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

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

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A NEW TIMETABLE has come into effect on Irish Rail services today with the rail operator claiming that all intercity routes to and from Dublin’s Heuston station will be cut by on average between 10 and 15 minutes.

Some journeys will be 25 minutes faster than they previously were according to Irish Rail which will provide additional services for a number of routes including Dublin to Galway and Dublin to Westport.

Irish Rail also says that from today there will be improved connections between Galway and Cork and Kerry with the extension of some Galway to Limerick trains to Limerick Junction.

There will also be a “major increase” in the frequency of trains for commuters between Dublin and Monasterevin, Portarlington and Portlaoise from today.

However the changes also mean the withdrawal of some services including:

  • one train each way on Dublin to Waterford
  • one service from Limerick via Nenagh to Dublin
  • one Ballybrophy to Limerick via Nenagh service each way
  • one Limerick to Galway train each way
  • one Limerick Junction to Waterford service each way
  • an afternoon Dublin to Limerick service 
  • one Dublin to Sligo service each way, as well as an evening Longford to Dublin service
  • a small number of off-peak commuter services

Full details of the changes that have come into effect on Irish Rail services from today are available on the Irish Rail website and all those intending to use rail services are advised to consult the new timetables.

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