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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Rail strike continues into second day

It looks like the rail disruption is going to go into it's second day.Iarnrod Eireann says it can't guarantee services form Dublin and the south west to be running , including services to and from Limerick's Colbert station.

The dispute centres on the opposition by rail drivers to the introduction of new trains.

There is little optimism that an early settlement can be achieved.
35,000 people were forced to cancel their journeys or make alternative arrangements as a result of the cancellation of rail services to many parts of the country yesterday.

Below is statement from

Major Service Disruptions

Due to unofficial industrial action by train drivers, all train services between Dublin and the South and West will be subject to severe disruption.
Iarnrod Eireann cannot guarantee Intercity services from Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Cork, and Kerry or Cork/Cobh, Limerick and Kerry local services.Commuter services to and from Portlaoise and Kildare will also be affected.

For the duration of this dispute Iarnrod Eireann would advise customers not to make reservations.

Please check the General News section of the Website throughout the day.

Iarnrod Eireann would like to apologise to all customers affected.


Colbert station has announced a limited service.

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