Warning issued to train users ahead of the weekend
Iarnród Éireann is reminding customers intending to travel on Intercity and Enterprise services that advance booking is essential for travel at present, in order to manage the 50% of on-board capacity available for use under current public health measures.
Many services this weekend have already sold out, with more expected to in advance of departure.
"Customers must have a booking to travel, as tickets will not be available for sale at stations for Intercity and Enterprise services. This includes holders of existing tickets such as season tickets, and DSP free travel, who can reserve travel at no charge in advance under current measures," Irish Rail said.
Ticket bookings and reservations are available at www.irishrail.ie
Trains currently sold out include:
Friday, June 18
09.33hrs and 13.33hrs Connolly to Rosslare
09.25hrs, 11.25hrs, 13.25hrs, 15.35hrs, 16.30hrs Heuston to Galway
11.20hrs and 13.20hrs Connolly to Belfast
13.00hrs and 15.00hrs Connolly to Sligo
13.05hrs and 15.05hrs Galway to Heuston
18.15hrs Heuston to Westport
09.45hrs and 13.10hrs Westport to Heuston
Saturday, June 19
11.20hrs Connolly to Belfast
10.15hrs Heuston to Waterford
07.35hrs, 09.25hrs and 11.25hrs Heuston to Galway
Sunday, June 20
13.05hrs and 16.05hrs Belfast to Connolly
11.50hrs and 13.50hrs Tralee to Heuston
14.10hrs Heuston to Waterford
12.40hrs Waterford to Heuston
11.40hrs Heuston to Galway
13.00hrs, 15.05hrs, 17.00hrs and 18.00hrs Galway to Heuston
"Other trains will sell out in advance – please do not travel to the station without an advance booking/reservation," Irish Rail urged.
A spokesperson for Iarnród Éireann added: “With more sectors of the economy open, and particularly with domestic tourism resumed, we expect many Intercity and Enterprise services to sell out in advance over the coming weeks, and particularly at weekends, with 50% of on board capacity available for use.
"That is why we are stressing to those who wish to travel that it is essential to book in advance, as otherwise you will not be able to travel. Customers have been hugely cooperative and supportive throughout the past 16 months with all of the public health measures, and we are grateful for their further assistance with mandatory pre-booking.”
Customers are also reminded that:
- Face coverings are mandatory on board all train services and in stations
- Alcohol is prohibited on all services, and catering services remain suspended
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