The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every aspect of life here in Ireland, and internationally.
I know it as a time of great uncertainty and concern for you and your loved ones, as it is for all of us in Iarnród Éireann also.
To support the country’s efforts in tackling COVID-19, our team of almost 4,000 people are focused on delivering your services and maintaining our network, and the necessary contingency measures for those services during current and future phases of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We also want to ask you for your support – you can help us to support the health authorities’ goal of flattening the curve of the spread of COVID-19 by:
Considering if your journey is necessary – this helps to limit social interaction as our health authority experts have recommended, and facilitates greater social distancing on board. Remote working is in place in many workplaces, including our own administrative functions
Following the hygiene advice of the health authorities, particularly in relation to hand washing, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue or elbow
Reducing cash handling between customers and staff: where possible, please pay using Leap Card, book online and collect at ticket vending machines, pay at ticket vending machines, or pay using payment cards
Maintaining social distancing with other customers and staff: numbers travelling have reduced dramatically which is enabling customers to maintain social distancing, but we will continue to monitor demand, and liaise with our health authorities should further measures be necessary to ensure social distancing
We thank you for your cooperation, and ask you to take care of your health and that of others in the weeks and months ahead.
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail