It doesn’t seem like great timing.
Still, Iarnród Éireann has advised passengers that planned works will affect Cork, Kerry, and Limerick services throughout the October bank holiday weekend from Saturday afternoon right up until Monday morning.
A revised timetable will be in place on all routes and customers are advised to check times before traveling for alterations.
Due to a series of track and signalling works taking place, the line between Portarlington and Thurles is closed from 2.30pm on Saturday.
“All services between Dublin and Cork, Kerry and Limerick will be part-replaced by bus transfers, and to a revised schedule, with other services also affected.” Irish Rail explained in a statement.
“Services between Cork and Dublin Heuston will operate to a revised schedule, with bus transfers between Thurles and Kildare in both directions. Please check times before travel.”
And that’s not all, depending on where you’re headed, there could be more challenges to face later on:
“Direct services between Limerick and Dublin Heuston are cancelled. Journeys between Limerick and Dublin Heuston, involving a change at Limerick Junction, will have bus transfers between Thurles and Kildare, in both directions.
Direct services between Tralee and Dublin Heuston will operate as follows:
- Saturday: 17:05hrs Heuston to Tralee will operate between Mallow and Tralee only – please use Heuston to Cork service to connect at Mallow.
- Sunday: 08:30hrs Heuston to Tralee will operate with bus transfers between Thurles and Kildare.
- Commuter services between Portlaoise and Dublin Heuston will involve bus transfers between Portlaoise and Portarlington in both directions.
Customers are advised to check times before travel, with full details at irishrail.ie and at the Iarnród Éireann app.
“We apologise to customers for any inconvenience from these essential works.” added the spokesperson.