Irish Rail announces cancellations and delays to several routes due to Storm Brian
Two routes have been suspended, while there will be delays on nine other routes due to weather warnings associated with Storm Brian.
Irish Rail customers throughout Ireland will be affected by suspended services on two routes and delays on several others as Storm Brian makes an impact throughout the country.
Services in the west and south of the country, where Storm Brian is likely to have the biggest impact, have been the worst affected, with the Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh and Limerick Junction to Waterford routes suspended completely on Saturday, October 21.
Delays of 15-30 minutes are also expected on the following routes:
From first trains until further notice:
- Tralee to Mallow
- Cork to Dublin
- Waterford to Dublin
- Rosslare Europort to Dublin
From 12:00hrs until further notice:
- Limerick to Limerick Junction
- Limerick to Galway
- Galway to Dublin
- Westport to Dublin
- Sligo to Dublin
Services suspended Saturday, October 21:
- Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh
- Limerick Junction to Waterford
Irish Rail has apologised for the inconvenience to customers and will provide updates on their website; on Friday, it was confirmed that Irish Rail staff will go on strike for five days in November and December.
Storm Brian made a significant impact on counties in the west of Ireland on Saturday morning, with spot flooding reported in a number of counties.
Three weather warnings, at least one of which affects every county in the Republic of Ireland, will remain in place until 9pm and 10pm on Saturday night.