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There are some major changes to train services this Easter weekend

Northside Darts will not be running.

2/6/2006 The new Irish Rail Mark 4 Train flys through the County Kildare countryside on its way to Cork City, with a horse and rider and Dunmurray hill in the background. Photo: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland. Irish Rail makes its way through the Kildare countryside. Source: Eamonn Farrell/

THE EASTER BANK Holiday weekend will see a raft of changes to Irish Rail services due to improvement works on some train lines.

Other services will not experience disruption due to rail works but will operate a reduced service because of the bank holiday.

Irish Rail is advising all travellers to check updated schedules before they travel and a complete list of all the weekend’s disruptions is available on the Irish Rail website.

Here are some of the major disruptions to rail services.


From tomorrow at 7pm until Sunday there will be no northside Dart services between Connolly and Howth/Malahide.

Southside Dart services will be operational but will be running a Saturday scheduled tomorrow and Saturday and a Sunday schedule on Sunday and Monday.


Commuter services will also be operating a reduced schedule on some routes with Northern Commuter services operating between Skerries and Drogheda and Dundalk only.

A bus transfer will be in operation between Connolly Station and Skerries.

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Enterprise will operate between Drogheda and Belfast with a bus transfer between Connolly and Drogheda.

The Cork commuter service will operate a reduces schedule and on Monday will operate to an hourly service on Cork/Cobh.


Some Intercity services will be cancelled but most are run on an altered or reduced schedule.

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