Multiple train services cancelled this week due to Covid-related staff absence
A number of scheduled train services have been cancelled over the coming days as a result of Covid-related staff shortages.
According to a statement issued by Iarnród Éireann on Monday (3 January), multiple services have been scrapped due to Covid-19 and close contact absences.
The company has apologised for any inconvenience caused, with an otherwise normal return to a full weekday schedule set to commence from tomorrow.
The following services between Tuesday and Friday are now cancelled:
- 06:12hrs and 07:19hrs Newbridge to Grand Canal Dock
- 06:30hrs Carlow to Heuston
- 07:35hrs Newbridge to Heuston
- 08:17hrs, 10:32hrs, 12:35hrs, 17:30hrs, 17:52hrs, 19:32hrs and 21:35hrs Hazelhatch to Grand Canal Dock
- 15:08hrs Newbridge to Pearse
- 07:26hrs, 09:11hrs, 11:30hrs, 16:28hrs, 16:59hrs, 18:40hrs, 20:30hrs and 22:30hrs Grand Canal Dock to Hazelhatch
- 13:30hrs and 18:17hrs Grand Canal Dock to Newbridge
"We are working to ensure that your journey is a safe one during Covid-19," noted an Iarnród Éireann spokesperson.
Customers are asked at all times to follow Government and public health service guidelines regarding travel via public transport.
Normal weekday service resumes Tues 4th January.
However, due to current COVID-19 & close contact absence levels, some Phoenix Park Tunnel & Heuston Commuter services will be cancelled Tues 4th to Fri 7th January
Please check https://t.co/r50m2431AZ for full details of services pic.twitter.com/Q8E8sb61do
— Iarnród Éireann (@IrishRail) January 3, 2022
On Monday, the Department of Health confirmed 16,986 new cases of Covid-19 throughout Ireland.
804 patients are currently hospitalised with the virus.
Of those, 93 are in ICU.