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When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
The Strand
Friday 8th May

Dublin - M3 Parkway - Rosslare Strand - Wexford - Dublin


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The traditional one-day diesel excursion as part of the International Railtour Weekend will this year be visiting M3 Parkway and Rosslare Strand. 071 haulage has been requested.

Please note that the outward journey will now be through Drumcondra and the return via the little-used Newcomen Junction route.

Outline times
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:05
M3 Parkway10:4011:05
Rosslare Strand15:3816:25
Wexford16:4217:32
Dublin Connolly20:20
--

Fare: £45/€50

The Strand Booking Form
(Please only use this form if you are not travelling on any other part of the Railtour weekend)
South Munster International Railtour Weekend
7th May - 12th May


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Each year the RPSI operates a weekend international railtour. This is something a little bit special, where we invite you to join our restored locomotives on our train across Ireland. With a full bar on the train, beautiful scenery, comfortable carriages and a traditional friendly welcome, our tours are fun and relaxing and a great way to see the Emerald Isle.

The Main Weekend Event (3-Day Fare)

Includes visits to Belfast, Cobh, Cork, Dublin, Killarney, Midleton, Whitehead.

Fringe Events (Single Day Fares)

Positioning runs, diesel-haulage to M3 Parkway and Rosslare Strand, heritage tour by coach from Belfast.

International Railtour Page / Booking Forms

NOTE: All available times will be listed on the Railtour page.
Bangor 150
Sunday 17th May


Belfast - Bangor & return

Join us on a return journey from Belfast to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the railway coming to Bangor with an afternoon at the seaside.

Train 1
Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
11:15
Bangor11:4515:10
Belfast Central15:45
--

Train 2
Arr
Dep
Belfast Central
--
13:15
Holywood13:3013:35
Bangor14:0017:10
Belfast Central17:45
--

Fare: Adult £10, Child £6

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be booked (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609

A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer!



Some Useful Information


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Forthcoming Train News

Want to know when tickets go on sale?

See the Programme below for all our proposed dates. If the train you are interested in is not listed in the Upcoming Trains & Events boxes above, then tickets are not yet on sale.

All available information regarding planned trains is listed. When more details are confirmed they can be sent to you, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.
The Coming Season's Trains

Dates for the next season are normally published in the first months of the new year. The first train of the season is usually, but not always, at Easter.

However, the Programme can, and does, change so what is shown is not necessarily the final list.

An email information service giving notice of our trains is available, but only when you register your address in the Yahoo box below.


If you have a query about our trains then please first check the answers to a list of frequently asked questions.
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2015 Programme
Dates will be added to the programme as and when confirmed - log your email address above for news.
Details are not guaranteed and may be subject to change/cancellation.
 Month
 Date
 Day
Description/Route
Proposed
locomotive

(subject to
availability)
On Sale?
 Yes
 Soon
 Info
March
22
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461 -
April
6
Mon
"Easter Shuttle": Dublin - Wicklow & return
Wicklow - Greystones & return
461 -
 
6
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
7
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
11
Sat
"Maynooth Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return 461 -
May
7
Thu
"South Munster": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85
 
8
Fri
"The Strand": Dublin - M3 Parkway - Rosslare Strand - Dublin Diesel
 
9
Sat
"South Munster": Dublin - Cork - Midleton - Cork 85/461
 
10
Sun
"South Munster": Cork - Cobh - Mallow - Killarney - Mallow - Cork 85/461
 
11
Mon
"South Munster": Cork - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 85
 
17
Sun
"Bangor 150": Belfast - Bangor & return (x3) 85
 
31
Sun
"Balbriggan Festival": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
461
June
7
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return  
 
12
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
19
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
26
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
July
3
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return  
 
5
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
 
 
26
Sun
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
 
 
26
Sun
"Bray Shuttle": Dublin - Bray & return
Bray - Wicklow & return (x2)
 
August
9
Sun
"Great Northern Getaway": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
 
 
23
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return  
November
1
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
28
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
29
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
December
5
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
6
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  
 
12
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x3) Steam/Diesel
 
13
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - Maynooth & return (x2)  



REMEMBER - Advance ticket purchase is essential for all mainline trains unless otherwise stated.
Attempting to travel without a ticket at the main departure station OR without a ticket and at a different station on the route causes the RPSI major problems. We sell tickets for the seats on the train, therefore you are very likely to be refused a seat on the train or be asked to leave if you do not have a ticket. Please purchase your ticket in advance.
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