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Train services disrupted throughout the bank holiday weekend

Be advised.

Iarnród Éireann has advised that select services will be disrupted across the Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday due to works at two of their train stations.

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With work being carried out at both Pearse and Lansdowne Station in Dublin, the knock-on effect sees services from Connolly Station to Dún Laoghaire suspended for the 48-hour period.

Dublin Bus will accept rail tickets during this time.

A full list of affected services nationwide can be found here.

The Pearse Station roof renewal project represents a major undertaking across the next two years.

The roof structure dates back to the 1880s and is currently in quite poor condition having corroded significantly, with protective mesh netting currently in place in the station below roof level to protect customers and rail services.

Its replacement has been identified by Iarnród Éireann as a "crucial" safety project.

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While the roof is not a protected structure, Iarnród Éireann has specified that the external appearance and character of the structure should be maintained.

The project, set to take place over 23 months, will cost €17 million and is funded by the National Transport Authority.

While the vast majority of works will not affect rail services and are also planned to take place at daytime to reduce impact on the surrounding areas, Iarnród Éireann does expect that Pearse Station will need to be closed for up to 13 weekends for round-the-clock works.

The upcoming works on the October Bank Holiday weekend, as well as track works in the Lansdowne Road and Glasnevin Junction areas (Saturday and Sunday), and Bray to Greystones (Saturday to Monday) areas, will result in service alterations - full details are available here.

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Subsequent dates of works will be confirmed, with the next planned weekend taking place in late January 2019.