Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) - Commuter Infrastructure - F

Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) - F
Commuter Rolling Stock
Over 600 new bi-mode and electric coaches are due to arrive starting from late 2023, as stated in the Invitation to Tender issued in May 2019.
Commuter Infrastructure
Under this plan, several commuter lines will be refurbished and re-opened - plans include:
  • Reinstating a rail service to Navan which will connect with the Western Commuter Line into Dublin.
  • Expanding the Cork suburban network with new stations between Cork and Mallow.
  • Reopening the Western Rail Corridor between Limerick and Sligo in stages. Ennis to Athenry is complete.
Feasibility studies have also been made into the possibility of creating airport links to several airports, a link to Ireland West Airport Knock is a long term aim of the Western Rail Corridor project while a feasibility study into a link to Shannon Airport from Limerick was commissioned by Iarnród Éireann in 2006.
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Other Proposals
There have been calls by outside groups for other railway refurbishments to enhance commuter services:
  • Drogheda-Navan - The pressure group Rail Users Ireland have been critical of plans to reinstate the line to Navan in two stages, which would leave the town without a direct rail service until 2030. They have called for the refurbishment of the line between Navan and Drogheda, currently used by freight trains, to be reopened for passenger services.
  • Mullingar-Athlone - There have also been calls, especially by the Midland Railway Action Group, for the reopening of the link line that connects the Dublin-Sligo main line at Mullingar (into Dublin Connolly) and the Dublin-Galway/Westport main line at Athlone (into Dublin Heuston), restoring the railway network to the town of Moate, which was recommended in the strategic review which led to the Transport 21 proposals.
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Overview
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Status: Operational
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Owner: Iarnród Éireann
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Locale: Greater Dublin Area
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Stations: 74
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Service Type: Commuter rail, Suburban rail
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) System: Iarnród Éireann
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Services: 7
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Operator(s): Iarnród Éireann
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Depot(s): Cork
Drogheda Depot
Portlaoise Traincare Depot
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Rolling Stock: 2600 Class
2800 Class
29000 Class
22000 Class
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Opened: 16 May 1994 (As Arrow)
30 June 2003 (As Commuter)
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Number of Tracks: 2-4
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Track Gauge: 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Operating Speed: 120 km/h (75 mph)
160 km/h (99 mph) (Kildare services)
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