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# rail - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Ouch... Fare evader who stayed on for extra stops forced to pay out €5,000
# Tickets Please
# Tickets Please

Ouch... Fare evader who stayed on for extra stops forced to pay out €5,000

Feb 3rd 2015, 9:28 AM 23,755 Views 38 Comments

He was only entitled to travel between Drogheda and Balbriggan — but had been staying on to the southside.

# rail - Monday 26 January, 2015

Trains from Cork, Galway and Limerick direct to Dublin Airport? It could happen...
# Door To Door
# Door To Door

Trains from Cork, Galway and Limerick direct to Dublin Airport? It could happen...

Jan 26th 2015, 8:49 AM 18,864 Views 56 Comments

A lot of plans have to be made a reality first, however.

# rail - Friday 21 November, 2014

Why does the Dublin rail network always seem to fail in RUSH HOUR?
# Why Oh Why
# Why Oh Why

Why does the Dublin rail network always seem to fail in RUSH HOUR?

Nov 21st 2014, 9:25 PM 25,615 Views 38 Comments

The signalling system has failed three times this month — ALWAYS at the start of the evening rush hour.

# rail - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row
# 24 Hours
# 24 Hours

Another rail melt-down in Dublin: Passengers left in limbo for the second night in a row

Nov 4th 2014, 6:14 PM 18,489 Views 43 Comments

All DART and commuter services have been halted, due to a major signal problem between Drogheda and Greystones.

# rail - Monday 3 November, 2014

There were major rush hour rail problems in Dublin tonight
# Stop The Lights
# Stop The Lights

There were major rush hour rail problems in Dublin tonight

Nov 3rd 2014, 6:43 PM 19,811 Views 14 Comments

ALL Dart and commuter services were suspended between Drogheda and Greystones — but delays are now easing.

# rail - Monday 13 October, 2014

Ireland's 'Best Train Station' has been named
# Choo Choo Choose You
# Choo Choo Choose You

Ireland's 'Best Train Station' has been named

Oct 13th 2014, 2:16 PM 40,587 Views 40 Comments

A public vote decided the winner for 2014.

# rail - Friday 3 October, 2014

No more strikes*: Unions at Irish Rail vote to accept pay deal
# Strike-Out
# Strike-Out

No more strikes*: Unions at Irish Rail vote to accept pay deal

Oct 3rd 2014, 3:51 PM 7,465 Views 23 Comments

*Hopefully.

# rail - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

More talks at LRC today --- but train strike threat remains in place for weekend
# Another 48 Hrs
# Another 48 Hrs

More talks at LRC today --- but train strike threat remains in place for weekend

Sep 2nd 2014, 7:35 AM 3,689 Views 3 Comments

It’s the third day of talks between management and unions. Strikes are planned for this Sunday and Monday, and later in September.

# rail - Thursday 28 August, 2014

These letters between Irish Rail and the NBRU show why more strikes look inevitable
# DOWN THE LINE
# DOWN THE LINE

These letters between Irish Rail and the NBRU show why more strikes look inevitable

Aug 28th 2014, 6:26 PM 10,567 Views 41 Comments

Irish Rail asked the NBRU to halt the stoppages, the union refused.

# rail - Monday 25 August, 2014

Get caught by today's rail strike? There's two more planned (and unions won't rule out even more)
# Travel Chaos
# Travel Chaos

Get caught by today's rail strike? There's two more planned (and unions won't rule out even more)

Aug 25th 2014, 7:58 PM 10,761 Views 38 Comments

The next 48-hour stoppage starts on the day of the All-Ireland Hurling Final.

Travelling to work? Don't forget, there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today
# Striiikkkeee
# Striiikkkeee

Travelling to work? Don't forget, there are no Intercity, DART or Commuter services today

Aug 25th 2014, 6:57 AM 11,888 Views 90 Comments

Don’t turn up at a train station this morning. You’ll find the doors locked

# rail - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Travelling somewhere? Don't forget, there's a massive rail strike...
# Arrangements
# Arrangements

Travelling somewhere? Don't forget, there's a massive rail strike...

Aug 24th 2014, 7:43 PM 39,686 Views 115 Comments

There are no trains. And there aren’t many extra bus services either — but for what it’s worth, here are the arrangements…

# rail - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?
# On The Move
# On The Move

Does Ireland provide equal public transport to wheelchair users?

Aug 17th 2014, 8:04 AM 9,329 Views 38 Comments

Wheelchair users are to be treated the same as any other passengers under the law, but is that the case?

# rail - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Poll: Do you use public transport?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you use public transport?

Aug 16th 2014, 10:01 AM 17,707 Views 115 Comments

Are you reluctant to leave the car at home and jump on the bus or train?

# rail - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Poll: Do you support the planned rail strikes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the planned rail strikes?

Aug 2nd 2014, 10:17 AM 14,369 Views 93 Comments

Are you on board?

# rail - Friday 11 July, 2014

Strike action a step closer as Irish rail workers say 'No' to pay cuts
# Off Track
# Off Track

Strike action a step closer as Irish rail workers say 'No' to pay cuts

Jul 11th 2014, 3:17 PM 7,879 Views 19 Comments

The company say they are in a “critical financial situation”.

# rail - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Dart derailment was "caused by vandals"
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Dart derailment was "caused by vandals"

Jul 9th 2014, 11:50 AM 14,242 Views 43 Comments

The line has now reopened, Iarnród Eireann said.

# rail - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'
# NBRU
# NBRU

Union withdraws from Irish Rail talks as 'no serious attempts made to address concerns'

Jun 14th 2014, 4:45 PM 7,110 Views 39 Comments

However, the National Bus and Rail Union said strike action is not yet on the table.

# rail - Friday 21 March, 2014

Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Next stop, Labour Court... April date for long-running Irish Rail dispute

Mar 21st 2014, 6:44 PM 5,484 Views 14 Comments

The company claims that each week without savings being secured costs them “an additional €100,000″.

# rail - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned in all workplaces?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should e-cigarettes be banned in all workplaces?

Mar 11th 2014, 9:52 AM 25,860 Views 186 Comments

Irish Rail have banned them on their trains, should others follow suit?

# rail - Thursday 27 February, 2014

Irish Rail workers reject payroll-cutting plan, Varadkar ‘disappointed’
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Irish Rail workers reject payroll-cutting plan, Varadkar ‘disappointed’

Feb 27th 2014, 4:30 PM 9,592 Views 47 Comments

Both SIPTU and the NBRU have rejected the latest proposals as unfair. The Transport Minister says Irish Rail won’t be given any more cash…

# rail - Thursday 13 February, 2014

So, the storm is gone… Now how do I get to work?
# Travel Disruption
# Travel Disruption

So, the storm is gone… Now how do I get to work?

Feb 13th 2014, 9:00 AM 36,793 Views 37 Comments

Your home may be without power, but you still have to hit the road (or the railway) this morning. Here’s the current picture…

# rail - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Train strike "not inevitable" according to Irish Rail and NBRU
# Cost Cutting
# Cost Cutting

Train strike "not inevitable" according to Irish Rail and NBRU

Jan 14th 2014, 11:28 AM 8,359 Views 56 Comments

That’s despite comments to the contrary from the Transport Minister. Leo Varadkar said he could “see strikes happening” before March.

# rail - Monday 6 January, 2014

Train services are back at Waterford station after last week's landslide
# Reopened
# Reopened

Train services are back at Waterford station after last week's landslide

Jan 6th 2014, 5:31 PM 8,142 Views 6 Comments

Plunkett Station had remained closed since New Year’s Eve.

# rail - Friday 3 January, 2014

NTA says it is rectifying Irish Rail ticket price issues
# Rail
# Rail

NTA says it is rectifying Irish Rail ticket price issues

Jan 3rd 2014, 8:01 PM 17,881 Views 16 Comments

The National Transport Authority said anomalies exist because it could not move in one step to rectify everything without putting hardship on users.

# rail - Thursday 24 October, 2013

'We know eyes are going to roll': Irish Rail in annual 'leaves on line' apology
# Autumn
# Autumn

'We know eyes are going to roll': Irish Rail in annual 'leaves on line' apology

Oct 24th 2013, 8:58 AM 16,684 Views 40 Comments

They say it’s the “railway’s least favourite season”.

# rail - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

# rail - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy
# Canada
# Canada

Owner of derailed train firm that killed 47 in Quebec files for bankruptcy

Aug 8th 2013, 8:31 AM 6,586 Views 10 Comments

The company says the “obligations of both companies now exceed the value of their assets”.

# rail - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Poll: Should a levy be placed on free travel pass rail journeys?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a levy be placed on free travel pass rail journeys?

Aug 4th 2013, 10:00 AM 17,057 Views 206 Comments

Irish Rail unions are reportedly calling for such a levy, to save rail worker cuts. What do you

# rail - Saturday 27 July, 2013

Update: Spain train driver detained for ‘reckless homicide’
# Train Crash
# Train Crash

Update: Spain train driver detained for ‘reckless homicide’

Jul 27th 2013, 1:37 PM 9,632 Views 27 Comments

Doctors are still working to identify three victims of the Spain’s worst rail disaster in decades.

# rail - Friday 26 July, 2013

Three days of mourning in Spain after deadly train crash
# Investigation
# Investigation

Three days of mourning in Spain after deadly train crash

Jul 26th 2013, 7:09 AM 5,156 Views 5 Comments

The driver is being question by Spanish police.

# rail - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Driver of Spanish train faces police probe
# Crash
# Crash

Driver of Spanish train faces police probe

Jul 25th 2013, 7:02 PM 10,905 Views 14 Comments

At least 80 people have died in the horrifying high-speed train crash.

# rail - Thursday 11 July, 2013

20 dead, 30 still unaccounted for in Canada rail tragedy
# Explosion
# Explosion

20 dead, 30 still unaccounted for in Canada rail tragedy

Jul 11th 2013, 10:12 AM 5,395 Views 13 Comments

The railway owner says a lone engineer failed to set brakes properly on the train.

# rail - Sunday 7 July, 2013

80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town
# Train Crash
# Train Crash

80 missing as train carrying oil derails and explodes in small Canadian town

Jul 7th 2013, 7:42 AM 10,465 Views 16 Comments

The accident in the Quebec town, located around 250 kilometers east of Montreal, created a fireball and forced 2,000 people from their homes.

# rail - Sunday 30 June, 2013

Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line
# Tragic Death
# Tragic Death

Woman struck and fatally injured on railway line

Jun 30th 2013, 11:55 AM 37,400 Views 58 Comments

The tragic death occurred at around 12.20am last night. All of Irish Rail’s intercity services will be disrupted until further notice.

# rail - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Yes, January was one of the dullest months ever
# Shock News
# Shock News

Yes, January was one of the dullest months ever

Feb 2nd 2013, 11:55 AM 7,264 Views 13 Comments

It was also pretty wet.

# rail - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Irish Rail's says new timetables will cut some journeys by up to 25 minutes
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Irish Rail's says new timetables will cut some journeys by up to 25 minutes

Jan 20th 2013, 3:33 PM 17,293 Views 24 Comments

Timetable changes on intercity services to Dublin have come into effect from today but some services have been cut.

# rail - Sunday 23 December, 2012

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way
# Weather
# Weather

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:45 AM 12,812 Views 21 Comments

There will also be frost, heavy showers and the occasional sunny spell.

# rail - Friday 19 October, 2012

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket
# Great Train Robbery
From The Daily Edge
# Great Train Robbery

MP George Osborne caught in First Class without ticket

Oct 19th 2012, 5:50 PM 10,858 Views 35 Comments

Unfortunately for the Chancellor, it happened in front of an ITV reporter who live-tweeted the whole episode.

# rail - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should pensioners be charged for travel?

Sep 15th 2012, 11:28 AM 9,865 Views 111 Comments

It’s reported that pensioners, who currently avail of free travel, could be asked to pay €5 for some journeys.