Topic: Northern Ireland

Irish Rail 071 class engine 085 in charge of the morning tanker service from Dublin Port to Ballina

Ireland at the dawn of a new future for rail freight

A comprehensive All Island Strategic Rail Review is set to bring significant improvements to all of Ireland’s railway network, with a particular emphasis on enhancing rail freight connectivity. The review, jointly commissioned by the Republic...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Bringing rail back to Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland may commission a feasibility study into the long-held ambition to restore rail services to the community of Armagh. That would involve a rebuilt connection to Portadown on the main line between the provincial...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Freight features in joint Irish plans

Increased use of rail freight is a desired outcome for a new study of railway utilisation in Ireland. A joint initiative has been proposed by the devolved UK government in Belfast, and the Irish Republic’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton