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30 Sept 2022

Offaly train commuters facing bus journeys for two months due to works on line

Laois to Limerick train passengers to go by bus for coming months

Ballybrophy train station

Train passengers going using the Ballybrophy line to Limerick will have to take a bus instead, for almost the next two months.

Iarnród Éireann is beginning the final phase of its works on the track between Ballybrophy and Limerick via Nenagh. 

"Works on the route will commence from Monday next, 26th September, until Sunday 20th November.  During this time, bus transfers will be in operation on all services on the route," the company has stated.

They say it is to improve journey times on the Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh line. It is part of a proposed new rail timetable that the public is being invited to view online and have their say on.

"Iarnród Éireann, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, has confirmed that it has proposed journey times to be reduced by 15 minutes on the Limerick to Ballybrophy (via Nenagh) from 11th December this year.  The proposal is part of a draft new timetable published today for public consultation, and is the result of track renewal works which have taken place on the line."

Key elements of the proposed new timetables are improved journey times on Limerick/Ballybrophy services via Nenagh due to recent infrastructure works, resulting in a 15-minute time saving. The consultation survey is open until Sunday 2nd October 2022. Full details are available at www.irishrail.ie and at the Iarnród Éireann app.

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