Rail schedule resumes on Tuesday

Iarnród Éireann has advised customers that its full weekday timetable will resume across the network from Tuesday, May 4th.

A revised and reduced schedule has been in operation since January 11th, with some additional services operating since schools resumed attendance.

However, in order to be able to accommodate an increased number of customers with Cvoid-19 capacity restrictions in place, the full schedule will operate from Tuesday next.

This is with the exception of Ballybrophy to Limerick via Nenagh services, where line works are continuing; bus transfers will replace scheduled services on this line, with minor time alterations.

Customers are reminded that under Level 5 arrangements:

Only essential travel is permitted

Face coverings are mandatory on rail services and in stations, unless a customer is medically exempt

25% of on board capacity is available for use

Intercity travel must be booked in advance of travel

Alcohol is not permitted on any rail services, and catering services are suspended on board

Full timetable details are available at www.irishrail.ie – customers should check times before travel for journeys from Tuesday 4th May, as there are some minor revisions to departure times.

Under measures announced by Government last week, capacity available for use on board our services will increase from 25% to 50% from Monday May 10th, in line with reopening of sectors of our society and economy.

Iarnród Éireann will continue to ensure a safe and sanitised travelling environment for our customers and working environment for our employees with measures including:

We are thoroughly and regularly cleaning trains, and customer touch points on trains and in stations.

We have seat markers in trains and in stations to ensure appropriate distancing.

Our colleagues are wearing face coverings, and are provided with hand sanitiser and other PPE necessary for their roles.

Hand sanitiser units are in all 144 stations on our network. Up to 50 stations are equipped with dedicated vending machines, from which face coverings, personal hand sanitiser and gloves are available for customers.

We are working with the gardaí, who are supporting us in ensuring that travel is essential.

Full details on rail travel arrangements during Covid-19 are available at www.irishrail.ie

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