Railway line works disrupting Galway-Dublin train services

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Galway Daily news New timetable adds stops on Galway train services

Engineering works on the railway line between Galway and Dublin will result in some disruption to regularly scheduled services this weekend.

Irish Rail is carrying out works on the line between Sallins and Portarlington, which will result in changes to train services this Saturday and Sunday.

Multiple regular train services will be operating with bus transfers for part of the journey, while others have been delayed or cancelled.

Irish Rail has given details of the following service alterations:

Saturday, March 4

  • 13:25 Heuston to Galway will operate in an altered path
  • 16:30 Heuston to Galway will operate in an altered path
  • 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, March 5

  • 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

If you are travelling by rail this week, consult the Transport for Ireland journey planner for up to date information.