Louth rail commuters advised over Christmas timetable changes

A number of service changes are due to take effect from tomorrow

Dundalk Democrat


Dundalk Democrat

Clarke Train Station

Clarke Train Station Dundalk

LOUTH commuters are being advised that time changes across many services are due to come into effect from tomorrow.

Customers are being asked to check times before travel as the Late Night DART & Commuter for Christmas service starts on Friday, December 8.

Iarnród Éireann advises customers that a number of changes to its timetables across all routes will take effect from Sunday, December 10.

Customers are advised to check times before travel as there have been minor changes to departure and arrival times on many services, including both earlier and later departure times, and including intermediate stations.

The schedule of DART and Commuter services is as follows:

  • Friday 8th & Saturday 9th December
  • Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December
  • Friday 22nd December
  • 00.30 & 01.30 from Pearse serving all stations to Howth
  • 00.30 & 01.30 from Connolly serving all stations to Greystones
  • 00.40 & 01.40 from Pearse serving Tara St, Connolly, and all stations from Howth Junction to Dundalk
  • 00.20 & 01.55 from Pearse serving all stations to Maynooth
  • 23.50 & 01.50 from Pearse serving all stations to Drumcondra, and all stations from ParkWest to Kildare (NEW for 2017)

Fares will be charged at normal rates, meaning customers can use Leapcard and buy cash fares for the best value Christmas travel option.

Furthermore, weekly, monthly and annual season tickets are valid on late night services, so season ticket holders will be able to use the services at no extra charge.

Late night services will have security personnel on board to ensure customer safety.

A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann said: “We’re looking forward to running late night DART and Commuter services this Christmas and New Year.

“We’re delighted to be expanding the service to include the Kildare line, with departures from Pearse meaning a direct link from the city centre for customers via the Phoenix Park Tunnel for their late night service home.

“Having had a hugely successful first year of operation, this is an added benefit for customers who have used the line, and for new customers to try out the service.”

For more details search the journey planner at www.irishrail.ie.