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There's Going To Be Major Disruption On The Dart And Irish Rail Today

By katedemolder

April 29, 2017 at 8:23am

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Best to plan ahead if you're using Irish Rail or Dublin DART services this weekend - as major changes to the regular timetables and line closures are going to be in place. 

Services affected include lines going to and from Heuston, and also those going north of Connolly Station over the following days: April 29, April 30 and May 1.

These disruption is due to line closures for track improvement works and given that it's a Bank Holiday Weekend, lines are also expected to be busy so customers are being advised to book ahead.

Here's everything you need to know...

Saturday, April 29

Intercity Heuston Alterations:

  • A normal service will operate until 13.00hrs approximately.
    • After 13.00hrs, services between Dublin and Cork will operate with bus transfers between Heuston and Newbridge, with onward train services, approximately every two hours. Dublin Heuston/Limerick services will operate with connections to/from all Dublin Heuston/Cork services at Limerick Junction.
    • Tralee services will operate with connections to/from Dublin Heuston / Cork services at Mallow. Nenagh Line customers, please change at Ballybrophy as normal for connecting services.
    • Dublin Heuston/Galway and Dublin Heuston/Westport services after 13:30hrs will operate with bus transfers between Heuston and Kildare with onward train services.
    • Dublin Heuston/Waterford services after 13.30hrs will operate with bus transfers between Heuston and Athy, with onward train services.
    • There will be no Portlaoise/Kildare/Newbridge commuter services from 13.30 onwards. An hourly bus shuttle service will operate between Heuston and Hazelhatch, and bus connections will also be available to Sallins and Newbridge. Intercity services will serve stations between Newbridge and Portlaoise.

For exact times, please see the Iarnród Éireann website.

  • Connolly/Sligo and Connolly/Rosslare services will operate to a normal Saturday service.
  • DART will operate to a Saturday schedule between Connolly and Greystones only. No DART services will operate between Connolly and Malahide/Howth. Dublin Bus will honour rail tickets.
  • Northern Commuter services will operate between Skerries and Drogheda and Dundalk only. Bus transfers will operate between Connolly and Skerries, serving Donabate. Rush & Lusk station will remain closed for the duration of the works and Dublin Bus will honour tickets to and from Rush and Lusk.
  • Enterprise will operate between Drogheda and Belfast with a bus transfer between Connolly and Drogheda.
  • Maynooth/M3 Parkway services will operate to a normal Saturday schedule.
  • Cork Commuter will operate to a normal Saturday schedule.

Sunday, April 30

  • Intercity (excluding Enterprise) will operate to a Sunday service with some time alterations, and some cancellations. Once again, check out the website for further details. 
  • DART will operate to a Sunday schedule between Connolly and Greystones only. No DART services will operate between Connolly and Malahide/Howth. Dublin Bus will honour rail tickets.
  • Northern Commuter services will operate between Skerries and Drogheda and Dundalk only. Bus transfers will operate between Connolly and Skerries, serving Donabate. Rush & Lusk station will remain closed for the duration of the works and Dublin Bus will honour tickets to and from Rush and Lusk.
  • Enterprise will operate between Drogheda and Belfast with a bus transfer between Connolly and Drogheda.
  • Maynooth/M3 Parkway services will operate to a normal Sunday schedule.
  • Portlaoise/Kildare/Newbridge Commuter services will operate to a Sunday schedule with some alterations.
  • Cork Commuter will operate to a normal Sunday schedule.

Monday, May 1

  • DART services will operate to a Sunday schedule.
  • Northern Commuter, Maynooth Commuter, Kildare/Portlaoise commuterwill operate to a Sunday schedule with minor revisions.
  • Cork Commuter will operate to an hourly service on Cork/Cobh and an hourly service on Cork/Midleton approximately.
  • Sligo and Rosslare services operate to a Sunday schedule.
  • Heuston Intercity routes will operate to a Monday schedule, with a significant number of alterations. 
  • Enterprise services will operate to a Monday service, except for:
    • 35 Connolly to Belfast includes a bus transfer from Connolly to Drogheda.

...phew. 

That is all. For all information regarding Irish Rail over The Bank Holiday weekend - you can check their website right here

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