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#Irish Rail

# 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 47,283 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 41,761 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 28,767 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 24,255 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 28,018 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 21,681 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 19,938 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 21,510 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 22,912 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 11,620 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 21,493 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 33,469 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 13,134 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 191,937 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 13,154 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 12,312 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 12,195 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 18,054 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 18,156 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 13,665 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 22,344 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 13,315 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 48,560 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 14,106 Views 21 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 14,483 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 25,414 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 20,741 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 33,227 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 10,846 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 127,854 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 14,583 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 24,702 Views 42 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 41,498 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 42,625 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 24,819 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 15,226 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 5,083 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 24,223 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 26,076 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 57,669 Views 45 Comments

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

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