Iarnród Éireann has outlined a range of service changes to take effect from November 29th that includes a new express 07.10 Waterford to Heuston service from Monday to Saturday. The only intermediate stop will be at Carlow and the new service will deliver a journey time of two hours from Waterford to Dublin.

A spokesperson for Iarnrod Eireann said the new train would be ideal for customers with business and other appointments in the capital.

As well as that, journey time savings of up to 15 minutes will be delivered on many services on the Dublin/Waterford route due to the operational improvements delivered by the new fleet.

Most journey times will be between 2 hours 15 and 2 hours 30 minutes on the route. Service frequency on the Waterford – Limerick junction route will be revised from four trains each way daily to three.