Added stops in Clara planned in new Irish Rail timetable

A new Irish Rail timetable from later this year is set to include additional stops in Clara on some evening trains from Dublin.

The draft timetable is due to become operational from December 10, and a public consultation process is currently underway in relation to it.

On the Dublin to Galway line, the last train from Heuston station, at 19:35 hours on Monday to Saturday, is to include an additional stop in Clara.

There will also be an added stop in Clara on the 18:45 hours Dublin to Galway service on Sundays.

The 06:25 hours Galway to Heuston (Monday-Saturday) service, meanwhile, is set to include an additional stop in Ballinasloe.

A new 21:08 hrs Athlone to Westport (Monday-Saturday) service is planned in the new timetable.

Irish Rail said this service would take "a connection from the 19:35 hours Dublin Heuston to Galway service at Athlone, thus providing a new later last service from Dublin to all stations from Athlone to Westport and Ballina."

This new service means train users in Tullamore and Clara, with a connection in Athlone, will have a new later evening option for getting to stations on the Westport line.

Minor time changes are proposed in respect of some other services.

The full draft Dublin to Galway and Dublin to Westport Intercity timetables can be viewed here.

Feedback in relation to the draft timetables can be submitted to Irish Rail on its website here.