Friday 20 October 2017

Travelling by train this weekend? Rail customers set for disruption as works take place

Photo: Stock PA
Photo: Stock PA
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Rail customers will experience disruption this weekend as Iarnród Éireann conducts engineering works and line improvement works on a number of lines.

Customers are advised to re-check their times before travelling this Bank Holiday weekend as several service alterations have been put in place.

The changes to schedule come as thousands of people are expected to descend on the city centre on Sunday for the Dublin City Marathon.

Those using the services to and from Heuston Station will experience cancellations, slight changes to schedule and 'higher capacity' on trains due to a decrease in services.

Customers can check all the details for their individual routes here.

The changes to the schedule come as Iarnród Éireann begin their programme to improve works on the Dublin to Cork line, this year focusing on the section between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise.

Meanwhile, bus transfers are operating between Dundalk and Connolly Station, serving Drogheda. A train service is still running between Dundalk and Belfast.

Drogheda Commuter services are operating to and from Connolly Station only across Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Normal services will resume from 1pm on Monday, October 31.

On the southside of the capital, there are no rail services between Connolly and Grand Canal Dock.

Dublin Bus are accepting rail tickets on the Number 1 service to and from Grand Canal Dock and the city centre.

There have been two early DART services put on the schedule for those travelling to the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday; 07.05hrs Malahide to Connolly Station and 06.45hrs Greystones to Grand Canal Dock.

Iarnród Éireann have apologised for any inconvenience caused.

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