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Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station
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# Significant Disruption

Rail services in Cork impacted today as major works begin at Kent Station

Sat 6:30 AM 12,128 Views 7 Comments

Bus transfers will be operating on routes to and from the station.

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin
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# Pelletstown

Ireland's newest train station has been officially opened in Dublin

Updated Sep 26th 2021, 1:11 PM 190,824 Views 45 Comments

Pelletstown Station is situated 12 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year
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# On The Road Again

Public transport services return to full capacity today for the first time in over a year

Sep 1st 2021, 6:15 AM 12,920 Views 15 Comments

Masks are still a requirement across public transport.

'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?
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'There might be a tightening of the belt': What's the future for Ireland's public transport post-Covid?

Jul 29th 2021, 8:00 PM 12,121 Views 2 Comments

With fewer people commuting to work, how will public transport finances and services look in future?

Train services in Dublin disrupted this weekend due to works on Connolly and Heuston lines
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Train services in Dublin disrupted this weekend due to works on Connolly and Heuston lines

Jul 10th 2021, 6:30 AM 12,150 Views 10 Comments

From 5pm today until 9am tomorrow, all intercity services to/from Heuston will be disrupted.

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'
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# Busy Weekend

Customers asked to pre-book Irish Rail tickets this weekend as demand 'extremely high'

Jun 25th 2021, 11:06 AM 18,038 Views 12 Comments

Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend
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# Off The Rails

DARTs won't be running between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock this weekend

Jun 12th 2021, 6:30 AM 18,090 Views 7 Comments

Dublin Bus will be operating between these stations while improvement works take place.

Iarnród Éireann reports more than 30 incidents at rail crossing so far this year
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# Ród Rage

Iarnród Éireann reports more than 30 incidents at rail crossing so far this year

Jun 10th 2021, 8:25 AM 13,649 Views 6 Comments

Irish Rail is asking for more vigilance from road users, as most incident involved collisions with barriers.

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended
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# Trains

Bank Holiday weekend trains: Some altered Irish Rail services and Bray to Greystones Dart suspended

Jun 4th 2021, 6:30 AM 22,050 Views 16 Comments

Rail tickets are valid on Dublin Bus/GoAhead bus services between Bray and Greystones at the weekend.

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

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

Mar 10th 2021, 1:26 PM 13,287 Views 17 Comments

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

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period
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# Travel Tips

Here's how public transport will look over the Christmas period

Updated Dec 24th 2020, 2:18 PM 46,426 Views 21 Comments

Dublin Bus, Bus Éireann and Irish Rail are operating revised schedules.

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas
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# Riding Home For Christmas

Irish Rail to make pre-booking mandatory on all intercity routes over Christmas

Dec 7th 2020, 8:33 AM 14,095 Views 20 Comments

Reduced capacity will apply on trains due to Covid-19 restrictions.

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3
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# NTA

People urged to avoid public transport at peak times ahead of move to Level 3

Nov 30th 2020, 4:25 PM 14,469 Views 24 Comments

Capacity on public transport will increase from 25% to 50% from tomorrow onwards.

Irish Rail users will be treated to birdsong on their morning commute
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# On Chorus

Irish Rail users will be treated to birdsong on their morning commute

Nov 16th 2020, 7:53 AM 25,403 Views 14 Comments

The project highlights the dramatic reduction in noise pollution in Ireland during the first Covid-19 lockdown.

Irish Rail services suspended through Connolly this weekend and next
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# Maintenance

Irish Rail services suspended through Connolly this weekend and next

Nov 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 20,729 Views 9 Comments

Full Dart services will operate weekdays.

Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic
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# A Fine Time

Just under €500k was collected in fare evasion fines on public transport during the pandemic

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:10 AM 33,126 Views 10 Comments

Capacity on public transport services was greatly reduced after the arrival of Covid-19.

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends
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# Irish Rail

Resignalling project to impact Irish Rail services through Connolly for next three weekends

Oct 20th 2020, 3:25 PM 10,829 Views 9 Comments

The €120 million project will result in the resignalling of the Dart network from Howth/Malahide to Sandymount.

Fancy driving a train? Irish Rail has opened its latest recruitment drive with salary scale up to €60k
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# Cvs At The Ready

Fancy driving a train? Irish Rail has opened its latest recruitment drive with salary scale up to €60k

Sep 21st 2020, 6:49 PM 126,869 Views 61 Comments

Irish Rail said it’s been encouraged by the increasing interest from women in its recruitment drives.

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year
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# Assault

Over 500 incidents of assault or anti-social behaviour logged by Irish Rail this year

Sep 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 14,547 Views 15 Comments

The log includes several near misses, a brawl with ‘quite a bit of blood’, and theft on trains and at stations.

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

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

Aug 26th 2020, 2:25 PM 24,507 Views 42 Comments

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

Garda probe launched after van smashes through level crossing barrier in Co Roscommon
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# Knockroghery

Garda probe launched after van smashes through level crossing barrier in Co Roscommon

Updated Aug 25th 2020, 8:03 PM 41,490 Views 3 Comments

A vehicle drove through a closed arm of a level crossing barrier this morning.

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare
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# The Dart

Ireland has secured €8.8 million in funding from Europe to go towards Dart expansion project in Kildare

Jul 20th 2020, 10:22 PM 42,604 Views 36 Comments

The government’s development plan aims to increase capacity on Dart services to cope with the expected rise in demand in future.

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely
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# Covid-19

Half of Dublin Bus passengers are wearing face masks but compliance on transport varies widely

Jul 2nd 2020, 8:50 AM 24,795 Views 76 Comments

Compliance across various services ranges from 40% to 98%, the National Transport Authority has said.

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens
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# On Yer Bike

NTA advises commuters to walk or cycle instead of using public transport as economy re-opens

Jun 24th 2020, 6:00 AM 15,218 Views 56 Comments

The advice comes ahead of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap for re-opening the country.

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Level crossing incidents 'dramatically' down on last year, but motorists warned to stay vigilant

Jun 11th 2020, 12:37 PM 5,075 Views 6 Comments

There are currently 948 level crossings on the Iarnród Éireann network.

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week
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# Phase Two

Buses and Dart services to operate pre-Covid 'Monday to Friday' schedule from next week

Jun 6th 2020, 9:37 AM 24,216 Views 18 Comments

But social distancing requirements will still mean capacity on services will be just over 20% of pre-Covid levels.

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'
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# Transport

Compulsory facemasks and temperature checks - unions want changes to public transport as part of return to 'normal'

May 11th 2020, 8:00 PM 26,072 Views 64 Comments

The National Bus and Rail Union wants a number of measures introduced to guarantee worker welfare.

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks
# Anti-social Behaviour
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# Anti-social Behaviour

'Drivers are being hit in the head with bricks': No plans for dedicated transport police as drivers condemn attacks

Mar 7th 2020, 6:15 AM 57,641 Views 45 Comments

Unions have been calling for the introduction of a dedicated transport policing unit.

Repairs to roof of Dublin's Pearse station to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend
# Closed
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# Closed

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

Feb 29th 2020, 6:30 AM 12,362 Views 10 Comments

Engineering works at Pearse are also planned for 21-22 March and 25-26 April.

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland
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# Enterprise

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland

Feb 28th 2020, 12:21 PM 29,187 Views 59 Comments

It’s not yet clear if the woman in question travelled from Dublin to Belfast via train.

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager
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# Irish Rail

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager

Feb 18th 2020, 12:05 AM 49,865 Views 63 Comments

An ‘anarchist’ could do ‘something terrible’ to a reusable cup before handing it to staff, the catering manager said.

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years
# Accessibility
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# Accessibility

Irish Rail says it plans to replace and upgrade all its lifts over the next five years

Feb 7th 2020, 12:06 PM 8,906 Views 31 Comments

Disability activists have recently highlighted that many lifts are out of service for long periods of time,

'Major delays' expected as truck driver damages level crossing in Sutton
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# Commuting

'Major delays' expected as truck driver damages level crossing in Sutton

Jan 17th 2020, 9:10 AM 28,405 Views 52 Comments

Irish Rail says the delays are mainly between Howth and Howth Junction but knock-on delays could affect other services.

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year
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# All Aboard

'Strong growth' for public transport sector as passenger numbers increased 9% last year

Jan 8th 2020, 9:31 PM 13,353 Views 31 Comments

Passenger figures across the rail, bus and tram network in Ireland increase last year.

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

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

Jan 6th 2020, 7:00 AM 26,141 Views 35 Comments

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

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys
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# Overcrowding

'Absolutely shambolic': Commuters slam Irish Rail call for Dart users to stagger morning journeys

Jan 2nd 2020, 6:30 AM 50,642 Views 54 Comments

The PeakTime website was launched to try to reduce overcrowding on carriages during rush-hour.

Full rail service resuming but knock-on delays expected
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# Disruption

Full rail service resuming but knock-on delays expected

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 5:19 PM 31,211 Views 9 Comments

Irish Rail has warned commuters to expect delays.

Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station
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Knock-on delays expected as rail services resume at Tara Street Station

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 7:21 PM 38,253 Views 7 Comments

Services were suspended while emergency services dealt with a “trespasser” on the tracks.

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin
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# Rail Delays

Horse dies after being struck by rush hour train in south Dublin

Dec 12th 2019, 11:17 AM 20,762 Views 24 Comments

This morning’s incident resulted delays of up to 30 minutes to Irish Rail services.

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

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

Dec 6th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,819 Views 9 Comments

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

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