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Dublin: 22 °C Friday 25 July, 2014

Reminder: Northside DART and other rail services to be limited this weekend

You’d better read this if you’re planning on using the rail services this Bank Holiday weekend.

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RAIL PASSENGERS IN Dublin and the east coast will be affected by line closures this Bank Holiday weekend as Irish Rail carries out work on its rail lines from today until Monday.

Anyone travelling is advised that bus connections will be in operation along some lines as work is carried out on a City Centre Resignalling Project.

This means that from today until Monday inclusive, DART services will be operating between Bray/Greystones and Pearse Station only, with no ongoing services between Pearse and Howth/Malahide.

Instead, Dublin Bus will accept tickets to and from areas served by northside DARTs.

The rest of the changes to services are:

  • Northern Commuter: Drogheda and Dundalk services will operate to and from Malahide Station, with bus transfers between Malahide and Connolly/Pearse stations. However, some services will operate to and from Skerries only.
  • Belfast Enterprise: Bus transfers between Connolly and Drogheda. Trains running to and from Drogheda and Belfast.
  • Rosslare/Dublin services: Operating to and from Pearse Station, instead of Connolly.
  • Maynooth Commuter: All Maynooth services will operating to and from Connolly only.

In addition, there will be usual service alterations on Bank Holiday Monday which means a Sunday timetable service on DART and commuter routes.

Irish Rail is advising passengers to check details before travelling on its website.

The work being carried out is part of a €120 million modernisation scheme which aims to increase capacity on the DART Howth Junction to Grand Canal line from 12 to 20 trains per hour both ways.

- reporting from Daragh Brophy

Read: Train, bus and Luas fares to increase from next week

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