Sunday 18 March 2018

Rail passengers face New Year disruptions

Fiona Ellis

RAIL passengers will be forced to make alternative arrangements over the New Year because several stations will be closed due to engineering works taking place from today.

DART and intercity services will be disrupted between Dun Laoghaire and Bray and affect Wicklow routes from tomorrow until January 3.

There will be no train service at all between Dun Laoghaire and Bray stations during this time because of essential major engineering works. Stations at Sandycove/Glasthule, Glenageary, Dalkey, Killiney and Shankill will all be closed. Northbound DART services will operate between Dun Laoghaire and Howth/Malahide and southbound services will operate between Malahide/Howth and Dun Laoghaire. A DART service will operate to/from Bray and Greystones only.

Customers are being advised to use Dublin Bus services instead of relying on the DART.

The buses that will take commuters to and from the affected places are number 45A, the Dun Laoghaire Ballywaltrim route; number 59, to and from Dun Laoghaire to Mackintosh Park; and 145 from Heuston Rail Station toward Kilmacanogue, passing through Bray.

All valid rail tickets will be accepted on board.

Intercity services will also be disrupted and services between Connolly and Rosslare are affected.

There will be direct bus transfers between Connolly/Bray and Dun Laoghaire/Bray to connect with the Rosslare services.

Customers are also advised that replacement bus services will depart 20 minutes earlier than scheduled times.

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