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# dart - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Driver hospitalised after explosion on DART train

The driver of the DART suffered injuries after detonators exploded in the driver’s cabin at Bray station during rush hour this morning.

# dart - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

Iarnród Éireann reduces student intercity fares until April

Iarnród Éireann is reducing the cost of intercity train travel for students by up to 47 per cent in some cases.

# dart - Saturday 18 February, 2012

35,000 daily trips on Leap cards in first two months

Public transport minister Alan Kelly says there are 57,000 Leap cards in circulation, with only a small number of complaints lodged.

# dart - Monday 16 January, 2012

Free WiFi to be installed on DART and Dublin rail services 'by the summer'

A major extension of free WiFi on public transport is to be rolled out this year including Bus Éireann, Luas, and possibly Dublin Bus, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said.

# dart - Tuesday 3 January, 2012

Dart and Commuter fares set to rise from tomorrow

Ticket prices are going up by an average of 6 per cent on Dart fares and 6.7 per cent for Commuter services.

# dart - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Delays expected after fatality on northern DART line

The northern commuter line is closed between Howth Junction and Skerries.

# dart - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

INBOUND COMMUTER rail services from Maynooth to Dublin are back running – though with heavy delays – after a signal fault on the line earlier this morning. Services from Maynooth, Sligo, Longford and the Docklands were all disrupted by the fault. Dublin Bus will continue to honour valid tickets for appropriate routes. DART services were unaffected by the cut.

# dart - Monday 12 December, 2011

Leap Card goes live today for Dublin commuters

Dublin commuters will now be able to switch between Dublin Bus, Luas, DART and Commuter Rail Services with a single card.

# dart - Friday 9 December, 2011

Fare increases announced for Bus Éireann, Dublin Bus, Dart and Luas passengers

The fare hikes are due to take effect in January 2012.

# dart - Thursday 17 November, 2011

DART AND COMMUTER rail services have resumed between Harmonstown and Howth/Malahide following an earlier suspension. Services were halted shortly after noon after a person was injured on the line near Kilbarrack. Passengers are advised that services will be delayed slightly as a result of the disruption. To keep up to date with services, see @IrishRail on Twitter or visit the news centre on

Integrated ticket for Dublin transport to be introduced 'within weeks'

The National Transport Authority is looking for 500 volunteers to test out the long-awaited ticket before it is officially rolled out for the whole city.

# dart - Friday 11 November, 2011

Government denies €200m spent on Metro North is 'money down the drain'

A Labour TD described the decision to put the project on hold indefinitely as “dreadful” but Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said we don’t have the money.

# dart - Thursday 10 November, 2011

Children's Hospital to go ahead but Metro North and DART underground shelved

The government’s capital expenditure announcements also included the news that the linking of the Luas lines will go ahead.

# dart - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

Flood-damaged rail line back in operation today

The stretch of line between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade was closed due to river bed erosion following the October floods.

# dart - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Daily Fix: Sunday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Sunday

A roundup of the day’s main news – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed.

Flood-damaged DART line may reopen midweek

The DART line at the River Dodder in Dublin may reopen midweek – however serious disruption to some other services are still in effect.

# dart - Monday 31 October, 2011

DART passengers to face more disruptions

The DART line between Grand Canal Dock and Sydney Parade will be closed for up to a fortnight as work to repair damage caused in last week’s floods continues.

# dart - Friday 28 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

DART line closed to allow repair on damaged bridge

There will be no services from Grand Canal Dock to Sydney Parade, in order to allow for repairs to a flood-damaged bridge in Ballsbridge.

# dart - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

Transport returns to normal following flooding

Luas, Dublin Bus, Dart and Irish Rail services are back to normal following disruptions caused by this week’s heavy downpours.

# dart - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

It's official: Dublin's rainfall was an all-time record

The rainfall in parts of Dublin was the highest daily rainfall for any day in October – with almost 3.5 inches falling in a day.

Floodwaters recede but disruptions still in place across Dublin Dublin Floods This post contains images

Floodwaters recede but disruptions still in place across Dublin

Public transport services are running this morning with some disruption and delays. Here’s the latest…

# dart - Monday 24 October, 2011

DART services resume after earlier flooding suspensions

Services between Dún Laoghaire and Bray reopen after an earlier suspension due to flooding on the line near Dún Laoghaire but road traffic is still disrupted around the country.

# dart - Monday 12 September, 2011

IARNRÓD ÉIREANN HAS resumed Dart services between Howth and Howth Junction in north Dublin, after they were suspended due to power line damage. A similar incident earlier today affected trains between Bray/Greystones and Dublin city centre, but normal service has also resumed there as high winds continue across the country. More updates as we get them…

# dart - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

DART SERVICES in south Dublin have resumed this lunchtime after being suspended for a few hours earlier. One train had developed a mechanical fault which was blocking the northbound line northbound from Dún Laoghaire to Dalkey, but the offending train has now been removed.

# dart - Friday 2 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

Poll: What would be the best public transport link to Dublin Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What would be the best public transport link to Dublin Airport?

Iarnród Éireann has floated its own proposal today for linking Dublin city centre and the capital’s airport, but what do you think?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you should know this morning…

€200m DART plan outlines Dublin Airport link

Iarnród Éireann’s business plan projects DART passenger levels of up to 9.4 million people by 2030.

# dart - Monday 22 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge New website catalogues transport totty LUASCRUSH This post contains images

New website catalogues transport totty

A new Irish website’s encouraging you to photograph your fellow commuters… but only if you fancy them.

# dart - Thursday 18 August, 2011

UPDATED AT 16:45 RAIL SERVICES between Bray and Greystones in Co Wicklow have resumed after being suspended this afternoon. Irish Rail said earlier that the suspension was due to a fire near the track, and it was asked to stop the service temporarily by the fire services. Dublin Bus has been accepting rail tickets from affected passengers.

# dart - Saturday 16 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your Fix for today: A cheaper route to Dublin airport?; the end of the World; a remorseful Archbishop; how the Taoiseach is spending his weekend; and why Ken Doherty has an issue with neck ties.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning, including a row between Church and State, the wrong type of Roscommon U-turn, and a bad day for Lady Gaga…

# dart - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

State of the city: Dublin traffic restrictions eased after Queen's visit

The temporary partition of Dublin along the Liffey has ended, with bus and Luas services returning to normal.

# dart - Saturday 23 April, 2011

THE DART line was partially closed near Dún Laoghaire this afternoon following a security alert which suspended services between Lansdowne Road and Dalkey for a short time.

A spokesman for Irish Rail confirmed to that the alert was in place and the line was closed for about 15-20 minutes after a staff member spotted a suspect item on the rail line.

Gardaí removed the item for further assessment but when contacted this afternoon they said there was “nothing in it.”

# dart - Tuesday 19 April, 2011

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: a former AIB director receives €3m in pay, Sean Quinn breaks his silence, and a smackdown for a moonwalking Romanian politician…

# dart - Monday 18 April, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

DART line reopens after bomb disposal unit makes safe suspicious device

Device found stashed at pedestrian walkway over DART line at Dun Laoghaire taken away for further tests – it was a viable device.

# dart - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

DART driver passed medical two months before dying at work

Driver John O’Neill – who collapsed and died from a heart attack while driving his train – had a recent “excellent” medical.

# dart - Thursday 2 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Thursday

It’s all highs and lows in the 9 at 9: temperatures fall to minus 14, a Dublin house sells for €4.6 million off the asking price, and a woman goes into labour in the skies over Ireland.