"As an essential service provider, Iarnród Éireann continues to operate services, right across the network with some minor exceptions.
Today, with the approval of the National Transport Authority - and as part of schedule revisions across public transport - we began operating a revised schedule.
The revised schedule does see a reduced frequency, but it will ensure we can provide a continued and reliable service to customers. This takes account of any possible escalation of COVID-19 or self-isolation amongst employees given the increase in cases of COVID-19 in the country, and supply chain issues being faced for train maintenance.
However, we are maximising train sizes wherever possible, and from monitoring passenger journeys this morning, this is ensuring that physical distancing is possible on board.
We have also today begun to introduce seat covers to assist in maintaining social distancing measures, see attached photo as example.
We will continue to operate in line with government guideline, throughout the Covid-19 crisis, to ensure that healthcare workers, those working in other essential industries and services and those caring for the elderly and vulnerable, will be able to travel to where they need to get to.
In line with government guidelines, we are advising against all non-essential travel at this time. Intensive and increased cleaning regimes are being employed onboard trains and at stations, focusing on customer and staff touchpoints, and we are also encouraging customers to avoid cash transactions at booking offices: online booking, LeapCard and paying at ticket machines are available to customers.
We will continue to regularly update you throughout this crisis, but for further details, please visit www.irishrail.ie"
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me or my team.
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