An extra train service has been introduced every Friday evening on the Dublin-Westport route, following a successful trial on St Patrick’s weekend. Mayo and Roscommon residents going home for the weekend will benefit from the extension of the 17.10 Heuston to Athlone service onwards to Westport, serving all stations between Athlone and Westport.
Customers travelling from Dublin to Westport will now have the choice of five services on Fridays – 07.35, 12.45, 14.45, 17.10 and 18.15. Customers can reserve seats online at www.irishrail.ie where full details of the extended service are also available.
As well as giving customers more choice, the new service will relieve pressure on the 18.15 Heuston to Westport service on Fridays, which has seen heavy demand in recent weeks.
This is the latest improvement to be introduced on the route, which also saw an extra daily service introduced in January from Westport to Dublin at 09.45 each weekday.
Our featured image above is of Westport railway station. Picture Anthony Hickey