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# trains - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

All-island review of rail system to be carried out
# Choo Choo
# Choo Choo

All-island review of rail system to be carried out

Apr 7th 2021, 6:20 PM 20,819 Views 51 Comments

The review will consider how trains could improve connectivity across the island of Ireland.

# trains - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year

Mar 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 13,160 Views 17 Comments

Disability activists have in recent years highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time.

# trains - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan
# Upgrades
# Upgrades

Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan

Aug 26th 2020, 2:25 PM 24,059 Views 43 Comments

A public consultation will now take place as part of plans for the Dart+ West programme.

# trains - Monday 6 January, 2020

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats
# Complaints
# Complaints

Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats

Jan 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 25,860 Views 34 Comments

Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.

# trains - Friday 6 December, 2019

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
# All Aboard
# All Aboard

Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,776 Views 9 Comments

Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.

# trains - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure
# On Hold
# On Hold

Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure

Updated Oct 31st 2019, 2:56 PM 10,519 Views 5 Comments

Irish Rail said the suspension had been caused by a points failure.

# trains - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?

Oct 30th 2019, 8:21 AM 25,344 Views 55 Comments

Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour.

# trains - Saturday 26 October, 2019

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend
# Closures
# Closures

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend

Oct 26th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,773 Views 10 Comments

Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.

# trains - Thursday 10 October, 2019

NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages
# Commuters
# Commuters

NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages

Oct 10th 2019, 5:52 PM 14,181 Views 28 Comments

Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry said ‘stagger your journeys’ message isn’t practical for working people.

# trains - Friday 4 October, 2019

Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand

Oct 4th 2019, 5:10 PM 18,799 Views 20 Comments

Drumcondra station has resumed service after the truck hit a bridge earlier today.

# trains - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist

Jul 4th 2019, 9:48 AM 5,143 Views 2 Comments

Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.

# trains - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts
# Gigs
# Gigs

Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts

Jun 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 25,110 Views 20 Comments

Additional security and Garda resources will be in operation on Irish Rail trains over the weekend.

# trains - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building
# Delays
# Delays

Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building

Mar 19th 2019, 6:02 PM 13,821 Views 2 Comments

There are currently bus transfers operating between Portarlington and Portlaoise stations.

# trains - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Explosive devices sent to London's Heathrow Airport and Waterloo Station were posted from Dublin
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Explosive devices sent to London's Heathrow Airport and Waterloo Station were posted from Dublin

Updated Mar 5th 2019, 6:20 PM 78,709 Views 106 Comments

Three devices were posted to locations in London this morning.

# trains - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 9,606 Views 9 Comments

There are three separate disruptions to train services this weekend – here’s a run through of what’s planned.

# trains - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall
# Minus Five
# Minus Five

Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall

Updated Jan 30th 2019, 10:00 AM 45,488 Views 33 Comments

A Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until Saturday.

# trains - Friday 7 December, 2018

Late night trains return for the festive season from today
# Happy Christmas
# Happy Christmas

Late night trains return for the festive season from today

Dec 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 16,669 Views 18 Comments

Late night trains will return for the next three Fridays and Saturdays in December (including today and tomorrow).

# trains - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Major disruption to Heuston train services following tragic incident
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Major disruption to Heuston train services following tragic incident

Nov 24th 2018, 12:34 PM 80,513 Views 30 Comments

Several trains were cancelled and a number of other services are severely delayed.

# trains - Friday 9 November, 2018

Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month
# More Services
# More Services

Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month

Nov 9th 2018, 8:05 AM 34,286 Views 29 Comments

The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.

# trains - Friday 14 September, 2018

Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes

Sep 14th 2018, 4:21 PM 14,529 Views 16 Comments

Passengers had complained about overcrowding and capacity issues.

# trains - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints

Sep 12th 2018, 6:05 PM 18,477 Views 23 Comments

Capacity has been increased today – but one northside councillor says “the jury’s still out”.

# trains - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
# Off The Rails
# Off The Rails

Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas

Sep 11th 2018, 6:07 PM 38,263 Views 30 Comments

Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.

# trains - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow
# Commuting
# Commuting

Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow

Sep 8th 2018, 9:00 PM 41,867 Views 18 Comments

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

# trains - Sunday 2 September, 2018

As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock
# Stationary
# Stationary

As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock

Sep 2nd 2018, 4:00 PM 21,821 Views 21 Comments

One commuter said that the changes make their journey “almost unmanageable”.

# trains - Friday 13 July, 2018

Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones
# Darts Suspended
# Darts Suspended

Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones

Updated Jul 13th 2018, 6:05 PM 54,949 Views 41 Comments

Gardaí said that emergency helicopters cannot safely assist in until all drones are out of the air space.

# trains - Monday 18 June, 2018

Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists
# Loughborough
# Loughborough

Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists

Updated Jun 18th 2018, 10:28 PM 51,398 Views 26 Comments

The deaths are being treated as “unexplained”.

# trains - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

'Significant delays' to services to Heuston after train hits metal bar on track
# Irish Rail
# Irish Rail

'Significant delays' to services to Heuston after train hits metal bar on track

Jun 6th 2018, 10:40 AM 13,088 Views 7 Comments

Inbound trains to Hueston are experiencing delays of up to 75 minutes.

# trains - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire
# Repair Works
# Repair Works

'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire

May 20th 2018, 7:24 PM 16,560 Views 1 Comment

Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.

# trains - Saturday 19 May, 2018

Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend
# Stop In Your Tracks
# Stop In Your Tracks

Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend

May 19th 2018, 11:05 AM 28,098 Views 3 Comments

Fire damage to signalling equipment at Bray has meant services are down today and tomorrow.

# trains - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Rail services resuming in north Dublin after major disruption this morning
# North Dublin
# North Dublin

Rail services resuming in north Dublin after major disruption this morning

May 15th 2018, 12:00 PM 65,843 Views 67 Comments

A DART train that had not yet entered service struck and fatally injured a person earlier.

# trains - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

'Aggressive and threatening': Irish Rail deploys more security on Dart after graffiti attack
# Last Night
# Last Night

'Aggressive and threatening': Irish Rail deploys more security on Dart after graffiti attack

May 9th 2018, 9:35 PM 69,241 Views 90 Comments

At least one carriage was taken out of service during last night’s attack at Clongriffin.

# trains - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Delays to Dart services in Dublin due to flooding
# Dún Laoghaire
# Dún Laoghaire

Delays to Dart services in Dublin due to flooding

Mar 17th 2018, 12:40 PM 16,224 Views 1 Comment

Customers can use their tickets on Dublin Bus.

# trains - Thursday 15 March, 2018

Bus transfers in operation between Limerick and Waterford due to flooding on train line
# Clonmel
# Clonmel

Bus transfers in operation between Limerick and Waterford due to flooding on train line

Mar 15th 2018, 7:51 PM 9,545 Views 5 Comments

Crews are on site to restore services as quickly as possible.

# trains - Friday 23 February, 2018

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin
# Back In Action
# Back In Action

Power restored for 26,000 ESB customers in Dublin

Feb 23rd 2018, 9:35 AM 29,265 Views 34 Comments

The fault also caused significant delays to train services.

# trains - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Extra staff planned for Irish Rail trains to help deal with seating issues
# RESERVED SEATS
# RESERVED SEATS

Extra staff planned for Irish Rail trains to help deal with seating issues

Feb 11th 2018, 8:30 AM 43,354 Views 79 Comments

Names not appearing above pre-booked seats has been an issue for some time.

# trains - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck
# Virginia
# Virginia

Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck

Jan 31st 2018, 6:40 PM 17,281 Views 56 Comments

One lawmaker said the truck had been ripped in half by the impact.

# trains - Friday 26 January, 2018

Getting the train from Limerick this weekend? There will be bus transfers
# Getting Around
# Getting Around

Getting the train from Limerick this weekend? There will be bus transfers

Jan 26th 2018, 10:21 PM 11,751 Views 16 Comments

Irish Rail is advising customers that bus transfers will be in operation.

# trains - Thursday 11 January, 2018

The boss of Irish Rail is quitting and moving to Australia
# End Of The Line
# End Of The Line

The boss of Irish Rail is quitting and moving to Australia

Jan 11th 2018, 4:52 PM 40,018 Views 66 Comments

David Franks, who has been in charge since 2013, will leave in the coming months.

# trains - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump
# Trump Express
# Trump Express

Israel to name new Western Wall train station in Jerusalem after... Donald Trump

Dec 27th 2017, 1:44 PM 15,589 Views 80 Comments

The announcement comes after Trump’s controversial decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

# trains - Friday 22 December, 2017

Eight injured as two trains collide and carriages overturn near Vienna
# Austria
# Austria

Eight injured as two trains collide and carriages overturn near Vienna

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:11 PM 7,668 Views 2 Comments

The accident occurred at 5pm near the station of Kritzendorf.

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