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NEW RAIL SCHEDULE FROM 14TH JANUARY - Please check times before travel by Corporate Communications
NEW RAIL SCHEDULE FROM 14TH JANUARY 2007
Customers advised to check times before travelling
Range of service improvements across network
Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that a new timetable schedule will come into effect on Sunday 14th January 2007.
Customers on all services, Intercity, DART and Commuter, are advised to check their train times before travel, as some departure times have changed, including a number of earlier departure times of existing services.
Full timetable details are available online at our homepage www.irishrail.ie , automated talking timetable at LoCall 1890 778899, or from your local station.
For the fourth year in a row, the record investment programme in our railway, funded by the Irish Government under Transport 21 and the European Union, will deliver direct benefits to commuters on Intercity and Dublin area services. The new schedule begins on 14th January 2007.
Service improvement highlights include:
Cork-Dublin Intercity services – Hourly service, brand new fleet
A new hourly, clockface timetable service in each direction is being introduced on the Cork-Dublin route. With the new €117 million CAF Intercity fleet, the service will bring customers greater choice, capacity, quality and comfort than ever before.
Services will depart Dublin Heuston every hour on the hour from 07.00hrs to 21.00hrs, and will depart Cork Kent at 5.15hrs, and then every hour at half past the hour from 06.30hrs to 20.30hrs.
Sunday services will also see increased frequency on the Cork-Dublin route.
Limerick-Dublin – Thirteen services each way daily
Limerick Intercity services will also see a significant increase in frequency, from ten services each way daily to thirteen services each way daily, which now includes six direct services to Limerick City.
NEW SUNDAY SERVICES FOR KILDARE LINE COMMUTERS – IMPROVED SUNDAY SERVICES FOR MAYNOOTH LINE COMMUTERS
From 14th January, scheduled Sunday commuter services will be introduced on the Kildare commuter line for the first time, serving all stations on the route.
Services will operate five times each way, at approximately two hour intervals, giving commuters a regular Sunday service between the city centre and the stations of Kildare, Newbridge, Sallins, Hazelhatch, Clondalkin and Cherry Orchard. Dublin Bus and Luas services will provide onward connection at Heuston to the heart of the city centre. A new station at Adamstown will open in April 2007.
In addition, Maynooth commuter line frequencies will improve further, with hourly services operating on the half hour from 09.30hrs to 18.30hrs from Dublin Pearse, and services operating approximately every hour from 10.30hrs to 19.30hrs from Maynooth (departure times vary slightly).
MODERN FLEET PROVIDES NEW, INNOVATIVE LOCAL SERVICE IN MAYO
A new local service will begin operation, linking some of the Mayo’s major towns courtesy of modern railcars operating on the Ballina branch line.
The existing operation of a Ballina to Manulla Junction service connecting into Westport to Dublin trains is being extended to provide a local service.
Modern railcars, which are replacing old locomotive-hauled carriages on the line, will continue to connect into Westport-Dublin services, but will also operate return connections to provide a Ballina-Foxford-Castlebar-Westport service three times each way daily. These railcars will be accessible to mobility-impaired customers.
The new service, among other new links provided, connects two hub towns under the National Spatial Strategy: Ballina and Castlebar.
DUNDALK COMMUTERS – ADDITIONAL PEAK SERVICE EACH WAY
Dundalk commuters receive a boost from 14th January, with an additional peak service in the morning and evening peak.
A 7.03hrs departure will operate from Dundalk to Connolly Station, and the 16.50hrs Connolly to Belfast service will now serve Dundalk for the first time, an express service for commuters bringing them home in a mere 54 minutes.
This gives Dundalk commuters a choice of five services in both the morning and evening peak.
EXTRA SERVICES EACH WAY FOR ENFIELD AND KILCOCK
Commuters in Enfield and Kilcock will benefit from two new services in each direction daily, city bound in the morning (Enfield 6.45hrs, 9.14hrs, Kilcock 6.53hrs, 9.22hrs) and from Connolly in the evening – the 18.00hrs and 19.05hrs from Connolly serving both stations.
EXTRA EVENING PEAK SERVICE FOR SALLINS AND NEWBRIDGE
Sallins and Newbridge commuters will have an extra service in the evening peak from Heuston at 17.25hrs, a key time for commuters on the Kildare line.
KILDARE ROUTE PROJECT WORKS – IMPACT ON SERVICES
In 2007, Iarnród Éireann will commence physical work on the Kildare Route Project, which, through four-tracking the rail line between Cherry Orchard and Hazelhatch, will allow the frequency of commuter services on the line to dramatically increase.
As works will be taking place adjacent to the existing line, speed restrictions have been put in place to allow this work to proceed safely. As a result, these restrictions have been incorporated into journey times on all commuter and Intercity services operating in the Kildare-Dublin area to accommodate these essential improvement works. Some service cancellations will be necessary on some Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings for the duration of the project.
LATER EVENING SERVICE FOR MAYNOOTH LINE
Maynooth line commuters will benefit from the later departure of the final service from the city centre to Maynooth, now leaving Pearse Station at 23.10hrs.
GOREY COMMUTERS – NEW MORNING PEAK SERVICE
A new 06.00hrs Gorey to Dublin service is to operate, in addition to the existing 06.45hrs service. The new service gives an additional choice to commuters from Gorey and the Co Wicklow stations of Arklow, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Kilcoole, Greystones and Bray.
Docklands Station – more services for West Dublin from 12th March
Details were also announced of services for the new Docklands Station, which opens on 12th March 2007, three months ahead of schedule.
Major increases in peak and off-peak frequency will be delivered with the introduction of Clonsilla to Docklands services, to complement the existing services on the Maynooth line to Connolly and other city centre stations.
The new Clonsilla to Docklands services will mean the busiest and fastest growing communities on the route – Clonsilla, Coolmine, Castleknock and Ashtown - will have one of the best commuter services in the Greater Dublin area. Peak services to and from Clonsilla will operate as follows:
Bold= new services from 12th March.
AM PEAK – FROM CLONSILLA PM PEAK – TO CLONSILLA
6.35HRS (C) 8.13HRS (P)* 15.59HRS (P)* 17.37HRS (P)*
7.00HRS (D) 8.20HRS (D) 16.20HRS (D) 18.05HRS (C)
7.15HRS (P) 8.32HRS (P) 16.34HRS (P)* 18.08HRS (P)*
7.37HRS (C) 8.45HRS (D) 17.10HRS (D) 18.30HRS (P)
7.45HRS (D) 8.55HRS (C) 17.15HRS (C) 18.45HRS (D)
7.52HRS (P) 9.17HRS (P) 17.28HRS (C) 19.00HRS (P)
8.05HRS (C) 9.25HRS (C) 17.38HRS (D) 19.20HRS (D)
AM Peak times denote departure time from Clonsilla.
PM peak times denote departure time from city centre.
(P)= service operates to/from Pearse.
(C)= service operates to/from Connolly.
(D)= service operates to/from Docklands.
*= service operates to/from stations south of Pearse.
While directly serving stations from Clonsilla in, the new services will also free up capacity on existing Maynooth line services.
Iarnród Éireann is already Europe’s fastest growing railway, with 14% growth in 2006. These new service improvements will ensure the company will expand still further.
In 2008, there will be more progress, as the introduction of the new Intercity railcar fleet is completed; the Cork-Midleton line is opened; and Phase 1 of the Western Rail Corridor from Ennis to Athenry is opened. With the support of the Government under Transport 21, the rail network will play the fullest possible role in meeting the transport needs of the country and its communities.
Last edited by Victor; 08-01-2007 at 02:40.