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Significant Travel Distruptions For Irish Rail Services Over Easter Weekend

There will be significant travel disruptions for people using Irish Rail services over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Major works are taking place that will affect all Heuston routes, Northside DART, Drogheda and Belfast services.

Irish Rail are advising the public to check travel times before making a journey.

The schedule for Irish Rail services over the Easter weekend is:

Dublin Heuston To Newbridge, Kildare

Due to road bridge works by Kildare County Council in Sallins there will be significant service alterations, resulting in bus substitutions which takes effect from today until Easter Monday at approximately 12:30pm.

DART Services Between Dublin Connolly & Skerries

On Saturday March 31st and Easter Sunday there will be no DART’s operating between Howth, Malahide and Dublin Connolly. This is in order to facilitate track improvement works between Dublin Connolly and Rush/Lusk.

Bus transfers will operate on the Enterprise service between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda. Bus transfers will also operate on Northern commuter services between Dublin Connolly and Skerries.

Dublin Heuston & Waterford

Bus transfers from today until Easter Monday inclusive will operate on all Waterford to Dublin Heuston services to facilitate the upgrading of the signalling system at Kilkenny.

Belfast Enterprise Services

Belfast Enterprise services are due to operate as bus transfers between Dublin Connolly and Drogheda, while train services will operate between Belfast and Drogheda only.

Dublin Heuston To Cork, Limerick & Kerry

While bus transfers are operating from Dublin Heuston to Newbridge, train services will be available between Newbridge and Cork, Limerick and Kerry.

Dublin Heuston To Galway/Westport

Bus transfers will operate between Dublin Heuston and Newbridge with train services operating between Newbridge and Galway/Westport.

Irish Rail say a full list of available services can be found simply by checking their Journey Planner on your day of travel.

A spokesperson for Irish Rail said:

‘While the vast majority of our works take place overnight or at times of minimal impact, the scale of some projects do cause unavoidable impact on services.

‘As we work to ensure we avoid impacting on weekday commuting at all times, the four-day period over Easter does provide an opportunity to progress larger scale and complex projects,’ they added.

‘We apologise for the inconvenience for what are essential works.”


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