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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Rail

This year
No rollout of late night trains to coincide with extended pub and club opening hours
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told The Journal in June that the late night opening hours will not be in place by Christmas.
MetroLink on track to be one of the most expensive underground rail projects in the world
Paul O’Donoghue takes a look at the long-running project.
Rail review proposes new train routes and a move towards a rail spine along the Atlantic
Separately, ministers to sign-off on ten members of the Defence Forces to take part in a ‘live’ EU military exercise in Spain.
Officials to bypass Stormont deadlock to publish review of island's rail network
A report by
Eoghan Dalton
The All-Island Strategic Rail Review is examining how to improve links between the island’s regions and major cities.
The study requires the approval of governments in both jurisdictions due to its 32-county nature.
Draft proposals are understood to involve reviving long-dormant lines - but the plan requires the return of Stormont.
Should the impasse continue in Northern Ireland, transport officials will see whether recently passed legislation will allow the release of the review.
Rail campaigners call for review of island's network to be published
The report cannot be published due to the political impasse at Stormont.
Last year
Government TDs 'must' deliver transport police following latest assault, says NBRU
It comes following a violent assault on a Dublin Bus last weekend.
More than 50,000 UK rail workers to strike next week
The union said there had been no breakthrough in the negotiations on pay, jobs and conditions.
All time
Cork Lord Mayor says closure of city's train station on jazz festival weekend is 'unfortunate'
The Cork Jazz Festival runs from 22-25 October.
Taoiseach promises to scope out viability of high-speed cross border rail links
Martin said a border poll is not on the agenda for his Government in the next five years.
Car traffic is slowly returning but public transport is still way down on last year
At the peak of Covid-19 restrictions traffic was down by about 78%, it’s now down by 16.3% in Dublin and 12.6% elsewhere.
National Transport Authority pilots new mobile ticketing app
The trial is part of wider plans by the NTA to modernise and link ticketing systems across the networks.
Rail services getting back to normal after Storm Callum - but flights and ferries disrupted
Here’s the latest on the transport situation in the wake of stormy weather overnight.
'This is a very dark day': Four young children killed in Dutch train crossing collision
The accident happened in the southern town of Oss, 100 kilometres southeast of Amsterdam.
The Green Party want more 'kiss and ride' zones around the country (but it's not what you think)
‘Kiss and ride’ zones are designed to allow drivers to stop and drop off or pick up people for a maximum of a few minutes.
Call to start planning a Finglas Luas dubbed 'a decade premature'
Noel Rock, the Fine Gael TD for the area called on the NTA to begin advance works.
Female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Derry-Belfast train
The woman was grabbed after she intervened with a group of rowdy passengers.
Major disruption to Easter rail services starts today. Here's what you need to know
All passengers are advised to check the Irish Rail website for details about the services on their route today.
Here's how public transport will shape up tomorrow as the country gets back to work
Storm Emma has been and gone – this is how tomorrow will shape up on the nation’s roads, rails and runways.
The boss of Irish Rail is quitting and moving to Australia
David Franks, who has been in charge since 2013, will leave in the coming months.
Plans for an office block that could scupper the entire Dart underground have been blocked
The property developer has appealed Dublin council’s planning decision to the national authority.
Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump
The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Eight injured as two trains collide and carriages overturn near Vienna
The accident occurred at 5pm near the station of Kritzendorf.
'The minister is talking about the Man United game instead of the rail strike'
Industrial action by Irish Rail workers affected many commuters in November.
Near miss at level crossing after closed barriers trapped car, report finds
The incident happened in Roscommon earlier this year.
Children under five can travel for free on public transport from today
The number of ‘city zone fares’ has also been increased.
Irish Rail passengers advised to check travel plans this weekend as major disruptions in place
A number of engineering and maintenance works are taking place until Monday.
Some Dublin Bus, rail, and Luas prices will go up from January - others will go down
Kids can go free for longer, too.
Boy (11) dies after sustaining 'serious electrical burns' at rail depot in England
“Our thoughts are with the family of this young boy during what must be an incredibly difficult time,” British Transport Police said.
There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend
Northside Darts will not be running.
From December, this is what the Luas map will look like
From December, you’ll be able to take the Luas to Cabra, Grangegorman, the GPO and Trinity College.
High winds cause delays at four Dart stations
Delays are 10 – 15 minutes at present, but not worsening.
All aboard: 5,000 of you are going on a Journal Journey with Irish Rail
The full list of the winning community and voluntary groups is right here.
Local anger as row of cars clamped at "chock-a-block" train station
The station has recently become busier because of a new route.
"Substantial once-off" fare increase for some rail commuters in the Dublin region "unavoidable"
There’s good news for commuters travelling to the city centre from Naas/Sallins and Kilcock stations.
National Transport Authority has announced its plans for fare changes on Ireland's public transport
It covers Luas, Dublin Bus, Iarnród Eireann and Bus Éireann.
15 gorgeous places to visit around Ireland this autumn
Nothing better than a nature walk.
UK man killed after sticking head out train window as another train passed
British Transport Police said paramedics rushed to the scene but nothing could be done to save him.
Back to the daily commute? Here's what Irish rail users pay compared to other Europeans
It’s definitely at the higher end of the scale.
These are the 17 most beautiful metro stations around the world
Some are works of art.
These are the plans for transport in Dublin for the next two decades
A growing city needs a growing transport network.