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400,000 expected to travel on Irish Rail over festive period

Iarnród Éireann has released details of its Christmas and New Year schedules and has advised customers to book in advance.

Heuston Station in Dublin (File photo)
Heuston Station in Dublin (File photo)
Image: Photocall Ireland

IARNRÓD ÉIREANN HAS said it expects around 400,000 people to make journeys on its intercity services over the Christmas and New Year period.

The company has advised customers who are travelling to take note of an altered schedule and to book online if possible as well as to allow extra time at stations in major cities.

The Christmas and New Year schedule is as follows:

24 December (Christmas Eve): Most services will terminate by 9pm approximately. A Saturday service operates across DART and Dublin commuter trains.

25 -26 December (Christmas Day & St Stephen’s Day): There are no rail services across DART, Commuter and Intercity on these days.

27 December: Public holiday – Saturday service on Cork commuter, from 8am. Sunday service on DART and Dublin commuter trains.

28 – 30 December: Weekday service on Cork commuter and Saturday service on DART and Dublin commuter trains with some revisions.

31 December 2011 (New Year’s Eve): Weekday service on Cork commuter and Saturday service on DART and Dublin commuter trains with some revisions – services terminate by 9pm approximately on all routes.

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1 January 2012 (New Year’s Day): Public holiday – Sunday service on Cork commuter, Sunday service on DART and Dublin commuter trains. There will be a reduced Sunday service on many Intercity routes.

2 January 2012: Public holiday – Saturday service on Cork commuter, Sunday service on DART and Dublin commuter trains with some revisions

Normal schedules will resume on 3 January

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