Major disruptions to Galway-Dublin train services this weekend

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Galway daily news Major disruptions to Galway-Dublin train services this weekend

Major disruptions are expected to train services between Galway and Dublin this weekend due to engineering works taking place on the line.

Irish Rail is carrying out Line Improvement works between between Hazelhatch and Sallins this Saturday and Sunday, affecting many trains into and out of Dublin.

The worst of the disruption is expected on Saturday, February 27, where a significant number of trains have been cancelled and delayed, or will be operating as bus transfers for part of the journey.

While the effect will not be as severe on Sunday, three trains will be affected before noon.

The following changes have been made for the Galway train services this weekend:

Saturday, February 27:

  • 15:05 Galway – Heuston will operate to Athlone only, with bus transfers for the remainder of the trip. One transfer will go direct to Heuston, while another will stop at Clara, Tullamore, Portarlington, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston.
  • 16:30 Heuston – Galway will be a bus transfer from Dublin to Athlone, with a train the rest of the way to Galway.
  • 17:20 Galway – Heuston will operate to Athlone only, with bus transfers for the remainder of the trip. One transfer will go direct to Heuston, while another will stop at Clara, Tullamore, Portarlington, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston.
  • 17:30 Heuston – Galway will be bus transfers between Dublin and Athlone, with a train the rest of the way to Galway at 19:40.
  • 18:10 Galway/Athlone will not serve Woodlawn and will operate in an altered path
  • 18:30 Heuston – Galway will be bus transfers between Dublin and Athlone, with a train the rest of the way to Galway at 20:45.
  • 19:20 Galway – Heuston is deferred to 19:35, and the train will only go as far as Athlone, followed by bus transfers.
  • 19:35 Heuston/Galway is cancelled.

Sunday, February 28:

  • 08.00 Heuston – Galway will be bus transfers direct from Heuston to Kildare, with a train at 08:55 from Kildare to Galway.
  • 11.40 Heuston – Galway will not serve Clara and will operate in an altered path.
  • 11.00 Galway – Heuston is deferred to 11.35hrs and will operate in an altered path.