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Big Changes To DART And Commuter Services Around The City Just Came Into Effect

By Kiara Keane

December 9, 2018 at 5:12pm

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Irish Rail announced a number of changes to its services last month which are coming into effect today.

One of the biggest is that DARTs will now be running every 10 minutes between 7am and 8am, which is great news for commuters.

It applies to trains running between Bray and Howth and alternating with Malahide, while services to Greystones will keep running every 30 minutes.

Here are the main points you need to be aware of:

  • More frequent off-peak and weekend services between Maynooth/Drogheda and Connolly, including extended morning and evening operating hours between Maynooth and Connolly on Sundays
  • Introduction of Monday to Friday off-peak services between Hazelhatch and Grand Canal Dock, via Phoenix Park Tunnel
  • An additional Monday to Friday service each way between Sligo and Dublin Connolly
  • Time alterations on Rosslare Europort/Dublin Connolly services
  • More even intervals on DART services on Saturdays

Following customer feedback after a number of schedule changes were made back in September, these further alterations have also been made:

  • A number of morning Northern Commuter services will additionally serve Portmarnock, Clongriffin and Howth Junction; and one evening Northern Commuter service will additionally serve Clongriffin and Portmarnock, to balance capacity
  • Additional early morning 06.52hrs Connolly to Malahide DART service to provide connection to northbound Northern Commuter service for DART customers at intermediate stations
  • Revised timings on Sligo/Dublin Connolly route services to improve punctuality
  • A number of other minor schedule alterations to improve punctuality

You can find more information about the new timetables on the Irish Rail website here.

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