Majority of South East rail services cancelled today

Majority of South East rail services cancelled today

It's bad news for commuters as the majority of train services to and from the region have been cancelled today.

An all-out strike in Bus Eireann is underway across the country and train services are facing significant disruption as a result.

The latest from Irish Rail for South East services is:

- 13:05hrs, 14:50hrs, 16:00hrs & 16:25hrs Waterford to Heuston services are cancelled.
- 13:15hrs, 16:15hrs, 16:40hrs, 17:35hrs & 18:35hrs Heuston to Waterford services are cancelled.
- 18:25hrs Waterford to Heuston will operate from Kilkenny only.
- 15:10hrs Heuston to Waterford will operate to Kilkenny only.
- 17:40hrs & 20:10hrs Heuston to Carlow services will operate.
- 21:35hrs Carlow to Heuston will operate.


Rosslare Route:
- 12:55hrs Rosslare to Connolly is cancelled.
- 13:36hrs Connolly to Rosslare will operate.
- 16:37hrs & 18:38hrs Connolly to Rosslare services are cancelled.
- 17:36hrs Connolly to Wexford will operate to Wicklow only.
- 17:55hrs Rosslare to Connolly will operate

There will be no services on the following routes:

- Limerick to Limerick Junction
- Waterford to Limerick Junction
- Limerick to Galway
- Limerick to Ballybrophy via Nenagh.

For a list of all national service arrangements today, click here.


Irish Rail has advised that customers, who have booked a train today that has been affected, can travel on an alternative service for free, where available, using the same ticket.

Customers who no longer wish to travel today should email [email protected] for a full refund.

They also pointed out that Bus Éireann tickets are not valid on Iarnród Éireann services during the dispute.

Meanwhile, the organisation representing private coach and bus operators in Ireland has said that all services operated by its members will continue as normal during the industrial action by Bus Éireann workers.


The Coach and Tourism Transport Council of Ireland (CTTC), has said that the strike will not affect any of the 292 scheduled commercial services across the country operated by private bus companies.

National Director Kevin Traynor said that the private bus sector provides around two thirds of the scheduled commercial Bus and Coach Services across Ireland and deliver the majority of school transport services, under sub-contract from Bus Éireann.

The private transport sector also operates the majority of the country’s coach tourism services.

Transport Minister Shane Ross has said he is deeply concerned about the impact on the public of the Bus Éireann strike.

"It is now time for both sides to show this willingness can result in an acceptable and fair agreement that safeguards the company's future and all of those who rely upon it," he said.

Siptu's Willie Noone said the strike action had to be taken after management tried to enforce 30% pay cuts.

"Management wish to prepare the company for the future privatisation of public bus services by concentrating draconian cuts on ordinary workers," he said.