Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) - Commuter Rolling Stock - B

Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) - B
Commuter Rolling Stock
In March 2007, IÉ placed an order for five additional 6-car 22000 Class DMU sets, totalling €79 million, to be added to its initial order of 150 cars. These additional trains are currently used on the outer Dublin suburban network to destinations including Portlaoise, Carlow and Athlone. A further order for an additional 51 cars, formed into 17 three-car units and totalling €140 million, was made in March 2009, for use to other suburban destinations, including Dundalk, Portlaoise, Longford and M3 Parkway.
In July 2007, IÉ announced that it was in the process of placing orders for a further 400 carriages. The bulk of these (up to 250 cars) was intended as EMUs to expand DART services. This project was cancelled in 2009.
The remainder, totaling up to 150 cars, consisted of DMU sets for the expansion of Commuter services in Cork and Limerick, as well as the long-distance Commuter sets for services in Leinster. These sets were introduced into revenue service from 2009 until April 2012, when the final deliveries took place.
Commuter (Iarnród Éireann) Rebranding
In 2010, 2600, 2700, and 2750 Classes began to be re-liveried from Commuter to a grey and green colour scheme with no reference to the Commuter brand. Instead, an Irish Rail logo referencing the then booking website was displayed on the side of the trains. In 2012, the 2800 Class was re-branded leaving only the 29000 Class in the Commuter livery. Then in 2014, the 29000 Class received a new all-over two-tone dark green livery. Since March 2013 the new bilingual logo has been introduced across the company's rolling stock, including the Commuter service. This is designed to eliminate customer confusion between the two names Iarnród Éireann and Irish Rail and create a more unified image.
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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