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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Irish Rail

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# Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann has 6% average hourly gender pay gap in favour of women
Women also make up significant proportions of the company’s upper middle and upper positions.
# Dunkirk
French port examining new Irish routes after being 'pushed' towards Ireland due to Brexit
It is eyeing stronger links with Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort while creating new routes with southern ports.
# christmas travel
Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.
# Public Transport
Irish Rail lodging An Bord Pleanála application for major upgrade to Cork rail network
Irish Rail plans to build a second track along the line between Glounthaune and Midleton in Cork.
Passenger dies after becoming seriously ill on Waterford to Dublin train
The train was stopped at a level crossing for several hours as the man received assistance.
# Courts
Probation for teen who caused girl to fall off Dart platform after pushing his bike at her
Judge Nolan said the boy’s behaviour, while “reprehensible”, had not been intentional.
# Rail Disruption
Irish Rail customers face 'significant disruption' this weekend due to engineering works
It will see lines closed between Portarlington and Limerick Junction, and Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow.
# rail death
One person killed after being struck by a train last night in Co Meath
It happened last night at the northern end of the Gormanston Station.
# Irish Rail
DART services between Dun Laoghaire and Greystones closed for weekend
Irish Rail has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
# rail network
Over 760 anti-social behaviour incidents on train services reported in first six months of year
The incidents included multiple reports of fighting, soiling, sexual harassment, lewd behaviour and hate incidents.
# Investigation
Irish Rail CEO issues apology as full probe ordered into Bray Dart 'chaos'
Thousands had descended on Bray for the annual air show.
# dart+ west
Application on track to extend Dart out to Maynooth and Meath
The plans include 40km of electrification and resignalling along the Maynooth and M3 parkway rail lines.
# Wicklow
Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.
# dart+ west
Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.
# Irish Rail
Over 40 Irish Rail station elevators put out of service by anti-social behavior in 2021
Irish Rail reported more than 500 faults with elevators in 2021 with the majority of those resulting in lifts being unusable.
# Irish Rail
Iarnród Éireann urges caution at level crossings as incidents rise by 74%
The company has warned of a number of worrying collisions this year so far.
# rail-y important
Travelling by train this Bank Holiday? Irish Rail says pre-booking is now 'essential'
The rail provider expects significant numbers of people to use their service this weekend.
# Irish Rail
Irish Rail says on-board catering services unlikely to return until 2023 at the earliest
The company said it had been unable to tender a new contract with catering provider RailGourmet.
# Trained Up
Irish Rail to hire onboard officers to enforce seat reservations and help disabled passengers
The offered salary starts at €31,000 per year.
# Recruitment Drive
Fancy being a train driver? Iarnród Éireann is launching a major recruitment drive
Up to 80 driver jobs are up for grabs.
# Plan Ahead
Dart services between Grand Canal and Greystones suspended this Easter bank holiday weekend
Irish Rail has advised customers that revised timetables are in place on all routes, with bus transfers serving lines that have been closed.
# Delays
Passengers travelling on some Irish Rail services experience delays due to 'security alert'
The PSNI and gardaí carried out “precautionary security checks” on trains travelling between Belfast and Dublin.
# merrion level crossing
Delays to Dublin rail services after tractor hits level crossing
There were delays of 50 minutes following the incident at the Merrion Gates.
# Irish Rail
Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says
Two engine failures caused major delays on an inter-city service last year.
# Rail Disruption
Irish Rail cancels services due to Covid-19 infections and close contact staff absences
The rail service cancellations are centred around Leinster.
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# Irish Rail
Irish Rail passengers stuck in Portlaoise for several hours following mechanical fault
Passengers on the 12.25 train were then moved to a separate train, with Irish Rail issuing an apology to impacted passengers.
# Strike
Irish Rail workers back use of industrial action over 'downright thuggery' on trains
Union members raised concerns over antisocial behaviour on trains.
# Public Transport
€91.5 million funding to help cut Dublin-Cork rail journey by 8-10 minutes
The improvements are also intended to “futureproof” the line to accommodate 200 km/h speeds.
# Courts
Spanish student in court over graffiti attack on train carriage at Clontarf Dart station
Enrique Martin Gutierrez, 20, of Calle de Frias, Burgas, Spain, was arrested yesterday.
# Clontarf
Man due in court over criminal damage incident at Dublin station
The incident occurred at around 7.20pm yesterday.
# Irish Rail
Late night train and Dart services to run from Friday for the festive season
Irish Rail said the services will be timed to align with the midnight closure of hospitality under current Covid measures.
# public consultation
Public consultation launched on all-island strategic rail review
The deadline for submissions as part of the public consultation is January 21, 2022.
# Vandalism
Over 200 Dart carriages vandalised since January at a cost of over €500k
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell has called for a dedicated transport police to tackle rising incidents of anti-social behaviour.
# Plan Ahead
Rail services in Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth impacted by major works this weekend
A revised timetable is in place for the weekend with bus transfers serving closed lines.
# Trains
Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
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
A report by
Lauren Boland
Erosion on the south-east line and flooding in Ballycar exacerbated by climate change pose long-term challenges for railways.
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.
Facebook flags Irish gas suppliers for running carbon footprint ads without disclaimers
The world's biggest climate summit kicks off soon - here's what you need to know
# significant disruption
Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.
# Pelletstown
Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.
# on the road again
Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
Masks are still a requirement across public transport.
# Public Transport
'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?