Catering Returns to Trains

Irish Rail has confirmed that on-board catering is to return to its carriages.

The trolley service was withdrawn as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in early 2020. The return of catering comes amid plans to reopen a number of disused lines as part of draft recommendations from an all-island review of the rail network.

Earlier this month, Irish Rail confirmed that it was considering installing vending machines on inter-city rail services so that passengers could buy food and drink on trains. However, an Iarnród Éireann spokesperson said at the time that vending machines were not being seen as an alternative to the return of a trolley service on inter-city trains.

Passengers can currently only buy food and drink on board the Enterprise service between Dublin and Belfast, where catering services resumed last November, including full dining facilities on some trains.