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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Trains

Last year
# Your Say
Poll: Would you use a quieter train carriage?
Quieter carriages will be available to book online for some services
# Your Say
Poll: How often do you travel by train?
Choo choo.
# Wicklow
Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.
# Trains
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.
# Irish Rail
Policy needed to focus on customer response rather than train rescues, Irish Rail report says
Two engine failures caused major delays on an inter-city service last year.
All time
# Travel
Storm Barra: How transport has been impacted today across the country
Counties in Ireland are currently under either Status Red, Orange or Yellow weather warnings.
# Trains
Major rail works over bank holiday will affect Cork, Limerick, Clare, Dublin and Louth
The rail provider has put a revised timetable in place that will close some lines which will be served with bus transfers instead.
# Transport Police
'Are we waiting for a serious assault to occur?' Renewed call for dedicated transport police
It follows news of a disturbing incident that played out ona nighttime DART service this week.
# Pelletstown
Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.
# The Beaten Track
Railway, greenway, or disused line? The tangled, uncertain future of the Western Rail Corridor
The government is at a crossroads on the future of the disused track which could link counties in the west of Ireland.
The Western Rail Corridor track stretches from Limerick up to Sligo - but most of it has been out of use for decades.
Many want to see trains return, while others call for a new greenway on the line - but a report said a "do nothing" approach was the most viable.
The government is now at a crossroads on the future of the track.
What's happening with public transport in your county right now? Here's a rundown
'The land that transport forgot': Locals say Donegal needs better buses and return of rail
# Trains
Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended
Rail tickets are valid on Dublin Bus/GoAhead bus services between Bray and Greystones at the weekend.
# choo choo
All-island review of rail system to be carried out
The review will consider how trains could improve connectivity across the island of Ireland.
# accessibility
Irish Rail planning to upgrade or replace lifts and escalators at 22 stations this year
Disability activists have in recent years highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time.
# upgrades
Dart extension to Drogheda and increased capacity promised in new rail plan
A public consultation will now take place as part of plans for the Dart+ West programme.
# Complaints
Irish Rail introducing measures to deal with reservations not appearing over pre-booked seats
Customers have expressed frustration at their reservation name or number not appearing above the seat they have booked.
# All aboard
Late-night train and Dart services begin from today for the festive season
Security personnel will be on board the late night services over the coming weeks to ensure customer safety.
# on hold
Knock-on delays after train services suspended at Heuston as result of points failure
Irish Rail said the suspension had been caused by a points failure.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland have a dedicated transport police?
Fianna Fáil is calling for the establishment of a dedicated transport police unit to combat anti-social behaviour.
# closures
Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Dart users this weekend
Dublin Bus and Go Ahead Ireland will accept valid rail passes this weekend.
# Commuters
NTA says 'three years best case scenario' for roll out of additional train carriages
Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry said ‘stagger your journeys’ message isn’t practical for working people.
# Irish Rail
Delays of up to 30 minutes expected on some train lines after truck hit bridge at North Strand
Drumcondra station has resumed service after the truck hit a bridge earlier today.
# tourism and transport
Where psychology meets engineering: Irish Rail has just hired its first 'human factors' specialist
Nora Balfe will be working with the company to reduce risks due to human error.
# gigs
Extra trains running this weekend for Bon Jovi and Noel Gallagher concerts
Additional security and Garda resources will be in operation on Irish Rail trains over the weekend.
# Delays
Trains not stopping at Portarlington Station due to fire in nearby building
There are currently bus transfers operating between Portarlington and Portlaoise stations.
# Terrorism
Explosive devices sent to London's Heathrow Airport and Waterloo Station were posted from Dublin
Three devices were posted to locations in London this morning.
# mind the gap
Train disruptions at Kildare-Portlaoise, Belfast, and Pearse Station this weekend
There are three separate disruptions to train services this weekend – here’s a run through of what’s planned.
# minus five
Trains delayed and motorists urged to take extra care after overnight snowfall
A Status Yellow snow-ice warning will remain in place until Saturday.
# Happy Christmas
Late night trains return for the festive season from today
Late night trains will return for the next three Fridays and Saturdays in December (including today and tomorrow).
# Irish Rail
Major disruption to Heuston train services following tragic incident
Several trains were cancelled and a number of other services are severely delayed.
# more services
Here are the Irish Rail timetable changes that will kick in next month
The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.
# Irish Rail
Extra Dart services added after complaints about timetable changes
Passengers had complained about overcrowding and capacity issues.
# off the rails
More carriages added to DART trains after new timetable leads to raft of complaints
Capacity has been increased today – but one northside councillor says “the jury’s still out”.
# off the rails
Irish Rail admits 'teething problems' - but passengers say new timetable 'a disaster' for some areas
Shorter trains are causing problems for passengers on the northside of Dublin.
# Commuting
Changes to Irish Rail timetables kick in tomorrow
Some services will have earlier departure times and commuters are advised to check changes.
# stationary
As Irish Rail increases Dart frequencies, fewer trains will stop at Portmarnock
One commuter said that the changes make their journey “almost unmanageable”.
# darts suspended
Efforts to fight Bray Head gorse fire hampered by drones
Gardaí said that emergency helicopters cannot safely assist in until all drones are out of the air space.
# Loughborough
Police believe three killed by London train may have been graffiti artists
The deaths are being treated as “unexplained”.
# Irish Rail
'Significant delays' to services to Heuston after train hits metal bar on track
Inbound trains to Hueston are experiencing delays of up to 75 minutes.
# repair works
'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire
Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.
# stop in your tracks
Trains between Dalkey-Greystones are suspended for the rest of the weekend
Fire damage to signalling equipment at Bray has meant services are down today and tomorrow.