Local rail commuters to be affected by strike tomorrow morning

Local rail commuters to be affected by strike tomorrow morning

For the second time in a fortnight local rail commuters should prepare for delays and possible strike action from 6am to 9am tomorrow morning.

Train drivers represented by Siptu and the National Bus and Rail Union are planning to stop work for a second time during the morning rush hour because of a dispute with management over payment for past productivity.

A spokesman for Irish Rail advised passengers on Thursday to plan as if industrial action was going ahead. He said he expected many commuters would take their cars to work on Friday and that “realistically, there will be more congestion on the roads”.

All rail services will be affected by the strike action.

As a result, no commuter services will operate prior to 10am, with disruption possible until noon. The 10.35am Belfast-Connolly train will also not run.

Trains that leave before the planned strike at 6am will continue to travel as normal. This includes the 5.40am Dundalk to Pearse service, which will terminate at Connolly Station.

Rail tickets will not be valid on services of other transport providers during the strike.

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