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This morning.

Via Iarnród Éirean

We have unveiled details of the emerging preferred option for DART+ Coastal North, the latest phase of the transformative DART+ Programme, which will dramatically increase train service frequency and capacity in the Greater Dublin Area.

DART+ Coastal North will extend the DART from Malahide to Drogheda with an increased and improved electrified network, and allow more trains to run, and more commuters switch to public transport, between Drogheda and Dublin City Centre, including Howth to Howth Junction.

Meanwhile, it promises to deliver:

A more than doubling of service and passenger capacity from Drogheda to the city centre by increasing the number of trains from 11 to 24 and capacity for commuters from 12500 – 26600 per 3 hour peak period.

Public consultation here

French supplier Alstom has been awarded the DART+ Fleet contract for up to 750 new rail carriages over 10 years

This morning.

Via Iarnrod Eireann:

The largest and most sustainable ever order of fleet for Ireland’s public transport network was confirmed today as Alstom were awarded a contract by Iarnród Éireann (IÉ) for up to 750 new rail carriages over the coming decade.

An initial order has been placed for 95 electrically-powered carriages – made up of 19 five-carriage train sets – are set for delivery from mid-2024, entering service in 2025, and will include a number of battery powered carriages…

Iarnrod Eireann

Dart-stopping football.

Lansdowne Road, 1989.

Republic of Ireland play Hungary in a successful Italia ’90 qualifier with Kevin Sheedy (in green) and Hungary’s Imre Garaba (at right).

Grace O’Sullivan tweetz:

Couldn’t beat the atmosphere in the delightfully quaint ‘old Landsdowne’ – have some great memories of matches there!

In fairness.

Damn you Delaney and your wretched Champagne.

Pic via LearnEnglishThroughFootball


This morning.

Want a Dart at Croker?

Ruadan MaEoin writes:

Irish Rail plan to route the Maynooth DART by Croke Park (see  above and link below) but not stop there.

I am trying to get word out that if individuals simply put in a two liner email to DARTmaynooth@IrishRail.ie by this Thursday October 15, it could really help to get a DART station at Croke Park on track!

DART+ West Emerging Preferred Option (Irish Rail)

Ah now.

Yesterday evening.

Jayus Kayus writes:

I was on a DART going to Bray [County Wicklow] when I spotted this bozo who decided it would be a good idea to take his left runner off and put his sweaty-socked foot on the seat in front of him!

Previously: The Feet of Shame

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