Engineering works disrupting Galway-Dublin rail schedule this weekend

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Galway daily news Engineering works disrupting Galway-Dublin rail schedule this weekend

There will be disruption to rail travel on the line between Galway and Dublin this evening and on Sunday due to engineering works.

Irish Rail is carrying out works on the line between Sallins and Kildare today and tomorrow.

As a result of this, multiple regularly scheduled trains will be delayed, on an altered pass, running bus transfers, or cancelled.

Saturday, August 27

  • 17:30 Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers from Heuston to Tullamore and Athlone, second bus transfer from Heuston to Clara and Athlone, third bus transfer from Portarlington to Tullamore and Athlone, train at 19:45 from Athlone to Galway
  • 18:30 Heuston to Galway is cancelled
  • 19:35 Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers direct from Heuston to Athlone, second bus transfer from Heuston to Tullamore and Athlone, third bus transfer from Portarlington to Tullamore and Athlone, train at 21:35 from Athlone to Galway
  • 17:20 Galway to Heuston will operate to Athlone only, bus transfers direct from Athlone to Heuston, second bus transfer from Athlone to Portarlington and Heuston, third bus transfer from Athlone to Tullamore, Portarlington, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston
  • 19:20 Galway to Heuston will operate to Athlone only, bus transfers direct from Athlone to Heuston, second bus transfer from Athlone to Portarlington and Heuston, third bus transfer from Athlone to Clara, Tullamore, Portarlington and Heuston

Sunday, August 28

  • 08:00 Heuston to Galway will be bus transfers from Heuston to Kildare and Portarlington, train at 09:15 from Portarlington to Galway
  • 11:00 Galway to Heuston is deferred to 11:25

Other disruptions will also take place on the western line between Dublin and Westport, Ballina, and Manulla Junction.

Further works which may affect rail services to Galway are expected in November.

For a full list of available services on your day of travel, please check Irish Rail’s Journey Planner.