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Dick Fearn, Chief Executive of Iarnrd ireann, presentation to the Annual Dublin Chamber Transport 21 Briefing. Audio available at


Iarnrd ireannTransport 21 Developments in the Dublin Region

Dick Fearn, Chief Executive, Iarnrd ireann to Chamber of Commerce 18th November 2009

Contents Update on projects currently underway or completed Current status of Transport 21 projects planned Status of longer term projects due for delivery within the timeframe of Transport 21.

Progress to Date - DART DART Infrastructure upgraded for 8-car trains 8-car DARTS in service Original DART fleet refurbished Real Time Passenger Information, Ticket Vending Machines, Exit Validation

Progress to Date - Commuter Railcar Fleet Renewal 180 now in fleet 8-car train capacity on all routes Additional services on Maynooth, Northern and Kildare New stations opened at Docklands, Phoenix Park, Adamstown, Park West & Cherry Orchard and Clondalkin Fonthill Stations opening in 2010 at Clongriffin, Kishogue, Hansfield, Dunboyne and M3 Parkway

Docklands Station Completed and operational on 12th March 2007 Ahead of schedule, under budget Provides additional city terminal capacity Integration with bus and future LUAS

Docklands Station

Transport 21 Priority Projects in progress Kildare line upgrading will be completed next month City centre resignalling in progress Clonsilla to Dunboyne/M3 on schedule for September 2010 Additional rolling stock on order for longer distance commuter services

Kildare Route Project Expansion of 4-track railway from Park West & Cherry Orchard to Hazelhatch New stations at Park West & Cherry Orchard, Clondalkin Fonthill, Kishogue, Adamstown and Hazelhatch Facilitates western end of DART Underground route when electrified

City Centre Resignalling Plan to increase the capacity of the central area and increase capacity on the Northern and Maynooth lines Eliminate or automate level crossings on Maynooth line Completion planned for 2012 with minimal disruption to customers

Clonsilla to Dunboyne/M3 Parkway 7.5 km line being reconstructed 3 new stations at Hansfield, Dunboyne and M3 Parkway M3 Parkway park and ride car park with 1,200 parking spaces Construction works in progress on site Completion planned for September 2010

Clonsilla M3 ParkwayM3 Parkway County Boundary



Clonsilla Maynooth


Navan Line Feasibility study now complete on two route options for extension of line from Dunboyne/M3 Parkway to Navan 30 km route Stations at Dunshaughlin, Kilmessin, Navan Central and Navan North

Ticketing Automatic ticket vending machines at all commuter and principal InterCity stations Automatic exit/entry validation gates at Dublin city centre stations Interim Rail Smartcard currently being tested for introduction in January 2010 Iarnrd ireann to join Integrated Ticketing System for Dublin in 2011

Future Development of the DART Network DART Underground Project Application for Railway Order in 2010

Electrification of the entire network Northern line Maynooth line Kildare line

Route schematic

Pearse Station


Heuston Station


St Stephens Green


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