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Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow

Some services will have earlier departure times and commuters are advised to check changes.

Image: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

CHANGES TO A number of train timetables kick in from tomorrow. 

Irish Rail said the changes are a result of

  • An increased weekday DART frequency,  and time changes and altered stopping patterns on other Commuter routes to accommodate the changes.
  • The need to accommodate planned off-peak frequency increases on Maynooth/M3 Parkway, Phoenix Park Tunnel and Northern Commuter lines from December 2018.
  • Additional stops on some services in response to customer demand.

Some services have earlier departure times, including at intermediate stations and all changes are weekdays unless stated.

DART

  • Frequency will increase to every ten minutes in both directions (06:50hrs-20:00hrs approximately, Monday to Friday) between Bray and Howth Junction, and then alternating between Howth and Malahide.
  • Greystones frequency remains every 30 minutes.

Maynooth and M3 Parkway Commuter

  • Departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times.
  • Some off-peak weekday services and all weekend services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Maynooth, instead of Dublin Pearse.

Northern Commuter

  • Departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times
  • Howth Junction, Clongriffin and Portmarnock will be served by fewer weekday Northern Commuter services, arising from the increased frequency of DART services.
  • 17:13hrs Pearse to Newry will additionally serve Donabate
  • Some off-peak weekday services and all weekend services will operate between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda/Dundalk, instead of Dublin Pearse

Newbridge and Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock (Phoenix Park Tunnel)

  • Minor departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times.

Heuston Commuter

  • Some minor departure time changes to off-peak services.

Sligo/Dublin (including Longford Commuter)

  • Departure time changes to a number of services throughout the day, including some earlier departure times.
  • The 11:00hrs, 13:00hrs, 15:00hrs and 19:15hrs Dublin Connolly to Sligo and 07:05hrs, 09:05hrs, 11:05hrs, 13:05hrs, 15:05hrs and 18:00hrs Sligo to Dublin Connolly will all additionally serve Drumcondra.

Galway/Dublin

  • 11:05hrs Galway to Dublin Heuston (Monday-Saturday) is advanced to 11:00hrs, and will additionally serve Oranmore.
  • 19:35hrs Dublin Heuston to Galway (Monday-Saturday) will additionally serve Oranmore.

Waterford/Dublin

  • 07:10hrs Waterford to Heuston is advanced to 07:05hrs and will additionally serve Bagenalstown (Muine Bheag).

Rosslare/Dublin (incl Gorey Commuter)

  • Monday to Friday: 18:00hrs Rosslare to Dublin Connolly is advanced to 17:30hrs
  • Sunday: 10:25hrs Dublin Connolly to Rosslare is advanced to 09:45hrs
  • A number of other services will have revised departure times.

Customers on routes with service changes are being advised to check for full details of changes. 

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