Iarnród Éireann seeks to improve journey times

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IARNRÓD Éireann has confirmed that it has proposed journey times to be reduced by 15 minutes on the Limerick to Ballybrophy line (via Nenagh) from December 11 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.

The company also reminds customers that the final phase of track works on the route will commence from Monday September 26, until Sunday November 20.

During this time, bus transfers will be in operation on all services on the route.  Full details are available at www.irishrail.ie and at the Iarnród Éireann app.

The rail company, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority, is planning to implement timetable alterations from December 11.

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The company has published details of the proposed schedule and has invited the public to submit feedback in advance of the finalisation of the new timetable.

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 October 2.

Full draft timetables are available here for review and feedback at: https://www.irishrail.ie/en-ie/news/Proposed-timetable-changes-from-11th-December-2022

Iarnród Éireann and the National Transport Authority will review all suggestions received. Suggested alterations which cannot be implemented at this timetable change will be retained in a database for consideration at future timetable reviews.

Detail of proposed changes

Limerick/Ballybrophy (via Nenagh)

  • Existing 06:30 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 06:45 hrs Monday to Saturday, with same arrival time – an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 16:55 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 17:10 hrs Monday to Saturday, with same arrival time – an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 07:45 hrs Nenagh/Limerick service is deferred to 07:47 hrs with existing arrival time in Limerick Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 10:08 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15-minutes earlier arrival at Limerick 11:52 Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 19:05 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15 minutes earlier at Limerick 20:48 Monday to Saturday.
  • Existing 17:20 hrs Limerick/Ballybrophy service is deferred to 17:35 hrs Sundays, with same arrival time – an improved journey time of 15 minutes.
  • Existing 18:25 hrs Ballybrophy/Limerick arrives 15 minutes earlier at Limerick 19:21 on Sundays.

An Iarnród Éireann spokesperson said: “We are delighted to propose, with the NTA, these improved journey times for services on Limerick to Ballybrophy (via Nenagh).

“Rail improvement works unavoidably cause service disruption, so it is great to bring the dividend from these works to our customers. We encourage all current customers and all considering rail for their sustainable travel options to review the proposed changes, and give us their feedback, as we finalise the new schedule.”