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Ireland Announces EUR 1 Billion Investment in Rail Network

Infra News - Published on Mon, 09 Dec 2019

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Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Mr Shane Ross last week announced a new EUR 1 billion 5 year investment programme in Ireland’s heavy rail infrastructure. The investment will be made in rail civil engineering programmes, including track relaying, signalling improvements and safety related initiatives. The funding, up 40% on the previous investment programme, will benefit passengers across the rail network through increased service reliability and punctuality, improved journey times and ensuring continued safety of rail services. The Government approved money is being provided through the Infrastructure Manager Multi-Annual Contract, or IMMAC, which will be entered into by the Minister and Iarnród Éireann for the period 2020 to 2024.

The Iarnród Éireann Infrastructure network currently extends to approximately 2,400 km of operational track, 4,440 bridges, 1,100 point ends, 970 level crossings, 144 stations, over 3,300 cuttings and embankments, 372 platforms and 13 tunnels. The network includes main line, Dublin suburban and commuter passenger routes, together with freight-only routes.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 09 Dec 2019
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