All Northern Ireland Railways articles – Page 2

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    Report backs Translink growth


    UK: A radical increase in Northern Ireland's railway services is recommended by an independent report from Booz Allen Hamilton. Commissioned by Translink on behalf of Northern Ireland Transport Holding Co, the report's conclusions will form the basis of Translink's rail investment proposals for the 2004 Government Spending Review. The ...

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    Northern Ireland invests


    UK: New stock for Translink's Northern Ireland Railways and a rapid transit network in Belfast are the key rail elements in a 10-year Regional Transportation Strategy announced by regional development minister Peter Robinson last month. As part of the government's 25-year Regional Development Strategy, £1·4bn is to be invested ...

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    Enterprise refurbishment underway


    NORTHERN Ireland Railways is refurbishing 14 De Dietrich carriages used on the flagship Belfast - Dublin Enterprise cross-border services. According to NIR Engineering Executive M McGreevy, the vehicles, built in 1997, are being refurbished at a cost of up to £150000 each to ensure a high-quality passenger environment ’before they ...

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    NIR staves off closure


    UK: Rail services in Northern Ireland look more secure after a ruling by the Northern Ireland Assembly to consolidate rather than shut down the 357 km network. Following a report commissioned by Translink from A D Little, a task force convened by the Assembly carried out public consultation. Four ...

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    Taskforce reports on Northern Ireland rail options


    UK: This month should see an interim report presented to Britain's Department of Regional Development setting out options for the future of Northern Ireland Railways. Drawn up by a taskforce of three civil servants, the report was ordered following an assessment commissioned from A D Little by Translink on ...