Irish Rail alter schedules over Bank Holiday weekend and fully resume three more routes from Tuesday

IRISH Rail have advised customers of alterations to schedules over the Bank Holiday weekend and have announced the full resumption of three additional routes from Tuesday.

The Northern Commuter, Maynooth/M3 Parkway Commuter and the Galway/Westport to Dublin routes will be fully restored from Tuesday August 4 on.

 Several rail services will have altered schedules on Monday


Several rail services will have altered schedules on MondayCredit: Alamy
 All services have been resumed after suspensions of several routes earlier today


All services have been resumed after suspensions of several routes earlier todayCredit: Alamy

Over the Bank Holiday weekend some train routes will be changed. Passengers are advised to check schedules for changes before travelling.

Today schedules are operating as normal. On Sunday August 2 schedules will also operate as normal for the most part with some revision to Intercity services.


On Monday August 3 several routes will be altered.

The DART, Northern and Maynooth Commuter will operate their Sunday schedules with some additional early morning services.

On the Heuston Commuter, Phoenix Park Tunnel services will be suspended with a reduced operation of the Kildare Commuter service.

The Heuston and Connolly Intercity routes and the Cork Commuter will also operate on revised schedules.

Customers planning on travelling on Sunday or Monday should check timetables at

Irish Rail have also asked customers to only travel if essential and to try outside of busiest times where possible.


They remind passengers that face coverings are mandatory on all rail services.

From Tuesday August 4 three routes will be fully restored, seven days a week: Northern Commuter, Maynooth/M3 Parkway Commuter and Galway/Westport to Dublin.

Irish Rail said: “Iarnrod Eireann will continue to monitor demand on all routes, and will adjust schedules and capacity as needed in consultation with the NTA, as we work towards a full restoration of all services to pre-Covid levels by August 31.”

Earlier this afternoon there were delays in both road and rail traffic as rail services were suspended between DART, InterCity and Northern commuter services and Connolly and Malahide/ Howth.

The delays lasted several hours as overhead lines were repaired.

Passengers left stranded were offered the option of using their rail tickets on Dublin Bus.

The N4 in Dublin and the N25 in Cork were also closed this afternoon as emergency services attended two major crashes – causing significant delays in traffic.

Both roads have since reopened however AA Roadwatch reports that traffic is still heavy on the N4.

Cork, Ireland – The Sun