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Upcoming Trains & Events
(Updated 5/5/2016)

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Details of the event.
When it operates, how much it costs and where to buy tickets.
Croagh Patrick International Railtour Weekend
12th May - 17th May 2016

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 Athlone, Belfast, Ballina, Dublin, Westport, Whitehead.

Fringe Events (Single Day Fares)

Positioning runs, diesel-haulage to Waterford and Limerick Junction, heritage tour by coach from Belfast.

International Railtour Page

(Outline schedules are listed on the Railtour page.)
The 071 40th Anniversary Diesel Railtour
Friday 13th May

Dublin - Waterford - Limerick Junction - Dublin

The traditional one-day diesel excursion as part of the International Railtour Weekend will be a celebration of 40 years of the magnicient and iconic 071 class diesel locomotives. This year the tour will be visiting Waterford and Limerick Junction.

Outline times
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:30
Waterford13:4514:25
Limerick Junction16:3016:55
Dublin Connolly19:15
--

Fare: £45/€50

The 071-40 Booking Form

** Email Bookings Only **
The Fingal
Sunday 29th May

As part of the Balbriggan Summerfest, we will be operating steam train trips from Balbriggan to Drogheda. A steamy way to kick off your summer!

Train 1: Balbriggan - Drogheda & return
Arr
Dep
Balbriggan
--
11:10
Drogheda11:3512:15
Balbrigganv12:35
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)

Train 2: Balbriggan - Drogheda & return
Arr
Dep
Balbriggan
--
13:45
Drogheda14:0515:20
Balbriggan15:40
--
(Adult €12, Child €6)

Tickets on sale (over the counter) at:
Irish Rail, Balbriggan.
The Brick Room, Railway Street, Balbriggan.
Morelli's, Quay Street, Balbriggan.

Postal Booking Form

Connecting Train: Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Arr
Dep
Dublin Connolly
--
10:25
Balbriggan11:0215:50
Dublin Connolly16:35
--
(Adult €15, Child €10)
Pay on the train
Steam Enterprise
Sunday 5th June

Belfast - Dublin & return

Enjoy a day trip to Dublin on our vintage steam train, with an afternoon to enjoy Irelaand's buzzing capita.

Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion
--
08:40
Carrickfergus08:5708:58
Belfast Central09:1009:15
Lisburn09:3509:40
Portadown10:0910:11
Dundalk10:5711:09
Dublin Connolly12:2016:10
Dundalk17:2517:35
Portadown18:2018:21
Lisburn18:4518:52
Belfast Central19:1019:12
Carrickfergus19:3019:31
Whitehead Excursion19:45
--

Fare: Adult £30, Child £14

Book Tickets Online

Tickets can also be purchased (by phone or over the counter) at:
Belfast Welcome Centre, 8-9 Donegall Square North, BT1 5GJ.
Tel: +44 28 9024 6609
Steam and Jazz
Friday evenings 17th & 24th June, 1st & 8th July, 2nd September

Belfast Central to a Mystery Destination & return

Get out the glad rags, dust off the straw boater - it's Jazz time! Join our restored 1960s steam train at Belfast Central. Relax as we leave the city behind and enjoy the sounds of New Orleans jazz as we pause at stations which could be anywhere on the Northern Ireland railway network.

Check it out (22/6/2012)

"And - dare I say it - possibly the best, most fun night out of the summer?"
Belfast Telegraph, 29th June 2013


Arr
Dep
Whitehead Excursion 18:25
Carrickfergus 18:40
Belfast Central 19:15
Mystery Destination
--
--
Belfast Central
23:40
 
Carrickfergus00:08 
Whitehead Excursion00:25 

Fare: £28
(Special promotion fare for 2nd September: £27)


Book Tickets Online

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

IMPORTANT: If you have a large party then it is recommended that you make a single booking to ensure you get seated together. Failing that, we may be able to take your party details by email, if sent at least two weeks in advance of the train date. /-->

A dining car runs on all our trains offering teas, coffees and light snacks as well as a full bar service, including (usually) draught beer! We also try to include an Irish craft beer where possible.



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.

We are unable to comment on what trains will be running until they appear 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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Programme Of Trains (2016)
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)
Tickets
On Sale?
February
7
Sun
"The Midlander": Dublin - M3 Parkway & return
Dublin - Maynooth & return
461 -
March
13
Sun
"The Shannon": Dublin - Carrick on Shannon & return
Carrick on Shannon - Boyle & return
4 -
 
28
Mon
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
 
29
Tue
"Easter Eggspress": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2) 85 -
April
3
Sun
"Dublin Riviera": Dublin - Greystones & return (x2) 461 -
May
12
Thu
"Croagh Patrick": Whitehead - Belfast - Dublin 85 -
 
13
Fri
"071-40": Dublin - Waterford - Limerick Junction - Dublin Diesel -
 
14
Sat
"Croagh Patrick": Dublin - Athlone - Claremorris - Westport 4 -
 
15
Sun
"Croagh Patrick": Westport - Ballina - Westport 4 -
 
16
Mon
"Croagh Patrick": Westport - Dublin - Belfast - Whitehead 4/85 -
 
29
Sun
"The Fingal": Dublin - Balbriggan & return
Balbriggan - Drogheda & return (x2)
4
June
5
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return 85
 
17
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85
 
24
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85
July
1
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85
 
8
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85
 
10
Sun
"Sea Breeze": Dublin - Rosslare & return 4
 
23
Sat
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
 
24
Sun
"The Boyne": Dublin - Drogheda & return
Drogheda - Dundalk & return; Drogheda - Skerries & return
4
August
6
Sat
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
 
7
Sun
"Dublin Riviera": Dublin - Greystones & return (x2) 4
 
20
Sat
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
 
21
Sun
"Marble City": Dublin - Kilkenny & return 461
 
27
Sat
"Portrush Flyer": Belfast - Portrush & return
Portrush - Coleraine & return
85
September
2
Fri
"Steam & Jazz": Belfast - Mystery Destination & return 85
 
25
Sun
"Steam Enterprise": Belfast - Dublin & return
October
30
Sun
"Broomstick Belle": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
 
30
Sun
"Halloween Shuttle": Dublin - Greystones & return (x2)
December
3
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x3)
 
3
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
 
4
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x2)
 
4
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3)
 
10
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x3)
 
10
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
 
11
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x2)
 
11
Sun
"Santa Special": Portadown - Lisburn & return (x2)
 
17
Sat
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x3)
 
17
Sat
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x2)
 
18
Sun
"Santa Special": Dublin - TBC & return (x2)
 
18
Sun
"Santa Special": Belfast - Whitehead & return (x3)



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