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# dart - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends

Oct 20th 2020, 3:25 PM 10,789 Views 9 Comments

The €120 million project will result in the resignalling of the Dart network from Howth/Malahide to Sandymount.

# dart - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

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 24,038 Views 43 Comments

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

# dart - Monday 20 July, 2020

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare
# The Dart
# The Dart

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare

Jul 20th 2020, 10:22 PM 42,514 Views 36 Comments

The government’s development plan aims to increase capacity on Dart services to cope with the expected rise in demand in future.

# dart - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week
# Phase Two
# Phase Two

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

Jun 6th 2020, 9:37 AM 24,192 Views 18 Comments

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

# dart - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Travel demand on public transport during Phase One has been higher than expected, says NTA

Jun 2nd 2020, 4:01 PM 16,253 Views 25 Comments

Normal Monday-Friday timetables for commuters on bus and DART are due to recommence on 8 June.

# dart - Monday 11 May, 2020

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
# Transport
# Transport

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'

May 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,060 Views 64 Comments

The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.

# dart - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend
# Closed
# Closed

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

Feb 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,347 Views 10 Comments

Engineering works at Pearse are also planned for 21-22 March and 25-26 April.

# dart - Friday 7 February, 2020

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years

Feb 7th 2020, 12:06 PM 8,849 Views 31 Comments

Disability activists have recently highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time,

# dart - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year

Jan 8th 2020, 9:31 PM 13,283 Views 31 Comments

Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.

# dart - Thursday 2 January, 2020

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys
# Overcrowding
# Overcrowding

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys

Jan 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 50,287 Views 54 Comments

The PeakTime website was launched to try to reduce overcrowding on carriages during rush-hour.

# dart - Friday 13 December, 2019

Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 7:21 PM 38,248 Views 7 Comments

Services were suspended while emergency services dealt with a “trespasser” on the tracks.

# dart - Friday 6 December, 2019

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 19,776 Views 9 Comments

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

# dart - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

People living near Dart or Luas stops are paying over €4,000 a year more than average Dublin rent

Dec 3rd 2019, 6:00 AM 12,553 Views 12 Comments

That’s according to new research from Daft.ie.

# dart - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Dublin commuter delays: A crash on the M50 and a truck hits railway bridge
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Dublin commuter delays: A crash on the M50 and a truck hits railway bridge

Updated Nov 13th 2019, 4:59 PM 35,459 Views 15 Comments

There are also delays of up to 10 minutes on the Luas Green Line and Red Line services.

# dart - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Broken lifts at Dart stations 'getting worse', warn disability activists

Nov 12th 2019, 11:32 AM 8,467 Views 22 Comments

Several lifts were out of order at Dart stations this morning. Irish Rail said it was working to get them fixed.

# dart - Saturday 2 November, 2019

Teenagers, drugs and fireworks: Irish Rail receives 145 text messages since launching Dart alert system
# On The Rails
# On The Rails

Teenagers, drugs and fireworks: Irish Rail receives 145 text messages since launching Dart alert system

Nov 2nd 2019, 8:30 AM 19,505 Views 31 Comments

54 texts were received from passengers concerned about groups of “youths being disruptive”.

# dart - Tuesday 29 October, 2019

Spike in 'menacing' anti-social behaviour on Irish trains prompts calls for transport police
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Spike in 'menacing' anti-social behaviour on Irish trains prompts calls for transport police

Oct 29th 2019, 11:56 AM 21,818 Views 51 Comments

There was a 14% increase in anti-social incidents on the Iarnród Éireann network in 2018.

# dart - Saturday 26 October, 2019

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 11,773 Views 10 Comments

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

# dart - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin
# Dart And Luas
# Dart And Luas

Average price of three-bed home near rail station is €439,000 - 10% higher than rest of Dublin

Oct 22nd 2019, 6:00 AM 19,148 Views 16 Comments

Houses near a Dart line have the highest average price, according to a new report.

# dart - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Out-of-order lifts and communication breakdowns: Why taking the DART can be a hugely frustrating experience for wheelchair users

Sep 17th 2019, 6:15 AM 7,566 Views 9 Comments

Recent issues with lifts not working have left many wheelchair users unable to access certain stations.

# dart - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

DART line could be damaged by rising sea levels, say council climate reports

Sep 10th 2019, 1:22 PM 13,528 Views 37 Comments

Potential issues to the DART line were mentioned in two of the Dublin council reports.

# dart - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line
# Out Of Service
# Out Of Service

'We aren't considered important': Wheelchair users dismayed over continued lift breakdowns on train line

Aug 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,191 Views 49 Comments

‘If people were treated the same way because of their skin colour or religion, the country would shut down.’

# dart - Saturday 17 August, 2019

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Dart passengers now able to report anti-social behaviour via text message

Aug 17th 2019, 6:38 PM 13,992 Views 21 Comments

People can text the word TRAIN followed by their location and details of the incident in question to 51444.

# dart - Monday 17 June, 2019

Dart to launch text alert system aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour next month
# Dublin
# Dublin

Dart to launch text alert system aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour next month

Jun 17th 2019, 4:47 PM 13,136 Views 43 Comments

The service will be live-monitored by central security.

# dart - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent
# Public Transport
# Public Transport

People living next to a Dart or Luas stop can expect to pay over €3,300 a year more than the average Dublin rent

Jun 11th 2019, 8:45 AM 19,753 Views 15 Comments

Sandymount Station is the most expensive to live near, with rents averaging at €2,905 per month.

# dart - Friday 10 May, 2019

Deer on the Dart line are causing delays for passengers this morning
# Oh Deer
# Oh Deer

Deer on the Dart line are causing delays for passengers this morning

May 10th 2019, 8:32 AM 26,362 Views 29 Comments

It is the second time in two days that deer have caused disruption on rail lines.

# dart - Friday 15 March, 2019

Train services resume in Dublin city after earlier collision where a truck hit a bridge
# Amiens Street
# Amiens Street

Train services resume in Dublin city after earlier collision where a truck hit a bridge

Updated Mar 15th 2019, 2:52 PM 143,698 Views 52 Comments

The truck struck the bridge on Amiens Street just after 1pm.

# dart - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users today
# No Trains Go
# No Trains Go

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse Station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users today

Mar 9th 2019, 7:15 AM 11,860 Views 8 Comments

Tara Street and Pearse Stations will both be closed today.

# dart - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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 9,606 Views 9 Comments

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

# dart - Monday 18 February, 2019

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Health worker loses career after allowing vulnerable teen go to toilet unaccompanied at Dart station

Feb 18th 2019, 3:45 PM 80,398 Views 0 Comments

The WRC has ordered the man’s former employer to pay him €20,000 for his unfair dismissal.

# dart - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Severe disruption to DART line after 'tragic incident' at northside station
# Harmonstown
# Harmonstown

Severe disruption to DART line after 'tragic incident' at northside station

Feb 12th 2019, 2:39 PM 90,589 Views 0 Comments

Services will remain suspended until at least 3pm.

# dart - Monday 4 February, 2019

Several train services delayed after major signal fault
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Several train services delayed after major signal fault

Feb 4th 2019, 6:26 PM 22,243 Views 2 Comments

All Dart and Commuter services were stopped for a period this evening.

# dart - Monday 3 December, 2018

Over €100,000 to be spent on security on Irish Rail over Christmas
# TRANSPORT SECURITY
# TRANSPORT SECURITY

Over €100,000 to be spent on security on Irish Rail over Christmas

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:20 AM 10,364 Views 10 Comments

There have been increased calls for transport security in recent months.

Irish Rail and Luas record over 100 instances of tram and train 'surfing' in past four years
# Scutting
# Scutting

Irish Rail and Luas record over 100 instances of tram and train 'surfing' in past four years

Dec 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 11,246 Views 12 Comments

The activity involves a person holding on to the outside of a carriage as it moves away from a station.

# dart - Friday 9 November, 2018

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 34,284 Views 29 Comments

The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.

# dart - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Man arrested following stabbing on Dart train
# Killester
# Killester

Man arrested following stabbing on Dart train

Oct 30th 2018, 11:03 PM 48,069 Views 40 Comments

The attack took place at 10:15 tonight.

# dart - Friday 14 September, 2018

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 14,529 Views 16 Comments

Passengers had complained about overcrowding and capacity issues.

# dart - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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 18,476 Views 23 Comments

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

# dart - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent'
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Dart derailed last year because a staff member was 'not competent'

Aug 15th 2018, 11:05 PM 27,284 Views 21 Comments

The ‘low-speed derailment’ occurred close to Dun Laoghaire station last year.

# dart - Monday 6 August, 2018

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park
# Papal Mass
# Papal Mass

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park

Aug 6th 2018, 5:50 PM 19,930 Views 112 Comments

Irish Rail has also laid on special services from Westport, Ballina and Athlone to/from Claremorris for the Knock shrine event on Sunday 26 August.

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