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The company wants customer feedback on the proposed changes.

IRISH RAIL IS adding extra services to a number of train lines from next month onwards.

The timetable alterations will come into effect from 9 December, subject to the approval of the National Transport Authority.

Key changes include:

Iarnród Éireann said, due to customer feedback received after changes to schedules in September, the following further alterations are planned:

Irish Rail added extra Dart services in September following complaints about overcrowding and capacity issues after a new timetable was introduced. 

Customers are invited to submit feedback on the proposed revisions through this form, before 5pm on Thursday 15 November.

Full draft timetables are available here and a summary is outlined below.  

Separately, Irish Rail is also in the process of increasing capacity on four Dart services in each of the morning and evening peaks, which will be complete by the end of November.

The company expects to carry record passenger numbers in 2018, exceeding last year’s record total of 45.5 million journeys by 6%.

Summary of proposed changes from 9 December 2018

Dublin/Maynooth/M3 Parkway/Longford

Northern Commuter

Phoenix Park Tunnel (Grand Canal Dock to Hazelhatch)

Dublin / Sligo

Dublin / Rosslare Europort

Dart

Iarnród Éireann has said it will review all feedback received from customers about the new timetable.

A spokesperson said suggested alterations which cannot be implemented as part of this timetable change “will be retained in a database for consideration at future timetable reviews”.

They added that peak frequency “cannot currently be increased, as all available fleet and infrastructure capacity is in use”.