Rail works at Enniscorthy tunnel

By Dan Walsh Iarnród Éireann will be carrying out essential maintenance at Enniscorthy tunnel during night-time hours this week and wish this be known to residents living near the railway work area. The works will take place from Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, January 10th/11th until Friday night/Saturday morning, January 13th/14th between the hours of 10pm toContinue reading “Rail works at Enniscorthy tunnel”

Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position

By Dan Walsh Iarnrod Éireann has communicated with South East on Track to announce plans to pin Ireland’s longest railway bridge, the Barrow Bridge near Great Island in Co. Wexford into the ‘open-to-shipping’ position. Constructed in 1906, the Bridge has continuously operated for over a century although regular passenger services on the line ceased inContinue reading “Plans to pin Barrow Bridge in ‘open’ position”

Night rail works coming down the tracks!

By Dan Walsh Iarnróid Éireann is informing the public of essential railway maintenance works in Enniscorthy during night-time hours on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st-2nd between 11pm and 6am. This is essential linear track maintenance works involves the use of heavy machinery and can only be carried out at night when trains are not running.Continue reading “Night rail works coming down the tracks!”

Call for investment in Rosslare-Dublin rail link

By Dan Walsh Senator Malcolm Byrne has called for an urgent plan of investment in the Dublin to Rosslare railway line following a report from Irish Rail that warned that parts of the line are at long term risk of falling into the sea as a result of coastal erosion and flooding.  The Irish RailContinue reading “Call for investment in Rosslare-Dublin rail link”

New railway bridge at Rosslare Strand

By Dan Walsh The single lane bridge over the Dublin-Rosslare Harbour railway line at Rosslare Strand is to be demolished in the coming months and replaced by a 6-metre road carriageway. This announcement was made by Cllr Ger Carthy today who told WexfordLocal.com; I’m delighted to announce that railway bridge on the Station Road, RosslareContinue reading “New railway bridge at Rosslare Strand”

Rosslare-Waterford rail line raised in the Dáil

By Dan Walsh The closure of the Rosslare to Waterford railway line and the implications for the Barrow Bridge were raised in Dáil Éireann on Tuesday by Waterford Green Party’s Deputy Marc Ó Cathasaigh with Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Communications and Transport, Deputy Eamon Ryan. Deputy Ó Cathasaigh said; “We had an unhappy birthdayContinue reading “Rosslare-Waterford rail line raised in the Dáil”