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# Irish Rail

Last week
19th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
A number of transport disruptions in aftermath of riots in Dublin
Luas and Dublin Bus are running on restricted routes in certain areas.
Gardaí appeal for information after alleged assault on train in Limerick
The incident took place last week.
This year
Irish Rail working towards removing seven level crossings on Cork mainline
Irish Rail is partnering with gardaí and the RSA as part of European Safety week to raise awareness of level crossing safety.
Two people airlifted to hospital after train collides with vehicle near Claremorris, Co Mayo
The vehicle and the Dublin Heuston to Westport service collided at an unattended level crossing on a rural road at Garryredmond in Claremorris.
Irish Rail shut loophole where free travel pass holders were booking seats on multiple trains
People were doing this in order to give themselves flexibility over what service to actually take.
Sharp rise in anti-social behaviour on trains in last three months
272 incidents were reported between April and June, including aggressive behaviour and attacks on staff.
Iarnród Éireann announces revised bank holiday services
Line works and sporting fixtures over the bank holiday weekend have led to revised timetables.
6% of Irish Rail passengers travelled without a valid ticket last year
Irish Rail could be losing around €12.3 million per annum through fare evasion.
Train services resume between Thurles and Portlaoise after being suspended due to fatal incident
The incident took place at around 7.30am.
Services resume on Limerick-Heuston rail line following a fatal incident
Services have resumed in the area following a fatal incident.
Irish Rail warns passengers about fake ticket inspectors on northern commuter and DART lines
‘There have been reports of three individuals in non-Irish Rail hi-vis vests checking tickets, issuing fines and asking customers for cash to pay the fines.’
Irish Rail hits out at truck drivers as it claims incidents have caused train delays
Gardaí said that an investigation has been opened into one of the incidents Irish Rail has complained about.
Woman in her 40s dies after being struck by train in Co Sligo, second woman injured
The incident happened at around 4pm on the train line at Knocks Park, Ballisadare, Co. Sligo.
Minister for Disabilities launches public transport initiative for people with autism
Minister for State Anne Rabbitte said she ‘expects ministers to have a very open door’ for her when she seeks a disability package in the next budget.
Irish Rail says delays on services 'beginning to ease' following signalling issue
Services were suspended on all routes to and from Dublin’s Connolly Station earlier this afternoon, but have since resumed.
Quiz: Can you name these Irish train stations from aerial photographs?
With many renovations coming to train stations soon – we want to know just how well do you know your train stations?
Iarnród Éireann says it will not cut off Howth during Dart extension despite local concerns
The DART+ Coastal North programme will cost an estimated €600 million and be completed in 2029 at the earliest.
Tea trolley services spotted on trains as on board catering returns on 'sporadic' basis
Catering services will be up and running on the Cork to Dublin line by “late May at the latest”, but its return to all routes is a long way down the tracks.
Poll: Have you ever used the catering service on Iarnród Éireann?
Iarnród Éireann is reintroducing catering on some trains this week.
'It doesn't have to be expensive': Eamon Ryan says 'idle' rail lines could be revived
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Tadgh McNally
Ryan suggested that some rail lines could be reopened easily and at at low expense.
Ryan has said there are rail lines that could be opened easily and at little cost.
He said an existing lines from Rosslare, through Waterford on to Limerick Junction was one example.
All-Island Strategic Review is ready to be published should Stormont return.
Fares on Nitelink bus services in Dublin to be reduced from tonight
The Glider: Could Belfast's tram-like bendy bus be the model for other Irish cities?
Irish Rail confirms catering services will be back from April - but only on Cork-Dublin route
The trolley service was withdrawn as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020.
Irish Rail confirm a return to carriage catering is coming down the tracks
The trolley service was suspended as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Review of Ireland's rail network set to propose restoring old lines in place of greenways
The All Island Strategic Rail Review is expected to be published in the coming months.
The review was jointly commissioned by governments north and south in 2021.
Draft proposals are understood to involve long-dormant lines in the west and southeast being returned to use.
A line between Letterkenny and Derry is believed to also figure, although the plan's implementation will require the return of Stormont.
Bus passenger numbers on public transport network return to pre-pandemic levels
In November 2022, Bus Eireann carried 3.5 million passengers, surpassing comparable figures from 2019.
Last year
Iarnród Éireann has 6% average hourly gender pay gap in favour of women
Women also make up significant proportions of the company’s upper middle and upper positions.
French port examining new Irish routes after being 'pushed' towards Ireland due to Brexit
It is eyeing stronger links with Dublin Port and Rosslare Europort while creating new routes with southern ports.
Late-night DART and Commuter Christmas rail services kick off this weekend
Services will run each Friday and Saturday from now until Christmas Eve.
Irish Rail lodging An Bord Pleanála application for major upgrade to Cork rail network
Irish Rail plans to build a second track along the line between Glounthaune and Midleton in Cork.
Passenger dies after becoming seriously ill on Waterford to Dublin train
The train was stopped at a level crossing for several hours as the man received assistance.
Probation for teen who caused girl to fall off Dart platform after pushing his bike at her
Judge Nolan said the boy’s behaviour, while “reprehensible”, had not been intentional.
Irish Rail customers face 'significant disruption' this weekend due to engineering works
It will see lines closed between Portarlington and Limerick Junction, and Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow.
One person killed after being struck by a train last night in Co Meath
It happened last night at the northern end of the Gormanston Station.
DART services between Dun Laoghaire and Greystones closed for weekend
Irish Rail has apologised for any inconvenience caused.
Over 760 anti-social behaviour incidents on train services reported in first six months of year
The incidents included multiple reports of fighting, soiling, sexual harassment, lewd behaviour and hate incidents.
Irish Rail CEO issues apology as full probe ordered into Bray Dart 'chaos'
Thousands had descended on Bray for the annual air show.
Application on track to extend Dart out to Maynooth and Meath
The plans include 40km of electrification and resignalling along the Maynooth and M3 parkway rail lines.
Major DART delays after passengers on stalled trains outside Bray force open doors
Some customers warned people on board the trains were close to fainting due to the heat.
Planning application for Dart+ West to be lodged 'later this summer'
Under Dart+ West, a new station would be built at Spencer Dock alongside a new access point to Connolly Station from Preston Street.
Over 40 Irish Rail station elevators put out of service by anti-social behavior in 2021
Irish Rail reported more than 500 faults with elevators in 2021 with the majority of those resulting in lifts being unusable.
Iarnród Éireann urges caution at level crossings as incidents rise by 74%
The company has warned of a number of worrying collisions this year so far.