All Ireland articles

  • Foynes (Photo: Shannon Foynes Port Company)
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    Limerick to Foynes railway reopening plan

    2022-08-05T10:45:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has invited expressions of interest in rehabilitation works for the reopening of the line from Limerick to Foynes on the Shannon estuary. The 42 km line which last saw a revenue train in 2000 would initially be reopened for freight, connecting Shannon Foynes ...

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    Powers sought for Dublin’s DART+ electrification project

    2022-07-26T14:21:00Z

    IRELAND: A formal application is being lodged for powers to upgrade and electrify Iarnród Éireann’s suburban routes from Dublin Connolly/Spencer Dock to Maynooth and M3 Parkway. The DART+ West enhancement project is to be funded by the National Transport Authority under Project Ireland 2040. According to ...

  • Dublin MetroLink Tara Street station impression
    Metro Report International

    Cabinet backs Dublin automated metro business case

    2022-07-12T08:25:00Z

    IRELAND: The cabinet has approved the preliminary business case for the proposed MetroLink automated metro in Dublin. This will enable Transport Infrastructure Ireland to submit a planning application in September and begin procurement next year ready for construction to start from 2025. Opening is envisaged in ...

  • Map of the Cherbourg-Bayonne rail motorway
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    UK and Ireland to Spain ‘rail motorway’ to go ahead

    2022-04-29T12:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Brittany Ferries is going ahead with plans for a ‘rail motorway’ service carrying unaccompanied lorry trailers between the port of Cherbourg and the European Freight Centre at Bayonne near the Spanish border. This will offer connections at Cherbourg with ferries to Poole and Portsmouth in ...

  • DARTplus train IE
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    Battery power to extend Dublin commuter services as Alstom wins DART fleet renewal

    2021-12-13T15:46:00Z

    IRELAND: Alstom was formally confirmed as supplier of up to 750 suburban multiple-unit cars for Iarnród Éireann as part of its DART+ Programme on December 13, having been named preferred bidder in June.

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    Ballina – Waterford service signals IÉ freight revival

    2021-10-07T13:23:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann and XPO Logistics have formally launched a regular rail freight service between Ballina and Waterford, with a ceremony at the port of Waterford on September 29.

  • IBB President Newton B Jones (left) and TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes signed a strategic partnership agreement in 2020.
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    Railway unions discuss international merger

    2021-09-20T15:43:00Z

    INTERNATIONAL: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association in the UK and Ireland and the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers in the USA have announced talks with a view to merging by July 1 2022. TSSA has more than 18 000 members at rail, ferry, bus and associated companies ...

  • Translink NI Railways Enterprise (1)
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    Arup to undertake all-Ireland rail review

    2021-07-30T08:21:00Z

    EUROPE: Ireland’s Department of Transport and Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure have commissioned Arup to undertake an All Island Strategic Rail Review, which will consider how the 1 600 mm gauge rail networks can be used to improve connectivity, enhance regional accessibility and support balanced development. ...

  • Irish Rail DART sets at Howth Junction
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    Arup awarded DART Coastal lines contract

    2021-04-09T09:49:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has appointed Arup to provide rail, civil works structural and environmentally consultancy services for the planned upgrading of the existing Dublin Area Rapid Transit network as part of the wider DART+ expansion programme. The project involves extending Dublin’s electrified suburban services ...

  • Translink NI Railways Enterprise (1)
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    Cross-border Irish rail review to study sustainable expansion

    2021-04-08T16:13:00Z

    EUROPE: A Strategic Rail Review is to be commissioned to examine the potential for enhancing and expanding the island of Ireland’s rail networks, the republic’s Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Northern Ireland’s Minister for Infrastructure Nichola Mallon have announced. The ‘all-island’ review will ...

  • Synectics Security is to provide IP-based video surveillance on the coaches used on Iarnród Éireann’s Dublin – Cork inter-city services (Photo: Tony Miles).
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    Iarnród Éireann CCTV update

    2021-01-30T05:00:00Z

    IRELAND: Synectics Security is to provide IP-based video surveillance on the coaches used on Iarnród Éireann’s Dublin – Cork inter-city services. The Synectics T2000 platform with fish-eye cameras in the vestibules and saloons will provide full connectivity from trains to the control room, replacing the existing onboard ...

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    Iarnród Éireann ticketing systems move to SaaS model

    2020-11-21T05:00:00Z

    IRELAND: As part of ongoing ticketing systems support contract, Cubic Transport Systems and partner Sqills have started the migration of Iarnród Éireann’s Sqills S3 Passenger booking, reservation and revenue management software from on-site hosting to a Software-as-a-Service model. ‘By adopting an ongoing upgrade path, Iarnród Éireann embraces ...

  • ‘Light rail has proven itself in many cities, including Dublin’, said TII Chief Executive Officer Michael Nolan.
    Metro Report International

    Cork light rail study commissioned

    2020-08-14T11:00:00Z

    IRELAND: Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the National Transport Authority have appointed Jacobs Engineering to analyse route options and develop initial designs for a €1bn light rail line in Cork. The proposed 17 km route would provide a high-capacity and high-frequency cross-city service, running from a ...

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    Kildare Line expansion project contract awarded

    2020-08-05T08:24:00Z

    IRELAND: Iarnród Éireann has appointed a joint venture of Atkins, TYPSA and TUC Rail, supported by RPS, to provide multi-disciplinary consultancy services for the project to increase capacity on the Kildare Line into Dublin Heuston station. The joint venture will develop the project from the concept through ...

  • ie Dublin Luas Finglas consultation
    Metro Report International

    Luas extension consultation as Dublin’s trams get longer

    2020-08-04T10:57:00Z

    IRELAND: Public consultation has begun on the Luas Finglas proposal to extend Dublin’s Green light rail line by 3·9 km from the current terminus at Broombridge. This would add four stops at St Helena’s, Finglas Village, Mellowes Park and a 600-space park-and-ride site beside the junction of ...

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    Ballina – Waterford freight trains to resume

    2020-07-01T13:30:00Z

    IRELAND: Global logistics company XPO is preparing to launch a regular freight service between Ballina in the northwest and the port of Waterford in the southeast.

  • Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin
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    Iarnród Éireann awards national traffic management system contract

    2020-06-18T09:38:00Z

    IRELAND: National railway Iarnród Éireann has awarded Indra a €32m contract to supply a highly automated traffic management system which will allow the majority of its 2 400 km network to be controlled from Dublin. The contract announced on June 18 covers design, supply and commissioning of ...

  • Zonegreen has installed a bespoke warning system on three tracks used for servicing DART suburban EMUs at Iarnród Éireann’s Fairview depot in Dublin.
    Metro Report International

    DART depot upgraded with bespoke safety system

    2020-04-06T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: Zonegreen has installed a bespoke warning system on three tracks used for servicing DART suburban EMUs at Iarnród Éireann’s Fairview depot in Dublin. The push-button warning system was designed to suit the specific limitations of the Fairview site. High-level beacons ...

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    Metro Report International

    Dublin automated metro operations consultant appointed

    2020-02-25T06:00:00Z

    IRELAND: SNC-Lavalin has been selected to act as Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s operations adviser for the MetroLink project to build an automated metro line running north–south across Dublin. The contract scope includes the development of an operational vision and strategy, reviewing and critiquing the design of the rolling ...