Ireland's current needs and future vision of railways investments until 2030 was published. developments have shown that Ireland should increase the capacity of current intercity railways in the long run and accelerate high-speed rail investments. Irish national railways (Iarnród Éireann) concluded that the lines between major cities should be given priority. Priority is the completion of the link between Dunlin and other cities.
In this respect, a strategy titled 3 is proposed.
-First stage will focus on passenger benefits and fee income until 2015. This is called the 'fast gain' strategy.
- In the second stage, increasing the capacity of Portarlington - Athlone line between 2015-2020, establishing DART commuter connection between Clongriffin and Dublin Airport and increasing the demand by various line renewals.
- In the final stage, the electrification of the line between Cork and Galway will be completed and the existing intercity DMU lines will be changed early.
2030 million € is planned to be allocated to 215 annually by 116 and XNUMX will be allocated for inventory maintenance and renewal.
Source: Railway Gazette