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# dart - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan

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 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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Services will remain suspended until at least 3pm.

# dart - Monday 4 February, 2019

Several train services delayed after major signal fault

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

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

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

The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.

# dart - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Man arrested following stabbing on Dart train

The attack took place at 10:15 tonight.

# dart - Friday 14 September, 2018

Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes

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

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'

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

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.

# dart - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Homeless man who brandished toy gun on Dart given 12-month suspended sentence

The man pleaded guilty to possessing a realistic imitation firearm at Connolly Station on 10 July 2017.

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