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#Trains

# trains - Last month November 2022

Poll: Would you use a quieter train carriage?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you use a quieter train carriage?

Nov 7th 2022, 9:38 AM 30,745 Views 34 Comments

Quieter carriages will be available to book online for some services

# trains - This year 2022

Poll: How often do you travel by train?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you travel by train?

Jul 31st 2022, 10:03 AM 48,447 Views 86 Comments

Choo choo.

Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
# Wicklow
# Wicklow

Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors

Jul 24th 2022, 5:59 PM 67,863 Views 54 Comments

Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
# Trains
# Trains

More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week

Jun 18th 2022, 1:32 PM 12,312 Views 7 Comments

The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.

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 22,565 Views 23 Comments

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

# trains - Last year 2021

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
# Travel
# Travel

Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country

Updated Dec 7th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,127 Views 11 Comments

Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.

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 21,672 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.

'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police
# Transport Police
# Transport Police

'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police

Oct 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 20,805 Views 33 Comments

It follows news of a disturbing incident that played out ona nighttime DART service this week.

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 192,753 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
# The Beaten Track
# The Beaten Track

Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor

Aug 9th 2021, 8:00 PM 41,456 Views 69 Comments
  • The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
  • Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
  • The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.
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 22,944 Views 16 Comments

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

All-island review of rail system to be carried out
# Choo Choo
# Choo Choo

All-island review of rail system to be carried out

Apr 7th 2021, 6:20 PM 21,348 Views 51 Comments

The review will consider how trains could improve connectivity across the island of Ireland.

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 13,412 Views 17 Comments

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

# trains - All time

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 24,830 Views 42 Comments

A public consultation will now take place as part of plans for the Dart+ West programme.

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats

Jan 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 27,112 Views 35 Comments

Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,891 Views 9 Comments

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure
# On Hold
# On Hold

Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 2:56 PM 10,556 Views 5 Comments

Irish Rail said the suspension had been caused by a points failure.

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 30th 2019, 8:21 AM 25,442 Views 55 Comments

Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour.

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend
# Closures
# Closures

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend

Oct 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,811 Views 10 Comments

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.

NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages
# Commuters
# Commuters

NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages

Oct 10th 2019, 5:52 PM 14,240 Views 29 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry said ‘stagger your journeys’ message isn’t practical for working people.

Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand

Oct 4th 2019, 5:10 PM 18,816 Views 20 Comments

Drumcondra station has resumed service after the truck hit a bridge earlier today.

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist

Jul 4th 2019, 9:48 AM 5,158 Views 2 Comments

Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts
# Gigs
# Gigs

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts

Jun 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,156 Views 20 Comments

Additional security and Garda resources will be in operation on Irish Rail trains over the weekend.

Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building
# Delays
# Delays

Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building

Mar 19th 2019, 6:02 PM 13,884 Views 2 Comments

There are currently bus transfers operating between Portarlington and Portlaoise stations.

Explosive devices sent to London's Heathrow Airport and Waterloo Station were posted from Dublin
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Explosive devices sent to London's Heathrow Airport and Waterloo Station were posted from Dublin

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 6:20 PM 78,739 Views 106 Comments

Three devices were posted to locations in London this morning.

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 9,630 Views 9 Comments

There are three separate disruptions to train services this weekend – here’s a run through of what’s planned.

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall
# Minus Five
# Minus Five

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 10:00 AM 45,521 Views 33 Comments

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until Saturday.

Late night trains return for the festive season from today
# Happy Christmas
# Happy Christmas

Late night trains return for the festive season from today

Dec 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,686 Views 18 Comments

Late night trains will return for the next three Fridays and Saturdays in December (including today and tomorrow).

Major disruption to Heuston train services following tragic incident
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Major disruption to Heuston train services following tragic incident

Nov 24th 2018, 12:34 PM 80,558 Views 30 Comments

Several trains were cancelled and a number of other services are severely delayed.

Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month
# More Services
# More Services

Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month

Nov 9th 2018, 8:05 AM 34,443 Views 31 Comments

The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.

Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes

Sep 14th 2018, 4:21 PM 14,560 Views 16 Comments

Passengers had complained about overcrowding and capacity issues.

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints

Sep 12th 2018, 6:05 PM 18,530 Views 23 Comments

Capacity has been increased today – but one northside councillor says “the jury’s still out”.

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas

Sep 11th 2018, 6:07 PM 38,376 Views 30 Comments

Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.

Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow
# Commuting
# Commuting

Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow

Sep 8th 2018, 9:00 PM 41,976 Views 19 Comments

Some services will have earlier departure times and commuters are advised to check changes.

As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock
# Stationary
# Stationary

As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock

Sep 2nd 2018, 4:00 PM 21,963 Views 21 Comments

One commuter said that the changes make their journey “almost unmanageable”.

Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones
# Darts Suspended
# Darts Suspended

Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones

Updated Jul 13th 2018, 6:05 PM 54,986 Views 41 Comments

Gardaí said that emergency helicopters cannot safely assist in until all drones are out of the air space.

Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists
# Loughborough
# Loughborough

Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists

Updated Jun 18th 2018, 10:28 PM 51,415 Views 26 Comments

The deaths are being treated as “unexplained”.

'Significant delays' to services to Heuston after train hits metal bar on track
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

'Significant delays' to services to Heuston after train hits metal bar on track

Jun 6th 2018, 10:40 AM 13,112 Views 7 Comments

Inbound trains to Hueston are experiencing delays of up to 75 minutes.

'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire
# Repair Works
# Repair Works

'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire

May 20th 2018, 7:24 PM 16,596 Views 1 Comment

Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.

Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend
# Stop In Your Tracks
# Stop In Your Tracks

Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend

May 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 28,125 Views 3 Comments

Fire damage to signalling equipment at Bray has meant services are down today and tomorrow.

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