Jim Meade

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Irish Rail said it has spent €64,828 on maintenance of the on-board Dart information system since 2019. Photograph: Tom Honan

Passengers have warned of the life-threatening danger of faulty announcement systems on the Dart, Dublin’s coastal commuter service, as operators admi(...)

A level crossing gate which was damaged in an incident in Galway in 2017. File photograph: Press 22

There have been 31 incidents at level crossings so far this year, Irish Rail has said. The company said some of these incidents have been “particularl(...)

Iarnród Éireann chief executive, Jim Meade, said accessibility was central to the design of all improvements planned for new trains and improved station facilities being introduced under the National Development Plan. Photograph: Frank Miller

Iarnród Éireann is to spend €3.3 million on upgrading lifts at 12 train stations in Dublin to improve access for passengers with reduced mobility. Th(...)

People in a crowded Dart train in Dublin. File photograph: Joe St Leger

The European Commission has awarded Ireland an €8.8 million grant for part of the Government’s Dart expansion programme which seeks to upgrade the mai(...)

An image of the new  control centre at Heuston Station in Dublin

A new control centre at Heuston Station in Dublin to manage a quarter of a million train movements across the country each year should help keep timet(...)

There have been 35 incidents at level crossings in the Republic to date this year. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Incidents at Irish Rail level crossings this year are down dramatically because of the Covid-19 pandemic. To date there have been 35 incidents, mostl(...)

Bus Eireann warned the commercial Expressway service was at risk. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sustainability of the Bus Éireann Expressway network is at risk, with the coronavirus outbreak causing a decline in passenger numbers, the compan(...)

Passengers have reached record numbers on the Irish Rail network, but an extra 41 carriages won’t be ready for another two years. Photograph: Eric Luke

A plan by Irish Rail to introduce ‘pre-book only’ services during peak times has been denounced as “absolutely unacceptable” by a senior Fine Gael TD (...)

Irish Rail, which owns Rosslare Europort, confirmed it is to invest €25m on expanding the port’s facilities, capacity and technology over the next five years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The scale of losses at Irish Rail increased slightly last year, despite record passenger numbers and a 6.1 per cent growth in revenue to €280.9 millio(...)

Irish Rail’s existing control centre in Connolly Station is nearing the end of its life, but will become a national back-up. Photograph: Getty Images

Construction is set to begin this year on a new €135 million rail control centre based in Heuston Station, Dublin, Minister for Transport Shane Ross h(...)

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