Laois train station hit by Hurricane Ophelia - Irish Rail storm announcement

Conor Ganly

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Conor Ganly

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Hurricane Ophelia  train service update

Hurricane Ophelia train service update

The following Irish Rail train service arrangements are in place for Monday 16th October due to the weather warnings in place for Hurricane Ophelia.

All DART, Intercity and Commuter services are expected to operate in the morning except on the following routes:

Limerick Junction to Waterford
Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh


A speed restriction of 80kph (50mph) will be in place on the following routes:

Tralee to Mallow
Cork to Charleville
Cork to Cobh/Midleton
Waterford to Kilkenny
Rosslare Europort to Gorey

As a result delays of 15 to 30 minutes are expected to services operating on the following routes for morning services:

Cork to Dublin
Tralee to Cork/Dublin
Waterford to Dublin
Rosslare Europort to Dublin

Line maintenance teams will be monitoring the network throughout the weather warnings associated to address any impacts from Hurricane Ophelia, and will take all measures necessary throughout the day to ensure the safety of rail services, including:

Removing trees or other debris from lines
Managing the safe operation of level crossings
Imposing further speed restrictions as necessary as the storm progresses
Line closures if it is considered unsafe to continue operating services


This page will be updated with any changes to service arrangements which arise, as will Irish Rail twitter page.