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Here is what you need to know if there's a train strike in the morning

While talks are ongoing, you might want to start making alternative arrangements.

OVERNIGHT TALKS BETWEEN the unions and Irish Rail to avert a potential train strike are ongoing.

If the talks are unsuccessful, the planned action will go ahead tomorrow morning.

This will mean no service on the DART, commuter or inter-city services between 6am and 9am.

Iarnród Éireann and trade unions Siptu and the NBRU have been involved in the back and forth over the past days with a resolution yet to be reached.

The dispute centres on claims by drivers that they should receive payment for past productivity.

Reports earlier this evening incorrectly stated that the talks had collapsed.

Iarnród Éireann has stated that the deal it has offered drivers would see them receive a 7.9% increase in earnings over the next three years – something that would help improve the company’s overall financial position.

The NBRU said in a statement earlier today that its appeals at the Workplace Relations Commission had fallen on deaf ears.

What you need to know 

Irish Rail earlier said that the train strike would have a knock on effect for other public transportation throughout the day.

Dublin Bus has this evening asked passengers to allow additional time for their journeys tomorrow morning.

Those still looking to use rail services will be able to take a number of trains that will be departing before 6am.

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After the strike finishes the Bray Malahide services will be available from 9.40am, the Greystones Howth service will be available from 10am, the Howth Bray service will be available from 9.45am, and the Malahide Greystones service will be available from 10.30am.

Customers who have been booked on to travel during the strike time are able to use their tickets on alternative services or alternatively avail of a full refund.

Iarnród Éireann have apologised to customers for the potential inconvenience caused.

Full details of changes to services and how refunds can be sought can be found on the company’s website at here. 

Read: Breakthrough in rail dispute unlikely as unions hit out at management

Also: Talks back on with less than 48 hours to stop the rail strike

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