Intercity routes to see journey times cut by up to 25 minutes
Intercity rail services will be cut by up to 25 minutes in a new Iarnród Éireann timetable which comes into operation on January 20th. Remedial railwork out of Dublin’s Heuston Station will mean faster train services to Galway, Cork, Waterford, Limerick and Westport.
There will be improvements to most Dublin-Cork services of between five and 20 minutes. Journey times will improve on the Dublin-Westport services, with one new service, the 9.45am, which will bring the frequency on the route from four to five daily.
Journey times between Dublin and Galway will improve by between five and 25 minutes. The frequency of trains will increase from eight to nine each way. Rail services to and from Limerick will increase by up to 17 minutes and up to 18 minutes to Waterford. There will also be more trains on the Heuston-Kildare-Portlaoise route.
However, there will also be cancellations on the Dublin-Sligo route with the loss of one service each way. The 21.05 from Longford to Connolly Station is also withdrawn.