Irish Rail cancels services due to Covid-19 infections and close contact staff absences

Jan 3rd 2022, 8:08 PM 47,328 Views 29 Comments

The rail service cancellations are centred around Leinster.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 28 December, 2021

Irish Rail passengers stuck in Portlaoise for several hours following mechanical fault
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Irish Rail passengers stuck in Portlaoise for several hours following mechanical fault

Dec 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 41,927 Views 26 Comments

Passengers on the 12.25 train were then moved to a separate train, with Irish Rail issuing an apology to impacted passengers.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains
# Strike
# Strike

Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains

Dec 22nd 2021, 6:51 PM 28,944 Views 20 Comments

Union members raised concerns over antisocial behaviour on trains.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes

Dec 15th 2021, 1:26 PM 24,417 Views 45 Comments

The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.

# irish-rail - Thursday 2 December, 2021

Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station
# Courts
# Courts

Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station

Dec 2nd 2021, 10:00 PM 28,111 Views 0 Comments

Enrique Martin Gutierrez, 20, of Calle de Frias, Burgas, Spain, was arrested yesterday.

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station
# Clontarf
# Clontarf

Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station

Dec 2nd 2021, 10:54 AM 21,707 Views 0 Comments

The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday.

# irish-rail - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season

Nov 30th 2021, 7:03 PM 19,984 Views 15 Comments

Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.

# irish-rail - Monday 29 November, 2021

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
# Public Consultation
# Public Consultation

Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review

Nov 29th 2021, 5:28 PM 21,612 Views 33 Comments

The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.

# irish-rail - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k
# Vandalism
# Vandalism

Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k

Nov 21st 2021, 1:49 PM 22,942 Views 36 Comments

Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has called for a dedicated transport police to tackle rising incidents of anti-social behaviour.

# irish-rail - Saturday 23 October, 2021

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
# Plan Ahead
# Plan Ahead

Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend

Oct 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 11,659 Views 8 Comments

A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.

# irish-rail - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
# Trains
# Trains

Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth

Oct 21st 2021, 1:13 PM 21,582 Views 18 Comments

The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines
# Is The Coast Clear?
# Is The Coast Clear?

How Irish Rail is fighting an ‘alarming increase in erosion’ near vulnerable railway lines

Oct 21st 2021, 12:05 AM 33,788 Views 18 Comments
  • 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.

# irish-rail - Saturday 16 October, 2021

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
# Significant Disruption
# Significant Disruption

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station

Oct 16th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,179 Views 7 Comments

Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.

# irish-rail - Sunday 26 September, 2021

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
# Pelletstown
# Pelletstown

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM 192,456 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 1 September, 2021

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
# On The Road Again
# On The Road Again

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 13,201 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

# irish-rail - Thursday 29 July, 2021

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,381 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

# irish-rail - Saturday 10 July, 2021

Train services in Dublin disrupted this weekend due to works on Connolly and Heuston lines
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Train services in Dublin disrupted this weekend due to works on Connolly and Heuston lines

Jul 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,238 Views 10 Comments

From 5pm today until 9am tomorrow, all intercity services to/from Heuston will be disrupted.

# irish-rail - Friday 25 June, 2021

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
# Busy Weekend
# Busy Weekend

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'

Jun 25th 2021, 11:06 AM 18,069 Views 12 Comments

Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.

# irish-rail - Saturday 12 June, 2021

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend

Jun 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,224 Views 7 Comments

Dublin Bus will be operating between these stations while improvement works take place.

# irish-rail - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Iarnród Éireann reports more than 30 incidents at rail crossing so far this year
# Ród Rage
# Ród Rage

Iarnród Éireann reports more than 30 incidents at rail crossing so far this year

Jun 10th 2021, 8:25 AM 13,693 Views 6 Comments

Irish Rail is asking for more vigilance from road users, as most incident involved collisions with barriers.

# irish-rail - Friday 4 June, 2021

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended
# Trains
# Trains

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended

Jun 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,803 Views 16 Comments

Rail tickets are valid on Dublin Bus/GoAhead bus services between Bray and Greystones at the weekend.

# irish-rail - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year

Mar 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 13,376 Views 17 Comments

Disability activists have in recent years highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time.

# 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 48,592 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 14,118 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 14,505 Views 24 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 25,435 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 20,766 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 33,349 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 10,866 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 129,752 Views 61 Comments

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

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