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.
French supplier Alstom has been awarded the DART+ Fleet contract for up to 750 new rail carriages over 10 years
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…
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!
Members of the DART Access for All group including top pic from left Sean O’ Kelly with Saoirse Smyth and Sophia Mulvaney (above centre) hold a protest outside Clontarf DART Station where there is no access for wheelchairs only stairs at the entrance.